March 9, 2018
Day 1 of the 2018 Central Zone Sectional Championships started off well for Aquastorm!
The girls 800 Free Relay of Carly Palmer, Lexie Duchsherer, Vanessa Herrmann, Briana Rittenbach got 3rd overall and broke the ND Overall State record!
The Boys 800 Free Relay of Chris Birnbaum, Eric Krug, Jayden Porter, Matheus Pimenta Placed 7th overall and just missed the ND State record.
Day 2 Prelims also went very well starting with the 400 Free, Chris Birnbaum qualified for the B final and Matheus Pimenta for the C final.
Women’s 100 back Briana Rittenbach qualified for the A Final with the 8th fastest time and Lexi Duchsherer qualified for the D final.
Men’s 100 back Charlie Koebele qualified for the B Final.
Women’s 100 Breast Vanessa Herrmann qualified for the A final with the fastest swim of the morning and Carly Palmer also made the A final with the 5th fastest swim.
Men’s 100 Breast Jayden Porter qualified for the A Final with the 8th fastest time.
Women’s 100 Free Lexi Duchsherer qualified for the B final.
Women’s 200 IM Vanessa Herrmann qualified for the A Final with the 4th fastest time.
Men’s 200IM Matheus Pimenta qualified for the B Final and Jayden Porter for the C final.
Qualifying for Sectionals is quite of an accomplishment in itself and then to earn a second swim by making finals is a huge accomplishment!
This team is the largest team Aquastorm has ever taken to Sectionals and I want to congratulate all the below swimmers for making it!
Chris Birnbaum, Joseph Clark, Lexi Duchsherer, Andrea Frank, Vanessa Herrmann, Malcolm Hunter, Charles Koebele, Eric Krug, McKenna Matt, Avery Meyhoff, Adam Nodland, Carly Palmer, Erin Palmer, Matheus Pimenta, Jayden Porter, Briana Rittenbach