WINTER 2014-2015 MEET RESULTS
PB Count to Date: 903 (as of 11/23/14)
TOP TIMES FOR ALL SWIMMERS as of 11/18/14 ** 97 Penguin swimmers have qualified for AA Champs in one or more events so far this season. **
2015 INDIVIDUAL ZONE QUALIFIERS as of 11/16/14
SHORT COURSE TEAM RECORDS as of 11/15/14
15 MINUTE FREE KICK RECORDS BY AGE THIS SEASON as of 11/2/14
TOP 100 YARD FREE TIMES as of 11/16/14
TOP 50 YARD FREE TIMES as of 11/16/14
EELS HIGH VOLTAGE INVITATIONAL
Results will be posted when available.
MARK J BRAUN FALL CLASSIC (11/22-11/23/14)
The Penguins were among the 60 teams that participated in the Mark J Braun Fall Classic at SPIRE in Geneva, OH over the weekend. Ten Penguin swimmers swam 13 PBs and the PB leader was Fletcher Holquist with 7 PBs. Emily Espy, Regan Blythe and Matthew Xin also swam PBs. Fletcher also set team records in the 11-12 Boys 50 and 100 Back. Qualifying and competing in Finals on Saturday night were Emily Espy, Kayla Fisher and Fletcher Holquist.
Top Finishers for the Penguins were:
- First - Fletcher Holquist, 11-12 Boys 100 Fly
- Second - Fletcher Holquist, 11-12 Boys 200 Free
- Third - Kayla Fisher, 10 & Un Girls 50 Fly; Fletcher Holquist, 11-12 Boys 100 Free and 50 Back
- Fourth - Emily Espy, 11-12 Girls 50 Back
- Fifth - Fletcher Holquist, 11-12 Boys 100 IM and 50 Free
The next USA meet is the GTAC DiSalle Turkey Meet at the University of Toledo on November 30th.
THANKS FOR GIVING (11/16/14)
The team participated in the Ohio State Swim Club's Thanks for Giving meet on Sunday and finished FIFTH out of 16 teams in points and also FIFTH in donations of items for the food drive competition. Total donations for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank was 10,710 items. Thank you Penguins for bringing your donations.
It was also a day of fast swimming as the Penguins swam 136 PBs and 10 Penguins had a PB Sweep: Olivia Ave, Maddy Baughman, Johnny Bently, Regan Blythe, Lydia Colvin, Jack Hiltner, Fletcher Holquist, Jack McDonnell, Kaden Springfield and Andrew Gehring. Olivia, Johnny and Regan's sweeps were extra-special because they also had a sweep the day before at our home meet -- tough to do!! Other Penguins with 4 PBs at the meet were Allison Kenny, Nicole Kenny, Chris Patterson, Matthew Patterson and Amelia Pepe.
Fletcher Holquist was awarded a First Place Plaque for 11-12 Boys High Point winner.
The team is now just 120 PBs away from the 1,000th PB.
The next USA meet is the Mark J. Braun meet at Spire in Geneva.
HOME MEET VS COLUMBUS NORTH YMCA (11/15/14)
The Penguins swam 193 PBs at today's home meet versus the Waves. More than 50% of all swims eligible were a PB ... and we're now less than 250 PBs from the 1000th PB! There were 29 PB Sweeps by swimmers who competed in three events today: Ellie Amrine, Olivia Ave, Drew Baughman, Katie Bell, Johnny Bently, Andy Blachly, David Blachly, Regan Blythe, David Cruise, Jack Cruise, Emma Edwardson, Emma Feemen, Garrett Graybill, TJ Harris, Landon Hunter, Joseph Johnson, Justine Kenny, Kelly Knight, Claire Kroeger, Madison Lapid, Izzy Lengal, Annabel Long, Betsy Lorenz, Ella Lowrie, Evan Lowrie, Avery Simonds, Rachel Watters, Ian Wishart and Isaac Wolfe.
Mason Reid set a new team record in the 13-14 Boys 1650 Free on the last event of the day.
Annabel Long was the ROO-HA team mascot at today's meet.
The Penguins will participate in the EELS High Voltage Invitational next weekend.
LANCASTER INVITATIONAL (11/1-11/2/14)
The team swam 83 PBs and finished in 2nd Place at the two-day Lancaster Invitational this past weekend (as Lancaster is not eligible for team awards). PB Sweep swimmers were Mia Carberry, Ross McCloskey and Myah McConnell, and the following swimmers (all boys) each had 3 PBs: Aiden Gaier, Fletcher Holquist, Connor Ingram, Isaac Iversen, Evan Lowrie, Max McAlister and Collin Singer.
Michael Gaier tied for 1st Place in the 7-8 Boys as Top Point Scorer. Other top point scorers by age group were: Annabel Long was 3rd for 7 -8 Girls, Evan Lowrie was 2nd for 9-10 Boys, Emily Espy was 3rd for 11-12 Girls, Fletcher Holquist was 2nd for 11-12 Boys and Haley Banner was 3rd for 13-14 Girls.
