The Veritas Prep Swim Team had a great showing at the 2017 PCDS Eagle Invitational. The combined team finished 7th overall and both the boys and girls placed 7th , overall. In the Small Schools division, the combined team finished 4th and both the boys and girls placed 4th. The boys scored a total of 59 points which is the most points scored at this meet by the Veritas boys in five years.
Anna Jackson swam a great 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:10.59 and is the current leader in the State in this event. She also swam the 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:09.31 and ranks 3rd in the State.
Justine Marbach had great swims in the 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke. She finished 3rd in each event and swam fantastic times. Justine is currently ranked in the Top 8 in three events in the State.
Julia Flower placed 3rd in the 200 IM and 2nd in the 100 Fly. Julia’s times continue to improve throughout the season. Julia is currently ranked in the top 8 in two events and the Top 16 in another event.
We made some changes in our Girls relays with our “A” relay placing 4th in the 200 Medley Relay and 3rd in the 400 Freestyle Relay. We have now qualified all three relays for the State Meet.
Devin Esser finished 2nd in the 500 Free and 3rd in the 200 Free. Devin’s times continue to improve. Devin is ranked in the Top 5 in three events in the State.
Michael Shiaras continues to swim faster at each meet. He finished 2nd in the 100 Backstroke and 5th in the 200 IM. Michael has qualified for State in four events and is currently ranked in the Top10 in two events.
Ian Rathsburg finished 4th in the 200 Free and 6th in the 100 Breaststroke despite a knee injury. Ian has qualified for State in three events and is currently ranked in the Top 16 in the 100 Fly and 100 Breaststroke.
Our boys relays swam best times in the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay. They finished 3rd in the 200 Medley Relay and 2nd in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Both of these times currently rank in the Top 8 in the State. We have now qualified three relays for the State Meet for the boys.
All of our other swimmers improved some of their times and swam on relays that scored at the meet. I am very proud of everyone.
We still have one State qualifying meet to get more swimmers into the State Meet .