News and Announcements

July Starts with a BLAST for HAST Swimmers

Posted by Chasi May at Aug 17, 2018 3:48PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
image

The Hastings Area Swim Team had a lot to celebrate in July. Starting with a BLAST Summer Sizzler on July 12-15.

The BLAST Swim Team hosted this meet at the Falls Aquatic Center, Outdoor 50m Pool, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. 37 HAST swimmers competed, teaming up to achieve the following ‘new times: A-1, BB-7, B-10, C-1

Mitchell LeMay was named the Swimmer of the Meet. He swam seven out of nine best times, cutting more than 37 seconds overall. Mitchell earned a new BB time in the 200 Individual Medley.

On July 19 34 HAST swimmers competed at the HAST Novice Finals C/Pre-C Meet hosted by the Hastings Area Swim Team at the Hastings Middle School Pool. HAST swimmers achieved the following new times: B-19, C -11.

The swimmer of the meet was Mari Hall. Mari cut over 13 seconds in her events and earned two new B times (200 Individual Medley & 50 Breast Stroke).

The Minnesota Regional Championships were held July 20-22 at the Rochester Recreation Center Natatorium.

46 – HAST swimmers competed at this event teaming up to achieve the following new times: CHAMP -24, A-11, BB-19

HAST finished 4th out of 11 teams with 5,153.5 pts, narrowing overtaking WEST 5,118pts.

Swimmer of meet honors was awarded to Blake Harre. Blake swam six out of seven best times. He cut over 30 seconds in all of his events; achieving a new Champ Time in the 100 & 200 Breaststroke events and a new A Time in the 400 Individual Medley.

New CHAMP times:
Kira Aarness (11) 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back, 200 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 400 IM
Bake Harre (16) 100 Brst, 200 Brst
Sofia Kovalenko (9) 100 Fly
Hogan Lawson (17) 100 Fly
Nathan LeMay (15) 50 Free
Ava McNamara (12) 100 Back, 100 Brst, 200 Brst
Dylan Purrington (14) 200 Free, 800 Free, 200 Back
Brandon Schwartz (13) 100 Back
Ashtyn Stewart (12) 50 Brst, 100 Brst, 200 Brst
Caleb Urban (13) 800 Free, 1500 Free

New A times:
Clara Birken (12) 100 Brst
Emma Dehmlow (7) 50 Free, 50 Back
Blake Harre (16) 400 IM
Nathan LeMay (15) 100 Back
Brandon Schwartz (13) 50 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 200 Back
Caleb Urban (13) 200 Brst, 400 IM, 1500 Free

New BB times:
Emelia Berg-10 50 Brst, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 400 Free
Clara Birken (12) 50 Back, 200 Back
Jeremy Cory (12) 200 Free, 400 Free
Emma Dehlmlow-7 50 Brst
Thomas Foss (9) 50 Free, 100 Free
Jenna Gutterman-15 200 Free
Philip Jensen-14 1500 Free
Tyson Kalinowski (15) 100 Brst, 200 Fly
Natalie Knutson (10) 100 Free
Mitchell LeMay-13 200 IM, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly
Natalie Ptacek-11 200 IM, 100 Back
Reese Ptacek (12) 100 Free
Kiya Riley (15) 100 Back

New B times:
Micah Benner-12 50 Free
Andi Carlson-9 100 Free, 100 Brst, 100 IM
Ella Carlson-10 200 Free, 50 Fly
Jeremy Cory-12 50 Back, 100 Back
William Cory-10 50 Fly, 200 IM
Emma Dehmlow-7 100 Fly
Adam Duer-13 100 Fly, 200 IM
Elise Fritz-9 200 Free, 50 Brst
Isabel Green-11 200 IM
Mari Hall-9 50 Brst, 200 IM
Isabella Larson-10 50 Brst
Josephine Larson-11 100 Fly
Afton LeMay-11 50 Free
Kaitlin OTool-18 100 Fly
Natalie Ptacek-11 50 Fly, 200 Free
Annikka Ries-9 100 IM
Lila Salzman-9 200 Free, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Taylor Schmaltz-13 100 Brst
Isabella Schneider-9 200 Free