There were a number of swimmers who swam a new event for the first time: Leah Amarosa (1000 Free), Sahana Bettada (50 Back), Carley Budreu (50 Breast), Kyndall Caffey (200 Free), Mia Carberry (100 Free and 50 Back), Andrew Gehring and Jack McDonnell (500 Free), Reilly Haas (400 IM), Annabel Long (100 IM), Jenna Lutz (100 Breast), Siena Madsen (100 Back), Myah McConnell (50 Fly and 50 Back), Victor O'Brien (50 Fly), Matthew Patterson (200 Breast), Avery Simonds (100 Breast), Collin Singer (100 Back), Kaden Springfield (100 Fly) and Alec Tseng (100 Breast).
Great Job Penguins and to the 10 & Under swimmers for an awesome ROO-HA on Sunday!!
VIRTUAL MEET (10/26/14)
The team swam 162 PBs in the YMCA Virtual Meet and 25 swimmers had a PB Sweep: Ellie Amrine, Drew Baughman, Maddie Baughman, Julia Bently, Alex Bi, Regan Blythe, Kyndall Caffey, Ananya Das, Meggie Gehring, Garrett Graybill, TJ Harris, Landon Hunter, Hugh Jacobsmeyer, Luke Jaycox, Joseph Johnson, Annabel Long, Ella Lowrie, Ross McCloskey, Jack McDonnell, Meghan Miller, Victor O'Brien, Mia Provenzano, Avery Simonds, Kaden Springfield and Alec Tseng.
What's Next? The team will participate in the Lancaster Invitational on November 1st and 2nd.
JOHN BRUCE MEMORIAL MEET (10/18-19/14)
The Penguins swam 69 PBs at the Worthington pool and six swimmers swam a PB Sweep: Michael Gaier, Kristin Groppe, Jack Hiltner, Jenna Lutz, Nick Sells and Ronak Tripathy. Michael, Jack and Ronak were the PB leaders on the day with 4 PBs.
The next USA meet is the Thanks for Giving Meet at Ohio State.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS (10/11/14)
The team swam 44 PBs in the Hilliard Midnight Madness Invitational that included a number of fun relays and individual events. Four swimmers had a PB Sweep: David Blachley, Michael Gaier, Andrew Gehring and Garrett Graybill.
LTPY VS DRY (10/4/14)
After the team picture, the Penguins warmed up and swam their first home meet of the season versus the Delaware Riptide. The team swam 144 PBs (personal best times). Fletcher Holquist was the PB leader on the day with 4 PBs and a PB Sweep, and 20 other team members also had a PB Sweep: Katie Amrine, Drew Baughman, Maddie Baughman, Ava Bennett, Aiden Gaier, Michael Gaier, Andrew Gehring, Bryce Groppe, Amalia Herzog, Fletcher Holquist, Marshall Knight, Carson Loughrey, Max McAlister, Molly McGinty, Simran Oberoi, Nina Racke, Amanda Springer, Kaden Springfield, Ananth Tamarapoo, Rachel Watters and Alex Wisler.
Ellie Amrine was the ROO-HA team mascot. Swimmers can sign up to be the team mascot at each of our home meets and the Penguin Plunge.
Other highlights: Leah Amarosa, Hailey Blythe and Emily Espy (AA time) swam the 400 IM for the first time; Regan Blythe swam the 200 IM for the first time; Betsy Lorenz, Collin Singer and William Malerich swam their first 100 free; Avery Simonds, Andy Blachly, Anna Liedtke and Anthony Herzog swam their first 200 free; Austin Smith swam his first 100 IM; Kailyn Smith swam her first 100 fly in an AA time; Fletcher Holquist swam Zone times in all three of his events: 100 Free, 100 IM and 50 Free; and Andrew Gehring swam his first 100 back in an AA time.
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to run a smooth meet and kept our streak alive: finishing ahead of the projected timeline!!!
The Penguins will participate in the Midnight Madness Invitational at Hilliard on October 11th.
If you suspect an error, please e-mail Coach Chris.
Top Times by Swimmer since 1/1/13
AA Qualifying Times (swimmers achieving at least one AA time will attend AA Championships in Canton, OH)
LTPY VS LYST (9/27/14)
The Penguins opened the 2014-2015 season in Lanaster versus the Stingrays. The team swam 59 PBs in the home opener and the first PB of the season was swum by Regan Blythe in the lead-off backstroke in the Girls 9-10 200 Yard Medley Relay. Regan swam three PBs on the day. PB Sweeps were swum by Kyndall Caffey, Maya Daniel, Carson Loughrey, Kailyn Smith, Kaden Springfield and Alex Wisler.
The Penguins home opener is Saturday, October 4th versus the Delaware Riptides.
Meet ribbons, PB tabs and PB stickers will be distributed shortly. There were several disqualifications, but the host team did not provide details. Most were one hand touches in breaststroke or butterly, and backstrokers turning over before the turn or finish, or delay in initiating the backstroke flipturn.
