Local swimmers beat clock at SC Short Course meet

The Coastal Aquatic Club had 20 swimmers record personal-best times in 47 different events as the annual SC Short Course Championship in Greenville.

To qualify for the event, swimmers must have met pre-set time standards for each event. This year, more than 750 swimmers (age 18 and under) from 26 swim clubs qualified to participate.  Locally, 30 swimmers from the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) qualified with 26 swimmers participating in the meet.

Among the CAC swimmers to record personal-bests were Mason Bryan, Kennedy Drew, Ryan Eldred, Tyler Eldred, Kevin Fealy, Elizabeth Gatley, Walker Harwell, Brae Jackson, Emie Jackson, Sean King, Luke La Rochelle, Maggie Langdale, Anastasia Liakos, Sean McGonigal, Casey Mitchell, Zoe Royal, Samuel Sisney, Adam Stenger, Brianna Strang, and Kater Wolff.

Eleven CAC swimmers earned a total of 28 top twenty finishes in individual races, including:

• Adam Dear:  100fly (14th); 200fly (5th).
• Ryan Eldred: 200free (15th); 50fly (14th); 100im (16th); 100free (14th); 50back (6th); 50free (4th); 100back (7th).
• Walker Harwell: 100breast (7th); 200breast (10th).
• Brae Jackson: 200free (2nd); 50fly (4th); 100im (5th); 100free (5th); 50back (7th); 500free (2nd); 50free (6th); 100back (5th); 200im (5th).
• Emie Jackson: 200back (19th).
• Sean King: 100back (15th).
• Luke La Rochelle: 100free (20th).
• Maggie Langdale: 400im (14th); 50free (17th); 100back (12th); 500free (16h); 100free (13th); 200back (13th); 200im (18th).
• Casey Mitchell: 400im (14th); 200back (14th); 50breast (14th); 50back (13th); 100back (10th).
• Adam Stenger: 100fly (16th); 200fly (14th).
• Brianna Strang: 500free (18th).

Three CAC swimmers (Ryan Eldred, Brae Jackson, and Casey Mitchell) qualified for the Age Group Sectional meet (for ages 8-14) to be held March 7-10 at the Greensboro, NC Aquatic Center.

Five CAC swimmers (Adam Dear, Walker Harwell, Maggie Langdale, Luke La Rochelle, and Adam Stenger) qualified for the Senior Sectional meet (for ages 15-18) to held March 14-17 in Nashville, TN.

Particularly noteworthy performances were recorded by the following swimmers:

• Brae Jackson (age 10) was the best-placing CAC swimmer of the meet. She scored 58 points for the team.  Brae’s top events included a pair of second place finishes in the 200 and 500 freestyle.
• Ryan Eldred (age 10) placed 4th place in the 50 freestyle.  Ryan achieved Age Group sectional cuts in 3 different events (50 freestyle; 50 and 100backstroke).
• Casey Mitchell (age 12) recorded personal best times in 8 of 10 races events entered.  Casey surprised the coaching staff when he improved over 17 seconds in the 400 individual medley to earn his second trip to Age Group sectionals.
• Luke La Rochelle (age 15) earned his second Senior Sectional cut in the 100 freestyle to go along with an earlier-earned spot in the 50 free.
• Adam Stenger (age 16) recorded personal best times in 5 separate events, including the Senior Sectional cut in the 100 butterfly.
• Adam Dear (age 17) earned his fourth trip to the Sectional meet while Walker Harwell (age 16) earned his third trip to the prestigious event.
• Maggie Langdale (age 15) earned a spot in her first Sectional meet.

At the end of short-course season (25 yard pools), attention will then turn to the long-course season (50-meter pools) with the South Carolina Long Course Championship meet to be held later this summer in Columbia, SC.

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