March 27, 2019
CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON SCY 2019
IL SWIMMING SCY 2019 REGIONALS
12&Under (Coach Kate)
Our 9-10’s and 11-12’s scored 1,344 points out of our team total of 2,855, made 12 new JO cuts, won 11 events and had over 100 best times in this Winter Regionals.
Here are the eight of our 9-10’s and 11-12’s who had all best times this weekend:
And the eight who had all but one best time were: Vanya Canak, Aidan Kaplan, Gus Koh, Elise Levy, Teddy O’Donnell, Aleks Piljevic, Michael Singh, Maya Vincent.
Points scored by our 9-10’s and 11-12’s:
Vanya Gojakovic 93 pts.
Elise Levy 18 pts.
Teddy O’Donnell 96 pts.
Andrew Sun 81 pts.
Horia Dobrean-Urzica 56 pts.
Rohaan Babul 50 pts.
Aidan Kaplan 24 pts.
Michael Murphy 11 pts.
Isabella Palmerio 98.5 pts.
Sienna Bone 76.5 pts.
Nika Barkmeier 72 pts.
Connie Gillum 57 pts.
Maya Vincent 46 pts.
Natalie Gieselman 41 pts.
Odessa Winn 33 pts.
Tahlia Scherer 27 pts.
Clare Pinnow 9 pts.
Devin McCann 1 pt.
Lucas Macy 94 pts.
Harry Roberts 85 pts.
Stuart Timmerman 78 pts.
Aleks Piljevic 69 pts.
Robbie Divelbess 56 pts.
Brendan Fijol 41 pts.
Owen Huynh 14 pts.
Vanya Canak 11 pts.
Michael Singh 4 pts.
Ben Lundberg 2 pts.
Our 9-10’s and 11-12’s made 12 new State cuts:
Rohaan Babul 50 Free
Nika Barkmeier 50 Free
Sienna Bone 200 IM, 100 Free, 100 IM
Horia Dobrean-Urzica 200 Free, 100 Free
Lucas Macy 100 Fly
Teddy O’Donnell 100 Fly, 100 IM
Aleks Piljevic 200 Fly, 50 Fly
Our 9-10’s and 11-12’s visited the podium 79 times. Here is the breakdown:
9-10 Boy’s 200 Medley Relay of
Rohaan Babul, Horia Dobrean-Urzica, Teddy O’Donnell, Aidan Kaplan
9-10 Boy’s 200 Free Relay of
Rohaan Babul, Horia Dobrean-Urzica, Teddy O’Donnell, Aidan Kaplan
11-12 Girl’s 200 Free Relay of
Sienna Bone, Nika Barkmeier, Connie Gillum, Isabella Palmerio
11-12 Girl’s 200 Medley Relay of
Odessa Winn, Connie Gillum, Isabella Palmerio, Sienna Bone
Sienna Bone 100 IM
Horia Dobrean-Urzica 200 Free
Horia Dobrean-Urzica 100 Free
Teddy O’Donnell 100 Fly
Teddy O’Donnell 200 IM
Isabella Palmerio 400 IM
Aleks Piljevic 200 Fly
Rohaan Babul 50 Free
Rohaan Babul 50 Fly
Nika Barkmeier 50 Free
Sienna Bone 200 IM
Sienna Bone 100 Free
Connie Gillum 50 Back
Vanya Gojakovic 50 Back
Lucas Macy 100 Fly
Teddy O’Donnell 100 IM
Isabella Palmerio 50 Fly
Isabella Palmerio 100 Back
Aleks Piljevic 50 Fly
Harry Roberts 500 Free
Harry Roberts 200 IM
Andrew Sun 50 Breast
Rohaan Babul 100 Free
Robbie Divelbess 500 Free
Robbie Divelbess 200 Free
Horia Dobrean-Urzica 50 Free
Brendan Fijol 200 Back
Natalie Gieselman 400 IM
Vanya Gojakovic 100 Breast
Vanya Gojakovic 100 IM
11-12 Boy’s 200 Medley Relay of
Aleks Piljevic, Harry Roberts, Lucas Macy, Michael Singh
11-12 Boy’s 200 Free Relay of
Lucas Macy, Augustus Noreuil, Stuart Timmerman, Harry Roberts
Isabella Palmerio 200 Breast
Isabella Palmerio 50 Breast
Andrew Sun 100 Breast
Stuart Timmerman 200 IM
Maya Vincent 50 Breast
Nika Barkmeier 100 IM
Connie Gillum 100 Fly
Connie Gillum 100 Back
Vanya Gojakovic 200 IM
Lucas Macy 50 Fly
Aleks Piljevic 100 Back
Harry Roberts 100 IM
Andrew Sun 100 IM
Stuart Timmerman 100 Fly
Nika Barkmeier 50 Back
Sienna Bone 100 Breast
Teddy O’Donnell 50 Free
Teddy O’Donnell 50 Breast
Stuart Timmerman 50 Fly
Vanya Gojakovic 100 Back
Owen Huynh 100 Fly
Lucas Macy 200 Breast
Isabella Palmerio 50 Back
Harry Roberts 200 Free
Tahlia Scherer 100 Fly
Tahlia Scherer 50 Fly
Andrew Sun 50 Free
Odessa Winn 100 Back
Robbie Divelbess 200 IM
Brendan Fijol 500 Free
Aidan Kaplan 100 Breast
Aidan Kaplan 50 Breast
Harry Roberts 100 Free
Stuart Timmerman 100 Back
Maya Vincent 100 Breast
Nika Barkmeier 200 IM
Natalie Gieselman 200 Free
Lucas Macy 200 IM
Michael Murphy 100 Breast
Teddy O’Donnell 100 Free
Harry Roberts 50 Free
Andrew Sun 50 Back
Maya Vincent 200 Breast
Other highlights you might have missed:
- Vanessa Alvarado placed 18th in both her 100 Fly and 100 Breast.
