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Athena Ye Wins 3rd State Title on Final Day of Age Group Champs

Athena Ye Wins 3rd State Title on Final Day of the Age Group Championships

Athena Ye won her 3rd individual state title of the weekend on the final day of the Illinois Age Group Championships.  Athena’s win came in the 200 yard Backstroke with a new DCST team record time of 2:00.69.  Ye also set another team record with a time of 23.86 and a 4th place finish in the 50 yard Freestyle.  A 3rd DCST team record fell on the day when the foursome of David Ruetten, Quinn Cynor, Alex Schlueter and Noah Dean finished 8th in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:25.00.  Their time was an amazing 4.7 seconds faster than the previous team record and 1.7 seconds under their seed time.  In individual events, Dean and Cynor had excellent performances in the 50 yard Freestyle (10th place) and 500 yard Freestyle (14th place), respectively.   Cynor was 1.7 seconds under his previous best.  In the 10 and Under Boys Age Group, Jacob Gramer in the 200 yard Freestyle and Noah Johnson in 50 yard Backstroke both went lifetime bests by 0.2 seconds.

DCST Meet Results – Day 4

10 & Under Boys 200 yard Freestyle
Jacob Gramer - 2:23.53 (24th)

 

10 & Under Boys 50 yard Backstroke
         Noah Johnson – 34.75 (21st)

 

13 – 14 Girls 50 yard Freestyle
         Athena Ye
                 Prelims – 24.23 (5th)

                 Finals – 23.86 (4th) – New DCST Team Record

 

13 – 14 Girls 200 yard Backstroke

         Athena Ye
                 Prelims – 2:03.27 (1st)
                 Finals – 2:00.69 (1st) – New DCST Team Record

 

13 – 14 Girls 100 yard Breaststroke
         Aleida Wilkins – 1:09.07 (27th)
         Athena Ye – 1:12.61 (48th)

 

13 – 14 Girls 400 yard Freestyle Relay

         Aleida Wilkins, Grace Fleming, Emily Stark and Athena Ye – 3:47.24 (29th)

 

13 – 14 Boys 50 yard Freestyle
         Noah Dean
                 Prelims – 22.85 (13th)
                 Finals – 22.61 (10th)
         David Ruetten – 23.70 (41st)

 

13 – 14 Boys 500 yard Freestyle
         Quinn Cynor – 4:58.43 (14th)

         Paul Ruetten – 5:18.75 (38th)

 

13 – 14 Boys 100 yard Breaststroke

         Noah Dean – 1:06.25 (43rd)

         Paul Ruetten – 1:08.59 (56th)

 

13 – 14 Boys 400 yard Freestyle Relay

         David Ruetten, Quinn Cynor, Alex Schlueter, Noah Dean – 3:25.00 (8th) – New DCST Team Record