The TrailBlazers achieved many new personal records and two new team records at the challenging Schools With No Pools Invitational hosted by Brebeuf at the IUPUI Natatorium on Tuesday, January 25th.
The team records were set by the relay team of Macy Paton, Ella Eskenazi, Regan Hooker, and Isabela Wise in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. The 200 free relay was a second better than the girls’ best (2:10.98) while the 400 free relay was a whopping 15 seconds better than the previous record (4:45.87). Paton and Hooker both had stand-out swims on that final relay, putting up season-best splits (1:14.93 and 1:02.72 respectively).
Hooker achieved the team’s only points of the evening: first, she placed 12th in the 100 butterfly (1:16.58); later, she came in 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:24.39).
Caitlin Clark went the team’s first personal best of the evening when she dropped 7 seconds in her 200 IM to finish in 3:14.43. Christine Chen followed up with a second drop in the 50 free (42.16) and later dropped in the 100 free (1:31.32). Paton also dropped two seconds in the 100 free down to 1:11.81.
The TrailBlazers’ next competition is the sectional swim meet at Zionsville High School. Preliminaries for this meet will be held on February 2nd at 6:00 PM while finals are on February 4th at 1:00 PM.