HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
GIRLS FINISH SEASON WITH SECTIONAL SUCCESS
February 5, 2012Cascade High School
The Cascade girl’s swimming team closed out the season on Saturday. The Cadets had 5 girls that advanced to the final round of the eleven team sectional. Regina Solik finished 8th in the finals for the 50 freestyle and 10th in the 100 freestyle event. Tori Breeding closed out her season posting a 12th place finish in the 200 freestyle and a 11th place finish in the 500 freestyle. Tori’s 500 free time established another new school record with a time of 6:04.12 eclipsing her previous record by two seconds. Freshman Hayley Rosales experienced her first sectional finals and finished out the day with a 12th place finish in the 200 IM and a 12th place finish in the 100 Butterfly. Senior Meghan Lewis swam to a 12th place finish in the 100 Backstroke to end her swimming career at Cascade. The Medley Relay team of Meghan Lewis, Regina Solik, Hayley Rosales, and Krystal Edwards finished 7th posting a season best time of 2:05.46. The 400 freestyle relay team of Regina Solik, Haley Rosales, Tori Breeding and Meghan Lewis rounded out the day with a 7th place finish and a time of 4:07.71
Coach Williams talked about the day and the girl’s season. “What a great swim meet. The energy in this place today was electric and the girls really responded to the excitement. Having Regina in the final heat and to see her in the walkout was really special. Watching Tori break her record again in the 500, she just keeps getting better and better. Hayley Rosales has learned a lot during this season and she responded to the level of competition. It has been an great day for our team”.
The competition at sectionals is fierce. Eleven teams, including state powerhouse teams like Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South, Avon, and Plainfield. According to Coach Cozart the sectional is tough “This is a meet where you go fast or you get run over”.
The meet also had its moments of harsh reality as Seniors Meghan Lewis and Krystal Edwards represented Cascade Swimming for the final time. “Meghan, Krystal and Justine have been around the pool since I started coaching three years ago stated coach Williams. They have been the girls I have turned leaned on to keep this team and program moving forward. They truly are some of the best of the best and they will be missed greatly”.
The girls celebrate a successful year with 4 new school records, 7 individual conference champions, 3 Relay conference champions, and 1 swimmer making the final heat at the sectionals. This does not include the drops in time that have occurred from every single girl on the team. According to Coach Williams there are two reasons this team is on the verge of rising to the next level. “The girls have a tremendous work ethic and assistant coach Justin Cozart. Cozy has trained these kids extremely well and he deserves the credit for the drop in times. He has come in and helped the girls understand the importance of how you train, not the yards you swim”.
The girls season has just ended and Coach Williams and Coach Cozart are already preparing for next season. “We have a summer weight program that we are working on for the girls and our summer team is just around the corner, the future of the Cascade girls swimming and diving team is brighter than ever and we are preparing to rise to the next level”.