July 18, 2011
Alec Cohen & Jimmy Yoder made it official this past weekend as they secured a spot at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. They along with teammates Shannon O'Malley, Kristine Polley and Bryan Lundquist will represent the RAYS as they bid for a place on the 2012 Olympic Team, next July.
Alec qualifyied with 4 events (200 & 400 IM, plus 200 & 400 Fr). Jimmy qualified in 3 events (400 & 1500 Fr, plus the 200 Fly)
At the USA Swimming Sectional Championships held in Athens, the Stingrays Men finished 4th, our Girls 12th and combined we were 7th overall. A great team effort that was one of the fastest Sectional meets ever.
Alec won the 200, 400 Fr & the 200 IM
Jimmy won the 800 (National Time), 1500 Fr & the 200 Fly
Other finalists included:
Shannon O'Mallley (Nationals 200 IM), Taylor Weiss (Jnr Nationals 100 Fly), Lauren Searcy, Melissa Postoll (Jnr Nationals 200 Bk), Kylie Dickman, Ashley Montag, Samantha Bosma, Morgan Stephenson (Jnr Nationals 100 BR), Courtney Cieselski, Nathon Burwick (Jnr Nationals 200 IM), Brian McClintock (Jnr Nationals 200 IM), Jarrod Blanton (Jnr Nationals 200 BR), Chris Lohf, Michael Dugan, Marshall Seerdorf and Brian Lundquist (Olympic Trials 50 & 100 Fr)
As of today we have 5 Olympic Trials qualifiers, 6 National Qualifiers and 12 Junior National Qualifiers