- Rohaan Babul broke :30 in his 50 Free.
- Nika Barkmeier placed in the Top 21 in all of her events.
- Sienna Bone dropped a total of :08 in all of her events.
- Vanya Canak placed 10th in his 500 Free and 13th in his 200 Free.
- Robbie Divelbess placed 9th in his 100 Breast, 15th in his 100 Free and 16th in his 100 IM.
- Horia Dobrean-Urzica won all but one of his events, which he was 3rd in.
- Brendan Fijol placed in the Top 26 in eight of his nine events.
- Natalie Gieselman placed 16th in her 100 Fly and 200 IM.
- Connie Gillum placed in the Top 16 in all six of her events.
- Dunya Gojakovic placed 19th in her 50 Fly and 23rd in her 50 Free.
- Vanya Gojakovic placed in the Top 10 in all seven of her events.
- Owen Huynh placed in the Top 31 in all of his events.
- Aidan Kaplan placed 7th in both his events, 50 and 100 Breast.
- Jordan Kaplan placed 27th in her 50 Fly and 32nd in her 50 Free.
- Gus Koh placed 23rd in his 50 Back and 38th in his 50 Free.
- Elise Levy placed 9th in both her 50 and 100 Breast.
- Ben Lundberg placed 15th in his 50 Breast.
- Beda Lundstedt placed 30th in her 50 Free.
- Lucas Macy placed in the Top 14 in all eight of his events.
- Devin McCann placed 16th in her 50 Breast and 21st in her 100 Breast.
- Michael Murphy swam his first Regional and made the podium in 100 Breast.
- Augustus Noreuil placed in the Top 27 in all six of his events.
- Teddy O’Donnell made the podium in all of his events.
- Isabella Palmerio made the podium in all of her events. She also broke :30 in her 50 Fly.
- Aleks Piljevic placed in the Top 16 in all seven of his events.
- Clare Pinnow swam her first Regional and placed 9th in 200 Free.
- Harry Roberts placed in the Top 22 in all eight of his events.
- Thomas Rossman swam his first Regional and placed 24th in 50 Breast.
- Tahlia Scherer placed in the Top 26 in all seven of her events.
- Michael Singh placed in the Top 22 in all three of his events.
- Andrew Sun placed in the Top 9 in all six of his events.
- Stuart Timmerman placed in the Top 12 in all seven of his events.
- Maya Vincent placed in the Top 10 in four of her events.
- Odessa Winn placed in the Top 25 in all six of her events.
13&Over (Coach Katherine)
The 13 & Over swimmers had a great showing at Regionals, swimming to 9 new state cuts and 52 medals over the course of the weekend. It was a great meet to end the season for some, and also a great meet to get others pumped for their last meets!
- Isabel Amromin earned 40 pts this weekend, placing in the top 8 twice with a 5th place finish in her 100 fly, and a 3rd place finish in the 200 breast, where she dropped more than 5 seconds in a beautifully paced race.
- Lachlan Andrew came into the meet on Sunday and netted 21 points for the team, placing in the top 8 for all three events he swam (8th in both 100 free and 200 free & 1st on the 200 free relay).
- Lucas Baheza earned 27 points for WILD. He dropped time in all 4 events he swam on Sunday, with his biggest time drop of almost 4 seconds coming in his 7th place finish in the 200 free. Lucas returned to the podium with his teammates for the 1st place 200 free relay.
- Sam Brown, fresh from high school season, swam three events on Sunday afternoon, earning 11 points for WILD. He dropped time in his 100 free and placed 8th in the 200 IM.
- Charlie Bufton had a packed weekend, swimming 4 individual events and a relay on Saturday and 3 individuals and a relay on Sunday. He dropped time in 5 of his events, swimming to a win and a state cut in the 200 breast. He earned an additional two medals in his 5th place 100 breast and the 3rd place 200 medley relay.
