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HAST is going to Big Thrill Factory

Posted by Chasi May at Jan 9, 2019 8:43AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Who: HAST Swimmers & Families

What: Fun Day Event at Big Thrill Factory for just $22.50

When: Sunday, January 20th, 2019 (1-5pm)

Where: Big Thrill Factory Oakdale

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HAST Heats up the Pools

Posted by Chasi May at Dec 21, 2018 9:36AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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The Hastings Area Swim Team had a lot to be thankful for in the month of November and even though the cold come outside the HAST swimmers really heated up the pools in December with some fast swims.

Success was found at the NOR Conference C/Pre-C Meet in Northfield on November 16. HAST brought 12 swimmers to the meet and they achieved the following new times: C-8.

The HAST swimmer of the meet was newcomer Lily Meier. This is Lily’s first season with HAST after competing in her first season with the Hastings Middle School Girls Swim Team. She is getting the opportunity to swim many new events as long with having vast improvements with previous events she has experience swimming. Lily achieved new C times in the 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke and the 100 Breaststroke.

November 17-18 HAST hosted the HAST TYR FALL IMX Power Point Invite where 11 teams attended and 68 HAST swimmers achieved the following new times: CH-5, A-6, BB-23, B-26, C-24

There were two named as Swimmer of the meet: Thomas Foss and Afton LeMay. Thomas Swam six out if six best times; cutting over 51 seconds in all his events. Nineteen of those seconds came from swimming the 100 Butterfly, in which he earned a new BB time. Thomas earned his first Champ time in the 50 Backstroke. That qualifies him to swim at the State Swim Meet in March. He also earned BB times in the 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Individual Medley; and a new B time in the 50 Breaststroke. Afton Swan six out of six best times; cutting more than 24 seconds overall. She earned a new BB time in the 50 Freestyle and new B times in the 100 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, and 50 Butterfly.

As the frozen snow fell the weekend of December 1-2, the HAST swimmers were melting seconds from their swims at the SCSC TYR December Invite at the St Catherine’s University Pool in St Paul, MN. 39 HAST swimmers competed at this meet, teaming up to achieve the following new times: CH-1, A-2, BB-9, B-18, C-10

The HAST swimmer of the meet was Clara Birken. Clara swam six out of six best times; cutting more than 34 seconds overall. The highlight of her meet was cutting 25 seconds in the 500 Freestyle and earning a new B time in that event.

HAST kept bringing the heat at the BAC Holiday Classic Invitational on December 8-9 at the Olson Middle School Pool in Bloomington, MN where 39 HAST swimmers achieve the following new times: Zone-1, CH-2, A-2, BB-3, B-3, C-5

The HAST swimmer of the meet was another newcomer Lauren Krause. Lauren K. has started her swimming career out strong. She swam 5 new events at the Holiday Classic and earned 4 new C times: 50 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Freestyle, 50 Breaststroke.

Wrapping December up with the last competition for HAST swimmers was the HAST Conf C/Pre-C meet on December 14th at the Hastings Middle School Pool. 20 HAST swimmers swam at the meet achieving these new times: B-8, C=8

Isabella Larson was named the swimmer of the meet. She swam three out of three best times. Isabella is working consistently harder this season than before. Her hard work is paying off and was able to achieve two new B times in the 50 and 100 Freestyle events with her first new C time in the 100 Breaststroke.

New ZONE times:
Ashtyn Stewart-12 500 Free

New CHAMP times:
Emelia Berg-10 200 Free
Ella Bloomquist-8 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 IM
Thomas Fos-9 50 Back
Sofia Kovalenko-10 200 Free
Lauren Jenkins-12 200 Back, 200 Brst

New A times:
Kira Aarness-12 200 Brst
Clara Birken-12 200 Brst
Ella Bloomquist-8 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Brst
Lauren Jenkins-12 100 Brst
Kendra Kosmoski-14 400 IM

New BB times:
Chloe Aarness-9 100 Brst, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 50 Free, 100 IM, 50 Fly
Kira Aarness-12 200 Fly
Clara Birken-12 200 Free, 200 IM
Thomas Foss-9 500 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly, 100 IM
Tristan Herbst-10 500 Free, 200 Free, 100 Fly, 50 Fly
Kendal Jenkins-14 200 Brst, 100 Brst
Natalie Knutson-10 100 IM, 50 Brst
Kendra Kosmoski-14 200 Brst
Sofia Kovalenko-10 500 Free, 50 Back
Josephine Larson-11 50 Fly
Afton LeMay-12 50 Free
Mitchell LeMay-14 500 Free, 400 IM
Eloise Prettyman-8 50 Back
Natalie Ptacek-11 50 Brst, 200 Brst
Annika Ries-9 200 IM, 100 IM
Avery Stoffel-15 100 Brst

