July 19, 2014
GOAL scored 295 pts. and finished in 7th place in the combined team standings at the Sectional Championship Meet in Columbia, MO this past week (July 16-19). It was GOAL's highest summer Sectional combined team finish. The men were 5th place with 201 pts, and the women were 13th place with 94 pts (both best-ever for the women). There were 10 individual GOAL team records broken: Lauren Pavel (Sr. girls 100/200 breast), Elizabeth Amato-Hanner (Sr. girls 100 back, 200 IM), Dana Posthuma (Sr. girls 100/200 Fly), Molly Miller (13-14 girls 100/200 back), and Grant Holst (13-14 boys 100/200 breast). Four relay records were broken: Sr. girls 400 Free Relay (Elizabeth Amato-Hanner, Fiona Raynor, Brianna McCullough, Brynn Robertson); Sr. girls 800 Free Relay (Brianna McCullough, Elizabeth Amato-Hanner, Jordan McCullough, Fiona Raynor); Sr. girls 400 Medley Relay (Elizabeth Amato-Hanner, Lauren Pavel, Dana Posthuma, Fiona Raynor); Sr. boys 400 Free Relay (RJ Hemmingsen, Michael Mollak, Ryan Miksch, Jacob Molacek ** also MW record).
Luke Hemmingsen broke the Midwestern records in the 13-14 boys 50 & 100 freestyles.
Congratulations to all of the swimmers at the Columbia Sectionals for a fantastic week of swimming!