- Miki Canak had a strong showing on Saturday afternoon, dropping time in his individual 50 free, and earning a medal as a strong anchor swimmer for the 3rd place 200 medley relay.
- Andy Crossgrove also had a packed weekend, starting off the meet with three tough events totaling 1100 yards on Saturday: 500 free, 200 back, and a 6th place finish in the 400 IM. Andy came back and swam 4 more individual events and a relay on Sunday, staying close to best times in all of his events.
- Charlie Duffy had an excellent Regionals, earning 69 points and placing in the top 5 for all 6 of his events. He also got two state cuts (200 free, 100 back). His medals came in the 100 fly (2nd), 200 back (3rd), 200 free (1st), 100 back (3rd), and 200 free relay (1st).
- Isa Flores had a speedy Regionals, dropping time in both her 50 free and 100 free. She came back on the relay and dropped 0.05 more seconds in her 50 free on the 7th place 200 free relay.
- Caroline Gainer swam nothing but freestyle at Regionals. She competed in the 50, 100, & 200 free, dropping time in her 50 free for a 12th place finish and netting 5 points for the team.
- Rachel Ganz had a packed schedule, earning 32 points total and dropping time in 4 of her 5 individual events. She made it to the podium in her 500 free (7th) and 100 backstroke (8th), as well as placing in the top 8 with both of her relay teams.
- Nelly Hadlaw earned the team 33 points at Regionals with a great mix of distances and strokes and placing in the top 16 for all but one of her events. Nelly was right on her best time in her top-placing events, getting 4th in her 100 fly and 8th in her 100 backstroke.
- Kate Handley stuck to freestyle and IM for her Regionals swims, grabbing 7 points for the team in the process. She placed 10th in her 400 IM and came back on Sunday to swim the 200 IM and drop 0.82 seconds.
- Andy Kelly dropped time in all of his events, picking up 64 points and placing in the top 5 for all but one of his races. In his individual events, Andy placed 2nd in the 500 free, 5th in the 50 free, 2nd in the 200 free, and 3rd in the 100 free. He swam backstroke on the 200 medley relay (5th) and swam with his team to victory on the 200 free relay.
- Claire Kennedy raced her way to 25 points and two top-eight finishes at Regionals. She dropped more than a second in her 200 free, placing 7th, and dropped almost 3 seconds in her 6th-place 200 breaststroke.
- Ellie Kirkland had a demanding Regionals schedule, swimming 1050 yards on Saturday morning alone. She earned 23 points over the course of the weekend and made it to the podium with her 200 fly, dropping 3.8 seconds and placing 3rd.
- Bennett Lindberg grabbed 14 points in his 2 events at Regionals. He dropped 6.2 seconds in his 500 free and placed 5th, and then he went his exact seed time in his 100 butterfly.
- Nino Maruszeswki was another swimmer with a full plate, earning 73 points, two state cuts (500 free, 400 IM), and 6 top 8 finishes. Nino dropped time in all of his events on Saturday morning. Over the course of the weekend, he made it to the podium for 4 events: 500 free (3rd), 100 fly (6th), 400 IM (2nd), & 200 breast (5th).
- Carley Moerschel dropped time in all but one of her individual events this weekend, and she earned WILD 41 points in the process. Her best showing was in the 400 IM, where she placed 2nd and got a state cut. Carley also dropped time in her 200 free and 200 IM, getting 7th place in each event.
- Aiden Musick was the top point earner for the WILD 13 & Over group with an impressive 98 points. He medaled in 7 of his 9 events, going a best time in all but one event, and getting a new state cut in his 500 free. He racked up one 5th place medal (100 free), two 3rd place medals (200 free, 200 medley relay), two 2nd place medals (500 free, 100 back), and two 1st place medals (200 back, 200 free relay).
- Edward O’Bara celebrated his 15th birthday weekend with a bang. He dropped time in all of his events, earned 77 points, and got 5 medals in his 6 events. He even got a 13-14 state cut in his 50 free (unfortunately just in time for him to age up). Edward’s final medal tally left him with one 6th place (100 fly), one 2nd place (200 fly), and three 1st place medals (50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay).
- Panisa Piriyakulvej dropped time in all but one of her events at Regionals, grabbing 9 points for the team. She made top 8 with her relay teams (200 medley and 200 free relay), and just missed the podium in her 9th place 400 IM.
- Ana Quigley got a new best time in her 50 free at Regionals, shaving off another 0.22 seconds. For most of her other events, she was right on her best times, and she helped both of her relay teams (200 medley and 200 free) to 7th place finishes.
- Lane Raedle was all about that free at Regionals. She swam both the 200 free and the 100 free on Sunday afternoon, pushing through some fatigue to a strong finish in both events.