New B times:
Jacob Barker-10 50 Back
Micah Benner-12 200 IM, 50 Back, 100 Back
Clara Birken-13 500 Free
Ella Bloomquist-8 200 IM
Andi Carlson-10 50 Free, 200 Free, 50 Fly
Ella Carlson-11 50 Brst, 100 IM
William Cory-10 200 Free, 100 IM
Emma Dehlmow-8 200 Free, 100Brst, 200 IM, 500 Free
Adam Duer-13 500 Free
Emma Ellsworth-10 200 Free, 50 Fly
Thomas Foss-9 50 Brst
Oliver Gergen-11 100 Free, 50 Brst, 200 Free, 200 Back, 200IM, 50 Fly
Samuel Green-9 100 Brst
Mari Hall-9 500 Free
Elianna Herrera-Carlson 50 Fly
Afton LeMay-12 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Brst, 50 Fly, 200 Free, 200 Brst
Lily Meier-10 200 Free, 200 IM
Eloise Prettyman-8 50 Free, 100 Free
Natalie Ptacek-11 100 IM
Ava Radel-12 50 Free
Annika Ries-9 50 Brst
Lila Salzman-9 100 Free, 50 Brst
Mary Schalk-9 100 Brst
Isabella Schneider-9 100 Brst, 500 Free
Devin Schwartz-15 400 IM
Cody Stewart-8 100 Free, 50 Back
Caleb Urban-13 200 Back
Garrett Watterson-13 500 Free

New C times:
Jacob Barker-10 200 IM, 100 Fly
Micah Benner-12 50 Brst
Joshua Bloomquist-11 50 Brst, 100 Brst, 200 Brst
Jeremy Cory-13 400 IM
Zach Crook-13 100 Back
Annabelle Ellsworth-11 200 Free, 100 Fly
Douglas Flynn – 13 100 Fly, 200 IM
Isabel Green-11 400 IM
Oscar Green-8 50 Back
Samuel Green-9 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 IM
Jackson Harre-14 400 IM
Natalie Knutson-10 200 Brst
Lauren Krause-10 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Brst, 100 Brst, 50 Fly
Isabella Larson-11 100 Brst
Nathan LeMay-15 100 Brst
Jake McNamara-16 100 Fly
Lily Meier-10 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Fly, 100 IM, 50 Back, 50 Brst, 100 Brst
Eloise Prettyman-8 50 Free, 50 Brst, 100 IM
Ava Radel-12 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Brst, 50 Fly, 100 IM, 100 Back
Mary Schalk-9 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 50 Fly
Taylor Schmaltz-13 200 Brst
Alexis Schulitz-9 100 Back, 50 Free
Cody Stewart-8 50 Fly, 100 IM

HAST Swims Scary Fast in October

Posted by Chasi May at Nov 14, 2018 11:11AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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The Hastings Area Swim Team swimmers found early success in the Fall/Winter Short Course Season during the first three swim meets.

On October 13-14, sixteen HAST swimmers traveled to Duluth to attend the LSSC Fall Fling at the Lincoln park MS Pool. At the meet swimmers achieved the following new times: BB-3, B-3, C -2.

Earning the HAST swimmer of the meet was Isabella Schneider. Isabella swam six out of seven best times, cutting more than 16 seconds overall. She earned new B times in the 50 & 100 Freestyle races and a new C time in the 50 Butterfly.

On October 25th, twenty-two HAST swimmers competed at the STRM C/PreC meet at the Kenwood Trail MS Pool– Lakeville, MN. HAST swimmers teaming up to achieve the following new times: BB-3, C-6.

The HAST swimmer of the meet was Ella Bloomquist. Ella swam two out of three best times earning a new B time in the 200 Freestyle and a new C time in the 100 Backstroke.

On October 27-28, forty-eight HAST Swimmers attended the NRTS Annual Boowater Spooktacular at the Bluewater Aquatic Center, Apple Valley, MN. Together they achieve the following new times: CH-1, A-3, BB-10, B-9, C-26.

The HAST swimmer of the meet was Annabelle Ellsworth. Annabelle swam six out of six best times, cutting over 34 seconds in all. She achieved new C times in the 100 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Breaststroke, and the 100 Backstroke.

