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May Swimmers Blossomed

Posted by Chasi May at Jul 3, 2018 10:47AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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HAST attended two swim meets in the month of May where the swimmers really got to showcase their
hard work results.

On May 12th sixteen HAST swimmers attended the Red Wing Spring Splash held at the Twin Bluff Middle
School Pool. Their team effort achieve the following new times: B-2, 5-4

Douglas Flynn was named the Swimmer of the meet. He swam 5 out of 5 best times,
cutting over 62 seconds overall. He achieved two new C times in the 200 Freestyle and
200 Individual Medley.

On May 12th-13th HAST swimmers attended the STORM Spring Invitational Swim Meet at the Jean K.
Freeman Aquatic Center, U of M. 27 HAST swimmers teamed up to achieve the following new times: CH-4, A=1, BB-5, B-1.

The swimmer of the meet was James Jensen. James achieved three new Champ times and a new Team
Record in the 50m Butterfly (8 and Under Boys). His new Champ Times come in the 50 Backstroke, 100
Backstroke, and 50 Butterfly.

New HAST Team Record:
James Jensen-8 8&Under Boys 50m Fly

New CHAMP times:
James Jensen-8 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Fly
Ashtyn Stewart-12 200 Back

New A times:
Kira Aarness-11 50 Fly

New BB times:
Emelia Berg-9 100 Brst
Berlyn Byrd-12 50 Brst, 100 Fly
Emma Dehmlow-8 100 Back
Natalie Knutson-10 50 Back, 100 Back
Lila Salzman-8 100 Brst

New B Times:
William Cory-9 500 Free, 100 Fly

New C Times:
Douglas Flynn-13 200 Free, 200 IM
Isaac Schalk-11 200 Brst
Mary Schalk-11 100 Brst
Isabella Schneider-9 200 IM

Springs/Summer Swim Season Early Success

Posted by Chasi May at May 30, 2018 11:34AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Hastings Area Swim Team (HAST) has started their Spring/Summer swim season with two early meets. On April 27, 2018 HAST attended the BDOG Conf. C pre C swim meet at the Burnsville High School pool.

14 – HAST swimmers competed at this event teaming up to achieve the following new times:

B-6, C-4. The Swimmer of the Meet, Isabella Larson (10) was one of the swimmers achieving a new C time. This was her first C Time which is an impressive feat considering she just started competitive swimming in the fall.

On April 28-29th HAST hosted the HAST April IMX Invite where 58 HAST swimmers competed to achieve the following new times: CH-1, A-8, BB-13, B-19, C-15.

At this meet swimmers swam a total of six different races: Backstroke, Breaststroke,

Butterfly, the Individual Medley and two Freestyle events which were awarded Hy-tek power points based on their time for each race. All points were tallied to determine an individual Champion per age group. The following HAST swimmers won a trophy: James Jensen (8 &under Boys), Sophia Kovalenko (9-10 Girls), Ashtyn Stewart (11-12 Girls), Dylan Purrington (13-14 Boys), Kaitlin O’Tool (17 & Up Girls) and Hogan Lawson (17&Up Boys).

Other impressive swims came from Kira Aarness and Emilia Berg, both of which, were named the Swimmer of the Meet.

Kira swam six out of six best times, cutting more than 21 seconds overall. She earned new A Times in the 200 I.M., 50 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, and the 100 Freestyle.

Emelia also swam six out of six best times. She cut over 40 seconds in all of her events, 24 of those were from the 200 Freestyle alone. Emelia achieved a new BB time in the 200 Freestyle and new B times in the 100 butterfly and the 500 Freestyle.

New CHAMP times:
Lauren Jenkins (12) 100 IM

New A times:
Berlyn Byrd (12) 50 Free
Hogan Lawson (17) 100 Fly
Ava McNamara (12) 100 Back
Kira Aarness (11) 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Lila Salzman (8) 50 Brst

New BB times:
Emelia Berg (9) 200 Free
Emma Dehmlow (7) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back
Adam Duer (12) 50 Back, 50 Fly
Joseph Everson (15) 100 IM
Oliver Gergen (10) 500 Free, 100 Back
Isabel Green (10) 50 Brst
Sofia Kovalenko (9) 100 Free
Hogan Lawson (17) 100 Back
Caleb Urban (12) 50 Back

