September 28, 2013
(Pictured L-R are Laura Fornshell and Catherine Boles)
Catherine Boles and Laura Fornshell, two 14-year old Islander swimmers coached by Bob Radecke, were chosen to represent Pacific Swimming at the North American Challenge Cup, an international All-Star Meet, held this year in Federal Way, WA on August 8-10.
This was Catherine's third consecutive year to represent Pacific Swimming, swimming as a 12 year old in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and then as a 13 year old in Edmonton, Canada. This year, Catherine placed in (5) of her individual events:
200m Free, 2:09.40 (5th)
400m Free, 4:33.16 (5th)
100m Back, 1:05.86 (2nd)
200m Back, 2:24.36 (2nd)
200m IM, 2:28.59 (4th), new Islander Team Record
Catherine also swam on two 13-14 Girls Relays (the backstroke leg of the 400 Medley Relay, and the 400 Free Relay), both of which set new Pacific Swimming All-Star Records.
Laura placed in (3) of her individual events:
100m Free, 59.64 (4th), new Islander Team Record
400m Free, 4:37.66 (8th)
800m Free, 9:23.40 (5th)
Great Job, Catherine and Laura!