NRG Girls place 5th at MIDs w/ just 8 swimmers

Congratulations to our Senior Team, who performed amazingly over the 4 day competition.  The NRG girls, dispite being vastly out numbered by the rest of the top ten teams, managed to place 5th overall in Girls team points standings.  With just 8 athletes attending the meet, they managed to place 3 places high than last year, and placing NRG in the Top 5 for the first time in 10 years. 

All of our athletes performed above expectation throughout the competition, managing great performances even at the end of the weekend while many other athletes were struggling or scratching events.  Very impressive, considering many of our athletes competed in at least 9 events, many of them making it back to the finals each night. 

The weekend ended with our NRG Girls 400 Medley relay blowing away their heat in an impressive performance, finishing 6 seconds ahead of their nearest opponent, placing 3rd overall in the meet.  It was this performance that pushed NRG into its 5th place finish and just 8 points from taking 4th from Suburban, which performed impressively all weekend. 

Some great performances included-

Carly Deeter's 1650- dropped 40 seconds to qualify for the Open Water 5K National Championship

Steven Lewis- 100% best times in all events

Jane He- broke 1:00 in the 100 Back for the first time, and backed it up twice with performances in finals and the 400 Medley Relay.

Jane He and Meredith LaBerge- both broke 2:00 in the 200 Fr for the first time.

Meredith LaBerge- continued to lower her 500 and 1000 Fr times in impressive amounts, bringing her times to 5:13 and 10:43 placing in the top 10 in the 1000 Fr.

Taylor Kane's 9 second drop in the 1000 Fr, bringing her to an impressive 10:09.  Giving her yet another bonus cut for Junior Nationals.

Thank you all for a great weekend.  We look forward to a equally impressing Long Course Season.