New B times:
Emelia Berg (9) 500 Free, 100 Fly
Ella Carlson (9) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Brst, 100 IM, 100 Back, 100 Brst, 200 IM
William Cory (10) 200 IM
Emma Dehlmow (7) 100 IM
Joseph Everson (15) 100 Back
Thomas Foss (9) 500 Free, 100 IM, 100 Fly, 100 Brst, 200 IM
Elise Fritz (9) 50 Free
Josephine Larson (11) 100 Free
Mitchell McLay (13) 500 Free, 100 IM
Natalie Ptacek (11) 100 Free, 50 Brst
Annika Reis (9) 100 Free, 50 Fly

New C times:
Micah Benner (12) 50 Back
Andi Carlson (9) 50 Brst, 100 Back
Emma Dehlmow (7) 50 Brst
Isabella Larson (10) 100 Brst
Mary Schalk (9) 100 IM
Taylor Schmaltz (12) 100 Fly, 200 Free
Isabella Schneider (9) 100 Free, 100 Brst

HAST Spectacular Swims at Two State Meets

Posted by Chasi May at Apr 23, 2018 12:02PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Hastings Area Swim Team finished out the Fall/Winter Short Course season swimming at the Minnesota Senior State Championships, March 15-18 and at the Minnesota Age Group State Championships, March 22-25.

HAST swimmers, 15 years of age and above, attended the Minnesota Senior State Championships at the Eden Prairie Community Center. Those who placed in the top 24 in individual events at the Senior State Meet scored team points and relays scored twice as many points as individual events. The HAST team finished 18th with 172 points.

9 HAST swimmers competed at this event teaming up to achieve the following new times:
New HAST Team Records:
Jackson Gergen (17) 17-18 Boys &Senior Men 50 Breaststroke 28.20
17-18 Boys & Senior Men 100 Breaststroke 1:00.51
New A time:
Blake Harre (16) 200 Breaststroke

New BB time:
Sam Rhode (15) 100 Backstroke

Individual event point scorers:
Joe Everson (15) 11th 1650 Free, 17th 1000 Free
Jackson Gergen (17) 9th 100 Brst, 16th 100 Free, 17th 50 Free, 19th 100 IM
Natasha Girgen (16) 7th 1650 Free, 14th 1000 Free, 23rd 200 Free, 23rd 500 Free
Kiya Riley (15) 16th 200 Brst, 19th 100 Brst

Other HAST swimmers swimming Individual events at SR State: Zach Bria (17), Sydney Fleming (15)
Katie Gjelhaug (16), Blake Harre (16) , and Sam Rhode (15)

Relay events scoring points:
17th Female SR 200 Medley Relay Sydney Fleming, Kiya Riley, Katie Gjelhaug, Natasha Girgen
19th Female SR 400 Medley Relay Sydney Fleming, Kiya Riley, Katie Gjelhaug, Natasha Girgen
19th Female SR 800 Free Relay Kiya Riley, Sydney Fleming, Katie Gjelhaug, Natasha Girgen
24th Male Senior 400 Medley Relay Sam Rhode, Blake Harre, Zach Bria, Joe Everson

HAST swimmers 14 years of age and under competed in the Minnesota Age Group State Championships at the Rochester Recreation Center Natatorium. Those who places in the top 16 in their Age Group (10 & Under, 11-12, 13-14) earned team points and relays earned double points. The HAST team finished 15th overall with 547 points.

20 HAST swimmers competed at Age Group State, teaming up to achieve the following new times:

New HAST Team Records:

Lauren Jenkins (11) 11-12 Girls 400 Individual Medley 4:55.63

Dylan Purrington (14) 13-14 Boys 50 Breaststroke 29.18
13-14 Boys 100 Breaststroke 1:03.31

Ashtyn Stewart (11) 11-12 Girls 50 Butterfly 27.35

Caleb Urban (12) 11-12 Boys 1000 Free 11:11.18
11-12 Boys 200 Breaststroke 2:36.55
11-12 Boys 200 Butterfly 2:20.66
11-12 Boys 400 Individual Medley 4:54.38

11-12 Girls 400 Freestyle Relay 3:56.84
Kira Aarness, Lauren Jenkins, Ava McNamara, Ashtyn Stewart

13-14 Boys 200 Freestyle Relay 1:34.96
Nathan LeMay, Dylan Purrington, Devin Schwartz, Avery Stoffel

