March 9, 2008…. Two of
491 swimmers, representing 76 teams from
“Senior Sectionals consists of swimmers as varied as collegiate swimmers using it as a last-chance meet to attain NCAA qualifying time standards, to swimmers who have already signed with colleges to swim next year, to swimmers who are no longer in college and are still training for the Olympic Trials, to swimmers who are starting to emerge as some of the top talent in the South.” Excel Assistant Coach and
College coaches from numerous Division I schools are in attendance to watch and evaluate some of the younger talent that showed up.
Brittany Zobl, a Hendersonville resident and an 8th Grader at Gallatin’s Sumner Academy qualified for the meet in the 100 Meter Backstroke, and finished with a time of 1:14.04, a 1.82 second drop off her personal best time. “
Zobl has been selected to be the lead off swimmer on Excel Aquatics’ 400 Medley Relay that is traveling down to
Kathryn George of
George went out and dropped 5.15 seconds in the 100 Meter Fly, turning a time of 1:08.08 on Friday and then swam the 200 Fly on Saturday, dropping 5.77 seconds, finishing in a time of 2:33.84.
“This was KK’s first Sectional Meet and she was not fazed by the competition at all,” Barnes explained. “The 200 Fly is a physically and mentally grueling race, one that tests your technique and endurance. Most swimmers try to shy away from it, however KK steps up and loves to swim it.”
“Both of these girls reflect what is great about today’s youth. They excel in a sport that is physically demanding and are in better shape than 99% of their colleagues in school. They work on their technique constantly, they set the example for our younger swimmers who aspire to these higher level meets, they challenge the coaches to become better at what we do, and like the rest of our Excel swimmers, they are a joy to coach.”
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· Contact Person: John Barnes 400-6792