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YMCA Nationals Recap

Congratulations to the YSST 2018 YMCA Short Course National Team of Ross Dant, Anna Durak, Caitlin Hefner, Faith Hefner, Ruth Hullette, Paul Karre, Ethan McCosh, Stephan Procopii, Kayana Taylor, and Nina Turcanu.  Below are the daily Facebook posts for the week.

Y Nats Day 1 - The evening started out with the men's 200 medley relay of Ross, Stephan, Ethan, and Paul dropping 2 seconds off the time they just went two weeks ago to qualify (Stephan's 50 breast split was a full second faster than 2 weeks ago). Then in the 1000 Frees, Ross wins the Y National title with a slight drop. Anna drops 16 seconds to finish 9th (she was seeded 31st). Caitlin and Stephan both went the 2nd fastest times of their life. 4 more days of great swimming to come.....

Y Nats Day 2 - Ross drops 3 seconds on the day in the 200 Back and finishes 2nd. Faith finishes 8th in the 100 Fly making her first A final at Short Course Y Nats. Ruth and Ethan swam the 2nd fastest 100 Fly of their lives. Nina drops 2 seconds in the 200 Breast. Stephan swam the 2nd fastest 200 Breast of his life. Caitlin swam a season best in the 100 Fly. The women's 400 Free Relay of Faith, Kayana, Ruth, and Anna swam right at their entry time. Faith's lead off split was a lifetime best, and Anna's anchor swim was the 2nd fastest of her life. 3 more days to go......

Y Nats Day 3 - Anna finishes 6th and Faith finishes 7th in the 200 Free. Ethan had a lifetime best in the 200 Free. Ruth had a season best in the 100 Back. Nina had a season best in the 400 IM. Kayana, Caitlin, and Paul were slightly off in the 200 Free. After 3 days of competition, YSST is the highest scoring team from the state of NC. 2 more days to go.....

Y Nats Day 4 - Ross wins his 2nd YMCA National title of the week in the 500 Free. Anna finishes 4th and Faith finishes 11th in the 500 Free. Faith had a 6 second drop on the day. Nina and Ethan both drop 3 seconds in their 500 Free. The women's 800 Free Relay of Faith, Ruth, Nina, and Anna finish 11th. The men's 800 Free Relay of Ethan, Stephan, Paul, and Ross finish 23rd. Kayana swam the 2nd fastest 50 Free of her life. YSST remains on the top for scoring for NC teams. 1 more day to go...

Turcanu family reunion at Y Nationals this morning. Former Y National champion and Y National Record holder Sava presented the devotional this morning.

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Y Nats Day 5 - Ross wins his 3rd YMCA National title of the week in the 1650 Free and breaks his own YMCA National record by over 6 seconds. Anna finishes 6th in the 200 Fly. Faith finishes 22nd in the 200 Fly. The women's 400 medley relay of Faith, Nina, Anna, and Ruth go under their entry time. The men's 400 medley relay of Ross, Stephan, Ethan, and Paul finished .05 off their entry time. YSST ends the meet as the highest scoring team from NC finishing 14th out of 203 teams. Last year we were 16th.  Congrats  to ALL YSST swimmers for a great season.