Sunday, November 9, 2014

2014 Sectional Champions!!

Congratulations,  NHS Swim & Dive: 2014 Sectional Champions! Yesterday our swimmers finished what our divers started in an amazing way!  NHS had a commanding lead of the meet from start to finish and ended up winning with 357.5 points.  Bay Port finished in 2nd with 235 points and Ashwaubenon came in 3rd with 230 points. 
How cute is this picture of our 2014 Sectional swimmers: Kiki Rice, Rachel Resch, Bella Cortina, Hannah Sisto, Abby Hollub, Malena Waters, Lindsey Coons, Hannah Blob, and Gabby Mullally.  All 9 of those ladies had a fantastic meet yesterday--each and every one of them swam personal best times!
 Our seniors, Hannah, Malena, and Abby, did an awesome job leading us through the meet.
Thirteen weeks of sets, drills, boot camp, breakthrough sets, early morning lifting sessions, and two-a-day practices led us to yesterday. All that was left was 10 races.  And let me tell you, our girls swam their hearts out in each and every one of those ten races!
(photo credit: Angela Monty)

First up:  The 200 Medley Relay.  Those of you who were at the meet got to witness something special.  Kiki, Abby, Rachel and Malena swam a 1:46.91 and broke the pool, team and Sectional records! 
(photo credit: Angela Monty)

It was AMAZING!  What a way to start off the meet!!  Congratulations, ladies, we can't wait to see you swim it again next weekend at State!!
Next up was the 200 Free.  Bella Cortina came in 3rd with a PR of 1:57.28!   That time qualified her to swim the 200 Free at State!  Congratulations, Bella!  Hannah Sisto came in 4th with a time of 1:57.74.  Way to go, Hannah!!
Then it was time for the 200 IM.  It was a one-two finish for Kiki and Abby--so exciting!  Kiki took down her own 200 IM record with a PR of 2:08.25!!  Abby swam a PR with a time of 2:11.37.  Both Kiki and Abby will swim the 200 IM next week at State!!  Congratulations, ladies!
We had three fabulous NHS swimmers standing on the podium at the end of the 50 Free!  Rachel Resch came in 4th with her PR of 24.66, Gabby came in 6th with a PR of 25.22, and Malena came in 8th with a PR of 25.38.  Awesome, right?!?  Rachel's time qualified her to swim the 50 Free at State--congratulations!
After a short break, it was time to watch some super-fast fly!  Rachel broke her own 100 Fly record with her PR of 57.44 and took 2nd place!  Hannah had a PR, too!  She swam a 58.45 and took 4th place!  Both flyers will represent NHS next weekend at the State meet!  Way to go!!!
The 100 Free featured Gabby and Malena, both of whom swam PR's.  Gabby took 6th place with her time of 55.23!  Malena was tied for 10th with her time of 55.82!  Great job, ladies!!
Bella swam the 500 Free for us and did an amazing job!  She went 5:21.27 and took 4th place!  Way to go, Bella!!
Our 200 Free Relay, made up of Gabby, Hannah, Bella, and Malena lowered their time from last week's Conference meet with a 1:41.91 and came in 5th place!  Great job, ladies!!!
The 100 Back featured Kiki and Lindsey--and both swam PR's!!  Kiki took 2nd place with a time of 58.33!  In the process, she took down her own team record! That time qualifies her to swim the 100 Back at State!  Lindsey swam a 1:01.18 and finished 5th!  Congratulations, ladies!!
The 100 Breast featured Abby and Hannah B.  Both girls did an amazing job!  Abby went a 1:09.58 and finished in 7th place!  Hannah went a 1:11.14 and finished in 12th!  Unfortunately, I was helping a sick swimmer and did not capture a picture of the 100 Breast.  Sorry, Abby!  I know you looked amazing up there on the podium!!

And last, but not least, our 400 Free Relay team of Rachel, Kiki, Hannah and Abby broke their own record from last year with a time of 3:34.54!  That time qualifies them to swim at State! In the process, Rachel took down her own 100 Free record with a time of 53.30!  Way to go, FR ladies--it was so fun to take down records at the beginning and end of the meet!
Before we knew it, it was over.  All that was left was the celebrating!
Here's to everyone who helped our team get to this moment.  We know we couldn't have gotten here without the help and support of our entire NHS Swim and Dive team and all of our fabulous parents and families!
On to State!!

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