March 9, 2018
GCY Championships Highlights, Led by 5th Place Overall at JO's
We are very late with posting some championship updates and a few pictures from our February Championships, including NC Sr Champs, NC JO's, GYSSA, and several high school conference, regional, and state championships! A couple of the pictures even have links to local newspaper articles (see if you can find them)...we have had All-Conference, Conference MVPs, regional champions, top 8/16 at states, and even state champions, BIG SHOUT MAKOS! At Sr Champs, we finished 3rd amongst Medium Sized teams in NC, we were 5th overall at JO's, 3rd at GYSSA...great work Makos!
This is a short/brief summary of all those BIG MEETS, just want to thank all of the parents, swimmers and coaches for all the sacrifices and over the past few weeks to make these successful - 4 more SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS to GO (Sectionals, USRY, Tar Heel States, and YMCA Nationals)!
Below are brief highlights from Feb/March Championships:
NC Senior Champs: GCY won 3rd Place for Medium Sized teams in the meet, and we have a team trophy displaced outside of the pool office at Bryan YMCA, great job Makos! Top 8 finishers included McKenzie Campbell (2nd - 200 IM, 4th - 200 Fly, multiple top 16 finishes) and Ethan Knorr (2nd - 1650 Freestyle). Top 16 finishers (scorers, made B finals or better) included Piper Burton, Omega Pinnix, Eliza Gesse, Jennings Lin, Alaina Joyce, and Emily Ally. Great work Makos!
NC 14&Under Champs: GCY won 5th Place overall as a team, the highest finish in GCY team history, 1st among NC medium sized teams, and GIRLS you were 4th overall, WOW! At this meet we had a team record 8 NC Selct Camp qualifiers (Emily Knorr, Peyton Wilson, Dax Harris, Ellie Hunt, Rori Rountree, David Masneri, Brady Dole, and Harris Abernathy) and a NEW STATE CHAMPION in the MILE, congrats to Emily Knorr! Swimmers don't forget you need to fill out your select camp invitation in order to go to NC Select Camp, click icon below to get started! Scoring also for the Makos were Lexi Brooks, Bailey Covington, Caroline Cross, Adam Duggins, Gracie Hunt, Katie Knorr, Andrew Seeber, Sterling Sharpe, Naomi Wehe, and Robert Tars (left meet early with concussion, would have undoubtedly gotten Select Camp and vaulted GCY to potentially 4th had that not happened, he's doing much better by the way). There were also MULTIPLE swimmers who helped our relays, GCY had B relays several times score at the meet, this was just an overall OUTSTANDING team performance!
GYSSA League Championships: GCY finished 3rd overall as a team, sold out the Rebecca Soni clinic, and had a BUNCH of individual accomplishments, nice work Makos! ALL RIBBONS AND MEDALS are NOW AVAILABLE on the BRYAN YMCA reward table, lots of hardware on that table! 107 separate swimmers scored individually for GCY, nice work Makos!
Championship Full Results: Here are links to the full results of all of these meets, remember you can see all results of all GCY meets for the year under the meet results tab. Use "control F" to find your swimmer's name through the giant PDF documents!
Ok so this last picture is not swimming, but huge late thanks and shout out for these swimmers helping out at the local SWARM game on behalf of GCY just before all these championships began, nice work Makos!
These are all the pictures we could find over email/texts over last 30 days or so, but we likely missed a few, we apologize if we missed something and will try to post later!