- Max Rice swam his way to two best times, 4 top 16 finishes, and 37 points. He earned an 8th place medal in the 100 breast, and a 3rd place medal (and new best time) in his 200 breast.
- Dani Rose placed in the top 16 for 3 of her events (500 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay), grabbing 2 points for WILD. She also got a new best time in her 50 free, and she swam her most aggressive 500 free and 200 free of the season.
- Olivia Rucker got 19 points for WILD and 4 top 16 finishes at Regionals. She dropped time in her 4th place 200 free and her 100 fly, and she was right on her best time in the 200 back.
- PJ Spagnolo had an excellent Regionals, dropping time and earning a medal in each of his events, and getting 49 points along the way. He dropped 9.2 seconds in his 4th place 500 free and 0.8 seconds in his 2nd place 200 free. PJ blew right past the 100 free state cut and dropped 1.2 seconds, earning 2nd place. He earned his other medals with the help of his teammates on the 200 medley relay (3rd place) and the 200 free relay (1st place).
- Luke Wagner came to Regionals on Sunday after representing his high school at the state meet. He finished in the top 10 for all of his events, and he earned 27 points for the team. Luke’s best individual finish was 4th place in the 200 free, and he swam on the 1st place 200 free relay.
- Zack Wagner earned 47 points for WILD and got 4 medals at Regionals. He started his meet with time drops in all 3 of his individual events on Saturday, placing 2nd in the 100 breast, and 4th in his 400 IM (5.9 second drop). Zack placed 8th in the Open 200 breast and swam on the 5th place 200 free relay.
- Don Rose didn’t swim this weekend, but he deserves a special mention for cheering and helping the coaches out on deck, especially on Sunday. Don helped out by taking splits when the scoreboard was clearing times too quickly for the coaches to write them all.
The 2019 SCY Illinois Swimming Senior State was a great meet for our team! Congratulations to all our swimmers who participated in the meet!
Here are some of the highlights:
- ANDY KELLY – Andy had 100% best times at this meet! That alone is just impressive… the cherry on top of the cake was his final swim, the 200 backstroke. In prelims, Andy dropped 5.63 seconds and qualified to his first finals at this level. If you think he was done/satisfied with his performance or even somehow conditioned by being in finals (his first again), think twice! Andy not only dropped an and additional 1.41 seconds and achieved his first NCSA cut!!!
- BETSEY FREIBURGER – Betsey had a great meet… a perfect meet! This was not the meet where she hit 100% best times… close but not, not 100%. Why was then a perfect meet? Because she was able to start the meet with a great swim (1000 Free 10:40.93 which is 0.09 away from her PB), went thru not a good race (200 Free – she added 1.1 seconds) and decided to leave this swim behind and started focusing on what was in front… very different from what we saw from her before. What followed was a PB in the 500 Free (5:11.44) and another PB in the 1650 Free (17:58.50 – first time under 18 minutes). Awesome!
- REX MAURER – Rex was on a mission at this meet. He wanted to get the NCSA cut in the 1650 Free (a race he decided not to swim at JO’s). There are so many things I liked about this race… the team coming together (see below), the fact that he was with swimmers who were twice his size (maybe three times Lol) and had way more experience than him… he swam the race like a veteran – impressive! His face expression at the end when he realized he got the cut really made my day (and, yes, brought some tears to our eyes). His 16:10.32 broke our team record (previously held by his big brother Luke)
- LUKE MAURER – Luke swam only on Sunday as he was training for his final meet (NCSA) on Friday and Saturday – Senior State was just a quick test… and what a test! His 200 Back – 100 Free back to back races was memorable!!! Hard to teach how to handle it… a heart of a lion! Luke dropped a total of 7.67 seconds in the 200 Back (not a typo!) – his 1:46.62 was good was second in the event. 15 minutes later, Luke was back in action in the 100 Free and showed us all what he is made off… impressive last 25!! Hard not to imagine him do that as he does it all day long in practice no matter what we are swimming… warmups, drills, main set… he just wants to put his hand on the wall first. The true essence of a great swimmer! Luke ended up winning the event with a 44.53 (shy of his PB)
- CARLY NOVELLINE – Carly was at Senior State just to test where she was at with her NCSA preparation… well, the answer was clear: on path for an outstanding meet in Orlando! Her 2:01.63 in the 200 Back in prelims was her PB by almost a full second… In finals, Carly decided to scratch the 200 BK for the 100 Free. A great decision as she ended up wowing the crowd (and the coaches Lol) with an outstanding 49.34 (!) which is her best by 0.52 and good for a State title!!
I would also like to mention Charlie Duffy who tried super hard to get the NCSA cut and missed it by 0.2 seconds in the 100 Free on Sunday. Keep working hard Charlie, it is just a matter of time and you will get there!!
