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Ye Wins Her 2nd and 3rd State Title at the Age Group Championship Meet

Ye Wins Her 2nd and 3rd State Title at the Age Group Championship Meet

        The Age Group State Meet continued to be a great meet for DCST on day 3 of 4.  On the Saturday, Athena Ye won two more state titles!  She has now won 3, so far, for the meet!  As a team, DCST had 18 swims and 10 were career best times including 3 new team records.  For the meet, so far, DCST has 22 career best times out of 35 total swim for a very good 63% improvement rate.  The team has also set 7 new team records.
        Athena’s 2nd and 3rd state titles for the weekend came in the Girls 11 – 12 100 yard Backstroke and 50 yard Butterfly.  Both were new DCST team records as she lowered her personal best by 1.5 seconds and 0.7 seconds in the backstroke and butterfly, respectively.  DCST’s 3rd team record of the day came when Aleida Wilkins, Abby Pardridge and Grace Flemming teamed up Athena to drop 0.5 seconds and place 5th in the Girls 11 – 12 400 yard Medley Relay.  In her individual event, the 50 yard Butterfly, Pardridge remained perfect for the weekend with another best time, by 0.9 seconds, and another swim in finals placing 9th.
        In the 11 – 12 year old Boys age group, Noah Dean continued to excel with a 0.9 second time improvement while finishing 5th in the 11 – 12 year old Boys 50 yard Butterfly.  Furthermore, he was 0.6 seconds better than his previous best time in finishing 14th in the 100 yard Backstroke.  Dean also teamed up with Paul Ruetten, David Ruetten and Gavin Anderson to score some points with a 16th place finish in the 400 yard Medley Relay.  The foursome was 0.5 seconds under their seed time.  Quinn Cynor had a career best time in the 11 – 12 Boys 50 yard Butterfly.
        Sarah Hein has gone 4 for 4 in career best times for the weekend with a 0.8 second time drop in the 100 yard Backstroke and a 0.7 second time drop in the 200 yard Butterfly.  Sunday will be the conclusion of the Age Group Championship Meet.

DCST Meet Results – Day 3

11 – 12 Boys 500 yard Freestyle
        Paul Ruetten – 5:44.54 (27th)

11 – 12 Girls 100 yard Backstroke
        Athena Ye
                Prelims – 58.30 (1st)
                Finals – 57.17 (1st) – New DCST Team Record

11 – 12 Boys 100 yard Backstroke
        Noah Dean
                Prelims – 1:03.50 (14th)
                Finals – 1:03.22 (14th)
        Paul Ruetten – 1:08.72 (38th)

13 – 14 Girls 100 yard Backstroke
        Sarah Hein – 1:00.42 (24th)  

13 – 14 Boys 100 yard Backstroke
        Riley Lohse – 58.24 (30th)
        Ethan Heinrich – 59.57 (41st)
        Nolan Fergus – 1:00.05 (46th)

11 – 12 Girls 50 yard Butterfly
        Athena Ye
                Prelims – 27.29 (2nd)
                Finals - :26.32 (1st) – DCST Team Record
        Abby Pardridge
                Prelims – 28.26 (9th)
                Finals – 27.62 (9th)

11 – 12 Boys 50 yard Butterfly
        Noah Dean
                Prelims – 26.98 (5th)
                Finals – 26.59 (5th)
        David Ruetten – 28.85 (24th)
        Quinn Cynor – 28.97 (28th)

13 – 14 Girls 200 yard Butterfly
        Sarah Hein – 2:17.04 (38th)

13 – 14 Boys 200 yard Butterfly
        Nolan Fergus – 2:13.45 (36th)

11 – 12 Girls 400 yard Medley Relay
Athena Ye, Aleida Wilkins, Abby Pardridge, Grace Flemming – 4:15.59 (5th) – New DCST Team Record

11 – 12 Boys 400 yard Medley Relay
Noah Dean, Paul Ruetten, David Ruetten, Gavin Anderson – 4:23.58 (16th)

13 – 14 Boys 400 yard Medley Relay
Riley Lohse, Nolan Fergus, Ethan Heinrich, Dylan Rasmussen – 4:02.93 (27TH)