SUMMER 2014 MEET RESULTS
PB Count to Date: 1,135 (as of 8/2/14)
2014 Central Zone 14 & Under Championship (8/1-8/3/14)
Kayla Fisher and Haley Banner represented Team Ohio at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio over the weekend. Kayla swam the 10 & Under Girls 50 Butterfly and Haley swam on the 13-14 Girls Medley Relay and in the individual 100 Backstroke. Team Ohio competed against the Illinois Swimming Zone Team, Michigan Zone Team, Team Indiana and Lake Erie Swimming Zone Team. USA swimmers that achieve an AAA time may participate in the USA Zone meets.
YMCA Long Course National Championship (7/28-8/1/14)
There were 138 YMCA teams and 1,298 swimmers that participated in Summer Nationals in Indianapois this past week. Christmas in July was the theme and our National team included Caroline Racke, Matthew Xin, Emily Espy, Haley Banner, Justine Kenny, Leona Bently, Sheridan Ave and Colleen Jaycox. The team swam 9 PBs and the PB leader was Justine Kenny with 3 PBs. All members of the 200 Free Relay (Emily Espy, Haley Banner, Leona Bently, Sheridan Ave) swam a personal best time and just missed setting a new team record. Caroline Racke dropped 2.77 seconds in the 50 Meter Fly and finished 66th out of 123 swimmers. Six team records were set during the week: Haley Banner (13-14 Girls 100 Back); Leona Bently (15-18 Girls 400 Free); Justine Kenny (15-18 Girls 50 and 100 Back); Caroline Racke (15-18 Girls 50 Fly) and the 200 Meter Medley Relay (Justine Kenny, Colleen Jaycox, Sheridan Ave and Caroline Racke).
Penguins caught on camera at Nationals
More Penguins at Nationals
Ohio Senior Long Course Championships (7/25-7/27/14)
Senior Penguins competed at Kenyon College and swam 28 PBs. Sydney Weis was the PB leader with 6 PBs and a sweep. Other PB leaders were Nicole Kenny, Michael Racke and Colleen Jaycox with 4 PBs. Caroline Racke had a sweep with 3 PBs and Leona Bently also swam 3 PBs. Caroline Racke and Sheridan Ave qualfied for YMCA Nationals in the 50 Free and 100 Free respectively.
The swimmers set five (5) individual team records: Caroline Racke (15-18 Girls 50 Free); Sheridan Ave (15-18 Girls 100 Free): Leona Bently (15-18 Girls 400 Free; Colleen Jaycox (15-18 Girls 200 and 400 IM); and three (3) relay team records: 15-18 Girls 400 Medley Relay (Colleen Jaycox, Leona Bently, Caroline Racke,Sydney Weis); 15-18 Mixed 200 Free Relay (Michael Racke, Leona Bently, Matthew Xin, Caroline Racke); and 15-18 200 Mixed Medley Relay (Justine Kenny, Matthew Xin, Sheridan Ave, Michael Racke).
Congratulations Senior Swimmers!
Ohio Long Course Junior Olympics (7/18-7/20/14)
Sixteen Penguin swimmers participated in the Ohio Long Course Junior Olympics at Miami University over the weekend. The team swam 25 PBs and PB leaders were Emily Espy (6), Lauren Perry (5) and Evan Lowrie (5).
Top Finishers for the Penguins were the 10 & Under Boys 200 Meter Free Relay (Gavin Weis, Max McAlister, David Perry and Evan Lowrie) who finished 11th; Kayla Fisher was 11th in the 10 & Under Girls 100 Fly and 15th in the 50 Meter Fly; .Emily Espy finished 13th in the 11-12 Girls 50 Meter Free and 16th in the 200 Meter Free; Lauren Perry placed 16th in the 11-12 Girls 100 Back; 11-12 Girls 200 and 400 Meter Free Relays (Emily Espy, Laura Loughlin, Sofiya Gobora and Lauren Perry) finished 18th; and 10 & Under Boys 200 Meter Medley Relay (Weis, McAlister, Perry, Lowrie) placed 16th.
There were many highlights over the weekend including outstanding relay peformances that set 5 new team records: 10 & Under Boys 200 Meter Medley and Free Relays: David Perry, Evan Lowrie, Max McAlister and Gavin Weis; 11-12 Girls 200 and 400 Meter Free Relays: Lauren Perry, Sofiya Gobora, Laura Loughlin and Emily Espy; and the 11-12 Boys 200 Meter Free Relay: Luke Nester, Chris Tracewell, Dylan Ingram and Nick Sells. Gavin Weis participated in his first long meet at JOs and nearly made Finals in the 10 & Under Boys 50 Meter Free.
Mason Reid broke the 13-14 Boys 100 Meter Free record that was set back in 2009 and he broke his own record in the 200 Meter Backstroke.
Great Job Penguins!