Although the above is just spectacular, the part I liked the most was when the whole team came together on Sunday when some of them had their last try at punching their ticket to NCSA Junior National. As I always tell them, times will soon be forgotten – what will stay instead are the memories they create with their teammates. I have to believe that seeing so many teammates screaming and waving at them while swimming really helped Rex first and Andy later achieve their individual cut for the NCSA meet. Some of these swimmers weren’t even swimming that day; they just came to cheer on their teammates!
As a coach, I couldn’t be more proud of our swimmers! Outstanding job!!
IL SWIMMING SCY 19 AGE GROUP STATE
(by Coach Kate)
We have the most talented swimmers!!!! They swam crazy fast races with close finishes and best times in abundance. We placed 3rd overall as a team! And though their efforts were all in the pool, we had time to relax and have fun on the deck. You need to take a look at our Instagram. Great fun and amazing races!
From the first day of events with Isabella Palmerio racing to 5th in the 1000 Free, through the 10&U session with Olivia Musick winning her 200 IM and 50 Back, then finals sessions with Rex Maurer winning the 500 Free and Sean Sullivan winning the 200 Fly, right down to the final relays with the 10&U Boy’s (Devon Bone, Aidan Kaplan, Jay Huang and Jared Goldstein) winning the 200 Free Relay and the 13-14 Boy’s (Sean Sullivan, PJ Spagnolo Aiden Musick and Rex Maurer) winning the 400 Free Relay, it was a flurry of speed and trips to the podium.
Those swimmers with all best times were:
And those who all but one best time: Rohaan Babul, Devon Bone, Horia Dobrean-Urzica, Jared Goldstein, Jay Huang, Lucas Macy, Aiden Musick, Olivia Musick, Isabella Palmerio, Ana Quigley, PJ Spagnolo, Gavin Stiglitz and Sean Sullivan.
Olivia Musick 149 pts. 2ND PLACE HIGH POINT
Devon Bone 124 pts.
Jared Goldstein 120 pts.
Jay Huang 85 pts.
Aidan Kaplan 34 pts.
Rohaan Babul 24 pts.
Horia Dobrean-Urzica 16 pts.
Teddy O’Donnell 9 pts.
Megan Marquardt 67 pts.
Isabella Palmerio 66 pts.
Connie Gillum 47 pts.
Odessa Winn 6 pts.
Gavin Stiglitz 57 pts.
Lucas Macy 4 pts.
Kate Handley 34 pts.
Annika Macy 11 pts.
Carley Moerschel 6 pts.
Rex Maurer 98.5 pts.
Sean Sullivan 65 pts.
PJ Spagnolo 13 pts.
Aiden Musick 8 pts.
10&U Boy’s 200 Free Relay of
Devon Bone, Aidan Kaplan, Jay Huang and Jared Goldstein
13-14 Boy’s 400 Free Relay of
Sean Sullivan, PJ Spagnolo, Aiden Musick and Rex Maurer
Rex Maurer 500 Free (meet record)
Olivia Musick 200 IM
Olivia Musick 50 Back
Sean Sullivan 200 Fly
10&U Boy’s 200 Medley Relay of
Rohaan Babul, Jared Goldstein, Devon Bone and Aidan Kaplan
13-14 Boy’s 800 Free Relay of
Rex Maurer, Sean Sullivan, PJ Spagnolo and Aiden Musick
Devon Bone 500 Free
Rex Maurer 200 Free
Rex Maurer 100 Back
Olivia Musick 100 Back
Olivia Musick 100 Free
Olivia Musick 100 IM
Sean Sullivan 100 Fly
11-12 Girl’s 400 Free Relay of
Nika Barkmeier, Isabella Palmerio, Sienna Bone and Megan Marquardt
Rex Maurer 100 Free
Olivia Musick 50 Free
Devon Bone 200 Free
Jared Goldstein 100 Free
Megan Marquardt 50 Free
10&U Boy’s 200 Medley Relay of
Teddy O’Donnell, Horia Dobrean-Urzica, Andrew Sun and Jay Huang
Devon Bone 100 Fly
Jared Goldstein 200 IM
Jared Goldstein 50 Back
Jared Goldstein 100 Breast
Jay Huang 500 Free
Olivia Musick 50 Fly
Isabella Palmerio 1000 Free
10&U Boy’s 200 Free Relay of
Horia Dobrean-Urzica, Teddy O’Donnell, Andrew Sun and Rohaan Babul
11-12 Girl’s 400 Medley Relay of
Megan Marquardt, Connie Gillum, Isabella Palmerio and Nika Barkmeier
13-14 Boy’s 400 Medley Relay of
Sean Sullivan, Charlie Bufton, Aiden Musick and Rex Maurer
Devon Bone 200 IM
Devon Bone 100 Free
Devon Bone 50 Fly
Connie Gillum 200 Breast
Jared Goldstein 100 Back
Jared Goldstein 100 IM
Kate Handley 200 Breast
Kate Handley 100 Breast
Megan Marquardt 200 Free
Isabella Palmerio 500 Free
Gavin Stiglitz 200 Back
Connie Gillum 50 Breast
Jay Huang 100 Free
Gavin Stiglitz 100 Back
Gavin Stiglitz 50 Back
Sean Sullivan 200 Back
Devon Bone 100 Breast
Jay Huang 100 Back
Megan Marquardt 100 Back
Connie Gillum 100 Breast
Jay Huang 200 Free
Megan Marquardt 50 Back
Isabella Palmerio 200 Free
Horia Dobrean-Urzica 100 Breast
Jared Goldstein 500 Free
Rex Maurer 50 Free
NEW TEAM RECORDS
Olivia Musick broke Maxine Parker’s 10&U Girl’s 100 Back record from 2013 with her 1:04.70.
