After most swimmers spent a week away from the pool to travel for their J-Term classes, the Trailblazers returned to competition at the Schools with No Pools Invitational hosted by Brebeuf at the IUPUI Natatorium.
The meet started by recognizing the seniors from every team in attendance. The seniors on the girls team are Caitlin Clark, Ella Eskenazi, Regan Hooker, Kylar Kavanaugh, Annie Klemsz, and Macy Paton.
With a huge group of swimmers, the boys and girls swam separately in the north and south pools.
There were eighteen teams at this meet this year, and of those, our girls came in 10th with an even 100 points. Top 16 places scored in every event.
We had scoring swims in the following individual events:
In the 200 free, Charlotte Kumler finished 6th (2:14.72) with a season-best time.
In the 200 IM, Regan Hooker finished 16th (2:46.97) while Kylar Kavanaugh dropped 7 seconds from her best time to come in 14th (2:43.36).
Madison Clary finished 16th in the 100 free after dropping two seconds (1:08.97).
In the 500 free, Charlotte Kumler went another season-best to finish 3rd (6:00.23) while Audrey Priest finished 10th (6:42.57).
All of our relays scored as well. The 200 medley relay team of Charlotte Kumler, Caitlin Clark, Audrey Priest, and Regan Hooker finished 8th (2:17.32); the 200 free relay team of Kylar Kavanaugh, Madison Clary, Zoe Napier, and Caitlin Clark came in 10th (2:04.73), and the 400 free relay team of Charlotte Kumler, Regan Hooker, Audrey Priest, and Kylar Kavanaugh finished 7th (4:31.55).
In addition to the ones indicated above, we had additional best times earned at this meet.
Kate Lautenbach dropped 3 seconds in her 50 back split (44.80) and 3 seconds in her 50 free (36.25).
In addition to a best 100 free, Madison Clary dropped eight seconds in her 200 free (2:35.03). She also went on to go even a bit faster in her 400 free relay take out (1:08.95) than she swam in her individual event and broke the 30 second barrier for the first time in the 200 free relay (29.80).
Zoe Napier continues to shave time off of her 50 free in both the individual event (31.14) and as a relay split (31.41). She also had her best 100 free relay split (1:12.43).
Jaclyn Copeland had her best 50 free relay split (35.89) and tied her best time for the 100 breast (1:32.94).
Finishing off the meet, Audrey Priest took off a bit of time off of her 100 free relay split (1:09.06).
The Trailblazers have only one meet left: sectionals. The girls return to competition on February 6th.