DCY Swim Team had a number of great races at the National meet at Schroeder this past week. The girls team was led by Christi Braun, setting the NEW team record in the 400 IM, placing 6th overall, Christi also broke the team record in the 200 breast, placing 9th, Christi finaled in every event she swam, also placing 13th in the 100 breast, and 11th in the 200 IM.
Swimming with Julia Michalski, Cassie Rankin, Maggie Ripp, and Stella Kersebet, the girls placed 7th in the 200 and 400 Medley and 8th in the 200 Free relay. Other great swims included Stella breaking 1:00 in the 100 fly, Stella also placed 12th in the 100 Breast, finaling at night, and 3 girls splitting 24's in the free relay. Luke Bousley on the boys side had a spectacular meet also, finaling for the 1st time at nationals in the 200 IM with a Best Time! He also swam a Best Time in the 100 breast in a 1:01, just missing finals. The boys were just off relay times, but great effort in all of the relays. Tremendous experience for next year, hopefully held in Greensboro, NC.
The Door County YMCA Swim team had a record setting day at the National meet last week. Chrisi Braun set a new team record in the 400 IM and placed sixth overall. She also broke a team record in the 200 breast with a ninth place finish. Braun also placed 13th in the 100 breast and 11th in the 200 IM.
DCY aso placed seventh in both the 200 and 400 Medley and eighth in the 200 free relay. The relay team was comprised of Julia Michalski, Cassie Rankin, Maggie Ripp, and Stella Kersebet. Stella Kersebet placed 12th in the 100 breast.
Reviewing all finals, this is the Top 20 list of events for our National swimmers. DCY Swim Girls relays placed 7th in the 200/400 Medley, 8th in the 200 Free relay. Maggie Ripp Julia Michalski, Phoebe Bissen, Cassie Rankin, Stella Kersebet, and Christi Braun combined in those relays. Christi placed 6th in 400 IM, 9th in 200 IM, 13th in 100 Breast, 9th-200 Breast. Stella Kersebet placed 12th in 100 breast, 18th in 100 fly. (This paragraph was accidentally omitted in the original posting)
Luke Bousley had a great boys swim meet, nearly making the finals in the 100 breast. Jacob Norton placed 15th in the 100 breast, while Drew Rass placed 17th and 14th in the 200 breast. The boys relays placed 9th in both the 200 free and medley relays. Those relays were composed of Luke Bousley, Jacob Norton, Conner Thompson, Drew Rass, and Ethan Almstadt.