The next day I swam too preliminary swims going a best time in my "fun" event, the 200 back and going 2:19.03. I then cruised into the 400 final ranked first with a 4:13.07. That night I had a surprisingly bad backstroke swim but managed to come back and place a close 2nd in the 400 free with a 4:10.45.
On saturday I had only the 200 free, and I cruised prelims to place 7th in finals with a 2:00.64. That night, swimming in the outside lane I took it out fast and came within .05 of my best, clocking in at 1:58.97.
Sunday I swam on the 200 medley relay swimming backstroke, and that night on the 5th night of competition swam an exhausted 1500, holding off second place by .23 and winning the event. Team Illinois won the meet by a landslide and I placed 5th for mens high point.
I finally saw all my hard work pay off. In an extremely competitive Illinois State meet, I made finals in 5 of 6 events including winning the 1500 free, and had a total of 9 best times. The opening...
In the final pre-championship meet of the year, I swam at the Blackstone Firecracker Classic, at a 10 lane outdoor pool in Quincy, Illinois.
I began the meet exactly the way I wanted, with one...
This is a little late, but I figured I should write it.
Friday was by far the toughest day of the meet as I arrived for warm-ups at 12:00 to swim the 1500, 400 free and 400 IM that night. I began...
I started out the meet with prelims of the 200 free, where i dropped a little over half a second with a time of 1:45.37, qualifying me for 14th going into finals. In finals I had my only bad race...
500 Free 19th 4:45.60
Anchored 400 Free Relay 28th
2nd in 500 Free (4:43.31)
anchored 400 free relay 1st (49.4)
4:53 500 Free
1:48.1 200 Free
|200 Free- 1:50.6|
500 Free- 4:54.4
200 Medley Free Leg- 23.4
100 Back- 58.88
3rd meet of season
200 IM 2:08.09
100 Free 51.63
100 Fly :58.5
100 Back 1:00.0
200 Free 1:50.2
500 Free 4:57