FAST Finishes First in Medium Teams Division at Sectionals!

Twenty-two FAST swimmers competed last week at the CA/NV Sectional Championships in Santa Clarita, CA. The group turned in 75% best times as well as many best times in intermediary splits and time trials. Twelve swimmers scored points in 28 different events and 14 others earned second swims in non-scoring heats.

Lindsey Clary and Jerad Kaskawal earned multiple titles. Lindsey won the 800 Freestyle (8:55.34), 400 IM (4:54.94), and 1500 Freestyle (16:57.31). Her 1500 Freestyle was a Junior National qualifying time and both Freestyle events were lifetime bests. Jerad won the 1500 Freestyle and 800 Freestyle with lifetime bests in both events.
Simon Lamar and Ganem Tebet both broke team records:
  • 13-14 Boys 800-meter Freestyle: Simon Lamar -- 8:39.48 (Previous Record: Evan Munaretto -- 8:41.26, March 2013)
  • 13-14 Boys 1500-meter Freestyle: Simon Lamar -- 16:21.35 (Previous Record: Simon Lamar -- 16:26.38, June 2013)
  • 15-18 Boys 200-meter Breaststroke: Ganem Tebet -- 2:21.96 (Previous Record: Dan Leelachat -- 2:25.78, August 2003)
Other lifetime bests were turned in by Kayleen Bretz (800 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle), Katja Claesson (200 Breaststroke), Elise Garcia (100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle), Sean Kao (100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, and 100 Butterfly), Sidney Kao (1500 Freestyle, 200 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle, and 800 Freestyle), Isabella Kearns (400 Freestyle), Simon Lamar (1500 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, and 800 Freestyle), Evan Munaretto (200 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, and 800 Freestyle), Diego Pabalan (200 Backstroke and 100 Backstroke), Mandy Schatz (800 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, 1500 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, and 100 Butterfly), Gwendolyn Walter (800 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, and 400 Freestyle), Ganem Tebet (200 Breaststroke, 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Breaststroke), Troy Cisneros (400 IM and 200 IM).
Monday morning was the 5K Open Water Sectional race. FAST had four boys and two girls compete: Sean Kao, Sidney Kao, Jerad Kaskawal, Evan Munaretto, Kayleen Bretz, and Lindsey Clary. Jerad and Lindsey each took the top spot in their races. Sidney also scored with an 8th place finish. Evan and Sean finished 11th and 12th, respectively, and Kayleen took 9th in the women's race.
Great work, FAST! Complete results from Sectionals can be viewed here.