CAC skirts snow, heats up Snowflake Invite podium

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) dodged a snowy weekend in Rock Hill for the 2017 Rays Snowflake Invite, hosted by the Upper Palmetto YMCA Swim Club. The South Charlotte region was hit with freezing rain on Friday and light snow on Saturday, but the main snow line remained just north and west of the area.

The meet brought together teams from South Carolina (Bluffton, Clemson, Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, and Sumter) and North Carolina (Charlotte and Durham). Given the large number of swimmers, there were 3 daily sessions on Saturday and Sunday to complete all competitions. Swimmers could swim 3 or 4 races per day, depending on their age.

Over the 3-day meet, 29 CAC swimmers (of 34 entered, 85% of team) scored at least one TOP TEN finish. Eight swimmers recorded first place finishes, led by Harrison Clinton who won every event he entered (7 in all). And, seven swimmers won multiple events. Here’s a list of TOP FIVE finishes by CAC swimmers:

• Harrison Clinton: 1st in 400 IM; 1st in 50 Free; 1st in 100 Fly; 1st in 200 Breast; 1st in 200 Fly; 1st in 100 Free; and 1st in 100 Breast.
• Casey Mitchell: 1st in 500 Free; 1st in 200 Free; 1st in 100 Breast; 2nd in 100 Back; 2nd in 200 IM; 2nd in 200 Back; and 5th in 100 Free.
• Joe Guthinger: 1st in 500 Free; 1st in 200 Free; 1st in 100 Back; 2nd in 200 Back; 2nd in 100 Free; 3rd in 50 Back; and 5th in 50 Breast.
• Jenn Paul: 1st in 100 Fly; 1st in 100 Free; 2nd in 100 Back; 2nd in 200 Back; 3rd in 200 Fly; and 4th in 200 Free.
• Ella Habib: 1st in 200 Fly; 1st in 100 Fly; 4th in 200 Free; and 5th in 100 Back.
• Ian Morgan: 1st in 400 IM; 1st in 200 Fly; 2nd in 100 Fly; 2nd in 500 Free; 2nd in 200 Free; 3rd in 200 IM; and 4th in 100 Free.
• Yuri Costa: 1st in 50 Free; 1st in 100 Free; and 3rd in 100 Back.
• Tyler Eldred: 1st in 200 Breast.
• John Grey Crosby: 2nd in 50 Free; 2nd in 100 Free; 3rd in 100 Fly; and 5th in 200 Free.
• Kater Wolff: 2nd in 50 Free; 3rd in 100 Back.
• Connor Campbell: 2nd in 100 Back.
• Ryan Eldred: 3rd in 200 Free; 4th in 100 Fly; 5th in 500 Free;and 5th in 200 Fly.
• Ryan Boudreau: 3rd in 100 Free; 4th in 100 Fly; and 5th in 50 Back.
• Jack Guthinger: 4th in 500 Free.

Additionally, the following swimmers posted at least one TOP TEN finish (finishing 6-10): Samuel Artz; Ryan Boudreau; Connor Campbell; John Grey Crosby; Ryan Eldred; Jenna Guthinger; Joe Guthinger; Ella Habib; Sean King; Logan Mendieta; Ethan Nechemia; Anna Satterfield; Camila Sheppard; Morgan Young; and Tom Young.

Absent from the above results is Taylor Steele, who was competing in the Speedo Winter Junior National East Meet at the University of Tennessee. Taylor was 17th in the 100 Breast and 34thin the 200 Breast (each event had approximately 100 swimmers entered). She set personal-best times in both races. And, she qualified for the U.S. Open Swimming Championship later this summer.

Next weekend, CAC will host its annual Reindeer Games, a less-serious intra-squad meet full of relays and non-traditional swim races designed to promote fellowship and club unity. In larger swim clubs, swimmers tend to practice with their own age groups. Such ‘fun meets’ get all team members and their families together for one enjoyable event.