New CHAMP times:
James Jensen-9 50 Fly

New A times:
Emma Dehmlow-8 50 Free, 50 Brst, 100 IM

New BB times:
Chloe Aarness-9 50 Back
Kira Aarness-12 50 Brst
Emelia Berg-10 50 Fly, 100 IM
Clara Birken-12 100 IM
Tristan Herbst -10 100 Free
Tyson Kalinowski-15 100 IM
Sofia Kovalenko-10 50 Free, 100 Back
Josephine Larson-11 100 Back
Mitchell LeMay-13 100 IM
Natalie Ptacek – 11 50 Free, 100 Brst

New B times:
Ella Bloomquist-8 200 Free
Andi Carlson-9 100 Fly, 200 IM
Adam Duer -13 100 Free
Emma Ellsworth-10 50 Free, 100 Free
Isabel Green-11 100 Free
Josephine Larson-11 500 Free
Natalie Ptacek-11 500 Free
Annika Ries-9 100 Brst
Lila Salzman-9 100 Back
Isabella Schneider-9 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Fly, 100 IM

New C times:
Jacob Barker -10 50 Brst, 100 Brst
Ella Bloomquist-8 100 Back
Ella Carlson-11 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 IM
Emma Carter-13 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 IM
Adam Duer-13 200 Fly, 500 Free
Annabelle Ellsworth-11 100 IM, 100 Free, 50 Brst, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Emma Ellsworth-10 50 Brst
Douglas Flynn-13 500 Free, 200 Back, 100 Brst, 200 Brst
Oliver Gergen-11 200 Back
Jackson Harre-13 200 Back, 200 Fly
Eloise Prettyman-8 50 Back
Mary Schalk-9 100 Back
Taylor Schmaltz-13 100 Free, 200 Free
Isabella Schneider-9 50 Fly, 100 Fly
Cody Stewart-8 50 Free, 100 Free

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HAST Finishes Summer as Champions

Posted by Chasi May at Sep 18, 2018 7:39AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Hastings Area Swim Team finished the summer out as Champions at the Minnesota LCM State Championships on July 25-29 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – University of Minnesota. The HAST team finished 1st in Class AA, scoring 733pts.

34 HAST swimmers worked together up to achieve their Championship status and the following new times: 8-Team Records, 2-Speedo, 7- ZONE, 2-CHAMP

Individual Scoring in the Top 16:
Emma Dehmlow (7) 11th 50 Fly
Joseph Everson (15) 11th 800 Free, 12th 1500 Free
Natasha Girgen (17) 4th 1500 Free, 10th 800 Free, 14th 400 Free
Lauren Jenkins (12) 2nd 400 IM, 3rd 800 Free, 3rd 200 Fly, 3rd 200 IM,
6th 200 Free, 7th 100 Fly, 12th 100 Back
James Jensen (8) 1st 50 Free, 1st 50 Fly, 2nd 100 Free, 4th 50 Back, 5th 50 Brst, 9th 100 Fly
8&Under Boys: 1st Place High point
Hogan Lawson (17) 12th 800 Free
Ava McNamara (12) 6th 200 Brst, 8th 200 Fly, 16th 100 Fly
Dylan Purrington (14) 7th 400 IM, 9th 200 Brst, 11th 50 Brst, 13th 200 Fly, 15th 200 IM
Philip Jensen (14) 10th 50 Fly, 13th 50 Back, 15th 200 Back, 16th 100 Back, 16th 200 Fly
Brandon Scwartz (13) 11th 50 Back, 15th 100 Back
Ashtyn Stewart (12) 3rd 100 Fly, 4th 50 Fly, 5th 100 Free, 5th 200 Free, 5th 200 IM,
7th 50 Back, 8th 50 Free, 8th 100 Back
Avery Stoffel (14) 6th 50 Fly, 14th 50 Back, 16th 100 Fly, 16th 200 Back, 16th 50 Free, 16th 200 IM
Caleb Urban (13) 11th 1500 Free

Other HAST swimmers swimming Individual events at AG State:
Kira Aarness (11), Sydney Fleming (15), Katie Gjelhaug (16), Blake Harre (16), Kendal Jenkins (14),
Sofia Kovalenko (9), Nathan LeMay (14), Kiya Riley (15)

Relays Scoring in the Top 16:
15th 10&Under Girls 200 Free Relay Emelia Berg, Ella Carlson, Natalie Knutson, Sofia Kovalenko
16th 10&Under Girls 200 Medley Relay Mari Hall, Ella Carlson, Sofia Kovalenko, Emelia Berg

3rd 11-12 Girls 200 Free Relay Kira Aarness, Lauren Jenkins, Ava McNamara, Ashtyn Stewart
3rd 11-12 Girls 200 Free Relay Kira Aarness, Lauren Jenkins, Ava McNamara, Ashtyn Stewart
3rd 11-12 Girls 400 Medley Relay Lauren Jenkins, Ava McNamara, Ashtyn Stewart, Kira Aarness
6th 11-12 Girls 200 Medley Relay Lauren Jenkins, Ava McNamara, Ashtyn Stewart, Kira Aarness

