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"It Happened This Fall"

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It happened this Fall. The season is young, but great things have taken place in just 2 months of competing.  In the 5 meets The Hurricanes swam in this fall, the following accomplishments where achieved. 13 swimmers qualified for Georgia’s Age-Group State Championships.  9 swimmers qualified for Georgia’s Sr. State Championships, and 5 swimmers qualified for The Southern Zone Sectional Championships.  Also we have had 21 new team records, 8 USA Swimming nationally ranked times.

12 Swimmers have already qualified to swim in The 2014 “GAGS” Georgia Age-Group Swimming Championships in late February @ Georgia Tech.

                                                Females                                               Male

10 & Unders:                      Anna Beth Blankenship                 Brady Boudnik

                                         Lydia Myers

                                         Libby Storey

11 & 12:                             Katheryn Livingston                        Max Myers

                                         Hannah Mattson                              Piero Orderique

                                         Madigan Starr

13 & 14:                             Shannon Eshman                             Chase Parker

                                          Ashlyn Steinbach

9 Swimmers have qualified for The 2013/14 Georgia Swimming Senior Championships.

                               

Females                                               Males

Shannon Eshman                             Jacob Abeyta

Josie Hadaway                                  Mitchell Graham

Hannah Mattson                              Chris Hughes

Ashlyn Steinbach                             Jorge Orderique

                                                      Piero Orderique              

 

5 Swimmers have qualified for The 2014 “SAGS” Southern Sectional Age-Group Swimming Championships in March @ Georgia Tech:

 

Females                                               Male

11 & 12                                 Hannah Mattson                              Piero Orderique

13 & 14                                 Shannon Eshman                             Chase Parker

                                             Ashlyn Steinbach            

 

Our assault on The Hurricane’s Team Record book began at our Blue vs Gold meet with Alex Leary breaking the 25yd Freestyle with a time of 15.09, breaking Emily Schmitz 16 year old record.

 

At our first home meet in The New Columbus Aquatic Center, another 11 records were broken:

12 year Hannah Mattson notched the following:

                                                                New Record                                       Old Record                        

11 & 12 Female                                 200 yard Free 2:04.58                     2:05.52  Moeko Wallis (1995)

                                                        500 yard Free 5:31.39                     5:39.15  Noel Swenson (1998)

                                                        200 yard Back 2:20.97                     2:22.77 Hannah Mattson (2:22.77)

                                                       400 yard IM     5:03.71                     5:09.66  Katie Price (2004)

15 year old Josie Hadaway breaks 2 records

15 – 16/Sr. Female                           50 yard Breast  33.99                       34.22 Moeko Wallis (1995)          

 

11 year old Piero Orderique breaks 5 records

11 & 12 Male                                      200 Back    2:23.83                            2:24.96 Carlos Echevarria (2003)

                                                         200 Breast 2:40.54                            3:03.96 Piero Orderique (2013)

                                                         100 Fly       1:00.65                             1:00.76 Lincoln Jones (1999)

                                                        200 Fly       2:07.76                             2:16.11 Piero Orderique (2013)

                                                         400 IM       4:45.76                             5:00.45 Piero Orderique (2013)

In November The Hurricanes went to Marietta Ga. For the IMX Challenge meet and broke another 9 Team Records.

8 year old Holly Mattson breaks her older sisters 200 Free Record:

8 & Under Female                           200 Free   2:50.27                             2:56.39 Hannah Mattson (2009)

 

Hannah Mattson breaks another 5 team records:

11 & 12 Female                                 1000 yard Free  11:44.41               12:01.81 Moeko Wallis (1995)

                                                        1650 yard Free 19:19.41               20:22.36 Olivia Hadaway (2013)

                                                           50 yard Back        29.45                      29.80 Moeko Wallis (1995)

                                                         100 yard Back     1:04.15                 1:04.95 Moeko Wallis (1995)

                                                         200 yard back      2:18.06                 2:20.97 Hannah Mattson (2013)

Piero Orderique breaks another 3 team records: 

11 & 12 Male                                      100 yard Fly          59.78                   1:00.65 Piero Orderique (2013)

                                                         200 yard Fly        2:07.61                  2:07.76 Piero Orderique (2013)

                                                        400 yard IM        4:44.80                  4:45.76 Piero Orderique (2013)

We also had a number of athletes perform at a 100% Life Time Best Times during the following meets:

 

SCAT Meet (Georgia Tech)          Sara Conroy, Shea Grover, Anna Leary, Katheryn Livingston,

             Madison Park, Camron Verdree

CAC Fall Classic (Columbus)

Chase Boudnik, Gus Garbajal, Lexi Carow, Hannah Cox, Abby Dugan, Sam Eshman, Kaleigh Feger, Jonah Garner, Sara Graham, Amber Hamer JR Hanson, Aleksander Hughes, Hannah Hughes, Cal Jackson, Mallory Jones, Ned Jones, Zoe Jones, Julia Loudermilk, Piero Orderique,Chase Parker, Liana Peterman, Zach Plazas, Elisabeth Reynolds

 

Trick r Treat Meet (LeGrange)    Katlynn Gomez, Jacob Houston, Zoe Jones, Pailin Vongsavang

 

IMX Inv. (Marietta)                         Jaxon Kite, Tucker Kite, Hannah Mattson, Annabelle Tuley

 

A great job by all, let’s keep to fast swimming coming.

Next Up for The Hurricanes:

 

Dec. 6-7-8            Georgia Senior State Championships @ Georgia Tech

Dec.  7th                December Mini Meet @ CAC

Dec. 13-14-15     The Esperanto Invite @ Cummings Ga.

Dec. 21                 The Candy Cane Invite. @ Douglas County