FCST swimmers traveled to Cary, NC on July 26th-31st as members of the GULF Zones Team to compete against the country’s top swimmers in the Southern Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia) at the Southern Age Group Zones Meet. Swimmers were selected based on their times for their age group and only the top 8 swimmers in each age group are selected for this trip.
Seven swimmers swam their way to a Top 8 finish in individual and open water events scoring points for the GULF. Congratulations to Kile Carriger (11-12 Girls: 6th – 50 Breast), Alicia Finnigan (13-14 Girls: 3rd – 100 Fly, 3rd – 5K Open Water, 4th – 200 Fly, 8th – 400 IM), Ashley Harmon (11-12 Girls: 5th – 3k Open Water) Collen Lord (15-18 Girls: 7th – 200 Back), Asia Quentin (13-14 Girls: 1st – 200 Fly, 5th – 100 Fly), Bryanna Vasquez (11-12 Girls: 3rd, 3K Open Water, 7th – 400 Free), and Chris Yeager (11-12 Boys: 1st – 3K Open Water, 5th – 400 Free).
In addition to these great swims, FCST added another swimmer to the Junior National team when Asia Quentin swam to a 2:18.78 in the 200 Fly. This time also qualifes her for Short Course Nationals. Not to be outdone, Alicia Finnigan qualified for Short Course Junior Nationals with her 100 Fly time of 1:04.14.
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