Rails Win Double Dual, Now 3-0

The Rails Men’s team won again in a double dual meet on Tuesday (12/1) vs. NCMP and Oskaloosa. The victory against strong NCMP and Osky squads puts the guys one step closer to achieving the goals they have this season. With the biggest team in over a decade, the guys really made a statement as they lined up for the national anthem, cheered for each other on deck and earned a pair of “W”s.

It was also great to see a ton of fans there to cheer on the team, including girls swimmers and parents. The cross-program support is amazing. Thank you to everyone who backs the Rails Swim programs!

Meet Highlights
As always, there were a lot of great swims. Below are just a few meet highlights from the meet:20151201_190633(0)

  • Medley Relay (Greenwood, Whitehead, Worth, Belden) swam a 1:48.80 to win vs. Osky and take 2nd vs. NCMP
  • Davide Pacini swam a 1:58.34 200 Free and took first
  • Javier Santiago had a personal best 1:03.55 100 Fly time (taking 3rd vs. NCMP & 2nd vs. Osky)
  • Christian Belden’s 51.87 100 Free earned him first place
  • Miguel Espinoza won the 500 Free with his time of 5:54
  • 200 Free Relay of (Espinoza, Clark, Pacini, Worth) won in 1:39.04
  • Devin Greenwood swam the 100 Free in 54.10 and the 100 Back in 1:02.20
  • Tyler Whitehead won the 100 Breaststroke in 1:07.26
  • Brayden Clark swam a fast 1:13.60 100 Breaststroke
  • 400 Free Relay of (Clark, Pacini, Greenwood, Belden) won in a 3:36.
    • Plus – Davide Pacini earned his Sub :55 Club shirt (and Sub :60 too).

Additional highlights can be viewed on the Rails Swimming twitter feed. No account needed.

Photos
Here are just a few photos from the meet. To view them all, check out the team’s Shutterfly website. Log-in may be required to view and/or download photos. To get access to this site, please contact Kelli Worth.

Up Next
Rails vs. Ottumwa | Thursday, Dec. 3; 5:30PM: The Rails will be swimming against the Ottumwa Bulldogs at home. With just four home meets this season, we’d love to pack the stands with maroon and gold as we cheer on the guys to another victory and 4-0!

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