Full Meet Results coming soon
SEOWV Summer League Championships (7/12-7/13/14)
Congratulations Penguins on winning your 11th consecutive Summer League Championship at Denison University this past weekend. The team competed against 16 other YMCA teams in the Southeast Ohio West Virginia Swim League. Champs PBs totaled 230 which took us over 1000 PBs for the summer season. There were 22 sweeps: Srivarshini Achanta, Melissa Adamczak, Ava Bennett, Tyler Bluvol, Anna Bohrer, Ali Caskey, Andrew Gehring, Harry Jacobsmeyer, Hugh Jacobsmeyer, Sierra Kirby, Isabella Lengal, Anna Liedtke, Betsy Lorenz, Kirin Loughrey, Cleo Melvin, Ella Moran, Lauren Perry, Kaden Springfield, Kate Sullenberger, Christopher Tracewell, Rachel Watters and Isaac Wolfe.
The team won SEVEN of the Team Age Group High Point awards: 8 & Under Boys, 9-10 Girls, 9-10 Boys, 11-12 Girls, 11-12 Boys, 13-14 Girls and 15-18 Girls.
Team Records were set by Leona Bently in the 15-18 Girls 1650 Free and Sheridan Ave in the 15-18 Girls 50 Fly.
Leona Bently and Justine Kenny tied for the 15-18 Girls High Point Award.
There were so many highlights during the meet and here are just a few:
- Sydney Weis and Luke Jaycox breaking a minute in the 100 Free for the first time!
- One-Two finish of the 11-12 Boys 200 Medley and Free Relays
- Meara Marker goes sub 30 on the 50 free for the first time.
- Sunday’s Dance-Off between several teams when there was a weather delay! Cheers to Anirudh and Isaac for their dance moves.
- Laura Loughlin’s smooth 200 Fly and dropping 10 seconds.
- Betsy Lorenz drops 29 seconds in her 50 Free.
- Cheesecake anyone?
Thank you to all our parents that volunteered at Champs.
Upcoming meets include Junior Olympics at Miami University, Senior Championhips at Kenyon College and YMCA Long Course Nationals the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI Good Luck 'Guins!
The Summer Swim Team Banquet is Thursday, July 24th.
Contact Coach Chris if there is an error above.
37th Peppe-Bruce Memorial Invitational (7/4-7/6/14)
A small group of Penguin swimmers competed over the weekend in the Peppe-Bruce Memorial Invitational at the Ohio State University's McCorkle Pavilion. The team finished 8th out of 30 teams and swam 40 PBs. PB leaders were Caroline Racke (6), Michael Racke (5), Haley Banner, Emily Espy, Justine Kenny and Lauren Perry (4). Highlights over the weekend included YMCA National swims by Haley Banner and Justine Kenny in the Women's 100 Meter Backstroke, and Caroline Racke swam a National time in the Women's 100 Meter Fly.
New Long Course team records were set by Haley Banner, 13-14 Girls 100 and 200 Back; Justine Kenny, 15-18 Girls 100 Back; Caroline Racke, 15-18 Girls 100 Fly; and Mason Reid, 13-14 Boys 100 and 200 Backstroke and the 400 Free.
3rd Annual Penguin Pentathlon (6/29/14)
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated, donated, volunteered and contributed to the 3rd Penguin Pentathlon! It was a great day of raising funds for Camp Can Do and LiveStrong. Final results on our fundraising efforts will be announced soon.
Penguin swimmers swam 201 PBs and 9 swimmers had a PB Sweep. Sweeping all five (5) of their Pentathlon events were a group of girls -- Olivia Ave, Tyler Bluvol, Jet Lopeman, Rachael Stoops and Amelia Wells. Sofiya Gobora and Gerik Melvin had a PB Sweep in four (4) events, Megan Sullenberger had a PB Sweep in three (3) events and Parker Budreau had a PB Sweep in two (2) events.
The ROO-HA mascot for the meet was Kyndall Caffey (pictures below) and thank you to Penguin swimmer Kate Sullenberger for singing the National Anthem at the start of both sessions.
Top Scorer and Runner-Up Pentathlon winners for the Penguins were:
7 & Under Girls
Runner-Up - Megan Sullenberger
8 Year Old Boys
Runner-Up - Kaden Springfield
9 Year Old Girls
Runner-Up - Regan Blythe
10 Year Old Girls
Runner-Up - Kayla Fisher
10 Year Old Boys
Top Scorer - Evan Lowrie
Runner-Up - Gavin Weis
11 Year Old Girls
Top Scorer - Ananya Das
Runner-Up - Madison Groppe
12 Year Old Girls
Top Scorer - Lauren Perry
12 Year Old Boys
Top Scorer - Johnny Bently
13 Year Old Girls
Top Scorer - Haley Banner
Runner-Up - Meara Marker
13 Year Old Boys
Runner-Up - Matthew Patterson
14 Year Old Girls
Top Scorer - Abigail Weis
Runner-Up - Amanda Springer
14 Year Old Boys
Runner-Up - Ronak Tripathy
Top Scorer - Caroline Racke
Runner-Up - Sydney Weis
Top Scorer - Michael Racke
Runner-Up - Matthew Xin
Women Open (200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 200 IM)
Top Scorer - Colleen Jaycox
Runner-Up - Michaela Neal
Men Open (200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 200 IM)
Top Scorer - Mason Reid
Runner-Up - Dylan Ingram
Penguin Pentathlon meet records were set or broken by the following Penguin swimmers:
Mason Reid – Open 200 Fly and 200 Back
Justine Kenny – Open 200 Back
Kayla Fisher – 10 Year Old Girls 50 Free
Johnny Bently – 12 Year Old Boys – 100 IM, 50 Fly, 50 Back and 50 Free
Matthew Xin – 15-16 Boys 100 Fly
Fletcher Holquist – 11 Year Old Boys 50 Fly and 50 Back
Michael Racke – 15-16 Boys 100 Back
Leona Bently – 15-16 Girls 100 Breast
Emily Espy – 12 Year Old Girls 50 Free
Awards are swimmer in mailboxes. If your swimmer is short a ribbon, please be patient as we were a few short and they are bing ordered.
