Crowds cheering. Records broken. Springboards bouncing. Dreams made.
The 2018 State Swimming/Diving meet was an exciting one, especially with it being the first State Meet with Prelims/Finals format. Overall the team finished 13th.
Prelims Recap – Friday
Friday’s portion of the meet included the Grand March of Teams and several other ceremonies. Then the swimming kicked off the individual portion of the meet. The Rails earned alternate spots in two events and made finals in one!
- 50 Free
- Aubrey Douds moved up to 18th and was a finals alternate with her time of 24.79 (personal best)
- Anika Snow moved up to 25th with her personal best time, 25.09
- 100 Fly
- Chloe Marquis earned a finals alternate spot and moved up to 18th with her 59.41
- 100 Free
- Aubrey Douds made finals in the 100 Free with a 54.08
- 500 Free
- Ellie Sizemore moved up to 31st overall with her time of 5:34.16
- 100 Back
- Chloe Marquis raced to 30th with her time of 1:01.55
- 100 Breaststroke
- Torin Lackmann raced to 19th overall and PB time, 1:08.73
- Cat Dooley moved up to 30th overall with her 1:11.66
Finals Recap – Saturday
Saturday’s portion of the meet included Diving, Event Parades, the podium races and all relays events! After diving, there was a break as the pool was prepped for swimming. Then it was the Hall of Fame inductions followed by the Medley Relays. The Rails had some great races on Saturday, including some seriously impressive splits!
- Chloe Pearson qualified 24th in diving and moved up to 23rd, overcoming injury to participate at the big meet!
- Medley Relay (Marquis, Lackmann, Zaugg, Douds) qualified 10th in the state and moved up to 7th, after racing to a record-setting best time of 1:49.46
- Aubrey Douds finished 15th overall in the 100 Free with a 54.18
- 200 Free Relay (Snow, Douds, Zaugg, Dooley) qualified 16th and finished 12th with a 1:39.47
- Cat Dooley split an impressive 24.67 – personal best!
- 400 Free Relay (Snow, Dooley, Zaugg, Marquis) qualified 25th and moved up to 15th with an unbelievable 3:41.95
- All four swimmers split 55, a Rails first!