Tuff Tri Recap

Rebecca Lewis

Long Course season has started and 53 Hammerheads competed in Lee’s Summit at the TST/EKC/NLU Tuff Tri meet. The team raced to 185 best times, 39 new District cuts, 13 new Champ Bonus cuts and 25 new Champ cuts!

 

80% Best Times or Better
{athletes listed here dropped time in 80% or more of their legally swam events}
(improved events/total events
)

 

-Melo Anthony (2/2) 100%                                         -Eden Bettis (3/3) 100%
-Levi Bettis (5/5) 100%                                                -Nyema Clemons (2/2) 100%
-Isabelle Collop (5/5) 100%                                        -Elisa DeCaro (4/4) 100%
-Claire Dierker (5/5) 100%                                          -Mallory Dunaway (4/4) 100%
-Alex Foot (5/5) 100%                                                  -Asher Gellis (4/4) 100%
-Rowan Gellis (5/5) 100%                                           -Gracie Hayes (5/5) 100%
-Justin Hendricks (4/4) 100%                                     -Ricky Hoover (2/2) 100%
-Findlay Hume (3/3) 100%                                          -Henry Johnson (3/3) 100%
-Grace Keane (5/5) 100%                                            -David Keightley (5/5) 100%
-Andrew Kirkland (3/3) 100%                                     -Harmony Lucas (5/5) 100%
-Jake Maiseroulle (5/5) 100%                                    -Gage McClanahan (4/4) 100%
-Kian McHugh (4/4) 100%                                           -Neala McHugh (5/5) 100%
-Gabriel Meitler (4/4) 100%                                       -Zach Mendez (5/5) 100%
-Teagan Mitchell (4/4) 100%                                      -Leo Nguyen (3/3) 100%
-Sean Nguyen (3/3) 100%                                           -Molly Purinton (4/4) 100%
-Rainier Realina (5/5) 100%                                        -Raphael Realina (5/5) 100%
-Kemper Roberts (5/5) 100%                                     -Kennedy Roberts (5/5) 100%
-Kieran Ross (3/3) 100%                                              -Derrick Schneeberger (5/5) 100%
-Oliver Sias (4/4) 100%                                                -Henry Snider (3/3) 100%
-Mizzou Thai (4/4) 100%

 

Notable Swims

{athletes listed here swan an event for the first time, dropped 7 seconds or more in a single event, achieved a time standard for the first time in an event, swam to victory or placed top 8 in a prelim/finals or championship meet, broke a record or other noteworthy accomplishments}

 

-We had 12 swimmers compete in their first Long Course meet: Melo Anthony, Eden Bettis, Levi Bettis, Isabelle Collop, Mallory Dunaway, Asher Gellis, Rowan Gellis, Findlay Hume, Grace Keane, Andrew Kirkland (first meet for NLU!!!) Kian McHugh, Gabriel Meitler and Molly Purinton.

-Levi Bettis qualified for Districts in 50 Breast

-Nyema Clemons not only swam in her first long course meet, but it was her first for NLU. She picked up 2 Districts cuts for her 50 Free and 50 Back

-Isabelle Collop raced to 2 District times in her 100 Breast and 50 Breast

-Elisa DeCaro sprinted to a new Champs cut in her 100 Back and a Distict time in her 400 Free

-Claire Dierker is the proud owner of 2 District cuts for 50 Back and 50 Fly and 2 Champ Bonus cuts for 200 Free and 50 Breast

-Mallory Dunaway raced to a District time for 100 Breast

-Alex Foot sprinted to a District time in his 50 Free

-Asher Gellis cruised to 2 District times in 100 Breast and 50 Breast

-Rowan Gellis matched her brother’s efforts and also earned 2 District times in the 100 Breast and 50 Breast

-Kimberly Greene was victorious in her 200 Back and 400 Free

-Gracie Hayes dropped over 8 seconds in her 50 Back and her 50 Breast

-Makaila Hayes sprinted to a new Champs time in 200 Breast

-Justin Hendricks dropped over 19 seconds in his 100 Breast and over 14 seconds in his 100 Free

-Ricky Hoover shaved over 8 seconds in his 100 Free to earn a new District time. He earned a second District time in his 100 Fly

-Findlay Hume cruised to 3 new District times in his first long course meet: 50 Free, 100 Back and 100 Free

-Jia Hurst dropped almost 9 seconds to earn a District time in her 200 Free. She also picked up a District time in her 200 Back.

