FAST Athletes Represent for Team Indiana at the 2019 Central Zone Multi-Cultural Meet

Karen Gernert

All-Star teams from across the Central Zone competed last Saturday and Sunday (6/08-6/09) in Edwardsville, Illinois, at the 2019 Central Zone Multi-Cultural Meet. This long- course meet brought together great talent from across the region and our FAST athletes competed well on this regional stage as Team Indiana won the meet over 9 other regional teams. The athletes representing Team Indiana from FAST included Dan Bennett, Claire Francis, Eli Francis, Christopher Tran, and Sarah Walton. "These five athletes represented both Team Indiana and FAST with a lot of pride and displayed the Tiger Values to other athletes,” began Coach Keller. “They had 24 lifetime best swims between the five of them, which demonstrated a lot of effort and focus as we are completing a strong training phase going in to the FAST Summer Jam. Our staff was impressed with their leadership by attending the meet and trust that it was a great experience for them."

Dan Bennett swam to 8 lifetime best swims in his 11 individual events and raced on 2 relays that finished 1st (Men’s 14&Under 200 Free Relay) and 2nd (Men’s 14&Under 200 Medley Relay. Claire Francis swam to 6 lifetime best swims in her 8 individual events and competed on 2 relays that finished 2nd (Women’s 12&Under 200 Free Relay) and 3rd (Women’s 12&Under 200 Medley Relay). Eli Francis swam to 5 lifetime best swims in his 8 individual events and raced on 2 relays, including the Men’s 10&Under 200 Medley Relay that finished 4th. Christopher Tran swam to 3 lifetime best swims in his 10 individual events and raced on 2 relays that finished 4th (Men’s 14&Under 200 Free Relay) and 2nd (Men’s 14&Under 200 Medley Relay). Sarah Walton swam to 2 lifetime best swims in her 8 individual swims and competed on 2 relays that finished 5th (Women’s 14&Under 200 Free Relay) and 7th (Women’s 200 Medley Relay. And, a special shout-out to Dan Bennett who was the Men's 13-14 2nd place High Point Award winner. Awesome swimming, Tigers! Way to represent FAST and Team Indiana!

Tiger Up!

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