Paige Scheriger attains National Ranking at Swim Meet
March 18, 2007……Several thousand swim fans at the Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championship Meet this past weekend in Nashville saw Indian Lake Elementary 5th Grader Paige Scheriger lead a contingent of Excel Aquatics swimmers to a 3rd Place team finish at the Meet. 45 teams, comprising 872 swimmers from
Scheriger won Gold in 6 of her 7 individual events in the Girl’s 10&Under category (scoring 137 of 140 possible point). In doing so, she set 4 Excel Team Records, won the Meet’s High Point Trophy for 10&Under Girl’s, and achieved a nationally ranked Top 16 time in the 100 Yard Breaststroke during the preliminary heats with a time of 1 minute, 16 seconds, and 24 hundredths.
Scheriger took home Gold in the Finals in the 100 Yard Backstroke (1:10.68), 200 Yard Individual Medley (2:32.22), 100 Yard Individual Medley (1:10.45), 200 Yard Freestyle (2:14.06), 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:16.37), and 50 Yard Backstroke (0:32.65). Scheriger’s lone Silver was in the 50 Yard Breaststroke (0:35.49).
Scheriger shattered the Excel Aquatics team records in the 100 Yard Individual Medley and 200 Yard Individual Medley, records that have stood for over 10 years since former
“When you consider that Excel Aquatics is 24 years old, and has a long history of developing champions in the pool, Paige’s accomplishments is noteworthy.” Excel Assistant Coach John Barnes noted.
Excel Aquatics will be conducting a Summer League Tune-Up for summer swimmers beginning on April 17th. For more information contact Sheree Zobl at (615) 826-3943.
For more information on year-round competitive swimming visit www.ExcelAquatics.org.