July 24, 2018
Your FAST Tigers were back in action over the weekend at both the Indiana Senior State Championship at the Indiana University Natatorium and the FAST Sunday Splash right here at home. The work your athletes have put into the water this season was certainly evident as a staggering number of lifetime best swims were earned.
In Bloomington at the Indiana Senior State Championship, FAST athletes raced to 111 lifetime best swims and the 2nd Place Indiana Senior State Team Championship! Earning lifetime bests at the Senior State Championship were: Trevor Adcock (1), Brooke Atkins (7), Charity Bennett (1), Tim Bennett (6), Morgan Booth (2), Jackson Carlile (8), Ellen Fero (2), Kyle Feuerstine (2), Aaron Frollo (6), Celina German (1), Kyle Haflich (1), Nick Harris (2), Samantha Hietpas (3), Cory Jacocks (8), Abby Jahns (5), Kristopher Keller (2), Savannah Kennedy (1), Bruno Kitazuka (3), Zoe Luckie (2), Kristen Mouser (2), Amilia Nusbaum (3), Lauryn Parrish (1), Elisabeth Peskin (2), Kenzie Pierce (2), Ryleigh Poe (4), Hannah Pratt (4), Charlie Ramey (1), JoJo Ramey (3), Nicole Rueff (2), Nic Silva (3), Kyla Srncik (5), Drake Stallworth (6), Kylie Terpening (4), and Corinne Yorkman (6). Special congratulations go out to Aaron Frollo on his 1500 Free State Championship win. Congratulations also to Tim Bennett and Aaron Frollo on their new Summer Junior Nationals cuts! Earning first-ever Winter Junior Nationals cuts were Jackson Carlile, Aaron Frollo, JoJo Ramey, and Corinne Yorkman! Way to go, Tigers!
During a special presentation at the Indiana Senior State Championship, FAST’s Tim Bennett was named the 2018 Gene Lee Outstanding Swimmer of the Year! The Gene Lee Outstanding Swimmer of the Year is awarded to the male and female just-graduated senior based on the following criteria: swimming accomplishments, academic accomplishments, community service, and leadership. Congratulations, Tim! You are an amazing young man both in and out the water and we are excited to see where your future leads. Just remember – you will always be a Tiger!
At the FAST Sunday Splash, your athletes earned a whopping 106 lifetime best swims! Saying they raced well is certainly an understatement and these swimmers also earned 14 new Age Group State cuts and 6 new Divisional cuts! Congratulations to you all! Earning lifetime best swims at the FAST Sunday Splash were: AJ Adams (2), Kalli Agapios (3), Casey Alexander (1), Maddie Beaulieu (2), Allon Bluvshteyn (1), Hannah Brown (1), Austin Carlile (3), Alex Clark (1), Linette Coonce (1), Audrey Diehl (2), Eden Fitzpatrick (1), Alex Garcia (2), Victor Herbert (2), Amon Hioki (3), Kain Hioki (2), Hayden Hollowell (2), Hunter Hollowell (3), Tommy Johanneman (3), Tashar Kalirai (3), Kanta Kataoka (1), Haruma Kobari (2), Minon Kobari (2), Alex Koo (1), Diane Koo (2), Hagen Lee (1), Hudson Lee (1), Evan Makielski (2), Matthew Makielski (2), Mei Mamiya (2), Abby Miller (1), Megan Mybeck (2), Tommy Mybeck (1), Mia Noel (2), Aleksander Nowacki (2), Konstanty Nowacki (3), Isabelle Ortiz (3), Isaiah Ortiz (3), Salome Ortiz (3), Sofia Ortiz (3), Mia Parker (2), Jessica Patrick (1), Courtney Phillips (2), Benjamin Russell (1), Eduardo Sanchez (3), Emma Schwertfeger (1), Yumi Shimonaka (1), Ken Smith (2), James Stasey (3), Jennie Urbanski (3), Nick Viola (2), Delaney Wilson (2), Mia Wilson (3), Demi Zhang (1), and Kevin Zhang (2). Amazing job, Tigers!
What a weekend! We are so proud of your athletes for the efforts they put into this past weekend's meets. Thank you to all who contributed to this weekend's successes - though your encouragement and support of these athletes, to our athletes for how they conducted themselves on our travel trip, as well as those who supported our athletes at home and staffed the FAST Sunday Splash. Great job, Tigers!
It was indeed a great weekend of racing and we are excited to see what our athletes do in the upcoming weeks as they race at Age Group State, NCSA Juniors, Speedo Juniors, Zones, and Age Group Divisionals. We look forward to seeing what the future holds as you reach your goals… and set new ones!