Thursday, March 6, 2014
Forty Wahoos earned one or more personal best times at the 2013-2014 Championship Meet in Rock Hill.
The team has been training for quite a while to prepare for this meet. There were 148 personal best times set by the swimmers and 11 new Regional Cut Times set at the meet.
Overall the swimmers earned 90 ribbons for being in the top 10 in events and 12 medals for being in the top three in individual events.
There were four relay teams finishing in the top 10 in their relay events.
The girls 11-12 placed sixth in the medley relay (Hannan Mackey, Greyson Freeman, Peyton Little, and Abigail Condon) and fourth in the free relay (Emma Sullivan, Little, Abigail Condon, and Mackey).
The girls 15-18 team placed seventh in the medley relay (Darrian Gardner, Abigail Pagett, Chrissie Wall, and Catherine Condon).
The boys 13-14 team placed third in the medley relay (John Grey Crosby, Jonah Crosby, Hurley Cribb, and Michael Paglio).
Seven swimmers earned Regional Cuts at the meet in their perspective ages groups: Kelsey Campbell (50 back), Condon (50 back), J.G. Crosby (200 individual medley and 200 free), J. Crosby (200 individual medley), Little (100 fly), Mackey (50 back and 100 individual medley), Paglio (100 individual medley and 100 fly), and Sullivan (50 back and 200 individual medley).
Also, going to Regionals from previous meet times are Edwin Lopez and Sam Sisney.
Placing in the top three in individual events and receiving medal were: J.G. Crosby, J. Crosby, Lopez, Mackey, Gracie Pifer, Jackson Robino, and Sullivan.
Five Wahoo swimmers qualified for the USA State Meet (Crosbys, Lopez, Paglio, and Sisney) and swam in Greenville on the weekend of Feb. 14. Paglio swam four indivdual and set four personal best times throughout the weekend.
The regional swimmers will be headed back to Rock Hill on March 14 and the entire team will be going to a NMB USA Meet on March 29.
The Wahoos are always looking for new swimmers. For more information on joining the team or taking swim lessons contact the YMCA at 843-545-9622 or www.coastalcarolinaymca.org.