Photo courtesy of CAC

Comments

comments

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share one

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share oneRecords were meant to be broken, not ignored. Despite being [more]

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashion

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashionCoastal Carolina scored one run in the top of the [more]

Local student-athletes get into Special Olympics spirit

Local student-athletes get into Special Olympics spiritJosh Brown has a knack for throwing tennis balls. The North [more]

Lacrosse: CF girls net win; St. James sweeps openers

Lacrosse: CF girls net win; St. James sweeps openersThe Carolina Forest girls lacrosse team hosted a playoff game [more]

Softball: CF's McGovern, MB's Bodge hurl 1-hitters

Softball: CF's McGovern, MB's Bodge hurl 1-hittersCatie McGovern threw a complete game one-hit shutout to lead [more]

Baseball: Conway's Smith, SJ's Bray deliver shutouts

Baseball: Conway's Smith, SJ's Bray deliver shutoutsConway junior Will Smith pitched his second straight complete-game shutout [more]

Soccer: MB sweeps 'Dogs; Braves blow past Panthers

Soccer: MB sweeps 'Dogs; Braves blow past PanthersThe Myrtle Beach girls soccer team wrapped up the Region [more]

Tennis: Seahawks sweep Warriors; CF falls to Bruins

Tennis: Seahawks sweep Warriors; CF falls to BruinsMyrtle Beach's lone senior celebrated Senior Day by taking part [more]

Three Pelicans employees mark 20th year on the job

Three Pelicans employees mark 20th year on the jobBaseball is more than America’s pastime for a trio of [more]

Monday Wrapup: MB gets wins in softball, golf, tennis

Monday Wrapup: MB gets wins in softball, golf, tennisThe Myrtle Beach softball team knocked off North Myrtle Beach [more]

Soccer: MB claims region; Braves edge Chiefs in PKs

Soccer: MB claims region; Braves edge Chiefs in PKsThe Myrtle Beach boys soccer team clinched its fifth consecutive [more]

Local girls hoops stars join forces to net Big Shots title

Local girls hoops stars join forces to net Big Shots titleThe Confidence Cougars out of Horry County captured the championship [more]

Record 7 county lacrosse teams make state playoffs

Record 7 county lacrosse teams make state playoffsFor the first time in local lacrosse history, seven Horry [more]

Chants sweep Saturday doubleheader with Troy

Chants sweep Saturday doubleheader with TroyAfter clawing its way to a 3-2 come-from-behind win in [more]

Soccer: Panthers run past Bruins; Lady Chiefs win

Soccer: Panthers run past Bruins; Lady Chiefs winDown by a goal in the waning minutes of Friday’s [more]

Softball: Chiefs top Tigers; Panthers rally past Braves

Softball: Chiefs top Tigers; Panthers rally past BravesCarolina Forest's Catie McGovern pitched a complete game six-hitter to [more]

Baseball: Socastee, NMB post big region shutouts

Baseball: Socastee, NMB post big region shutoutsSocastee's Dylan Kuehne pitched a complete game shutout to defeat [more]

Trojans turn tables on Chants in series opener

Trojans turn tables on Chants in series openerCoastal Carolina got a two-out, two run double in the [more]

Girls Soccer: Seahawks, Saints post shutout wins

Girls Soccer: Seahawks, Saints post shutout winsThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team scored [more]

Boys Tennis: MB avenges loss to PG; NMB edges CF

Boys Tennis: MB avenges loss to PG; NMB edges CFThe Myrtle Beach boys tennis team took back-to-back wins over [more]

Boys Golf: Seahawks stay hot in 20-shot win over CF

Boys Golf: Seahawks stay hot in 20-shot win over CFThe Myrtle Beach boys golf team returned to its home [more]

Girls Lacrosse: Sharks cap Senior Night with 707 win

Girls Lacrosse: Sharks cap Senior Night with 707 winSocastee carried a nine-game winning streak and loads of confidence [more]

Baseball: Sharks rally past Dogs for 12th straight win

Baseball: Sharks rally past Dogs for 12th straight winThe No. 2-ranked St. James baseball team's road trip to [more]

Baseball: St. James beats Socastee in Battle of 707

Baseball: St. James beats Socastee in Battle of 707On a 10-game winning streak and facing its neighborhood rivals [more]

Lacrosse: MB sweeps CF; Lady Braves win 9 in a row

Lacrosse: MB sweeps CF; Lady Braves win 9 in a rowThe Myrtle Beach boys lacrosse team used Senior Night to [more]

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share one

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share oneRecords were meant to be broken, not ignored. Despite being [more]

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashion

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashionCoastal Carolina scored one run in the top of the [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach