The Sharks travelled to Gainesville to compete in the GSC Holiday Classic over the December 2-4 weekend. Traditionally one of the faster meets on the fall schedule the Sharks had a clean sweep of the Team Awards finishing 1 for Combined, Girls and Boys Team Scores.
A number of Sharks won events including Alexander Gusev who won all nine individual events he entered in the Boys 10 & under including: 200FR, 50FY, 100IM, 200IM, 50FR, 50BK, 100BK, 100FR, and 100FY – Congrats Alexander!! Other individual event winners: Grace DiMeo 15-16 Girls 100FY and 200FY; Nancy Hu 13-14 Girls 100FY, 100FR and 200FY; Hannah James Girls 15-16 Girls 200FR and 500FR; Austin Katz Boys 11-12 200FR, 500FR and 100BK; Bethany Leap Girls 15-16 400IM; Campbell Lee Boys 13-14 400IM; Liam McKane Boys 15-16 200IM; and Matt O’Donnell Boys Senior 1650FR. Congrats!!
With the Sharks HOSTING the Spring Florida Age Group Championships (FLAG – or for the rest of us that can’t make the leap – JO’s) on March 8-11, our Athletes continue to ensure SYS will be well represented at our home pool. Making new cuts: Jason Brzozowski (1); Samantha Cahoone (1); Alex Cela (1); Jack Clark (2); Genesis Dolgetta (3); Keanan Dols (1); Michelle Dols (2); Joie Eckhard (1); Cole Firlie (3); Matthew Garcia (2); Nicholas Hernandez-Tome (1); Paige Lewandrowski (1); Carla Motta (1); Matthew Nutter (1); Samantha Smithburger (2); Amber Stich (1); Angela Szabo (1); and Katelyn Viera (1).
Making new Senior Champ cuts: Hayden Aristizabal (1); Gannon Davis (7); Christian Rauch (1) and Santi Ruvira (1).
A total of 15 Athletes made new Short Course Y National cuts: Spence Atkins (500FR); Gannon Davis (100FY, 200IM, 200FY); Grace DiMeo (200FR, 50FR, 500FR); Kelsey Frantz (50FR); Nancy Hu (200FR); Hannah James (100FR); Will Kazokas (200FY); Campbell Lee (400IM, 200IM, 500FR, 200FY); Matt O’Donnell (200FY); Carter Page (500FR); Christian Rauch (200BK, 200FY); Lexy Rabon (200FY); Amber Stich (500FR); Laura Toth (400IM); and Andy Watts (200IM).
Last but maybe most impressive, three Shark records were broken over the weekend: Nancy Hu set the new Girls 13-14 record in the 200FY with a time of 2:02.03; Bethany Leap set the Girls 15-16 200BR record with a time of 2:20.30; and Alexander Gusev set the record in the Boys 9-10 200IM with a time of 2:23.63.Congrats to all our Athletes on a terrific meet!