Home Meet vs Lancaster (6/26/14)
The Penguins hosted their last home dual meet of the summer season versus the Lancaster Stingrays. There were a large number of great swims, and many were by swimmers who swam a new event for the first time. The swimmers swam 81 PBs and 28 swimmers had a PB Sweep: Maria Bell, Leona Bently, Anna Bohrer, Kyndall Caffey, Ali Caskey, Alice Crowe, Ananya Das, Emily Espy, Michael Gaier, Madison Groppe, Megan Hathaway, Connor Ingram, Caroline Iversen, Isaac Iversen, Joseph Johnson, Trevor Kaufmann, Anna Liedtke, Jet Lopeman, Annie Lorenz, Kirin Loughrey, Siena Madsen, Ross McCloskey, Cleo Melvin, Gerik Melvin, Mitchell Moran, Matthew Patterson, Aiden Smith and Kaden Springfield.
Madison Groppe set a team record in the 9-10 Girls 200 Fly.
The Penguins will host and participate in the Penguin Pentathlon on Sunday, June 29th. If you suspect an error or have a question, contact Coach Chris.
Austin Smith was the ROO-HA mascot.
Home Meet vs Licking County (6/19/14)
The Penguins swam 79 PBs during the dual meet with the Licking County Sharks. There were 23 PB Sweeps: Srivarshini Achanta, Maria Bell, Bryn Bennett, Tyler Bluvol, Andrew Bower, Lydia Colvin, Aditya Das, Emily Espy, Michael Gaier, Sofiya Gobora, Dylan Ingram, Harry Jacobsmeyer, Trevor Kaufmann, Tyler Krohn, Isabella Lengal, Anna Liedtke, Carson Loughrey, Osheen Oommen, Sravya Patibandla, Matthew Patterson, Kaden Springfield, Gavin Weis and Sydney Weis.
Emily Espy set a new team record in the 11-12 Girls 1000 Free and the ROO-HA mascot was Caroline Iversen.
The next home meet is June 26th. The Penguin Pentathlon is June 29th.
Creekside Blues and Jazz Fest Blast / Senior Circuit Meet (6/13-6/15/14)
The Penguins participated in the Blast and Senior Circuit Meet in Gahanna. The swimmers missed the fried oreos, but did swim 85 PBs. Lydia Colvin was the PB Leader with 8 PBs, Lauren Perry (6), Michael Racke (5) and Leona Bently, Nicole Kenny, Laura Loughlin and Meara Marker with 4 PBs.
Mason Reid set three team records in the 13-14 Boys 200, 400 and 1500 free; Sheridan Ave set records in the 15-18 Girls 200 free and 200 fly; and Justine Kenny, set a new 15-18 GIrls 100 Back record.
OSSC Spring into Summer Splash (6/6-6/8/14)
The Penguins competed at a prelims / finals meet at Ohio State over the weekend. The team swam 70 PBs and PB Sweeps were earned by Isaac Iversen, August Jacobsmeyer and Max McAlister. PB leaders were Emily Espy (7), Kayla Fisher (7), Nicole Kenny (4) and Chris Tracewell (4).
Swimmers who competed in Finals were Sheridan Ave, Leona Bently, Emily Espy, Kayla Fisher, Isaac Iversen, Colleen Jaycox, Nicole Kenny, Justine Kenny, Laura Loughlin, Lauren Perry, Mason Reid and Matthew Xin.
Nine long course team records were set by three swimmers: Sheridan Ave, 15 & Over Girls 100, 200, 400 Free and 200 Fly; Justine Kenny, 15 & Over Girls 100 Back; and Mason Reid, 13-14 Boys 200 and 400 Free, and 100 and 200 Back.
Kick-Off Classic (6/7/14)
At the Kick-Off Classic in Gahanna, the Penguins finished in 2nd place, just 21.5 points behind the Grove City Manta Rays who were first. The Penguins swam 73 PBs and PB Sweeps were earned by Sahana Bettada, Kyndall Caffey, Betsy Lorenz, Cleo Melvin, Mitchell Moran, Rohan Shetty and Rachael Stoops.
The highlight of the morning session was the 8 & Under Boys Medley Relay team of Michael Gaier, Bryce Groppe, Kaden Springfield and Hugh Jacobsmeyer who in a quick turn of events, legally swam a 200 yard medley relay and scored 18 points. The highlight of the afternoon session was the last event of the day, the 1000 Free, swum by Meara Marker. She negative split the race (the second 500 was faster than the first 500), she came from behind to finish first, and dropped 57 seconds from her previous swim!
