Great Weekend at Meet of Champions!

FAST had a great weekend at the Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo. Many swimmers posted lifetime bests and Simon Lamar reset his FAST Team Record for the 13-14 Boys 1500 Freestyle.  Congratulations Simon! FAST highlights are below.  Complete results from the meet can be viewed here.

The Women's 800 Freestyle and Men's 1500 Freestyle were contested on the first day of the meet. Evan Munaretto dropped 11 seconds in the 1500 for a final time of 16:17.77 and 15th place overall.  Simon's 16:26.38 surpassed his previous team record and lifetime best by over 5 seconds and finished in 19th place (Previous Record: Simon Lamar--16:31.91, May 2013).  Kayleen Bretz dropped a second in the 800 for a final time of 9:43.67.
Isabella Kearns and Elise Garcia posted best times in the 400 Freestyle on Friday morning.  Isabella took off 2 seconds for a lifetime best 4:36.32 and Elise dropped 6 seconds finishing in 4:37.32.  Evan slipped under 4:10 for the first time with a lifetime best 4:09.85.  Isabella and Lindsey Clary raced in the evening Finals of the 200 Butterfly.  Lindsey finished 5th in the C Final for 21st place overall.  Isabella raced to 4th place in the B Final for 12th place overall and posted a lifetime best 2:20.12.
Gwen Walter kick-started the momentum for FAST on Saturday with a lifetime best 2:08.41 in the 200 Freestyle.  Diego Pabalan followed suit in the men's event posting a lifetime best 2:05.68. Lindsey dropped 4 seconds in the 200 Breaststroke posting a lifetime best 2:48.77.  Jerad Kaskawal dropped 15 seconds in the 400 IM finishing in 4:56.89.  Isabella earned a spot in the C Final of the 400 IM and swam a lifetime best 5:02.19 finishing in 19th place overall.
Isabella and Emilee White started off the day with great 100 Butterflys.  They both swam best times -- Isabella (1:06.59) and Emilee (1:12.82).  Gwen and Lindsey swam great in the 1500 Freestyle turning in best times of 17:27.94 and 17:23.55 for the 15th and 10th places, respectively.  Kayleen dropped 15 seconds for a final time of 18:17.89 and posted a lifetime best along the way at the 800-meter mark (9:43.15).  Jerad finished 11th in the 800 Freestyle with a lifetime best 8:24.96.  Evan claimed 24th place with a 5 second drop and a lifetime best 8:36.26.  Simon dropped 4 seconds to finish in 8:42.30.  Ganem finished off the meet for FAST earning 4th place in the C Final (20th overall) in the 100 Breaststroke.  His time of 1:08.24 was a lifetime best.
Great work, FAST!