VJST Season Comes To A Close At South Vermillion Invitational
With swimmers Addy Jensen, Emma Lantz, Ronnie Martin, Savannah Trimble, Caitlyn Watson, Emily Watson, Kate Wood and Kelci Wood in attendance, VJST was able to set many personal records in the mixed boys and girls meet with six other participating schools.
The lone young man to swim for VJST, Ronnie Martin scored a personal record (PR) in the 50-free with a time of 36.30, finishing in 12th place overall. He also finished 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:52.50.
Caitlyn Watson had a great day for the home squad, earning a personal best in the 50-free with a time of 39.00 for 14th place and another in the 100-free, dropping an amazing 16 seconds for a time of 1:36.81 for 15th place.
Emma Lantz swam the 100- yard backstroke for the first time, finishing with a time of 1:45.98 while Kate Wood earned a personal record in the 50-free with a time of 50.90.
Kelci Wood and Addy Jensen led the squad during the recent meet. Jensen finished with a fifth place ribbon in the 50-yard butterfly with a personal record of 37.17 and fifth in the 400-free with another personal record of 5:52.53. Kelci Wood placed sixth in the 100- yard breaststroke in 1:32.31 and third in the 100-yard backstroke, dropping 1.33 seconds for a personal record of 1:20.02.
The 400-yard freestyle team of Caitlyn Watson, Emma Lantz, Kate Wood and Savannah Trimble finished with a time of 6:48.93.
According to parent and team manager Jacci Wood, “We had an ‘A’ and ‘B’ team in the 200-yard freestyle relay for the first time ever, but sadly they both DQ’d (disqualified), which was our first DQs for the year. I think it is good that those were our only DQs for the year with having so many rookie swimmers. We do not have a place to practice where we can dive off the blocks and that was the reason for the DQs. Without practicing dive-ins, we cannot get the timing down for relays. Overall, all of our swimmers would be faster if we could practice dive-ins.”
The squad had a great first season and posted the following team records for the swimmers to work hard in the off-season to replace:
200-Yard Medley Relay - Kelci Wood, Emily Watson, Addy Jensen, Ronnie Martin, 2:49.07
200-Yard Freestyle - Addy Jenson, 2:50.08
50-Yard Freestyle (boy) - Ronnie Martin, 36.30
50-Yard Freestyle (girl) - Kelci Wood, 31.03
50-Yard Butterfly - Addy Jenson, 37.17
100-Yard Freestyle (boy) - Ronnie Martin, 1:27.95
100-Yard Freestyle (girl) - Caitlyn Watson, 1:36.81
400-Yard Freestyle - Addy Jensen, 5:52.53
200-Yard Freestyle Relay - Addy Jensen, Caitlyn Watson, Savannah Trimble, Kelci Wood, 2:27.91
100-Yard Backstroke - Kelci Wood, 1:20.02
50-Yard Backstroke - Emma Lantz, 47.97
100-Yard Breaststroke (boy), Ronnie Martin, 1:51.74
100-Yard Breaststroke (girl) - Kelci Wood, 1:28.82
50-Yard Breaststroke - Kelci Wood, 43.18
400-Freestyle Relay - Savannah Trimble, Andrea Kate Wood, Emma Lantz, Emily Watson, 6:51.19
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