Great Job Penguins!
Home Meet vs Hilliard/Mt Vernon (6/5/14)
The Penguins opened the YMCA summer season with a home meet in chilly waters versus Hilliard and Mt Vernon on Thursday night. All of our new team members this summer swam well as did the veterans. There were 119 PBs (personal best swims) and PB Sweeps were earned by 44 swimmers: Nikhila Achanta, Srivarshini Achanta, Austin Anderson, Evie Bahe, Ava Bennett, Bryn Bennett, Julia Bently, Drew Bivens, Anna Bohrer, Andrew Bower, Carley Budreau, Jonathan Buell, Kyndall Caffey, Rachel Chen, Aditya Das, Aiden Gaier, Michael Gaier, Meghan Hathaway, Hannah Hearn, Connor Ingram, Caroline Iversen, Harry Jacobsmeyer, Janhavi Kavedia, Sierra Kirby, Lauren Klinefelter, Kelly Knight, Marshall Knight, Tyler Krohn, Anna Liedtke, Annie Lorenz, Kirin Loughrey, Jenna Lutz, Siena Madsen, Myah McConnell, Molly McGinty, Cleo Melvin, Gerik Melvin, Mitchell Moran, Nick Sells, Caleb Smith, Sheetansha Srivastava, Kate Sullenberger, Pavan Thota and Rachel Watters.
Thank you to our awesome parents who timed, ran bullpen, worked concessions, helped set up the meet, officiated, worked the Colorado system amd scorer's table and cleaned up after the meet!
The next YMCA meet is Saturday, June 7th at the Kick-Off Classic.
NOTE: A swimmer earns a PB Sweep if they PB in all the events that have competed in before. Swimmers cannot earn a sweep if they are disqualified.
If you suspect an error, please contact Coach Chris.
BSC Spring Classic (5/17-5/18/14)
The Penguins swam well in their first meet of the summer season in a long course two-day meet at Ohio University. Several Penguins competed in their first long course meet ever and others swam an event for the first time as long course. The team swam 88 PBs and PB Sweeps were earned by Jack Hiltner, Hugh Jacobsmeyer, Laura Loughlin, Lauren Perry and Michael Racke. PB Leaders over the weekend were Nicole Kenny (8), Kayla Fisher (6), Lauren Perry (6), Allison Kenny (5) and Laura Loughlin (5).
New Long Course Team Records were set by Mason Reid in the 13-14 Boys 50 Meter Breaststroke and 50 Fly. Caroline Racke set a team record in the 15-18 Girls 50 Fly.
Congratulations Penguins on a good first meet.
2013-2014 WINTER MEET RESULTS
PB Count to Date: 2,841 (9/28/13 through 4/7/14)
LTPY SHORT COURSE TEAM RECORDS (4/7/14)
YMCA National Championships (4/1-4/4/14)
Six Penguin swimmers competed at Nationals in Greensboro and set four team records. Sheridan Ave in in the 15-18 Girls 50 Free and 100 Fly, Justine Kenny in the 15-18 Girls 100 Back and Winston Kuriger in the 15-18 Boys 100 Free.
Neon Party was this year's theme and the National team is pictured below.
L-R: Rachel Peroni, Reilly Haas, Sheridan Ave, Winston Kuriger (disco ball), Justine Kenny, Colleen Jaycox
YMCA Zone Championships (3/21-3/23/14)
57 Penguin swimmers participated in Zone Championships at The Ohio State University McCorkle Pavilion. The team swam 49 PBs and Fletcher Holquist was the PB leader over the weekend. Fletcher swept all six of his events. The 13-14 Girls finished 3rd in their age group and the Penguins placed 12th out of 100 teams.
There were 14 new individual team records and 12 relay team records set over the weekend.
- Sheridan Ave - 100 and 500 Free
- 200 Free Relay - Rachel Peroni, Haley Banner, Ally Braun, Sheridan Ave
- 200 Medley Relay - Haley Banner, Avery Venetta, Rachel Peroni, Sheridan Ave
- Michael Racke - 50 Free
- 200 Free Relay - Michael Racke, Luke Jaycox, Mason Reid, Ben Kuriger
- 200 Medley Relay - Mason Reid, Michael Racke, Ben Kuriger, Ronak Tripathy
15-18 Girls and Senior Girls
- Caroline Racke - 50 Free and 50 Fly
- Leona Bently - 1000 Free
- Justine Kenny - 50 and 200 Back
- 200 Free Relay - Rachel Peroni, Caroline Racke, Reilly Haas, Sheridan Ave
- 200 Medley Relay - Justine Kenny, Rachel Peroni, Sheridan Ave, Caroline Racke
- 800 Free Relay - Ally Braun, Leona Bently, Rachel Peroni, Sheridan Ave
15-18 Boys and Senior Boys
- Winston Kuriger - 500 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back, 100 Fly and 400 IM
- Turner Schade - 50 Fly
- 200 Free Relay - Michael Racke, Nick Tracewell, Ben Kuriger, Winston Kuriger
- 200 Medley Relay - Winston Kuriger, Matthew Xin, Turner Schade, Nick Tracewell
- 400 Medley Relay - Winston Kuriger, Matthew Xin, Turner Schade, Nick Tracewell
- 400 Free Relay - Turner Schade, Nick Tracewell, Mason Reid, Winston Kuriger
- 800 Free Relay - Nick Tracewell, Ben Kuriger, Michael Racke, Winston Kuriger
1000th PB PARTY
LAST DITCH AT LANCASTER (3/15/14)
A few high school swimmers attended the Last Ditch at Lancaster. There were 3 PBs and Michael Racke swam a Zone time in the 13-14 Boys 100 Back.
