Congratulations are in order for our 6 LCFY Swimmers who competed in the 2010 YMCA Long Course Championships in College Park, MD last week!
(Sydney King, Kayte Postle, Alex Untied, Keely Lovern, Allison Schroeder, and Paige Griesse)
We have done something never done before in this program…and that is score points at Nationals!!
We did it for the very first time last week and thus taking another step forward toward National recognition.
Cool info and results:
Over 1110 swimmers from 124 YMCA’s from across the country representing 19 states competed at this event!!
Sydney King made it back to finals in all 4 of her events placing 12th, 13th, 17th, and 19th. She scored 9 points and we ended up 41st!
We broke 5 Individual team records and 5 relay records in the process
Kayte (50 and 100 fr), Alex (50 br), Allison (50 br & 400IM)
All 6 swimmers were a part of 1 or more of the 5 Team record setting relays (200,400,800 fr relays & 200,400 medley relays)
This was Kayte Postle’s final YMCA Nationals with us before she goes off to swim at Ball State in the Fall.
Alex Untied, Allison Schroeder, Keely Lovern, and Sydney King all qualified to swim the max number of entries at the meet (4).
This was a very memorable week long meet that was a great way to end the swimming season. Our program has accomplished some very special things this past summer season and all of you should be really proud of yourselves.
It is a pleasure to coach all of our LCFY Sharks!
Sharks Shine at Ohio Long Course Junior Olympics
July 15-18th, 2010
Congratulations to Sydney King, Keely Lovern, Alex Untied, Paige Griesse, and Makenna Dunlap for some very incredible swims this past weekend.
So just what did they accomplish…
Sydney King led the way, and was awarded the “Outstanding Ohio Female Athlete of the meet”. This award goes to the swimmer who achieved the highest USA rankings in total events swum based on “FINA Power Points”.
We placed 14th out of 30 teams and were the highest placing USA/YMCA program
We were Runner-up in the small team division out of 12 teams!
We won 3 events (Sydney 100 & 200 back and 400 fr)
2nd place in 2 events (Sydney 200 &1500 fr)
3rd place in 1 event (Sydney 100 fr)
4th place in 1 event (Sydney 50 fr) and 400 Fr Relay (Alex, Paige, Keely, Sydney)
5th place in the 200 Fr Relay (Alex, Paige, Makenna, Sydney)
6th place in 2 events 200 & 400 Medley Relays (Sydney, Alex, Paige, Keely)
9th place in 1 event (Keely 100 back)
10th place in 1 event (Alex 100 breast)
13th place in 1 event (Alex 200 breast)
We broke 8 Individual Team records
Sydney: 50,100,200, 400, 800 fr, and 50 & 200 back
Alex: 100 br
All 4 relays (200 & 400 Medley and 200 & 400 Fr relays)
Not too bad for 5 swimmers~
Way to go Sharks!!!!
LCFY Sharks Score Big at SEOWV Championships
The Licking County Family YMCA Sharks Swim Team competed against 13 other teams at the Southeast Ohio/West Virginia YMCA League Championship meet on July 10 at The Ohio State University. The Sharks finished third in the overall large team standings, led by outstanding performances from our youngest swimmers to our most seasoned veteran swimmers.
The younger Sharks were led by Gabrielle Brust, who won the 100 yard freestyle and 25 yard fly and finished second in the 25 yard free to clinch the 8 and under girls individual high point championship during the morning session. Teammate Ian Jarvis finished third in the 8 and under boys individual high point championship with a win in the 25 yard breaststroke and a second in the 25 yard backstroke. Jarvis was also part of the winning 8 and under boys 100 yard freestyle relay, joined by Alex Fenimore (who finished second in the 100 yard individual medley and 50 free), Mason Clark, and Bryson Hauenstein. The same relay (Clark, Fenimore, Hauenstein, and Jarvis) also competed in the 8 and under boys 100 yard medley relay and finished second. Both the boys and girls 8 and under squads finished as high point runner ups in the team competition.
The 13/14 girls led the way for the older Sharks with numerous wins in the afternoon session of the meet and also by capturing the 13-14 Girl's Team Hi Point Championship. Sydney King was individual high point winner in the 13/14 girls age group, closely followed by teammate Alex Untied who finished as the runner up. King won the 100 yard freestyle, the 200 yard freestyle, and the 100 yard backstroke to win the high point award, while Untied won the 50 yard freestyle, the 100 yard breaststroke, and finished second in the 100 yard freestyle. King and Untied were joined by teammates Paige Griesse and Keely Lovern (the 13/14 girls 200 yard individual medley winner) on the winning 13/14 girls 200 yard medley and 200 yard freestyle relays.
The 15 and over girls were not to be outdone and were led by first place finishes from Abby Brown in the 100 yard butterfly(a new Team record) and Allison Schroeder in the 200 yard individual medley. Abby Brown and Allison Schroeder joined forces with Hannah Rush (second in the 200 yard freestyle) and Kaytee Postle to win second place in both the 200 yard medley and free relays. Abby McGonagle’s second place finish in the 1000 yard freestyle gave the Sharks a second place finish in the overall standings for the age group. A special thank you and farewell to our graduated seniors who competed in their last YMCA SEOWV Summer League Champs (Kayte Postle & Juli Pintz). We will miss you!!!