Jared Goldstein broke his own record in the 10&U Boy’s 100 Back with his 1:08.75.
Jared Goldstein broke his own record in the 10&U Boy’s 200 IM with his 2:28.06.
Devon Bone broke his own record in the 10&U Boy’s 500 Free with his 5:40.43.
Devon Bone broke his own record in the 10&U Boy’s 100 Fly with his 1:06.89.
Jared Goldstein broke Bobby Navarre’s 10&U Boy’s 100 Free record from 1998 with his 1:00.36.
Olivia Musick broke Maxine Parker’s 10&U Girl’s 50 Back record from 2013 with her :30.02.
Devon Bone broke his own record in the 10&U Boy’s 200 Free with his 2:10.01.
Olivia Musick broke Maxine Parker’s 10&U Girl’s 100 IM record from 2013 with her 1:08.69.
Rex Maurer broke his own record in the 13-14 Boy’s 500 Free with his 4:36.21.
Isabella Palmerio broke her own record in the 11-12 Girl’s 1000 Free with her 11:02.75.
Sean Sullivan broke his own record in the 13-14 Boy’s 200 Fly with his 1:56.51.
Gavin Stiglitz broke his own record in the 11-12 Boy’s 200 Back with his 2:12.71.
Rohaan Babul, Jared Goldstein, Devon Bone and Aidan Kaplan broke the 2019 10&U Boy’s 200 Medley Relay record with their 2:07.64.
Devon Bone, Aidan Kaplan, Jay Huang and Jared Goldstein broke the 2019 10&U Boy’s 200 Free Relay record with their 1:50.75.
Megan Marquardt, Connie Gillum, Isabella Palmerio and Nika Barkmeier broke the 2018 11-12 Girl’s 400 Medley Relay record with their 4:14.16.
Nika Barkmeier, Isabella Palmerio, Sienna Bone and Megan Marquardt broke the 2012 11-12 Girl’s 400 Free Relay record with their 3:46.13.
Other highlights you might have missed:
- Isabel Amromin was part of the 24th place 800 Free Relay and placed 34th in her 200 Fly.
- Rohaan Babul placed in the Top 20 in four of his six events with 13th in both his 50 Breast and 50 Back.
- Nika Barkmeier placed 26th in her 100 Free, 30th in her 50 Free and 33rd in her 200 Free.
- Devon Bone placed in the Top 8 in all seven of his events.
- Sienna Bone placed 26th in both her 200 and 500 Free and was 27th in her 200 IM.
- Charlie Bufton placed 44th in his 200 Breast and was part of the 34th place 800 Free Relay.
- Andy Crossgrove was part of the 34th place 800 Free Relay.
- Robbie Divelbess qualified for the 400 Medley Relay which didn’t swim due to an illness.
- Horia Dobrean-Urzica placed in the Top 27 in all seven of his events with a 10th in his 100 Breast and 18th in his 50 Breast.
- Brendan Fijol qualified for the 400 Medley Relay which didn’t swim due to an illness.
- Rachel Ganz was part of the 14th place 400 Medley Relay and the 28th place 400 Free Relay.
- Connie Gillum placed in the Top 28 in all five of her events.
- Vanya Gojakovic placed in the Top 30 in all of her events with a 27th in her 50 Fly and was part of the 25th place 200 Medley Relay.
- Jared Goldstein placed in the Top 10 in all seven of his events.
- Kate Handley placed in the Top 6 in all of her events and was part of the 14th place 400 Medley Relay.
- Jay Huang placed in the Top 17 in all seven of his events.
- Aidan Kaplan placed 14th in his 100 Back, 50 Free and 100 Free, 15th in his 50 Back, 17th in his 50 Fly and 18th in his 200 Free.
- Elise Levy was part of the 25th place 200 Medley Relay.
- Annika Macy placed 13th in her 200 Fly and 18th in her 100 Breast.
