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Incredible swims from Seniors at Senior State Champs!

 

Congratulations to GCAT seniors for an impressive performance at the 2018 GA Senior State Championship!  The team was led by Audrey Pastorek who dominated the 200yd Back with a first place finish in a time of 1:59.42.  This was her first time under two minutes in this event.  She went a best time in the 400 IM and finished 2nd in a time of 4:21.56.  She had a 2nd place finish in the 100 back in a best time of 55.59 and a 3rd place finish in the 200 IM in a best time of 2:04.93.

The GCAT relays were very impressive this year.  The boys broke three team records with their outstanding swims:

400 Yard Medley Relay:  Aaron Seymour, Tyler Bland, Aiden Gaskill, Sam Parker – 2nd place, 3:26.57

200 Yard Free Relay:  Sam Parker, Tyler Bland, Sam Schwabauer, Aaron Seymour – 12th place, 1:27.13

400 Yard Free Relay:  Sam Parker, Tyler Bland, Sam Schwabauer, Aaron Seymour – 7th place, 3:10.09

 

Additional point scorers included:

Gaby Van Brunt:  3rd 100 IM, 4th 100 fly, 6th 100 free, 10th 50 free

Tori Rucker:  3rd 200 fly, 5th 100 fly

Aaron Seymour:  6th 100 Back, 11th 100 IM

Tyler Wood:  8th 1650 free, 15th 200 breast

Sam Schwabauer:  8th 100 IM, 18th 100 breast

Emma Maust:  10th 1000 free, 14th 500 free

Samantha Eason:  11th 100 fly

Sam Parker:  14th 100 back

Aiden Gaskill:  14th 100 fly

Alex Wayner:  18th 100 breast

Tyler Bland:  18th 200 breast

Bryan Dunne:  18th 200 back

 

Additional swimmers who had some great swims for best times include:

Rowen Burgess:  best time in 500 free a 2.7s time drop

Sebastian Rosales:  best times in 100 back, 100 fly, 100 IM, 200 back

Tori Shoemaker:  alittle off her times but completed a rough schedule of 200s and distance events

Reece Whelan:  best times in 100 and 200 breast with a 2s total time drop

 

These 17 swimmers had a combined score that placed them 7th in the state!  That’s pretty impressive given the size of the squad compared to the bigger teams.