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Ye Claims State Title at Age Group Championships

Ye Claims State Title at Age Group Championships

        Day 2 of the Age Group State Meet was another successful one for DCST.  Out of DCST’s 15 swims, 10 were career best times and 4 were new team records.  For the meet, so far, DCST has 12 career best times out of 17 total swim for an outstanding 71% improvement rate.
        Athena Ye led the way by winning the 11 – 12 year old Girls 100 yard IM!  She lowered her best time in the 100 yard IM by a whopping 3.5 seconds.  In her other event on Friday, she earned a 3rd place finish with her 0.4 second time drop in the 100 yard Butterfly.  Both swims were new DCST team records.
        Also in the 11 – 12 year old Girls age group, Abby Pardridge had a phenomenal day with two top 8 finishes, two career best times, and a new team record.  Abby was 6th in the 100 yard Breaststroke and 8th in 100 yard IM with 0.3 seconds and 1.8 second time improvements, respectively.  Her time in the 100 yard Breaststroke was new team record.
        DCST’s 4th team record of the day was set by Noah Dean in the 100 yard Breaststroke when he lowered his personal best time by an awesome 1.5 seconds.  He placed 9th in this event.  DCST’s 13 – 14 Boys 800 yard Freestyle relay team of Nolan Fergus, Dylan Rasmussen, Ethan Heinrich and Riley Lohse were terrific with a 7 second time drop and a 23rd place finish.
        DCST’s other best times on the day included:  Riley Wiegartz (2.3 seconds in the 10 and Under 200 yard IM); Dane Pardridge (0.2 seconds in the 10 and Under 50 yard Freestyle); Sarah Hein (1.9 seconds in the 13 – 14 Girls 400 yard IM); Quinn Cynor (0.2 seconds in the 11 – 12 year old Boys 100 yard Butterfly).  The meet continues for another 2 days at UIC in Chicago.

DCST Meet Results – Day 2

10 & Under Boys 200 yard IM
        Riley Wiegartz – 2:47.07 (39th)

10 & Under Boys 50 yard Freestyle
        Dane Pardridge – 29.35 (22nd)

11 – 12 Girls 100 yard Breaststroke
        Abby Pardridge
                Prelims – 1:09.90 (8th) – DCST Team Record
                Finals – 1:10.43 (6th)
        Aleida Wilkins – 1:15.21 (36th)

11 – 12 Boys 100 yard Breaststroke
        Noah Dean
                Prelims – 1:10.06 (9th) – DCST Team Record
                Finals – 1:10.14 (9th)
        Paul Ruetten – 1:12.57 (17th)

13 – 14 Girls 400 yard IM
        Sarah Hein – 4:48.03 (35th)

11 – 12 Girls 100 yard IM
        Athena Ye
                Prelims – 1:00.60 (1st)
                Finals - :59.18 (1st) – DCST Team Record
        Abby Pardridge
                Prelims – 1:02.71 (7th)
                Finals – 1:03.01 (8th)

11 – 12 Boys 200 yard Freestyle
        David Ruetten – 2:07.87 (33rd)

13 – 14 Boys 100 yard Butterfly
        Nolan Fergus – 55.51 (17th)

11 – 12 Girls 100 yard Butterfly
        Athena Ye
                Prelims – 59.59 (3rd) – DCST Team Record
                Finals – 59.96 (3rd)

11 – 12 Boys 100 yard Butterfly
        Quinn Cynor – 1:04.31 (23rd)
        David Ruetten – 1:08.52 (42nd)

13 – 14 Boys 800 yard Freestyle Relay
        Nolan Fergus, Dylan Rasmussen, Ethan Heinrich, Riley Lohse – 7:51.63 (23rd)