Rails Have Stellar District Meet

The high school boys had an amazing District meet on Saturday (2/6)!  Since Districts determines who qualifies for the state, the guys were trying to be sure they accomplished that goal. And they did – three events qualified for the state meet!

But that’s not all!

  • The team had 100% time drops on the day.
    • In fact, the guys averaged a drop of 2.86 seconds/100 yards, a historical best for taper. Plus, 8 new Top 5 times were set and 4 Sub Club t-shirts were awarded.
  • The team had the highest power ranking in Coach Weber’s tenure – 1331 points
  • The Rails were on the podium in 7 of 11 events
  • Eight new Top 5 All-Time records were set
  • Two school records were broken
  • Coach Weber was awarded District Coach of the Year!

Meet Highlights
Here’s a few highlights from the meet! View the full meet results on www.quikstatsiowa.com. Every time below is a personal best!

  • Medley Relay (Greenwood, Whitehead, Worth, Belden) set a new school record (1:41.85), took third and qualified for State!
  • In the 200 Free:
    • Miguel Espinoza dropped to a 1:59.15
    • Nicholas Worthington dropped to a 2:00.81
    • Davide Pacini moved in to the Top 5 All-Time for his 200 Free swim of 1:50.87
  • In the 200 IM:
    • Drew Garrett won his heat with a 2:19.76 (-10 seconds)
    • Domenic Gardner dropped four seconds to a 2:31.00
    • Javier Santiago swam a 2:16.37 (-5 seconds)
  • In the 50 Free:
    • Sam Whitlatch dropped to a 25.30 (-1 second)
    • Riley May swam a 24.81 (-1 second)
    • Devin Greenwood won his heat and took 6th overall with a 23.29 (-1 second)
  • In the 100 Fly:
    • Reese Virdin swam a 1:03.44 (-2 seconds)
    • Javier Santiago dropped two seconds to a 1:00.24
    • Cooper Worth took 4th overall and 56.94 (-2 seconds)
  • In the 100 Free:
    • Brayden Clark won his heat of the 100 Free with a 51.95 (-3 seconds)
    • Davide Pacini dropped to a 50.83 (-1.5 seconds)
    • Christian Belden swam a 49.71, took 4th overall and moved into the Top 5 All-Time
  • In the 500 Free:
    • Nick Worthington won his heat and dropped to a 5:32.29 (-9 seconds)
    • Gabe McCollough dropped 13 seconds to a 5:38.31
    • Miguel Espinoza dropped to a 5:25.29 (-10 seconds)
  • 200 Free Relay (Worth, Belden, Clark, Pacini) took 3rd overall, moved to 2nd all-time and qualified for State!
  • In the 100 Back:
    • Drew Garrett won his heat and dropped to a 1:03.29 (-4 seconds)
    • Griffen McCollough dropped to a 1:03.67 (-3 seconds)
    • Devin Greenwood took 4th overall and is second all-time with his time of 56.36 (-3 seconds)
  • In the 100 Breaststroke:
    • Sam Whitlatch swam a 1:17.20 (-4 seconds)
    • Brayden Clark won his heat with a 1:07.09 (-4 seconds)
    • Tyler Whitehead dropped to a 1:04.02 (-2 seconds) and moved into the Top 5 All-Time
  • 400 Free Relay (Pacini, Belden, Greenwood, Worth) set a new school record (3:20.00), took 3rd overall and qualified for State!
    • Davide Pacini’s lead-off 100 Free (49.95) also made the Top 5 All-Time

Photos
Here’s some photos from the meet! View more on the team’s Shutterfly website over the next few days.

 

 

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