Nate Thomas Swims Blistering #1 ranked 100 Back at Jim Devine Invitational

Jason Cravens
Nov 5, 2018

Nate Thomas made his first visit to the Mizzou Aquatic Center a memorable one with a slew of impressive early season swims.  He posted wins in the 50 Back (28.16), 100 Back (59.02), 100 Breast (1:10.47), and 200 IM (2:09.85) in the 11-12 boys division on his way to 100% best times. His time of 59.02 in the 100 Back was especially impressive and is currently ranked #1 in the country for 11 year old boys.  He is also currently ranked in the top 10 in the country in the 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 100 IM, and 200 IM.  

Ty Thomas led a strong RCA crew competing in the 10&under boys division.  Thomas posted event wins in the 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 IM, and 200 IM to go along with 2nd place finishes in the 50 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 50 Back, and 50 Breast.  Hudson Dennis posted best times in 8 out of 10 events and finished top 5 in 8 events.  

Marianne Dean earned RCA Swimmer of the Meet honors from the RCA coaches.  Dean earned best times in 7 out of 8 events and showed strong improvement across all distances and all strokes.  

Also of Note:

  • Ella Hahs earned her first two FGC Senior Champs qualifying times (100 Breast, 200 Breast) and posted best times in 7 out of 10 events. 
  • Grace Sanders and Ava Duncan added FGC Senior Champs qualifying times in the 200 Back.
  • Bella Dennis added FGC Senior Champs qualifying times in the 50 Free, 100 Back, and 200 IM.
  • Anne McDougal earned 100% best times! 
  • Cade McCadams earned a new Ozark Division 1 qualifying time in the 200 Breast! 
  • Addison Ringwald earned a new A time in the 500 Free!  
  • Sydney Ringwald earned new A times in the 100 Free and 500 Free!
  • Kennedy Ringwald earned new Ozark Division 1 qualifying times in the 200 Free and 200 IM!
  • Elias Theall posted best times in 8 out of 9 events and earned new Ozark Division 1 qualifying times in the 200 Free and 500 Free