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MAKOS HOLIDAY CLASSIC WRAP-UP

The Mason Manta Rays finished in third place overall at the 2013 Holiday Classic at Miami University. The team acquired 613 personal best swims at the meet, over 50 new Junior Olympic qualifying times, and 12 new Sectional qualifying times. Senior Alisabeth Marsteller broke two meet records and also earned high point winner for the 15 & over girls. The first meet record was in the 500 freestyle going a time of 4:50.68 and the second in the 100 freestyle swimming a time of 50.49. Alex Zhang captured the high point award for the 9-10 boys.

Manta Rays with Top 3 finishes  - Allison Bloebaum (1st 13-14 500 free), Alex Zhang (1st - 10&U 200 IM, 200 free, 100 back, 100 free, 50 back, 2nd 50 free, 100 IM), Alisabeth Marsteller (1st 15&O 500 Free, 50 free, 200 free, 100 BR, 200 IM, 100 free, 2nd 100 fly), Panos Skoufalos (1st 15&O 50 free, 2nd 200 back), Matt Helm (2nd 100 BR, 3rd 200 BR), Terry Tao (3rd 200 BR), Adam Chaney (2nd 50 free, 3rd 11-12 50 back, 100 free, 100 back), Cole Petersen (2nd 50 BR, 3rd 100 BR), Justin Hove (2nd 200 fly), Sahan Kansakar (3rd 100 BR), and Carl Bloebaum (3rd 100 Free, 50 back).

To date, Manta Ray swimmers have broken 16 team records. Those new team records are:

Hannah Whiteley 15-16 50 back 26.43

Zoe Thatcher 17-18 500 Free 4:45.03; 17-18 1650 free 16:31.83; 17-18 400 IM 4:17.67; Open 400 IM 4:17.67

Alisabeth Marsteller 17-18 100 IM 59.65; Open 100 IM 59.65

Adam Chaney 11-12 50 Back 29.65 (tied old record)

Mike McDonald 13-14 50 Back 26.85

Justin Hove 15-16 100 IM 57.08

Panos Skoufalos 17-18 50 Back 25.55; 17-18 100 Back 52.53; 17-18 200 Back 1:51.66; Open 50 Back 25.55; Open 100 Back 52.53; and Open 200 Back 1:51.66

What a great finish to 2013, let's see what we can do in 2014! GO RAYS!

Please email Coach Ken or Coach Todd if you find an oversight in the results or records.