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New Year = 21 NTR's & 6 GAGS Qualifiers

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The New Year brings 21 New Team Records and 6 New Championship meet qualifiers. The Hurricanes swam in two high caliber meets this past month. First has The Ralph Crocker Invitational @ Auburn University, January 17-19. The team not only had our first Top 8 Finalist in years, but had 21 top 8 finishers and another 3 final swims.  The team collected another 12 New Team Records, and 3 first time Georgia Age-Group State qualifiers.

Leading the way in scoring was Ashlyn Steinbach with all seven of her events finishing in the top 8. Brady Boudnik and Madison Park had 4 top 8 finishes, and Josie Hadaway had another 3. Others with 1 top 8 finish were Chase Parker, Olivia Hadaway, and Anna Leary.

First time GAGS qualifiers are Aidan Best, Alex Leary, and Holly Mattson.

New team Records:

8 & Under Girls: Holly Mattson (8)                          Old Record

200 Free               2:45.55                                  2:50.27  (2013)   Holly Mattson

100 Back               1:25.96                                  1:29.58  (1998)   Erin Haynes

100 Fly                  1:38.06                                  1:38,26 (2009)    Hannah Mattson

11 & 12 Girls: Hannah Mattson (12)                         Old Record

500 Free               5:28.22                                  5:31.39 (2013)    Hannah Mattson

200 Back               2:16.73                                  2:18.06 (2013)    Hannah Mattson

13 & 14 Girls: Ashlyn Steinbach (14)                        Old Record

200 Free               1:59.36                                  1:59.75  (1996)   Moeko Wallis

200 Breast           2:31.25                                  2:31.34 (2013)    Josie Hadaway

400 IM                   4:44.80                                  4:44.80 (2013)    Ashlyn Steinbach

15 & Over Girls: Josie Hadaway (15)                        Old Record

  50 Breast               32.71                                    32.77  (2013)   Josie Hadaway

200 Breast           2:28.02                                  2:29.63  (2013)   Josie Hadaway

Open Girls: Josie hadaway (15)                                 Old Record

  50 Breast               32.71                                    32.77  (2013)   Josie Hadaway

200 Breast           2:28.02                                  2:29.63  (2013)   Josie Hadaway

 

Our next meet happened this past weekend in our own home pool The Columbus Aquatic Center. The meet, The 2014 Hurricanes Groundhog Invitational, which was the largest meet ever held here in Columbus with just fewer than 600 swimmers. Despite missing 3 days of training due to winter storm Leon, The Hurricanes came away with 9 New Team Records and another 3 first time GAGS Qualifiers.

GAGS first timers were 9 & 10 year olds Tucker Kite, and Chris Whitley, and 11- 12 year old Aleksandr Hughes.

New Team Records:

8 & Under Girls: Holly Mattson (8)                          Old Record

500 Free               7:20.60                                  7:44.04  (2009)   Hannah Mattson

11 & 12 Girls: Hannah Mattson (12)                         Old Record

  50 Back                  29.41                                     29.45  (2013)   Hannah Mattson

  50 Fly                    28.90                                      28.92  (2004)   Katie Price

15 & Over Girls: Josie Hadaway (15)                        Old Record

  50 Fly                    29.66                                      30.34  (2006)   Emily Schmitz

Open Girls: Hannah Mattson (12)                             Old Record

  50 Back                  29.41                                     29.45  (2013)   Hannah Mattson

 

Open Girls: Ashlyn Steinbach, Hannah Mattson, Josie Hadaway, Lauren Crane

200 Free Relay                  1:44.63                                  1:45.91  (1996)

400 Free Relay                  3:51.14                                  3:55.75  (1998)

400 Medley Relay            4:16.37                                  4:19.97  (1998)

Open Boys: Jacob Abyeta, Mitchell Graham, Chris Hughes, Chase Parker

400 Medley Relay            3:52.47                                  3:53.78  (2000)

Current GAGS Qualifiers:

10 & Unders:      Anna Beth Blankenship                                Aidan Best

                         Alex Leary                                           Brady Boudnik

                         Holly Mattson                                   Tucker Kite

                         Lydia Myers                                        Chris Whitley

                         Libby Storey

11 & 12              Katheryn Livingston                       Aleksandr Hughes

                         Hannah Mattson                              Max Myers

            Madigan Starr                                    Madison Park

                                                                               Piero Orderique

13 & 14             Shannon Eshman                             Chase Parker

                        Olivia Hadaway               

                         Ashlyn Steinbach

Current Sectional Qualifiers:

Age-Group:        Hannah Mattson                              Brady Boudnik

                        Ashlyn Stienbach                             Piero Ordrique

             Libby Storey                                       Chase Parker

Senior                   Josie Hadaway

                                                                               

100% Life Time Best Swims:

Auburn Meet:

Aidan Best, Mikayla Best, Brady Boudnik, Lindsey Conroy, Abby Dugan, Katlynn Gomez, Shae Grover, Karson Havican, Aleksandr Hughes, Chris Hughes, Holly Mattson, Taylor Nielson, Isabelle Rodriquez, Meg Walton,

Groundhog Meet:

Olivia Brock, Sophie Broom, Sam Eshman, Jonah Garmer, Mitchell Graham, Katherine Gramling, Channing Greene, Andie Hadaway, Jacob Houston, Simon Jiang, Susan Jiang,  Zach Plazas, Abigayle Ratliff, Macy Sanders, Huda Sayedzada, Annabelle Tuley,, Jaden Vilches, Meg Walton, Alex Zacherl