With all the college meets going on all around us, who knew the age group swimmers were still going strong? Don’t worry, we’ll get caught up. Below are the AgonSwim Weekly Wonders for the weekend of January 23-25, 2015.
Natalie Ungaretti, 13, Team Millennium: 50y free (23.88) – Ungaretti knocked 4/10 off her PB at the Polar Bear Plunge hosted by Three Rivers Aquatic Club. The weekend also produced new times for Ungaretti in the 100 free, 100 breast and 200 breast.
Kate Morris, 11, NWDupage YMCA / B.R. Ryall Swim Team: 100y free (54.05) – Morris won the girls 11-12 50 free and 100 free and was runner-up in the 200 free and 50 fly at the 32nd Annual Circle City Classic Invitational hosted by Brownsburg Swim Club. Morris dropped nearly 1.3 seconds off her best 100 free time. She also picked up new PBs in the 200/500 free, and 50/100 fly.
Haley Arner, 14, Unattached (SwimAtlanta): 200y free (1:50.42) – Swimming for Collins Hill at the 2015 Gwinnett County Swimming and Diving Championships, Arner went her best 200 free by 2.3 seconds, finishing second. She was also runner-up in the 500 free with a 4-second drop.
Colin Kingsley, 11, Lake Forest Swim Club: 500y free (5:19.41) – Kingsley won the boys 11-12 50 free, 100 free, and 500 free at the Mundelein Mustang Winter Invite. Kingsley came home with new times in the 50 and 500 free as well as the 200 IM.
Dean Spicer, 13, Weymouth Club Waves: 1000y free (10:13.20) – Spicer whacked 24 seconds off his 1000 free time at the Team Specialty Meet hosted by Crimson Aquatics at the WPI Natatorium. He also picked up new PBs in the 200 back, 200 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM.
Kyle Farrow, 12, East Pennsboro Aquatic Club: 1650y free (17:34.57) – Farrow won the boys 11-12 1650 free and 400 IM at the CYA Winter A-BB-C Invitational hosted by Central York Aquatics. He also competed in the open 100/200 free, 200 back, 100 breast, and 100 fly, and earned best times in the 100/200/1650 free, 200 back, and 400 IM.
Grayson Payne, 12, McCallie / GPS Aquatics: 100y back (59.06) – Payne won the girls 11-12 50 free, 50/100/200 back, and 50 fly at the Georgia Open hosted by Southern Crescent Aquatic Team. In addition to the .42 she dropped in her 100 back, Payne came away from the meet with new best times in all four 50s.
Seamus Trzewik-Quinn, 15, Hawks Swimming Association: 200y back (1:54.13) – Trzewik-Quinn won the senior boys 200 back by 8 seconds at the 2015 HAWKS Trials And Finals meet. In addition to the 1-second drop he made in the 200 back, Trzewik-Quinn also went a best time in the 50 free.
Emma Murray, 16, Unattached (Stingrays): 100y breast (1:03.21) – Swimming for Pope High School, Murray tied her lifetime best in the 100 breast at Georgia’s CSCA County Championships. Murray also went a best time in the 100 fly with 56.37.
Jake Simmons, 14, Wasilla Waves Swim Club: 200y breast (2:12.61) – Between prelims and finals, Simmons lopped 4.6 seconds off his 200 breast at the Great Alaska Open. He won the boys open 200 breast, 100/200 fly, and 400 IM, and earned PBs in the 100/200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 IM.
Jack LeVant, 14, Unattached (North Texas Nadadores): 100y fly (49.92) – Swimming for Southlake Carroll High School at Texas’ District 10-6A Championships, LeVant broke the 50-second barrier for the first time in winning the 100 fly. He also won the 50 free (21.33) and was a member of Southlake Carroll’s winning 200 free and 400 free relays.
Lexi Glunn, 17, Unattached (Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club): 200y IM (2:04.30) – Glunn won the 200 IM and was runner-up in the 100 breast, swimming for Lassiter High School at the Georgia CSCA County Championships. She was also the leadoff leg of Lassiter’s first-place 400 free relay.