August 5, 2019
CAST sent 7 swimmers as members of the Inland Empire Swimming All-Star team down to Fresno, CA for the Western Zone Senior meet from July 31-August 3. With 1100 swimmers, there was plenty of fast swimming to be had and the Crocs were in the thick of it with a bevy of best times! IES took second place in the LSC All-Star division, with CAST swimmers contributing plenty of points to the cause!
Logan Robillard ended up dropping in all 7 of his races, with his highest finish 18th in the mile; Logan is only the second swimmer in CAST history to break the 17 minute mark in that race! Logan’s best times in the 800 and mile got him on the all time performance list for both races, and his best in the 400 and 200 freestyle moved him up the charts on there performer list. He also had bests in the 200 fly, 200 IM, and in the 100 free leading off the 400 free relay!
Lanis Webb had a terrific meet, dropping in 5 of his seven races and making finals in the 100 and 200 backstrokes! He finished 30th in the 200 back and 32nd in the 100, with a huge 9 second drop in the 200. Lanis was a key relay leadoff swimmer in both the 4x100 free and 4x100 medley relays, and his 100 back, 200 back, 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle, and 800 freestyle times all moved up the CAST performer list.
Ethan Downing capped off his season with all PR’s, with drops in all 7 of his races. Ethan’s best finish was 54th in the 100 fly, just about a 3/4 second out of a finals swim. Ethan made debuts on the all-time performer list in the 100 fly and 200 free, and moved up significantly with his terrific 8 second drop in the 400 freestyle. His other best time races included the 200 fly, 200 IM, 50 free, and 100 free.
Micah Sharples was the third member of the 100% club, knocking out 7 best times in 7 swims. Micah’s tremendous work coming back from a tough last year shone through, and she swam to 10th place performer times in the 200 back and 100 fly. Her best race was an 18 second drop to finish 46th in the 400 IM, placing her tied for 7th on the women’s performer list!
Abbey Whiting wen 5 for 7 on best times, and continues to impress in the distance races. Abbey knocked 40 seconds off her previous best mile time and 20 off her 800 to make top 10 times in both. Even her sprint freestyle was on as she dropped time and missed breaking the 30 second mark in the 50 by just a couple of hundredths!
Natasha Astrauskas was our highest finisher of the meet, with her 15th place in the 100 fly. She was the only CAST swimmer to make a “B” final or better. Natasha had drops in her 100 and 200 freestyles, as well as her 100 back; the 100 backstroke is now 10th best on the all-time performer list, and she contributed to a pair of relays including a killer fly leg on the 8th place 400 medley relay!
Kelton Ellis came for just one race to finish off his club swimming career before heading to the College of Idaho in the fall; Kelton ended with a best time in the 400 meter split of his 1500, as he opted to go all out for a shorter distance to see if her could improve and did so! Kelton finishes his CAST career with top performer times in all the freestyle distance events 400 and above, and we were glad he could finish it off with another best time!
Great job to everyone on a successful cap to their long course season!