Kyle Lee Excels at Stars and Stripes Swim Meet
May 29, 2005……In a fitting tribute to Memorial Day Weekend, 520 Swimmers from 28 teams spreading over 4 States converged on the annual Excel Aquatics’ Stars and Stripes Meet in
Four Girls in the 11&12 Year Old Category were part of the Excel contingent, Kathryn George, Nikki Fulps, Brittany Zobl and Logan Sorrells; and all continued to improve on their successful short course season performances.
Kathryn George of
In the Girl’s 10&Under category,
Nathan Fulps, a rising Freshman and future teammate of Lee’s at Hendersonville High, improved in 6 of his 7 events. “Nathan had a good meet, he swims for Coach Andreea and has stepped up lately in his practice efforts.” Coach Barnes noted.
Madison Kolbe, a 9 year old
In the 13&14 Year Old Girl’s category, rising Sophomores Brittany Henderson of
In the Senior Girl’s category, Katie Mize, a rising Sophomore at JPII HS, and Mary Catherine Binkley, a rising Senior at JPII HS represented Excel. Mize placed in the Top 8 in 4 events and improved in 6 of her 10 events. “Regarding Mary Catherine (MC) Binkley, I want to note that she has responded very well to a heavy academic workload this past month and stepped up on Sunday and turned in some gutsy performances in the 200 Meter Back and 50 Meter Free. They were not personal best times, but were close and it is a good indicator of how competitive she can be when she puts her mind to it.” Coach Barnes explained. “I am proud of all of our swimmers this weekend, across all age groups. The younger ones continue to improve in their stroke work, while the older ones are on path to accomplish their goals for this long course summer season.”
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