METEORS IN THE SWIM
WITH an afternoon start time of 1pm on February 4, the Cairns Stingrays Sprint Qualifier Meet at the Woree Bicentennial Pool ran late into the night finishing at around 9pm a couple of hours after most swimmers are in bed.
The Meteors had nine young swimmers from their Douglas branch compete throughout the afternoon and in to the night, completing a total of 46 swims between them .... plus two lots of team relays to top it off - not a bad effort for kids that only range in age from 5-13 years old. Remember that swimming is a sport where you train for hours a week to compete in a sometimes 30sec race so even a 1sec PB is celebrated.
Individual results are as follows :
Audrey Gaske (10yrs) swam in 7 events and gained new PB’s in her 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and a massive 14sec PB in the 100m Breaststroke earning her a 4th place. Audrey also gained 4th placings in her 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke.
Sophia Cruz (11yrs) competed in 6 events and swam new PB’s in her 50m Free, 100m Breast, 50m Breast and a huge 6sec PB in the 100m Free to end the night with a bang.
Heath Duncan (13yrs) swimming in 8 events took vital seconds off his PB’s in the 50m Free, 50m Back, 100m Free and smashed 6secs off in the 100m Backstroke. Heath also earned himself a 2nd place medal and new PB in the 100m Breast and a 3rd place medal and new PB in the 50m Breast. Some great swims by Heath!
Grace Jones (11yrs) competed in 7 events and shaved seconds off her PB’s in the 50m Free, 50m Back, 50m Fly, 100m Back and 100m Free. She also took a huge 7secs off a PB she set only two weeks ago, in the 100m Breaststroke to finish a great day of swimming.
August Gaske (11yrs) swam in 8 events taking new PB’s in the 200m Individual Medley, 50m Free, 50m Back and 50m Breaststroke events. Gus also swam a new PB and earned a 3rd place medal in his 100m Breaststroke and also swam an epic race to take out a 2nd place medal in the 100m Backstroke. Great results for Gus!
Sasha Cruz (8yrs) competed for the first time in the 25m Backstroke gaining a new time on the board and also swam a new PB in the 25m Free event.
Rosa Cruz (8yrs) also competing for the first time in the 50m Breaststroke getting a time on the board for that one, and set herself a new PB in the 50m Freestyle also.
Tasmyn Clunie (7yrs) had another great swim meet, swimming two new PB’s in the 25m Free and 25m Breast and also earning herself two 2nd places in the 8yrs & Under age group for 25m Backstroke and 25m Freestyle. Well done Taz!
Cooper Jones (5yrs) swimming against the 8yrs & Under age group swam two new PB’s in the 25m Free and 25m Backstroke and also competed for his second time in the 25m Breaststroke.
The Meteors will compete in the second last competition on February 25 in Tully before the FNQ Regional Championships at Tobruk Pool on March 4-5 which will end the 2016-17 competitions.
Mossman Meteors: Sophia, Audrey, Grace, August, Heath, Cooper, Sasha, Rosa and Tasmyn with Coach Ben Eagle.
August Gaske in the 50m Fly