FAST Athletes Race to 3rd at the 2019 Age Group State Championship!

Karen Gernert
Mar 11, 2019

FAST athletes competed at the 2019 Indiana Age Group State Championships on March 8-10, 2019. Racing at the IU Natatorium in downtown Indianapolis, your Tigers showed up to race as they took 3rd place at the Age Group State Championship!  Ready to race from the first heat, your FAST athletes fought for every second, competed well, and came together as a team! The work your athletes have put into the water this season was certainly evident as a staggering number of lifetime best swims were earned.

Earning lifetime bests at the Age Group State Championship were: Dan Bennett (8), Addison Carlile (6), Austin Carlile (3), Vince Dieu (1), Dominic Henderson (1), Louie Henderson (7), Taichi Kataoka (1), Alex Koo (3), Kate Mouser (10), Amy Nguyen (2), Jessica Patrick (6), JoJo Ramey (4), Ben Russell (3), Eduardo Sanchez (8), Emma Schumacher (6), James Stasey (8), Mia Wilson (1), and Emily Wolf (3).

Special thanks go out to all our relay only swimmers and alternates including: AJ Adams, Lucas Beaulieu, Allon Bluvshetyn, Lisa Bradford, Lukas Bradford, Eli Francis, Isaac Henderson, Ellie Henegar, Victor Herbert, Hunter Hollowell, Eshan Jain, Tommy Johanneman, Hagen Lee, Matthew Makielski, Konstanty Nowacki, Mia Parker, Myra Sacchini, Emma Schwertfeger, Callie Shine, Avery Stein, Chris Tran, Sarah Walton, and Delaney Wilson.

Special congratulations go out to the following swimmers for their podium finishes (Top 8) at the Age Group State Meet, including: Dan Bennett (B 13-14; 100 Breast – 7th, 200 Breast – 5th);  Addison Carlile (G 10&U; 200 IM – 1st, 200 Free – 1st, 50 Back – 2nd, 50 Free – 1st, 100 Back – 2nd, 100 Free – 1st); Connor Carlile (B 13-14; 400 IM  5th, 200 Back - 5th, 200 Free - 8th, 1650 Free - 7th, 200 IM - 6th), Vince Dieu (B 11-12 – 50 Breast – 8th); Louie Henderson (B 13-14; 500 Free – 8th, 1650 Free – 5th, 200 Breast – 6th); Kate Mouser (G 13-14; 400 IM – 3rd, 500 Free – 5th, 200 Free – 3rd, 100 Breast – 1st, 200 IM – 3rd, 200 Breast – 2nd), and JoJo Ramey (G 13-14; 400 IM – 1st, 500 Free – 1st, 1000 Free – 1st, 200 Back – 1st, 200 IM – 1st, 100 Back – 4th). Way to go, Tigers!

FAST athletes also had multiple podium finishes with our relays. Top 8 relay teams included the 7th place Girls 13-14 400 Medley Relay (JoJo Ramey, Kate Mouser, Callie Shine, and Jessica Patrick), the 2nd place Girls 13-14 200 Free Relay (Kate Mouser, Avery Stein, Jessica Patrick, and JoJo Ramey), the 6th place Girls 13-14 200 Medley Relay (JoJo Ramey, Amy Nguyen, Kate Mouser, and Jessica Patrick), the 7th place Girls 13-14 400 Free Relay (Kate Mouser, Jessica Patrick, Avery Stein, and JoJo Ramey), the 6th place Boys 13-14 200 Free Relay (Connor Carlile, Taichi Kataoka, Dan Bennett, and James Stasey), the 5th place Boys 13-14 200 Medley Relay (Louie Henderson, Dan Bennett, Connor Carlile, and James Stasey), and the 4th place Boys 13-14 400 Free Relay (James Stasey, Taichi Kataoka, Louie Henderson, and Connor Carlile).

And,a special shout out to both Addision Carlile and JoJo Ramey! Addison earned the Girls 10 & Under High Point Award and JoJo earned the Girls 13-14 High Point Award! Amazing job, Tigers!

What a weekend! We are so proud of your athletes for the efforts they put into this past weekend's Age Group State Championship. Thank you to all who contributed to this weekend's successes. Great job, Tigers!

It was indeed a great weekend of racing and we are excited to see what our 15 & Over athletes do this coming weekend as they race at Senior State. We look forward to seeing what the future holds as you reach your goals… and set new ones!

Tiger Up!

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