April 26, 2018
This past weekend we had over 30 swimmers compete at the Moses Lake Dual Pentathlon. This is a grueling meet with many swimmers competing in 5 events each day with an event in each stroke and IM race of varying distance each day. We had some outstanding swims throughout the weekend, ranging from starting off better than Short course season to best times ever. Below were some of the highlights of the weekend, even though there were more.
First off, our 8 and under girls. What can we say from our Fab 5 that competed? Kyleah Cline and Haven Dye both competed in a meet for the first time and swam some great first time swims. Allie Maykuth and Tillie Sobek swap First and Second Place in the pentathlon between Saturday and Sunday with only a 2 second difference between the 10 events raced. Maggie Sobek, who turn 7 this past Sunday swam her last meet as a 6 year old and dropped time 8 of her 10 events and 4 th place in the overall pentathlon each day.
Then many of the rest of our C group swimmers highlights were Saturday 3 rd Place finish for 8 and Under Boys and first legal Fly swim by Dallin Stephens. Ainsley Brigham place 6 th place for 13-14 girls in her first race ever in a meet. C squad, keep up the good work!
Erin Griffiths had an outstanding meet by winning every event and winning the pentathlon award for both days. Erin had a phenomenal short course season and still managed to drop in 6 of her 10 events. Talk about a well earned congratulations Erin!!!!
Over all, CAST had the most cheering and support during races at the meet. I need to shout to Micah Sharples for leading cheers each day with the help of Ethan Downing on Saturday and Chris Hartman on Sunday. As a team they pushed in races to bring out the best in each other. By far we had the most top 5 pentathlon event finishes. For the first meet of a season, we came out with 30 new swims and 92 time drops, ending with a total of 122 best times.
Saturday top place pentathlon finishers were: Jace Voller 9-10 Boys 2 nd place. Girls 11-12 -Pema Anain 3 rd Place. Demi Blaylock 5 th Place. Boys 13-14 Bridger Kiracofe 1st place and Jarron Kremmin 2nd place. Girls 13-14 – Kaleigh Goetz 1 st Place and Elle Ford 2 nd Place. Women 15-Over- Micah Sharples 1 st Place, Hope McWilliams 2 nd Place and Avery Gephart 4 th Place. Men 15-Over – Ethan Downing 1 st Place
Sunday Top place finishers were: Girls 13-14 –Elle Ford 2 nd Place. Women 15-Over- Micah Sharples 1 st Place, Hope McWilliams 2 nd Place and Avery Gephart 4 th Place.