LAST DITCH AT DELAWARE (3/14/14)
At the Last Ditch meet tonight in Delaware there were 37 PBs. The following swimmers qualified for Zones in an individual event: Johnny Bently (50 Free), Ally Braun (50 and 100 Fly), Emily Espy (500 Free), Ben Kuriger (100 Breast), Winston Kuriger (100 Breast) and Avery Venetta (100 Breast). Matthew Xin set a team record in the 15-18 Boys 100 Breast.
AA CHAMPS (3/8-3/9/14)
Congratulations Penguins on winning your 4th consecutive SEOWV League Championships in the two-day meet in Canton. There were 249 PBs and 30 PB Sweeps: Katie Amrine, Sheridan Ave, Ella Basile, Johnny Bently, Alex Bi, Tyler Bluvol, Rachel Chen, Cassie Coniglio, Ananya Das, Emily Espy, Cameron Fisher, Andrew Gehring, Meggie Gehring, Garrett Graybill, Bryce Groppe, Jack Hiltner, Shray Jain, Luke Jaycox, Allison Kenny, Ashwyn Khandelwal, Lillee LaRosa, Arman Lopeman, David Perry, Benjamin Reusser, Catherine Segreto, Nick Sells, Kaden Springfield, Anirudh Venkatakrishnan, Abigail Weis and Benton Wishart. The Penguins won the High Point Age Group in 8 & Under Boys, 11-12 Girls, 11-12 Boys and 13-14 Girls.
Team records were set by Sheridan Ave, 13-14 Girls 50 and 200 Free; Rachel Peroni, 13-14 Girls 200 Fly and 200 IM; Caroline Racke, 15-18 Girls 50 Free, 50 and 100 Fly; Colleen Jaycox, 15-18 Girls 50 Back; Justine Kenny, 15-18 Girls 100 Back; Michael Racke, 13-14 Boys 50 Free; Ben Kuriger, 13-14 Boys 50 Fly; Winston Kuriger, 15-18 Boys 100 Free, 50 Back, 200 Fly and 400 IM; Matthew Xin, 15-18 Boys 50 and 200 Breast; Nick Tracewell, 15-18 Boys 100 Fly; 13-14 Girls 200 Medley and Free Relay (Rachel Peroni, Haley Banner, Avery Venetta, Sheridan Ave); 13-14 Boys 200 Free Relay (Michael Racke, Luke Jaycox, Mason Reid, Ben Kuriger), 15-18 Girls 800 Free Relay (Sydney Weis, Abigail Weis, Leona Bently, Haley Banner); 15-18 Boys 400 Medley Relay (Ben Kuriger, Matthew Xin, Turner Schade, Winston Kuriger); and 15-18 Boys 400 Free Relay (Nick Tracewell, Mason Reid, Turner Schade, Winston Kuriger).
JUNIOR OLYMPICS (3/7/14)
The Penguins swam 11 PBs at Ohio State on Friday. Team Records were set by Rachel Peroni, 13-14 Girls 100 Fly and Ben Kuriger, 13-14 Boys 200 Backstroke.
BIG LITTLE RESULTS (3/2/14)
The Penguins won the BIg Little meet at Kenyon College. The team swam 140 PBs and 16 Sweeps Ally Braun, Alex Chen, Emily Espy, Cameron Fisher, Andrew Gehring, Emma Hiltner, Jack Hiltner, Winston Kuriger, Jack McDonnell, Chris Patterson, Michael Racke, Avery Simonds, Austin Smith, Rachael Stoops, Megan Sullenberger and Sydney Weis.
Team Records were set by Rachel Peroni in the 13-14 Girls 100 Free, Ben Kuriger in the 13-14 Boys 50 and 100 Back; and Winston Kuriger in the 15-18 Boys 50, 200 and 500 Free;
A CHAMPS (2/23/14)
Great Job Penguins!!! There were 10 new AA times achieved by Penguins at A Champs at the Grove City YMCA on Sunday. The Penguins also swam 135 PBs and there were 17 PB Sweeps: Ian Achor, Bryn Bennett, Maria Bell, Carter Bluvol, Katy Colvin, Emma Edwardson, Garrett Graybill, Bryce Groppe, Kristin Groppe, Parker Haney, Janhavi Kavedia, Claire Kroeger, Isabella Lengal, Evan Lindsey, Amelia Pepe, Alex Tseng and Alex Wisler.