New C times:
Jacob Barker -10 50 Back, 100 IM
Micah Benner-12 100 IM
Ella Carlson-10 100 Fly
Emma Dehmlow-7 200 Free, 100 Brst
Parker Dilla-16 100 Fly
Isabella Larson-10 100 IM
Natalie Ptacek-11 100 Fly
Taylor Schmaltz-13 100 Fly
Alexis Schullist-9 50 Back

HAST Swimmers Heat up the Pools in June Meets

Posted by Chasi May at Aug 7, 2018 8:36AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
image

The Hastings Area Swim Team attended four meets in the month of June. At those meets swimmers brought some heat in the form of fast swims.
June 1-3, 2018: HAST attended the Piranhas Summer Chomp Swim Meet at the outdoors Richfield Municipal Pool. 44 HAST swimmers teamed up to achieve the following ‘new times: CH-1, A-2, BB-3, B-12, C-6.
The swimmer of the meet was Mari Hall. She swam six out of six best times; cutting more than 15 seconds overall and achieved a new BB time in the 50 Backstroke.
June 15, 2018: HAST attended the SHRK Southern Alliance Conference C/Pre C Meet at the Levi Dodge MS Pool in Farmington, MN. 13 HAST swimmers achieved the following ‘new’ times: C-7.
The swimmer of the meet was Jacob Barker. He swam three out of three best times and achieved his first C time in the 100 Backstroke.
June 19, 2018: Nine HAST swimmers attended the Piranhas Quad Meet at the Richfield MS Pool where they achieved the following ‘new’ times: CH-1, C-1.
The swimmer of the meet was Emma Dehmlow. She cut over 18 seconds in all her events and achieved her 1st ever CHAMP time in the 50 Butterfly.
June 23-24, 2018: 48 HAST swimmer traveled to Eau Claire, WI to attend the Fairfax Outdoor Swim Meet at the Fairfax Outdoor 50m Pool. Together they achieved the following ‘new’ times: CH-3, BB-8, B-2, C-4. HAST finished 1st with 2,239points. 20 different swim teams from MN & WI competed at this meet.
The swimmer of the meet was Micah Benner. Micah swam six out of six best times; cutting just over 114 seconds from his events. His determination earned him a new C time in the 100 backstroke event.

New CHAMP times:
Emma Dehmlow-7 50 Fly
Lauren Jenkins-12 800 Free
Sofia Kovalenko-9 50 Fly
Nathan LeMay-14 100 Back
Ashtyn Stewart-12 200 Back

New A times:
Kira Aarness-11 400 IM
Dylan Purrington-14 800 Free

New BB times:
Emelia Berg-10 50 Free, 100 Free
Clara Birken-12 100 Brst
Ella Carlson-10 100 Back, 50 Brst
Mari Hall-9 50 Back
Natalie Knutson-10 200 Free
Hogan Lawson-17 200 Back, 200 Brst
Natalie Ptacek-11 50 Free
Avery Stoffel-14 100 Brst

New B times:
Andi Carlson-9 100 Back
Jeremy Cory-12 50 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 100 Back, 100 Brst
William Cory-9 100 Free
Mari Hall-9 50 Back
Blake Harre-16 200 Back
Hogan Lawson-17 200 Fly
Natalie Ptacek-11 200 IM
Reese Ptacek-12 100 Back
Annika Ries-9 50 Free, 200 IM
Mary Schalk-9 100 Brst
Taylor Schmaltz-12 50 Fly
Isabella Schneider-9 100 Back, 50 Back
Brandon Schwartz-13 200 Brst

New C times:
Jacob Barker-10 100 Back
Joe Everson-15 200 Fly
Douglas Flynn-13 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 Brst
Isabel Green-11 200 Back
Samuel Green-9 100 Brst
Jackson Harre-13 100 Back
Afton LeMay -11 200 Back
Mitchell LeMay-13 200 Brst
Kaitlin OTool-18 200 Brst
Natalie Ptacek-11 100 Fly
Mary Schalk-9 100 Back
Russel Schalk-9 50 Back, 50 Brst
Garrett Watterson-11 50 Brst, 200 IM, 200 Brst

May Swimmers Blossomed

Posted by Chasi May at Jul 3, 2018 10:47AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
image

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 )
image

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 )
image

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