Update from Coach Mike:
The 2012 Texas Age Group Swimming Championships are being held on the UT Austin Campus at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center.
First night’s results – TAGS
I won’t have as much time in the next few nights to write up summaries of each night, but I have time right now!!
There are 75 teams represented, and 797 athletes competing.
Quite a good night for Nitro! Based on the psych sheet, we were supposed to be in third place after tonight’s events, but that didn’t quite happen as planned.
There were only 4 events this evening – the 800 freestyle (13-14 Girls and Boys) and the 13-14 800 Freestyle relays (Girls/Boys).
When tonight’s dust finally settled, Nitro is in first place after the first night of racing.
Karling Hemstreet started things off by winning the 800 meter freestyle! Karling’s time of 9:09.87 was 10 seconds faster than the nearest competitor!
The 13-14 girls 800 Freestyle relay of Regan Barney, Haley Krebsbach, Sutton Marvin, and Karling Hemstreet took first as well!
Our “C” relay team of Michaela Jonsson, Haley Allen, Little Sister Olivia Allen, and Hannah Rowley scored with an 11thplace finish.
Rounding out the scoring was our “B” relay team of Emma Gogulski, Lillian Benwell, Danielle Lebleu, and Maggie Taylor with 14th place honors. Yes, all three relays scored points!!
Not to be outdone, the 13-14 guys stepped up big time! Winning their relay was the team of Ben Walker, Grant Thompson, Jared Chulavatr, and Josh Artmann — winning with a time of 8:17.25. I need to mention that the 2nd place time was turned in by the Woodlands out of the Houston area with an 8:17.34. Only 9 one hundredths of a second (.09) between the two relays!! Whew!
Nitro’s “B” relay team of Dave Makhervaks, Adam Toler, Josh Winn, and Nick Milikich took a stellar 7th place.
Our “C” relay team of JC Engel, Corban Rawls, Jacob Rosenkoetter, and Dylan Friesz took 14th. All three relays of our guys scored as well !
We’re off to a great start – let’s see if the momentum can carry over into the next four full days!! Go Nitro!!! Coach Mike.
Nitro 2012 TAGS Long Course Update