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WORTHINGTON (2/15-2/16/14)
At the Worthington Regional meet, the Penguins swam 113 PBs including a Zone time by Emily Espy in the 11-12 Girls 200 Free. PB leaders were Emily Espy and Laura Loughlin (9), Dylan Ingram (8), Abigail Weis (7), Alice Crowe and Lauren Perry (6), and Hailey Blythe, Kayla Fisher and Nick Sells (5).
LTPY VS LCFY (2/7/14)
On Friday night versus LCFY, the team swam 137 PBs, several swimmers broke 30 in the 50 free for the first time, many more AA times, a Zone swim, two team records and 44 PB Sweeps!
Sweeping their events were Katie Armine, Olivia Ave,William Ave, Maddie Baughman, Alex Bi, Andrew Blosser, Jackson Bray, Ali Caskey, Lydia Colvin, Cassie Coniglio, Jack Cruise, Ananya Das, Joel David, Madison Groppe, TJ Harris, Callie Henderson, Dylan Ingram, Isaac Iversen, Harry Jaconbsmeyer, Joe Johnson, Claire Kroeger, Tyler Krohn, Ben Kuriger, Arman Lopeman, Charlotte Lorenz, Kirin Loughrey, Meara Marker, Max McAlister, Jack McDonnell, Martina Peroni, Luke Racke, Fiona Schade, Rohan Shetty, Kailyn Smith, Kaden Springfield, Sheetansha Srivastava, Rachael Stoops, Alec Tseng, Anthony Venetta, Anirudh Venkatakrishnan, Rishika Vinaykumar, Gavin Weis, Benton Wishart and Alex Wisler.
Johnny Bently swam a Zone time in the 11-12 Boys 200 Free. Ben Kuriger broke his own record in the 13-14 Boys 50 Fly and Martina Peroni set a new record in the 9-10 Girls 1000 Free.
ORANGE CRUSH INVITATIONAL (2/2/14)
Great Job Penguins! You swam 222 PBs at the Orange Crush on Sunday and won the first place team award. There were 17 PB Sweeps: John Bently, Jack Cruise, Aiden Gaier, Sofiya Gobora, Kristin Groppe, Lauren Hill, August Jacobsmeyer, Joe Johnson, Janhavi Kavedia, Claire Kroeger, Madison Lapid, Carson Loughrey, Jack McDonnell, Meredith McGinty, Alec Tseng, Rachel Watters and Alex Wisler.
Rachel Peroni set three 13-14 Girls team records: 50 Breast, 50 Free and 100 Breast.
2013 YMCA NATIONAL VIRTUAL MEET RESULTS
On October 13, 2013, we held a Virtual Meet at our YMCA. The results from this meet as well as results from 128 other YMCAs from around the country were submitted to YMCA Nationals. Here are the consolidated team results:
- 10 & Under Girls - 9th Place
- 11-12 Girls - 14th Place
- 13-14 Girls - 3rd Place
- 15-18 Girls - 29th Place
- Overall Girls - 11th Place
- 10 & Under Boys - 29th Place
- 11-12 Boys - 40th Place
- 13-14 Boys - 19th Place
- 15-18 Boys - 33rd Place
- Overall Boys - 41st Place
- OVERALL TEAM PLACE - 19th Place out of 129 teams
Great Job Penguins!
Click HERE link to view individual results in the National Vritual Meet.
Posted 1/27/14: SUMMER SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION will be held April 17th through April 23rd. Check back for more details. **
OSSC JANUARY IMX CHALLENGE (1/15-1/16/14)
The Penguins were the visiting TEAM CHAMPIONS at the IMX Meet at Ohio State this weekend! The swimmers competed in 5 or 6 events over the weekend and swam 96 PBs. 60% of the swims were PBs. PB Sweeps were earned by Lydia Colvin, Alice Crowe, Noah Crowe, Preston Kuriger, Evan Lowrie, Lauren Perry and Mason Reid.
Swimmers who participated and scored points in the IMX events were:
Rachel Peroni – 1st Place – 13 year old girls
Ben Kuriger – 2nd Place – 14 year old boys
Martina Peroni – 2nd Place – 10 year old girls
Haley Banner – 3rd Place – 13 year old girls
Evan Lowrie – 4th – 9 year old boys
Mason Reid – 4th – 14 year old boys
Michaela Neal – 6th – 13 year old girls
Lydia Colvin – 9th – 11 year old girls
Emily Espy – 10th – 12 year old girls
Dylan Ingram – 11th – 11 year old boys
Lauren Perry – 11th – 12 year old girls
Luke Nester – 13th – 11 year old boys
Alice Crowe – 13th – 12 year old girls
Laura Loughlin – 14th – 12 year old girls
Hailey Blythe – 19th – 12 year old girls
Team records were set by Rachel Peroni in the 13-14 Girls 200 IM and 500 Free, and Mason Reid in the 13-14 Boys 200 Backstroke.
Congratulations Penguins on an outstanding weekend of swimming!
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