Mason Manta Rays’ Carl Bloebaum Hits 47.4 Personal Best in 100 Fly

by Spencer Penland 7

December 06th, 2020 Club, News, Previews & Recaps


  • December 4-6, 2020
  • Mason Community Center, Mason, Ohio
  • Psych Sheets
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2020 OH RAYS Start of Winter Slam”

Mason Manta Rays 16-year-old Adam McDonald dropped 1.5 from his lifetime best in the boys 100 breast, which he had just swum about 3 weeks ago. McDonald undercut his 57.04, which he had just established by on November 15th, with a 55.57. Notably, McDonald was able to keep both 50s under 30 seconds, taking the race out in 26.05, and coming home in 29.52. He also went on to swim a lifetime best in the 100 fly, swimming a 51.62.

Teammate Avery Clapp took the boys 200 back, breaking the 1:50 barrier for the first time in his career. The 17-year-old took the race out very fast, splitting 51.47 on the first 100 of the race. Clapp faded a bit on the back half of the race, splitting 28.76 and 29.39 on the final 2 50s for a 58.15 on the 2nd 100.

Mason Manta Rays 17-year-old Carl Bloebaum shaved nearly half a second off his personal best in the 100 fly to win the event. Bloebaum posted a quick 22.12 on the first 50, then came back in 25.30 for a 47.42. He led a group of RAYS swimmers that broke 50 seconds in the event for the first time. 17-year-old teammate Eli Devyak clocked a 49.88 for 2nd, dipping under both 51 and 50 for the first time. Avery Clapp was back in action in this event, posting a 49.94, which was also his first time under 50 seconds. 18-year-old Jake Young nearly broke that barrier as well, taking 4th place with a 50.33, marking a 1.25 second drop.

Northern Kentucky Clippers 17-year-old Eli Shoyat narrowly missed breaking the 1:40 barrier in the boys 200 free, getting his hand on the wall in 1:40.09. Shoyat’s swim marked a personal best by nearly a second. Shoyat took the race out in 23.58, then split 25.29 and 25.49 on the next 2 50s, and faded just slightly on the last 50, splitting 25.73.

Mason Manta Rays 18-year-old Braden Osborn chipped .21 seconds off his best in the 50 free, finishing in 20.43. Teammate Carl Bloebaum shaved .15 seconds off his best time, breaking 21 seconds for the first time with a 20.93. Buckeye Swim Club’s Christian Hosler (17) had a huge 1.5 second drop to finish 3rd in 21.02.

Age Group Winners

  • 14-year-old Henry Stimson of Mason Manta Rays hit a personal best 22.15 in the 50 free.
  • Henry Stimson went on to drop 8.5 seconds in the 200 back, posting a 1:54.71.
  • 13-year-old Millie Evans (unattached) dropped nearly 2 seconds to win the girls 13-14 100 fly with a 56.63.
  • 14-year-old Cameron Petitt (Buckeye Swim Club) dropped 3 seconds to win the boys 13-14 100 fly with a 53.52.
  • Cameron Petitt went on to win the 13-14 200 free with a 1:46.30, establishing a new best by 5 seconds.

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3 years ago

this coach just pumps ’em out.

3 years ago

Was this meet in-person? Emperor DeWine would like a word…

3 years ago

It’s helpful if you say what event is being written about. We know it’s probably the 100 breast, but you should still say what it is.

Texas swims in a short pool
3 years ago

Hokies recruiting class looking strong!

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3 years ago

I know… I would have loved to get that Bloebaum kid over to Bloomington to swim for IU. I’m sure he’ll do great with the Hokies, though.

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3 years ago

Gentry and Bloebaum. Future is bright for Hokies

Reply to  SwimDad
3 years ago

Aiken Do too, 54 in the 100 breaststroke as a Junior is amazing