January 21, 2020
Thirty four members of our team qualified for and swam at the Winterfest Meet held at the Eppley Pool on the University of Maryland over the weekend. This meet had 49 teams from the states of New Hampshire, Massachussetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. We had several best times by our swimmers and two new team records were set: Jasiu Gredysa set a new team record in the boys 9-10 100 IM with a time of 1:14.72. The old record was held by Joey Badilla (1:14.80 in 2014) and the now 16 year old Joey showed true class and sportsmanship when he congratulated Jasiu on his accomplishment as soon as he heard.
Summer Jones also set a new team record in the 13-14 200 yard fly with a time of 2:17.68, breaking the record the record of 2:18.63 that she set a month ago at the Holiday Invite.
Way to go, Summer and Jasiu!
The times to finish in scoring positions (top 8 for the 9-10 and 11-12 agre groups and top 16 for the 13-14 and 15-19 age groups) were very fast.
Congratulations to our finalists:
Jasiu Gredysa (9-10 boys age group), who was 2nd in the 50 fly, 4th in the 100 fly, 5th in the 100 IM and 7th in the 50 free.
Jane Brierley (13-14 girls age group), who was 8th in the 200 breast and 9th in the 100 breast.
Summer Jones (13-14 girls age group), who was 1st in the 500 free (she WON!), 9th in the 100 fly and 10th in the 200 fly.
Sophia Swanson (15 and over) who was 11th in the 100 fly.
Great Swimming, Jasiu, Jane, Summer, and Sophia!!
We also had several swimmers accomplish personal bests in some events. Special mention to Liam Knight for swimming a personal best in all five events he swam! Way to go, Liam!
9-10 year olds:
Wes Bull: 50 back
Nick Chavez: 100 breast, 100 free, 200 IM
Jasiu Gredysa: 100 back, 100 IM, 50 fly, 50 free
Ginger Griffin: 100 fly, 50 free
Lucy Knight: 50 back
Ben Kriegsman: 100 back, 100 free, 200 IM, 50 free
Mia Luna: 100 breast
Ben O'Sullivan: 100 back, 200 IM
11-12 year olds:
Ava Castillo: 100 fly
Lily Griffin: 100 breast, 50 free, 200 free
Valeria Gutierrez: 100 back
Liam Knight: 200 IM, 50 back, 50 fly, 50 free, 200 free
Ashley Leon: 100 free
Daisy Pitches: 200 IM, 50 breast, 50 free
Sam Piver: 50 fly
13-14 year olds:
Cami Hatch: 50 free
Summer Jones: 100 fly, 200 fly, 500 free
Margot McAuliffe: 200 free, 50 free
Curran O'Donnell: 200 breast
Tenzin Tamang: 100 back, 50 free
15 and over:
Joey Badilla: 100 fly, 100 free, 50 free, 50 back
Nicky Badilla: 50 back
Jack Duryea: 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 free
Emily Dyner: 100 back
Aidan Forst: 100 fly, 200 free
Colin Harrison: 100 fly
Owen McCormac: 100 free
Fernando Menjura: 100 fly
Sophia Swanson: 100 back
Bela Tarbet: 100 fly, 100 free, 200 fly, 50 free
Way to go, Hurricanes!!!!!!!