HAST Heats up the Pools

Posted by Chasi May on Dec 21 2018 at 09:36AM PST

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


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