Forty-Three Lifetime Bests and Three Team Records at Senior Meet
March 24, 2014
Twenty-nine swimmers competed in the Senior Meet at Mission Viejo last weekend. They turned in 43 lifetime bests and 3 team records. FAST highlights are below. Complete results can be viewed here.Ryan Cavanagh, Makena Ditsworth, and Annie Johnson posted lifetime bests in all of their races. Ryan's drop of over 1:00 in the 1500 Free (18:37.98) was the biggest drop of the weekend for FAST. He also dropped in the 200 Free and 800 Free with bests in the 100 Free and 400 Free along the way. Makena, Evelyn McIlveen, and Leah Johnson all swam faster than the previous team record in the 11-12 Girls 800 Free. Evelyn touched in 10:00.39, just shy of the 10:00 barrier. Makena posted a 9:53.54 and Leah finished in 9:51.71. The previous record of 10:00.72 was set by Marissa Beard way back in July 2002! Leah also broke team records in the 1500 Free and 200 Breast. Her time of 18:47.09 in the 1500 Free was a drop of almost 50 seconds and surpassed the previous record of 18:52.97 from November 2003. Leah's 200 Breast time of 3:01.50 was a drop of over 6 seconds and chipped away at the previous team record of 3:01.64 set by Bethany Dong in 2004.
Keep up the great work, swimmers and coaches!
- 11-12 Girls 800-meter Freestyle: 9:51.71 -- Leah Johnson (Previous Record: 10:00.72 -- Marissa Beard, July 2002)
- 11-12 Girls 1500-meter Freestyle: 18:47.09 -- Leah Johnson (Previous Record: 18:52.79 -- Bethany Dong, November 2003)
- 11-12 Girls 200-meter Breaststroke: 3:01.50 -- Leah Johnson (Previous Record: 3:01.64 -- Bethany Dong, January 2004)