Big Ten’s…wow! There are some FAST swimmers in the Big Ten. BUT…none as wonderful as the Illini ladies! These girls are just wonderful….funny…smart…pretty….and just a great group of girls. Caitlin swam the 50 free on Thursday in her lifetime best of 24.21. On Friday she swam the 200 free in her lifetime best of 152.13! This was just a great race…and I’m just so happy for her. On Saturday she swam the 100 free in 51.83 which was right at her best time of 51.81. AND…she was in the 400 free relay that evening which posted the 6th fastest relay time in Illini history. (She was also on the relay that was the 5th fastest in Illini history) So all in all…and EXCELLENT year! P.S…..bags were a hit with the girls and the cake balls were a hit with the parents!
Conner swam at his H.S. sectional prelims on Thursday and qualified for the finals in the 200 free and 100 fly. He was determined to make it to the state meet next weekend. To do so, you need to win the event at finals or swim the state cut at finals. The first event, the 200 medley relay, in which he swam the fly leg came in 2nd…but got the state cut and sealed their spot at the state meet. The very next event was the 200 free, and I’m happy and proud to say that he won it and will be swimming that at state as well! The team did a FANOMINAL job and they have 6 boys going in 7 events! It has been a loooonnnnngggggg time since CNHS has sent that many boys in that many events to state! They are just a great group of young men and I’m thrilled for each of them.