Broken Barriers and Lanelines

The team competed in our first dual meet last Friday with a meet against Kalamazoo.  The rose up to the challenge of facing the Hornets and broke through some barriers on the way to many great swims.  Over 75% of the swims recorded last Friday were in season best times, which is a great way to start the season.  On top of that quite a number of guys put themself among the top in the country in their events.  After 1 week, here is how some of our guys stack up nationally against the best competition:

David Phillips – 19th in the 200 Backstroke, 15th in the 400 IM
Evan Rhinesmith – 6th in the 100 Breaststroke, 15th in the 200 Breaststroke
Eric Vaughn – 9th in the 100 Fly
David Birrer – 19th in the 200 Fly
Adam Current – 19th in the 100 Fly

The 200 Medley Relay of Vaughn, Rhinesmith, Birrer, and Charles Williams currently ranks 11th in Division III.

I would also like to point out that Adam Current didn’t just break the 54 barrier in the 100 fly for the first time this season, but he also broke a laneline while warming down and chatting some people up in the warmdown pool.  I guess all that strength training he’s doing is working as well.

I’ll keep everyone posted with what happens this Saturday when he go head to head with Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

Also, a shout out to my San Francisco Giants for winning the World Series!!

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One Response to Broken Barriers and Lanelines

  1. Kathryn Anderson says:

    The divers were great too! We watched them. Way to Go to the “Jakes”.