Other top finishes for the Sharks included Shelby Seas (first in the 11/12 girls 100 yard breaststroke), Makenna Dunlap (first in the 13/14 girls 100 yard butterfly), Jack McGonagle (second in the 10 and under boys 100 yard individual medley), Maggie McGonagle (second in the 13/14 girls 200 yard individual medley), Wyatt Woertkoetter (second in the 13/14 boys 50 yard freestyle), Philip Hall (second in the 11/12 boys 100 yard butterfly), and Tom Barrett (second in the 15 and over boys 100 yard breaststroke).
Danger! Sharks in the Water Again!
The Licking County Family YMCA Sharks Swim Team sent a small squad of 15 swimmers to compete at the 33rd annual Mike Peppe/ John Bruce Memorial Invitational swim meet, held July 1-3, 2010 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of The Ohio State University.
A total of 42 teams competed at the meet, and the Sharks, with one of the smallest squads, placed 14th overall. They were led by the stellar performance of Sydney King, who competed in the 13/14 girls age group.
King, a Granville resident, set meet records in the 200 meter and 400 meter freestyle. She also set a meet record in the 100 meter backstroke, erasing a mark that had stood for more than three decades. Her backstroke swim was fast enough to place her in the top 16 times in the country for that event, and she finished the meet as the 13/14 girls high point runner up.
Nor was King the only Shark swimming at the top of her game. Team mates Makenna Dunlap, Keely Lovern, and Alex Untied joined King in the team record setting 400 meter medley relay and the 400 meter freestyle relay of King, Lovern, Untied, and Paige Griesse will continue on to represent the Sharks at the Ohio Junior Olympic Championship meet held later in the summer.
Other team records were set at the meet by Jack Barrett (200 meter individual medley), Alex Untied (100 meter breaststroke), Allison Schroeder (100 meter breaststroke and 200 meter freestyle), Abby Brown (100 and 200 meter butterfly) and the 15 and over girls relay of Abby Brown, Hannah Rush, Allison Schroeder and Makenna Dunlap (400 meter freestyle relay).
Good luck to Sydney, Keely, Alex, Paige, Allison, and Kayte Postle who will be competing at the YMCA Long Course National Championship meet, held at College Park, Maryland, July 27-30th, 2010.
Sharks Show Teeth, McGonagle Sets Record at Lancaster
The LCFY Sharks competed in their last YMCA dual meet of the season on July 1, 2010. The Sharks, led by 9/10 boys swimmer Jack McGonagle, showed that they were on track to compete against all comers at the upcoming league championship meet.
The 11/12 girls 200 yard medley relay of Emily Kauchak, Shelby Seas, Josie Bunstine, and Brooke Kauchak set the tone of the meet with a time drop of nearly four seconds and a race to the finish against the Lancaster relay.
McGonagle led the Sharks with a record setting performance in the 9/10 boys 200 yard backstroke at the start of the meet, then returned to the pool minutes later to turn in a competitive swim in the 9/10 boys 100 yard individual medley.
Individual best times were also turned in by Curtis Boren, Josie Bunstine, Meredith Clark, Katy Darby, Alex Fenimore, Kayla Fenimore, Philip Hall, Brooke Kauchak, Emily Kauchak, Sarah Martin, Alex Nethers, Isabel Staats, and Jacob Roberts.
The Sharks will next compete at the SEOWV YMCA League Championships on July 10, 2010.
Cambridge: Classic Shark Attack
The LCFY Sharks chomped the competition at the Cambridge Classic, held June 26, 2010. The team finished second in overall standings, led by strong relay performances in all age groups.
Jack McGonagle set new team records in the 9/10 boys 50, 100, and 200 meter freestyle. Allison Schroeder also turned in top performances and set new team records in each of her events--the 100 meter freestyle, 100 meter backstroke, 100 meter breaststroke, and 200 meter individual medley. Schroeder was also the anchor leg of the record setting 15 and over girls 400 meter freestyle relay with teammates Amelia Sigman, Juli Pintz, and Abby McGonagle.
Congratulations to our LCFY Shark high-point winners!!
Alex Fenimore: 3rd place 7-8 boys
Jack McGonagle: 2nd place 9-10 boys
Kayla Fenimore: 1st place 13-14 girls
Allison Schroeder: 1st place 15&over girls
There is only question remaining as the Sharks head into their championship meets: How fast will they go?
Sharks Race at Quad Meet
The LCFY Sharks used their home pool advantage to set new team records on Thursday June 24, 2010.
New individual records were set by Abby Brown (50 meter butterfly), Sydney King (100 meter freestyle), Jack McGonagle (100 meter freestyle), Allison Schroeder (50 and 100 meter freestyle) and Wyatt Woertkoetter (50 meter butterfly). The 15 and over girls 200 meter medley relay of Hannah Rush, Allison Schroeder, Abby Brown, and Kaytee Postle also set a record at the meet.