New ZONE times:
Kendal Jenkins (13) 100 Back
Lauren Jenkins (11) 500 Free
Dylan Purrington (14) 400 IM
Devin Schwartz (14) 50 Free
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly
Caleb Urban (12) 1000 Free
New CHAMP times:
James Jensen (8) 200 IM
Ava McNamara 50 Brst
New A Times:
Kira Aarness (11) 100 Back
Caleb Urban (12) 100 Free

Individual events scoring in the top 16:

Kendal Jenkins (13) 12th 100 Back
Lauren Jenkins (11) 6th 200 Fly/400 IM, 8th 500 Free, 10th 100 Fly, 13th 200 IM, 15th 200 Free/50 Fly
James Jensen (8) 7th 100 Fly, 12th 200 IM
Philip Jensen (14) 11th 100 Back /200 Back, 13th 50 Fly, 16th 400 IM
Ava McNamara (12) 14th 200 Fly
Dylan Purrington (14) 6th 400 IM, 7th 100 Brst, 8th 200 Brst/50Brst, 12th 200 IM, 14th 100 IM
Devin Schwartz (14) 7th 50 Back, 14th 50 Free, 15th 50 Brst
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 5th 50 Fly, 7th 100 IM/100 Fly, 13th 200 Fly, 16th 200 Free
Avery Stoffel (14) 8th 200 Back, 9th 50 Fly, 15th 200 IM, 16th 100 Back
Caleb Urban (12) 3rd 200 Fly, 5th 200 Brst, 6th 100 Brst/400IM, 7th 1000 Free/200IM, 8th 500 Free

Other HAST swimmers swimming Individual events at AG State:
Oliver Gergen (10), Sofia Kovalenko (9), Nathan LeMay (14)

Relays scoring in the top 16:
11th 10&Under Boys 200 Free Relay
William Cory, Oliver Gergen, Tristan Herbst, James Jensen

11th 11-12 Boys 200 Medley Relay
12th 11-12 Boys 200 Free Relay
13th 11-12 Boys 400 Free Relay
13th 11-12 Boys 400 Medley Relay
Charlie Jensen, Zeke Hitchcock, Caleb Urban, Adam Duer

6th 13-14 Boys 200 Free Relay
7th 13-14 Boys 400 Free Relay
7th 13-14 Boys 400 Free Relay
8th 13-14 Boys 800 Free Relay
9th 13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay
Devin Schwartz, Dylan Purrington, Avery Stoffel, Nathan LeMay

7th 11-12 Girls 400 Free Relay
8th 11-12 Girls 400 Medley Relay
9th 11-12 Girls 200 Free Relay
Kira Aarness, Ava McNamara, Lauren Jenkins, Ashtyn Stewart

10th 11-12 Girls 200 Medley Relay
Ava McNamara, Reese Ptacek, Lauren Jenkins, Ashtyn Stewart

PHOTOS:
10&U Sofia Kovalenko, James Jensen, Ollie Gergen, Tristan Herbst, William Cory

11-14 1st (front row) Kira Aarness, Caleb Urban, Adam Duer, Charlie Jensen
2nd row Ashtyn Stewart, Zeke Hitchcock, Avery Stoffel, Dylan Purrington
3rd row Ava McNamara, Lauren Jenkins, Kendal Jenkins, Phil Jensen, Devin Schwartz
4th (back row) Reese Ptacek, Nate LeMay

SR 1st (front row) Zach Bria, Katie Gjelhaug, Natasha Girgen (missing Blake Harre)
2nd row Jack Gergen, Joe Everson, Kiya Riley, Sydney Fleming

HAST Speeds Through the Championship Meets

Posted by Chasi May at Apr 17, 2018 1:09PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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No swimmers received a speeding ticket, but the Hastings Area Swim Team swimmers swam fast during the championship meets at the end of the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 swim season.

On March 3-4, HAST attended the NOR MN Achievement Championships at the Northfield MS Pool. 38 HAST swimmers competed at this event teaming up to achieve the following new times: BB-1, B-43, C-10.

Swimmer of meet went to William Cory. He swam seven out of eight best times, cutting more than 24 seconds overall. William achieved a new B time in the 100 Backstroke.

HAST swimmers continued their speedy swimming on March 9-11, at the Minnesota Regional Championships at the Rochester Recreation Center Natatorium. This meet is the last chance for swimmers to qualify for the State Swim Meet. 48 HAST swimmers qualified to compete at this event. Together they achieve the following new times: Zone-4, CHAMP -31, A-15, BB-22, B-3, C-1.