- Lucas Macy placed 17th in his 200 Fly and was a part of the 13th place 400 Free Relay.
- Megan Marquardt placed in the Top 19 in five of her events.
- Nino Maruszewski placed 27th in his 200 Fly, 32nd in his 500 Free and was part of the 34th place 800 Free Relay.
- Rex Maurer placed in the Top 10 in all of his events, winning his 500 Free.
- Carley Moerschel placed 15th in her 200 Fly and was part of the 14th place 400 Medley Relay.
- Aiden Musick placed 13th in his 200 Fly and 23rd in his 100 Fly.
- Olivia Musick placed in the Top 5 in all of her events winning both her 200 IM and 50 Back.
- Teddy O’Donnell placed in the Top 25 in all of his events with a 16th in his 50 Fly.
- Isabella Palmerio placed in the Top 26 in all seven of her events.
- Aleks Piljevic qualified for 50, 100 and 200 Fly plus the 400 Medley Relay but couldn’t swim due to illness.
- Palinee Piriyakulvej was part of the 25th place 200 Medley Relay.
- Panisa Piriyakulvej placed 27th in her 200 Breast and 41st in her 100 Breast.
- Ana Quigley placed 39th in her 200 Fly, 42nd in her 100 Fly and was part of the 24th place 800 Free Relay.
- Max Rice was part of the 34th place 800 Free Relay.
- Harry Roberts placed 26th in his 50 Breast and 29th in both his 100 and 200 Breast. He was part of the 13th place 400 Free Relay and 21st place 400 Medley Relay.
- Danni Rose was part of the 28th place 400 Free Relay.
- Olivia Rucker placed 34th in her 100 Free, 40th in her 50 Free and was part of three relays: the 14th place 400 Medley Relay, the 24th 800 Free Relay and the 28th 400 Free Relay.
- Tahlia Scherer was part of the 30th place 400 Medley Relay.
- Michael Singh qualified for the 400 Medley Relay which didn’t swim due to an illness.
- PJ Spagnolo placed in the Top 27 in all of his events with a 13th in his 100 Fly and 16th in his 50 Free.
- Gavin Stiglitz placed in the Top 27 in all of his events with 16th in his 100 Free, 19th in his 200 Free and 20th in his 50 Free.
- Sean Sullivan placed in the Top 17 in all of his events, winning the 200 Fly.
- Andrew Sun placed 24th in his 50 Fly and was part of the 5th place 200 Medley Relay and 6th place 200 Free Relay.
- Stuart Timmerman was part of the 13th place 400 Free Relay and the 21st place 400 Medley Relay.
- Maya Vincent was part of the 30th place 400 Medley Relay.
- Odessa Winn placed 15th in her 50 Back and was part of the 30th place 400 Medley Relay.
(By Coach Alessio)
NCSA Junior Nationals was an outstanding meet for our team! We finished 12th in the combined team ranking and 8th with our women - best finish in team history!
Here are some of the highlights
- FAST SWIMMING – ALL of swimmers had a great meet. Below find just a few of them who really impressed at the meet:
- EVERET ANDREW – Everet started the meet with a PB and team record in the 1000 Free (9:21.80) and never looked back! He made it into finals (first time ever at this level) with his 200 Free and dipped under the 1:40 for the first time (1:39.90). His final race was his specialty: the 1650 Free… his final time of 15:36.75 was his PB by almost a full minute (!) and our team record by over 20 seconds (what?!). Everet finished 16th in this race – his highest finish at NCSA ever!
- LUKE MAURER – Luke was on fire the whole week!! His first individual swim was the 500 Free… and what a way to start the meet!! Luke won the event leading it from the first split until the last split – CHECK OUT HIS RACE HERE – PB by almost 7 seconds, Team Record and 1st place!!! Luke was also 2nd in the 100 Free (44.00 PB & Team Record), 3rd in the 200 Free (1:36.33 PB and Team Record), 11th in the 50 Free (his time was the 9th fastest in the field). A couple of side notes here: Luke was also 1:35.38 in the 800 Free relay and 19.89 (first time under 20 seconds) anchoring the 200 Medley Relay! What a meet for Luke but so well deserved! Hard to find a swimmer who really pays as much attention to his strengths and weaknesses on daily basis!
- CARLY NOVELLINE – Carly had a super meet!! 100% best times and 8 team records broken… #wonderwoman J In order, Carly was 12th in the 200 Back (1:57.87 is a new PB by almost 4 seconds and team record broken in prelims and then again in finals), 5th in the 100 Free (49.28 is a new PB & Team record), 19th in the 200 Free (1:48.58 - PB), 11th in the 100 Back (53.79 PB, Team record in prelims and then in finals – almost 2 full seconds drop), 40th in the 100 Fly (55.64 PB), 12th in the 50 Back (25.28 PB and team record in prelims and then finals), 3rd in the 50 Free (22.57 is her new PB and team record). Some swimmers might get ‘confused’ by having fast swimmers around them – Carly just get more excited and more focused. That is so fun to watch! Well done!!