King Swims to Top at Kentucky Invitational
The LCFY Sharks competed at the 12th Annual David Webb Invitational meet June 18-20 in Erlanger, Kentucky. Sydney King led the small squad of Sharks with wins and new team records in the 13/14 girls 400 meter freestyle and the 200 meter backstroke. Alex Untied, not to be outdone, won the 13/14 girls 200 meter breaststroke.
The Sharks set 20 new team records at the meet. New record holders are: Riley Bunstine (8 and under girls 50 and 100 meter breaststroke), Caillie Barnett (9/10 girls 50 backstroke and 100 breaststroke), Wyatt Bunstine (9/10 boys 50 meter backstroke and 100 meter breaststroke), Jack McGonagle (11/12 boys 50 and 100 meter backstroke), Sydney King (13/14 girls 50, 100, and 400 meter freestyle, 100 and 200 meter backstroke, and 200 meter individual medley), Wyatt Woertkoetter (13/14 boys 200 meter individual medley), Jack Barrett (15 and over boys 200 meter individual medley), Abigail Brown (15 and over girls 100 and 200 meter butterfly), Abby McGonagle (15 and over girls 200 meter backstroke), and Allison Schroeder (15 and over girls 100 meter breaststroke).
Hannah Rush swam best times in every event at the meet, and every swimmer competing posted at least one best time—a first for the Sharks.
The team competes against Mount Vernon, Buckeye—Hilliker, and Marietta on June 24 at the Licking County Family YMCA.
Sharks Race Liberty in Evans Pool
The LCFY Sharks held a dual meet at their home pool on Saturday, June 12 against Liberty Township Powell YMCA. Although the Sharks swimmers had put in a tough week at practice, they still raced the LTPY swimmers and posted best times in nearly every event.
The 12 and under swimmers posted some of the most dramatic time drops of the meet, led by Sarah Martin who posted best times in each of her events, while the 13 and over swimmers used the meet to try new events and prepare for the SEOWV League Championships to be held on July 10, 2010.
Columbus Traffic and Construction No Match For Sharks...
Despite battling Columbus rush hour and construction traffic, the LCFY Sharks still made it to the HURY pool on time—and showed they had speed to spare.
While the Sharks didn’t set new team records at the meet—something that has become a common occurrence this season—they did swim plenty of best times. Livia Barnett, Riley Bunstine and Maddie Gundler turned in best times for the 8 and under girls; in the 9/10 girls age group both Caillie Barnett, Katie Darby, and Sarah Martin showed that hard work does pay off with time drops. The 11/12 girls were well represented with time drops by Josie Bunstine and Shelby Seas while Rowan Moore of the 11/12 boys also had best times. The 13 and over swimmers were also well represented with best times by Zed Huff (13/14 boys), Allison Everhart (15 and over girls) and Amelia Sigman (15 and over girls).
The Sharks compete next against Liberty Township-Powell YMCA on June 12th.
And the Records Came Tumblin’ Down…
The Bowling Green Invitational proved to be just what the LCFY Sharks ordered after a week of hard early season practices. Over 20 Sharks swimmers competed at the meet over June 5-6, eight individuals set 14 new records, and three relay records also were set while at the meet.
Allison Schroeder led the team in the 15 and over girls with four individual records (200 meter freestyle, 200 meter individual medley, 100 meter backstroke, and 200 meter breaststroke). She was closely followed by teammate Sydney King, who set three individual records for the 13/14 girls.(200 meter individual medley, 400 meter individual medley, and 200 meter butterfly). Other record setters at the meet included Jack Barrett (15 and over boys 200 meter backstroke), Kevin Bell (15 and over boys 200 meter individual medley), Riley Bunstine (8 and under girls 50 meter butterfly), Wyatt Bunstine (9/10 boys 50 meter freestyle and 100 meter backstroke), Alex Fenimore (8 and under boys 100 meter butterfly), and Ian Jarvis (9/10 boys 100 meter breaststroke).
The relay team of Keely Lovern, Alex Untied, Makenna Dunlap, and Sydney King established a new mark in the 13/14 girls 400 meter freestyle relay. Two 15 and over girls relay records were also set--the 400 meter freestyle relay by Kayla Fenimore, Malle Schilling, Rebecca Holmes, and Juli Pintz; and the 400 meter medley relay by Sydney King, Alex Untied, Keely Lovern, and Allison Schroeder.
The Sharks next swim at home on June 12, 2010.
Sharks Start Season with a Splash
The LCFY Sharks hosted their first meet of the season at the Licking County Family YMCA on Thursday, June 3 and showed the spectators that the new season will be just as exciting as the last one.
The Sharks were led with record setting performances by Sydney King (13/14 girls 50 meter backstroke) and Allison Schroeder (15 and over girls 50 meter breaststroke) as they competed against a small but determined squad from Columbus Hilltop YMCA.