This was a phenomenal showing of athleticism throughout the Regional Championships. It was tough to choose one swimmer out of the 48 on the HAST team to receive the Swimmer of the Meet honors. Three swimmers were adorned with the title: Lauren Jenkins, Ashtyn Stewart, Caleb Urban.

Lauren Swam nine out of nine best times, cutting over 47 seconds in all her events. She earned new Champ times in the 100 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke, 50 Butterfly, and 500 Freestyle events. Lauren achieved Zone times in the 200 Freestyle, 200 & 400 Individual Medley events.

Ashtyn Stewart swam seven out of seven best times and cut over 19 seconds overall. Ashtyn earned new Champ times in the 50, 100 & 500 Freestyle events, 100 Backstroke, and 200 Individual Medley. She earned a new Zone time in the 200 Freestyle.

Caleb Urban swam eight out of eight best times. He cut over 55 seconds total in all his events. He earned new Champ times in the 100 Butterfly, 50 Breaststroke, 200 & 400 Individual Medley events, and in the 200 & 500 Freestyle events. Caleb earned a new A time in the 100 Individual Medley.

New ZONE times:
Lauren Jenkins (11) 200 Free, 200 IM, 400 IM
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 200 Free

New CHAMP times:
Natasha Girgen (16) 1650 Free, 200 Fly
Lauren Jenkins (11) 100 Free, 500 Free, 50 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly
James Jensen (8) 200 IM
Philip Jensen (14) 100 IM, 100 Back, 200 Back
Ava McNamara (12) 50 Free,50 Back
Dylan Purrington (14) 50 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Fly
Kiya Riley (15) 100 IM
Devin Schwartz (14) 100 IM
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 50 Free, 100 Free, 500 Free, 100 Back
Avery Stoffel (14) 100 Fly, 100 IM, 200 IM
Caleb Urban (12) 200 Free, 500 Free, 50 Brst, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM,

New A times:
Zachary Bria (17) 100 Fly
Joe Everson (15) 200 Brst
Natasha Girgen (16) 200 Brst
Katie Gjelhaug (16) 100 Free, 200 Free
Blake Harre (16) 100 Brst
Kendal Jenkins (13) 200 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Fly
Ava McNamara (12) 100 Brst
Sam Rhode (15) 200 Fly
Kiya Riley (15) 200 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Devin Schwartz (14) 200 Free
Caleb Urban (12) 100 IM

New BB time:
Clara Birken (12) 50 Brst
John Destross (13) 50 Free, 200 Fly
Joe Everson (15) 200 Brst
Thomas Foss (8) 100 Back
Samuel Green (10) 50 Brst
Jenna Gutterman (15) 100 Free
Tristan Herbst (10) 200 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back
Zeke Hitchcock (11) 50 Fly
Tyson Kalinowski (14) 200 Back, 200 Fly
Sofia Kovalenko (9) 200 Free
Nathan LeMay (14) 200 Fly
Katilin OTool (17) 200 Free
Natalie Ptacek (10) 500 Free
Reese Ptacek (11) 50 Free, 50 Brst
Annika Reis (8) 50 Brst
Brandon Schwartz (13) 200 Free, 200 Back, 100 IM
Devin Schwartz (14) 200 Brst

New B times:
Emelia Berg (9) 50 Free, 50 Fly
Ella Blooomquist (8) 50 Back
Megan Bump (15) 400 IM
Andi Carlson (9) 50 Back
William Cory (10) 100 Back
Adam Duer (12) 100 IM
Annabelle Ellsworth (10) 100 IM, 100 Brst
Elise Fritz (9) 100 Free, 100 Brst, 100 IM
Tristan Herbst (10) 50 Brst, 100 Brst
Elianna Herrera-Carlson (9) 100 Back, 200 IM
Zeke Hitchcock (11) 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 50 Back, 200 Back
Josephine Larson (11) 100 Free, 200 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Amelia Miller (10) 50 Back
Natalie Ptacek (11) 50 Free, 50 Back
Reese Ptacek (12) 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 50 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 IM
Annika Ries (8) 100 Fly, 200 Free
Mary Schalk (8) 50 Back, 50 Brst
Isabella Schneider (8) 100 IM, 50 Brst, 50 Fly
Olivia Smiley (13) 200 Back

New C times:
Micah Benner (11) 200IM
Andi Carlson (9) 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Fly
Ella Carlson (10) 50 Free, 50 Fly
Adam Duer (12) 200 Brst
Breanna LaBine (10) 100 Back
Issac Schalk (11) 100 Back, 200 Back
Taylor Schmaltz (12) 100 Back
Isabella Schneider (9) 50 Free

HAST Trekked Through the Winter

Posted by Chasi May at Apr 3, 2018 8:32AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Winter may seem like a long arduous journey towards Spring but the Hastings Area Swim Team kept trekking through the Winter swim season, on a journey towards the Championship meets in March. Their perseverance proved in the pool.

