For the first time in their history, the girls varsity swim team won the PAAC meet on Saturday, January 5th. The girls were neck and neck with Muncie Burris for the entire meet, and the meet was decided by the final event.
Every swimmer on the team scored in at least one event. This included the first time that the UHS girls have won a relay at PAAC with the 200 free relay team of Stasia Reinholt, Caitlin Clark, Kylar Kavanaugh, and Macy Paton. Charlotte Kumler was the team’s other title holder as she won the 100 back.
Many swimmers went best times throughout the meet. Annie Klemsz dropped 2.5 seconds in her 50 free split, breaking the 35 barrier! (34.77). Additionally, Klemsz was a casual 30 seconds faster than the last time she swam in a 400 free relay and also three seconds faster than her best 100 time (1:26.85).Kylar Kavanaugh dropped over a second from her flat start 50 free (32.28). Zoe Napier dropped almost SIX SECONDS in her 100 free in one of the most fun races to watch at the meet (1:12.97). Napier also dropped a second in her 100 back (1:22.77). Meredith Malott was also seven seconds faster than the last time she swam in a 400 free relay and close to her best 100 free time (1:43.29).
Additionally, Stasia Reinholt swam the 200 free for the first time (2:41.83). Also, since she led off both the 200 and 400 free relays, she had her first flat starts in the 50 (33.66) and 100 (1:15.83). Zoe Napier was on the 400 free relay for the first time, splitting a 1:18.62.
The Trailblazers compete next at the Schools With No Pools Invitational Hosted by Brebeuf at the IUPUI Natatorium on January 22nd.