July 9, 2018
The MTSC Last Chance Meet at Springfield College was held on July 6-8th and was a truly wonderful way to wrap up the regular long course meet season for PVA. Julia Goh, Gabriela Zasada, Jordan Bradford, Harper Stevenson, and Samantha Stevenson all attended and swam truly amazing races last weekend!
Starting off the weekend PVA had Julia and Harper compete in the 12 & Under morning session on July 7th where Julia raced her way to a best time in the 200 meter freestyle by over 4 seconds! She also crushed her previous 100 meter backstroke time by 2.5 seconds and placed in the top 20 for her 50 meter breaststroke. Harper had an equally as impressive morning as she placed 6th in her 200 meter freestyle and bested her 100 meter butterfly time bringing in a 3rd place finish. Harper later went on to compete in the open 200 meter breaststroke where she placed 3rd!
The 13 & Over session in the afternoon brought PVA's Jordan Bradford, Gabriela Zasada and Samantha Stevenson on deck. The girls had an awesome afternoon of racing! Jordan competed in many amazing races and placed top 24 in the 100 meter backstroke as well as rounding up her day with a top 12 finish in the 50 meter butterfly! Sam Stevenson also had a full lineup of events for the day and crushed all of her previous times! She raced to a 5th place finish in the 200 meter freestyle where she beat an old time by 3.5 seconds. Sam then went on to crush her 100 meter backstroke time by almost 3 seconds which landed her with an Age Group Championship qualifying time of 1:12.45! Gabriela entered the meet with a lot of enthuasiam and excitement as this was her last meet with PVA. She raced to a top 12 finish in the 100 meter backstroke by dropping 2 seconds from her previous time. Gabriela then went on to drop more time in her 50 meter freestyle with a time of 31.09. She wrapped up her day by dropping over 10 seconds in her 50 meter butterfly and racing to a 3rd place finish overall!
It was a fun and fast meet with lots of laughter and smiles all around! Congratulations to all 5 ladies who swam!
PVA will send Cole Kuster and Asa Stone to the New England Senior Championship Meet this coming weekend at Brown University. Good luck Cole and Asa!