CAC, MB Riptides post top times at May Breakout meet

cac may breakout iii may15 (2)Coastal Aquatics Club (CAC) of Myrtle Beach visited Columbia for the May Breakout swim meet this past weekend (May 22-24) on the campus of the University of South Carolina.

This is long-course season meaning the pool is configured for 50 meters, the same distance used for Olympic swimming.

Sixteen swim clubs and 686 total swimmers competed. CAC had 33 swimmers in the water for the weekend. Top CAC swimmers for the weekend included:

• Brae Jackson posted TOP 10 finishes in all 8 races entered including a five TOP 3’s.
• Casey Mitchell posted TOP 10 finishes in all 6 races entered including two TOP 3’s.
• Maggie Langdale posted 4 TOP 10 finishes (including two Top 3’s) in the pool where she has committed to swim at the University of South Carolina.
• Ryan Eldred posted 4 TOP 10 finishes, including two TOP 3’s.

Eleven different CAC swimmers posted a total of 36 top-10 finishes:

• Brae Jackson: 1st in 100 Fly; 2nd in 100 Back; 2nd in 50 Back; 3rd in 100 Back; 3rd in 200 Free; 4th in 100 Free; 4th in 400 Free; and 7th in 200 IM.
• Casey Mitchell: 2nd in 200 Back; 3rd in 100 Back; 4th in 100 Breast; 6th in 100 Fly;  th in 200 Free; and 8th in 100 Free
• Maggie Langdale: 3rd in 100 Back; 3rd in 200 Back; 5th in 400IM; and 7th in 100 Free.
• Ryan Eldred:  3rd in 50 Fly; 3rd in 50 Free; 5th in 50 Back; and 8th in 100 Fly.
• Sean King:  3rd in 100 Fly; 6th in 100 Back; and 8th in 200 Back.
• Tyler Eldred: 7th in 100 Free; 8th in 100 Breast; 10th in 200 Free, and 10th in 200 Breast.
• Olivia McGonigal:  8th in 100 Back.
• Peyton Widner – 8th in 100 Fly.
• Andre Fachin: 9th in 100 Free; 10th in 50 Free; and 10th in 100 Fly.
• Carly Belle Jackson: 9th in 400 Free.
• Kyran Vitharana:  9th in 100 Breast.

Long-course swimmers attempt to qualify to participate in the South Carolina Long Course Championships to be held July 23-26 in Columbia, SC.  Right now, CAC has 24 swimmers qualified for states, including: Mason Bryan, Kennedy Drew, Tyler Eldred, Andre Fachin, Lizzy Gatley, Addison Hicks, Brae Jackson, Carly Belle Jackson, Catherine Jackson, Emie Jackson, Will Jackson, Sean King, Maggie Langdale, Luke LaRochelle, Olivia McGonigal, Casey Mitchell, April Ratley, Summer Ratley, Kandes Soapes, Taylor Steele, Miles Washington, Ana Wolff, Jane Wolff, and Kater Wolff.  CAC swimmers will have further opportunities to qualify for states (or improve their times) in Greenville and Columbia.

* The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team traveled to the University of South Carolina to compete in the Carolina Aquatics May Breakout swim meet May 22-24, 2015.

Twenty-one members of the Riptides competed in the meet combining for 87 personal best time (an 83% improvement), 15 new SC Swimming summer (lcm) State Championships qualifying times (q-times) and 13 new team records.

Twelve year old Peyton McWhorter led Riptides with 8 personal best times and 5 new SC q-times.  McWhorter also added 4 team records in the 50-meter butterfly and backstroke events and the 100-meter backstroke and freestyle events.

Ian Morgan led Riptides with 7 team records in the 400- and 800-meter freestyle events, 100- and 200-meter backstroke and butterfly events, and 200- and 400-Individual Medley (IM) events.  All races for Morgan were personal best times as well.

Eddie Bateson swam to 6 personal best times and 2 new team records in the Open 100- and 200-meter breaststroke events.  Bateson also added the 100-meter backstroke SC q-time to his repertoire.

Danielle Flaherty raced to 5 personal best times and new SC q-times in the 100-meter backstroke and 400-meter IM.  Hurley Cribb also achieved 5 personal best times and 3 new SC q-times in the 200-meter IM, butterfly and breaststroke events.  Hannah McDonough achieved 5 personal best times as well and 2 new SC q-times in the 50-meter free and 100-meter backstroke.  Jenn Paul raced to 4 personal best times and a new SC q-time in the 100-meter backstroke.

Mackenzie Angwin led Riptides with the single largest improvement of over 49 seconds in the 800-meter free.  Angwin also swam to 7 personal best times.  Chad Bateson added a new SC q-time in the 50-meter free and two personal bests.

Rafael Adi, Keyon Berenji, Andi Churchill, Connor Churchill, Jake Flaherty, Kailey Habib, Ethan Nechemia, Maddi Pannell, Ella Speir, Chloe Stampfle and Chase Teasley each earned multiple personal best times.  Kylie McWhorter swam all events for the first time.

The next meet for Riptides is the Cuttino Invite in Savannah, GA, in June.  The Cuttino Invite is the only prelims/finals formatted meet for the 13/Over swimmers before championships in July.

Riptides is also preparing younger swimmers for the Summer Swim League.  The SSL is hosted by the City of Myrtle Beach and hosts meets every Thursday beginning in late June.

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