16th 15-16 Girls 800 Free Relay Jocelyn Brink, Sydney Fleming, Katie Gjelhaug, Kiya Riley

10th Senior Women 800 Free Relay Natasha Girgen, Kendal Jenkins, Lauren Jenkins, Ashtyn Stewart

8th 13-14 Boys 800 Free Relay Dylan Purrington, Brandon Schwartz, Avery Stoffel, Caleb Urban
9th 13-14 Boys 200 Free Relay Philip Jensen, Dylan Purrington, Brandon Schwartz, Avery Stoffel
8th 13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay Brandon Schwartz, Dylan Purrington, Philip Jensen, Avery Stoffel
8th 13-14 Boys 400 Medley Relay Brandon Schwartz, Dylan Purrington, Philip Jensen, Avery Stoffel
10th 13-14 Boys 400 Free Relay Philip Jensen, Dylan Purrington, Brandon Schwartz, Avery Stoffel

14th 15-16 Boys 200 Medley Relay Nathan LeMay, Blake Harre, Sam Rhode, Joseph Everson
14th 15-16 Boys 400 Medley Relay Nathan LeMay, Blake Harre, Sam Rhode, Joseph Everson
14th 15-16 Boys 200 Free Relay Joseph Everson, Nathan LeMay, Sam Rhode, Devin Schwartz
15th 15-16 Boys 400 Free Relay Joseph Everson, Nathan LeMay, Sam Rhode, Devin Schwartz

15th Senior Men 800 Free Relay Joseph Everson, Hogan Lawson, Nathan LeMay, Sam Rhode

Other AWARDS: 1st Place High point – 8&Under Boys – James Jensen

New HAST Team Records:
Lauren Jenkins 11-12 Girls 800m Freestyle 10:13.30
11-12 Girls 200m Butterfly 2:40.11
11-12 Girls 400m Individual Medley 4:26.49

Dylan Purrington 13-14 Boys 50m Breaststroke 33.55
13-14 Boys 200m Breaststroke 2:38.55

Ashtyn Stewart 11-12 Girls 100m Butterfly 1:08.34

Avery Stoffel 13-14 Boys 50m Butterfly 28.23

Kira Aarness, Lauren Jenkins, 11-12 Girls 400m Freestyle Relay 4:23.19
Ava McNamara, Ashtyn Stewart

New Speedo Times:
Joe Everson (15) 800 Free
Dylan Purrington (14) 200 Brst

New ZONE Times:
Lauren Jenkins (12) 800 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Fly
Ava McNamara (12) 200 Brst
Ashtyn Stewart (12) 50 Back, 200 IM
Avery Stoffel (14) 50 Free

New CHAMP Times:
Nathan LeMay (15) 100 Back
Kiya Riley (15) 200 Fly

The following week five HAST swimmers, whom qualified with Zone times, went on to swim for Team Minnesota at the Minnesota Central Zones 14 & U Championships at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center – University of Minnesota.

Team scores: Illinois 5,963, Minnesota 4,905.5, Wisconsin 2,791.5, Iowa 2,513.5, Midwestern 1,5909, Oklahoma 1,278, South Dakota 840.5, Oklahoma 739, North Dakota 736. The top 16 places in every event earned team points.

Kendal Jenkins (14) competed in two events (100 & 50 Back) and placed 8th in the Girls 13-14 50 backstroke. Her sister, Lauren Jenkins (12) competed in six events (200, 400 & 800 Free; 200 Fly, 200 & 400 I.M.). Lauren placed 4th in the 200 and 400 I.M., 8th in the 200 Fly, and 10th in the 800 Free.

Ashtyn Stewart (12) swam in six events (50 & 100 Fly, 50 & 100 Back; 50 & 100 Free). She placed 4th in the 100 Fly and 15th in the 50 Fly. Ashtyn also had the privilege to swim on the Team Minnesota 11-12 B 200 & 400 Free and Medley Relays. All 4 relays earned team points.

Dylan Purrington (14) qualified in four events (50, 100 & 200 Breaststroke; 400 I.M.). Dylan placed 10th in the 200 Breaststroke and 15th in the 400 Individual Medley. Ava McNamara (12) also swam for Team Minnesota in the 200 Breaststroke.

‘New’ HAST Team Records:

Lauren Jenkins 11-12 Girls 800 Free 10:10.85
11-12 Girls 200 Fly 2:38.33
11-12 Girls 400 IM 5:24.32

Dylan Purrington (14) 100 Brst 1:14.77

Ashtyn Stewart (12) 11-12 Girls 50 Fly 31.06
11-12 Girls 100 Fly 1:08.18