- FIRST TIMERS – NCSA is so hard to manage for swimmers who participate in the meet for the first time around. From being 5 days long (way longer than what our regular meets are) to an incredibly fast and deep field, swimmers who come down to Orlando for the first time, usually get disoriented and do not perform very well. Not for our swimmers!! Below find our ‘first timers’
- ANDY KELLY – Andy qualified for the NCSA meet at his last chance, Senior State on Sunday after being already gone thru his full taper for his HS season… NCSA was his third ‘final meet’ and taper. Usually, this is not an ideal scenario as endurance goes down a bit after a few weeks of reduced work. What really helps is having a strong mind-set. Andy swam incredibly well and hit a best time in the 100 BK (54.08), 100 FR (49.33), was part of our 800 Free relay that finished 11th (went 2 seconds faster than his PB) and was right at his best in the 200 BK. Great job Andy!
- SAM BROWN – Sam went best time in the 50 Breast (27.85), 200 Breast (2:13.42) and 50 Back (28.49 – with a suspicious finish), 200 IM (2:05.88) and missed his PB in the 100 Breast for just 0.03! Outstanding meet!
- REX MAURER – Rex was the only swimmer we had at the meet who was also at the Age Group State meet. Being able to manage both meets isn’t the easiest thing as lots of mental energy is lost at Jos (especially when you swim as much and as well as Rex did). Rex didn’t spend too much time wowing the coaches and teammates with an impressive 1000 Free on day 1. 9:33.55 is his new PB and our new team record. Shortly after this swim, Rex anchored our 800 Free relay with an outstanding 1:43.66! Rex was also an important part of all our relays and swam all best times while part of those. Good job Rex!
- CARLY NOVELLINE – Hard to believe but this was Carly’s first NCSA meet! When you only need a starting block and a lane to really perform, things happen regardless of the name of the meet (IF the right work in in the bank – and you can bet all that you want she really worked hard this season). Carly was simply A M A Z I N G!!! Coaches were really impressed! Above find some details about how she performed at NCSA. Congrats!!
- TEAM RECORDS – This meet turned out to be one of the most successful meets we have ever had. A total of 18 team records were broken… we scored the most points we have ever scored at this meet and finished 8th with our women!!! This was also the first time in team history that we win an event with one of our guys!
- FIGHTING ADVERSITY – This is one of my favorite point. I am so proud of those who went thru a rough patch at this meet and kept fighting thru the years… There are so many different lessons this sport will teach you – this is by far my favorite!
- BEN HUYNH – Ben has come down to Orlando many times and never performed to the best of his abilities… not this year!! Impressive meet with 100% best times!
- KASEY VENN – This was the 5th time Kasey was in Orlando for NCSA and the meet was never what she expected it to be. The meet started better for her this year but was not perfect… Kasey was able to maintain her motiviation up and swam a great 200 Breast – Best time by more than 3 seconds!!
You guys are a true inspiration for so many!!
- TEAM ATHMOSPEHERE – I left this one as the last point I wanted to make on purpose… Fast times, records, medals etc is something coaches really like… however, what we really love is seeing swimmers cheering one another, helping out one another, really caring for one another and having fun throughout all of the above!! I am proudly reporting that our team acted like a dream team!! I loved every single moments and I thank you all for the memories you have given me.
You know you had a great meet when coaches from other teams congratulate you for an outstanding meet. Some even asked how we do this… and I am not afraid to share our ‘secret’ (Lol) and to me it goes down to caring. When you care about your team and teammates great things can happen!
Congratulations to all who came down to Orlando!
A few addional thoughts:
The SCY 2019 Championship Season was the most successful one we have ever had in team history! We have done it at all levels; from Regionals to Junior Nationals. We won events at all levels… had the largest group of swimmers at all levels… scored the most we have ever scored… impressive!
To be honest, I am not surprised about any of the above. When you have all parts working together, things really happen. We have an outstanding support system. It starts from our super devoted Booster Club – THANK YOU for allowing the coaches to do what they do best, coach – and goes on to all our parents – THANK YOU for taking care of our swimmers when they get off the pool deck; THANK YOU for all the sacrifices you make for your swimmers. We would not have done without you all!! GRAZIE!!
A huge thank you goes to our incredible coaching staff!! You guys make it so easy and are the reason why we achieve the impossible!!! GRAZIE for all your work and effort.
I can barely wait to see where we take it from here!!!
Bonus clip: THIS VIDEO was sent to me by my twin brother (yep, there are two of us!) who is still in Italy. The video is in Italian but has English subtitles... Life goes on so fast that sometimes we need a reminder. Enjoy!