FAST Tigers Were Amazing at the FAST 500 Invitational!

Karen Gernert
May 20, 2019

Your FAST Tigers were back in action over the weekend at the FAST 500 Invitational. The early season work your athletes have put into the water was certainly evident as a staggering number of lifetime best swims were earned.

At the FAST 500 Invitational, your athletes earned a whopping 658 lifetime best swims, as well as new Divisional, State, and Zone cuts! Saying they raced well is certainly an understatement and many of these swimmers were racing brand new events! Earning lifetime best swims at the FAST 500 were: AJ Adams (2), Addie Adams (3), Lexi Adams (7), Kalli Agapios (1), Casey Alexander (8), Sadie Allison (7), Quinn Antworth (2) Logan Ayres (7), Lee Balkcom (8), Claire Bancroft (4), Jonny Bancroft (3), Lucas Beaulieu (4), Maddie Beaulieu (6), Reed Beaumont (1), Evelyn BeDell (8), Dan Bennett (1), Allon Bluvshteyn (5), Lisa Bradford (8), Lukas Bradford (4), Nathan Bradford (9), Sheldon Brady (6), Jude Bragdon (8), Hannah Brown (2), Addison Carlile (8), Austin Carlile (7), Connor Carlile (6), Jackson Carlile (2), Santiago Castro (7), Brody Chop (1), Keaton Chop (3), Liam Chop (3), Alex Clark (5), Abbey Conn (6), Linette Coonce (5), Eli Creakbaum (4), Riley Cristat (5), Simon Davies (2), Srilekha Davuluri (2), Sean Deimling (7), Audrey Diehl (7), Destiny Dieu (3), Vince Dieu (4), Kiho Doura (3), Audrey Ehlin (8), Addy Fought (5), Claire Francis (5), Eli Francis (7), Aly Freeman (3), Aaron Frollo (1), Seita Fukuchi (2), Grace Gannon (4), Rachel Garcia (6), Esha Gulati (1), Izzy Harding (5), Sean Harvey (6), Dominic Henderson (2), Isaac Henderson (2), Louie Henderson (5), Adley Henegar (4), Cora Henegar (3), Ellie Henegar (6), Jaxon Henegar (5), Jaylyn Henegar (7), Victor Herbert (8), Samantha Hietpas (1), Jonny Hines (7), Amon Hioki (4), Kain Hioki (3), Johannes Hoffmann (9), Hayden Hollowell (3), Hunter Hollowell (1), Jared Hyatt (1), Cory Jacocks (2), Eshan Jain (6), Tommy Johanneman (9), Tashar Kalirai (4), Kanta Kataoka (3), Taichi Kataoka (10), Gabe Kean (1), Bruno Kitazuka (3), Haruma Kobari (3), Minon Kobari (2), Alex Koo (7), Diane Koo (3), Defne Kutlu (2), Deren Kutlu (1), Hagen Lee (5), Hudson Lee (9), Larkin Lee (4), Evan Makielski (7), Sophie Malone (7), Mei Mamiya (2), Yzabel Managa (5), Zack McEwen (5), Abby Miller (5), Thomas Miller (7), Kana Miyato (3), Yuya Miyato (2), Lizzie Mohr (6), Kate Mouser (3), Alex Nguyen (3), Amy Nguyen (6), Brian Nguyen (7), Meghan Nguyen (5), Ethan Nimri (5), Mia Noel (8), Aleksander Nowacki (2), Konstanty Nowacki (5), Mia Parker (7), Emily Pfeifer (4), Maddie Phillips (7), Kenzie Pierce (2), Kyle Ponsler (1), Meghan Pratt (5), Charlie Ramey (2), Frankie Ramey (7), JoJo Ramey (2), Lydia Reade (1), Ben Russell (7), Myra Sacchini (9), Eduardo Sanchez (8), Rodrigo Sanchez (3), Jack School (4), Emma Schumacher (4), Emma Schwertfeger (1), Joshua Scott (6), Yumi Shimonaka (2), Callie Shine (6), Nic Silva (4), Harry Singh (2), Ken Smith (6), Alexandra Stein (1), Avery Stein (2), Rylee Taylor (7), Kylie Terpening (2), Chris Tran (2), Jennie Urbanski (3), Nick Viola (8), Sarah Walton (3), Lila Wilde (1), Mia Wilson (5), Emily Wolf (6), Sophia Wolfgang (4), Ashley Wyatt (10), and Lily Ziino (9). Amazing job, Tigers!

Special kudos go out to the following high point Top 10 swimmers at the FAST 500 as well. Earning Top 10 high point honors for the 8 & Under swimmers were Adley Henegar (2nd), Larkin Lee (7th), and Grace Gannon (9th) for the girls. Rodrigo Sanchez finished 8th and Aleksander Nowacki finished 10th for the boys. In the 9-10 age group, Emily Wolf finished 8th for the girls, while Austin Carlile and Alex Koo finished 2nd and 4th for the boys, respectively. In the 11-12 age group, Emma Schumacher (2nd), Addison Carlile (3rd), and Mia Wilson (4th) all finished in the Top 10 for the girls. For the 11-12 Boys, Hudson Lee took 6th. For the 13-14 age group, Jessica Patrick and Kate Mouser finished 2nd and 5th, respectively, while Louie Henderson (4th), Connor Carlile (7th), Taichi Kataoka (8th), and Dan Bennett (10th) all took Top 10 honors for the boys. Finally, in the Open category, Top 10 honors went to Kenzie Pierce (2nd), Alexandra Stein (4th), Ellen Fero (6th), Lydia Reade (7th), Savannah Kennedy (8th), and Morgan Booth (10th) on the girls, while Jackson Carlile (2nd), Aaron Frollo (3rd), Kyle Ponsler (4th), Simon Davies (8th), and Cory Jacocks (9th) took Top 10 honors for the boys. Congratulations to you all!

What a weekend! We are so proud of your athletes for the efforts they put into this past weekend's meets. Many tried new events for the first time, went up against amazing competition and held their ground, and the number of lifetime best swims earned in the pool was staggering. More importantly, we appreciate the Tiger Values that were displayed over the weekend. There were a number of instances that support that.

Thank you to all who contributed to this weekend's successes - though your encouragement and support of these athletes, and your event support staffing. Special thanks also to the leadership team for another well-run meet and to the officiating crew.

It was a great weekend of racing and we are excited to see what our athletes do at both the FAST Friday and the SSC Summer Sizzler in two weeks. We look forward to seeing what the future holds as you reach your goals… and set new ones!

Tiger Up!