October 29, 2020
Great job to our 47 participating swimmers in our Fall Pentathlon this week!
The meet was a great way for our coaching staff to assess where our swimmers are at, for our swimmers to see that for themselves, for our newer swimmers to learn some of the ins-and-outs of competition, and to have a little fun in the process. Times earned at this meet can be used to enter non time-standard meets (not for championship meet cuts).
If this meet were a sanctioned one, Gold times would have been earned by Zach Bezold (200 Breast); Matt Freund (200 Fly, 400 IM); and Billy Ruddy (400 IM). There would’ve been been 21 Silver times earned, too!
Due to the design of the meet and the training restrictions we find ourselves faced with, Personal Best Times were not expected outcomes. Despite that, there were 32 of them swum by Hadley Andrew (100 Free); Gabi Cefaloni (100 Fly, 200 IM); Sadie Cornelius (100 Fly, 200 IM); Alex Flanagan (400 IM); Jourdan Franco (100 IM, 50 Back, 50 Free); Ty Hollar (100 IM); Marcus Innamorato (100 Fly); Jonathan Kern (100 IM, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 50 Free); Nathaniel Kern (100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Free); Billy Ruddy (200 Breast, 200 Fly, 400 IM); David Sabol (100 IM, 50 Breast, 50 Fly); Jamason Trout (100 IM, 50 Breast, 50 Free); Jillian Weinberger (100 Breast, 200 IM); and Hannah Wilson (100 Fly, 200 IM). There were a ton of first-ever swims, as well.
As we continue to pursue competition opportunities with other teams, we are planning to host similar events periodically to give our swimmers some racing experience.
A sincere thank you to our parent volunteers who came out and helped us run a smooth event for our swimmers! And a special thanks to Cliff’s Ice Cream for sponsoring our “Treat Heats”!
Great job all!