-Henry Johnson dropped over 9.5 seconds in his 100 Back

-David Keightley sprinted to an over 9 second drop in his 100 Breast to earn a District time. He also collected District cuts for 200 Free and 400 Free

-Andrew Kirkland not only swam in his first long course meet, but it was his first meet as a Hammerhead

-Harmony Lucas swam to 2 new District times in 50 Free and 100 Free and 2 new Champ Bonus times in 100 Back and 50 Back. She also dropped almost 16 seconds in her 50 Fly

-Jake Maiseroulle dropped an astonishing 58+ seconds in his 200 Free to earn a new Champs time, a crazy 32+ seconds in his 100 Breast to earn a new Champs time and over 37+ seconds in his 100 Breast to earn a new Champs time. He also sprinted to a Champs time in his 100 Fly and a Champs Bonus time in his 200 IM

-Gage McClanahan dropped over 13 seconds in his 100 Fly

-Gabriel Meitler picked up 2 new District cuts in his 50 Breast and 50 Fly

-Zach Mendez dropped over 16 seconds in his 200 Free to earn a Champs Bonus time, and almost 11 seconds in his 200 IM to earn a Champs Bonus time. He also picked up Champs Bonus cuts in 200 Free and 400 IM and a new Champs time in the 800 Free

-Sarah Miner earned a new Champs Bonus time after her 10+ second drop in the 100 Breast. She also cruised to a 1st place finish and Champs time in the 800 Free

-Teagan Mitchell earned 2 new Champs Bonus times for her 50 Free and 200 Breast and a new Districts time for her 100 Fly

-Sean Nguyen dropped over 11 seconds to secure a new Champs time in his 100 Breast

-Clay Pilliard earned a Districts time for his 200 Fly after an almost 19 second drop

-Molly Purinton earned a new District cut for her 50 Free

-Rainier Realina now has 3 new District times for his 100 Breast, 50 Back and 50 Fly

-Raphael Realina earned 2 new Champs times for his 100 Breast and 200 Breast (1st place!), a new Champs Bonus time for this 100 Back and after an over 17 second drop, he earned a District time for his 400 Free

-Kemper Roberts earned 5 new Champs Bonus times: 50 Free, 100 Breast (after an over 10 second drop), 200 Breast, 400 Free (dropped almost 27 seconds!) and 200 IM (dropped over 9 seconds!)

-Kennedy Roberts picked up 4 new Champs Bonus times for her 50 Free, 100 Back, 50 Back and 50 Breast

-Kieran Ross sprinted to an over 15 second shave in his 100 Breast to earn a Champs time in that event. He also picked up a Champs Bonus time in his 50 Free and a Districts time in 100 Free

-Derrick Schneeberger now has a District time in his 50 Free and he shaved over 20 seconds in his 200 Free

-Oliver Sias shaved over 17 seconds to earn a District time in his 200 IM. He also picked up a District time in his 100 Free and a Champs Bonus time in his 100 Back

-Henry Snider earned a new Champs time in his 50 Free and was victorious in the 200 IM

-Jack Stanley now has a Champs Bonus time in his 100 Free

-Hannah Stewart was victorious in her 200 Breast and dropped over 13 seconds in her 800 Free

-Isaac Stewart dropped over 26 seconds in his 100 Fly

-Mizzou Thai dropped over 15 seconds in his 50 Free