The team traveled to Richfield to swim at the Piranhas Winter Whiteout Meet on Feb 10-11. 41 HAST swimmers competed at the meet achieving the following times: A-2, BB-11, B-12. C-13.

Jenna Gutterman was named the swimmer of the meet. She swam five out of six best times. Jenna has shown a mass amount of improvement since she has joined the team. Significantly, at the meet, she earned 2 new B times (400 & 200 Individual Medley events) and a new C time in the 200 Butterfly.

HAST attended the Vince Herring Classic, February 16-18 at the Rochester Recreation Center. 24 HAST swimmers competed at this event teaming up to achieve the following new times: CH-6, A-10.

Oliver Gergen earned the Swimmer of the Meet title by swimming eight out of nine best times, cutting over 16 seconds. Achieving a new Champ time in the 50 Backstroke was a highlight for Oliver.

On February 17th 18 HAST swimmer attended the SHRK Winter Southern Alliance Conference Finals Meet. The Tigershark Swim Club hosted this meet at the Dodge MS Pool in Farmington, MN. HAST swimmers achieve the following new times: B-6, C-17.

New CHAMP times:
Oliver Gergen (10) 50 Back
Lauren Jenkins (11) 200 Fly
Ashtyn Stewart (11) 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 100 IM
Caleb Urban (12) 100 Brst

New A Times:
Kira Aarness (11) 100 IM
Sydney Fleming (15) 400 IM
Katie Gjelhaug (16) 100 Brst
Mari Hall (8) 50 Fly
Lauren Jenkins (11) 50 Fly
Ava McNamara (12) 200 IM
Annika Ries (8) 100 IM
Lila Salzman (8) 100 IM, 100 Free
Caleb Urban (12) 50 Brst, 100Fly, 200 IM

New BB time:
Clara Birken (12) 100 Free, 100 Back
Ella Bloomquist (8) 100 Free
Isabel Green (10) 100 Fly
Tristan Herbst (9) 100 Free
Charlie Jensen (11) 200 IM
Natalie Knutson (9) 100 Fly, 200 IM
Sofia Kovalenko (9) 100 Brst
Kaitlin OTool (17) 100 Free
Reese Ptacek (12) 100 Brst

New B times:
Emelia Berg (9) 50 Back
Megan Bump (15) 100 Brst
Annabelle Ellsworth (10) 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM, 100 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Back
Emma Ellsworth (9) 100 Fly, 100 Back
Elise Fritz (9) 200 IM
Samuel Green (8) 50 Brst
Jenna Gutterman (15) 100 Fly, 400 IM, 200 IM
Tristan Herbst (9) 500 Free
Elianna Herrera-Carlson (9) 500 Free
Zeke Hitchcock (11) 50 Brst, 50 Fly, 100 IM, 200 Brst
Natalie Knutson (9) 500 Free
Emma McLay (13) 100 IM
Kaitlin OTool (17) 100 Back
Reese Ptacek (12) 200 IM
Annika Ries (8) 100 Back

New C times:
Micah Benner (11) 200 Brst
Ella Bloomquist (8) 50 Fly
William Cory (10) 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Brst
Emma Dehmlow (7) 100 Back
Candence Dolphy (10) 50 Free, 50 Back
Emma Ellsworth (9) 200 Free, 200 IM, 100 Brst
Jenna Gutterman (15) 200 Fly
Alyssa Jacobs (14) 500 Free
Afton LeMay (11) 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Brst, 100 Fly
Reese Ptacek (12) 100 Back
Lila Salzman (8) 100 Back
Mary Schalk (8) 100 Free, 100 IM
Taylor Schmaltz (12) 100 Free, 500 Free
Isabella Schneider (8) 200 Free, 100 Back
Alexis Schulist (8) 50 Free, 50 Back
Garrett Watterson (11) 200 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly