The Greenfield co-op team created some major waves in the aquatic world on Saturday as they finished 4th in a field of 30 teams and set 6 new school records and three new meet records in the process. Head coach Dale Schrank could not have been more pleased with the results. “Every swimmer who trained hard over the break, and did not miss any practice, walked away from this meet with either seasonal or lifetime best efforts.” commented Schrank
Jack Lustig and Emilio Perez both set meet records in their respective events, and were also a part of 2 gold medal and 1 silver medal in the three relay events. Teammates Leo Gandaria, Vincent Patti and David Turner teamed up with Perez and Lustig to hit times that are now all ranked in the top 3 in the State. The combination of these 5 swimmers also broke no less than 6 school records in their wake.
“This meet has always been a great meet for us, but this is the very first time that we have ever broken this many meet records, and school records in one meet.” added Schrank.
Aaron Shibilski scored in the 500 yard freestyle and also swam to a lifetime best time in the 200 yard individual medley. Teammate Zach Mrnik also came away from the meet with a lifetime best time in the 200 yard freestyle event.
“If we can maintain this level of intensity for the next 4 weeks, and if we can keep everyone healthy, this could very well be the strongest team showing in team history” said Schrank.
The local favorites will see their next action against cross-town rival Whitnall on Wednesday January 8th with the swim action starting at 5:00 p.m.