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Whiz Kid: Cats Aqautic Team

Cats Aquatic Captures 3rd place at Regional Championship.

The CATS Aquatic swim team, based in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, earned a third place finish out of 36 teams at the 2011 Speedo Winter Regional Championship meet at Barrington High School in February.

Close to 70 CATS swimmers earned the qualifying times necessary to compete at this championship meet. Medals were awarded to those who finished in the top 8 in each event.  Leading the way for CATS was Drew Petereit, Ryan Novak, Sophia Lex, and Justin Fu who each medaled in 5 events.

CATS swimmers earning medals at the Regional Championship Meet include:

Girls 10 and under

Drew Petereit- 4th , 500 Freestyle (6:13.75); 6th , 100 Butterfly (1:23.40); 1st , 100 Breaststroke (1:27.78); 1st , 50 Butterfly (33.90); 2nd , 50 Breaststroke (40.49)

Nicole Pinter- 7th , 50 Breaststroke (41.39)

Eliana Schneider- 2nd , 100 Breaststroke (1:29.31), 1st , 50 Breaststroke (39.37)

Emily Vodovoz- 3rd , 100 Breaststroke (1:29.31), 2nd , 50 Breaststroke (40.40); 2nd , 50 Breaststroke (40.49)

Girls 11-12

Melanie Cordell- 2nd , 500 Freestyle (5:49.98); 8th , 200 Freestyle (2:15.37)

Harriet Davies- 7th , Butterfly (1:10.24)

Lilly Hemesath- 6th , 200 Breaststroke (2:49.71); 1st , 50 Breaststroke (35.43)

Siobhan Prince- 2nd , 200 Butterfly (2:35.79); 8th , 50 Butterfly (31.23); 5th , 100 Back (1:08.53)

Daria Pyshnenko- 3rd , 50 Freestyle (27.67); 6th , 200 Freestyle (2:13.12); 5th , 100 Free (1:00.58)

Lucy Saucedo- 8th , 500  Freestyle (6:02.99)

Lindsey Travelstead- 5th , 100 Breaststroke (1:18.10); 7th , 50 Backstroke (32.29); 5th , 200 Freestyle (2:11.88); 5th , 100 Individual Medley (1:08.53)

 

Girls 13-14

Ashlin Behland- 5th , 200 Freestyle (2:02.18); 5th , 100 Backstroke (1:04.14)

Staci Herchenbach- 3rd , 50 Freestyle (26.06); 7th , 200 Backstroke (2:20.80); 6th , 100 Backstroke (1:04.37); 6th , 100 Freestyle (56.67)

Sophia Lex- 5th , 50 Freestyle (26.19); 4th , 200 Backstroke (2:19.16); 2nd , 100 Backstroke (1:02.34); 7th , 100 Freestyle (56.80); 1st , 200 Breaststroke (2:17.59)

Macey Neubauer- 4th , 100 Breaststroke (1:14.08); 6th , 200 Breaststroke (2:42.02)

Girls 15-18

Lissy DeLaChapelle- 7th , 50 Freestyle (26.32)

Katelyn Liss- 5th , 200 Backstroke (2:19.14)

Boys 10 and under

Kyle Wemstrom- 8th , 200 Freestyle (2:34.30)

Calvin Yoon- 2nd , 100 Butterfly (1:16.22); 3rd , 100 Individual Medley (1:17.38)

Boys 11-12

Riley Lehman- 6th , 500 Freestyle (5:54.84)

Ryan Novak- 2nd , 100 Breaststroke (1:19.22); 6th , 50 Backstroke (33.01); 5th , 200 Individual Medley (2:28.66); 7th , 100 Backstroke (1:09.91); 5th , 100 Individual Medley (1:10.26)

Brian Rabinowitz- 6th , 100 Butterfly (1:11.84); 5th , 50 Freestyle (27.62); 7th , 50 Butterfly (31.93)

Derek Zhang- 5th , 200 Breaststroke, (2:51.22)

Jeffrey Zhang- 3rd , 200 Back (2:19.77); 2nd , 200 Freestyle (2:10.54); 1st , 100 Freestyle (59.15)

Boys 13-14

Brenden Bolman- 3rd , 50 Freestyle (24.36); 3rd , 100 Freestyle (52.51)

Markus Boynton- 5th , 100 Breaststroke (1:10); 1st , 200 Breaststroke (2:29.66)

Justin Fu- 1st , 100 Butterfly (58.19); 8st , 100 Breaststroke (1:11.85); 7th , 200 Freestyle (1:59.33);  2nd , 100 Freetyle (52.00); 8th , 200 Individual Medley (2:15.27)

Matt Harrington- 7th , 200 Breaststroke (2:37.28); 2nd , 200 Individual Medley (2:09.48)

Ian Rush- 5th , 200 Backstroke (2:15.33); 7th , 400 Individual Medley (5:01.41); 5th , 100 Backstroke (1:01.92)

Patrick Stingle- 8th , 1000 Freestyle (12:06.19); 7th , 1650 Freestyle (20.31.38)

Sean Stockwell- 1st , 500 Freestyle (5:12.52); 6th , 100 Breaststroke (1:10.07); 3rd , 200 Individual Medley (2:11.80)

Weilly Tong- 2nd , 50 Freestyle (24.26); 2nd , 200 Freestyle (1:56.08); 6th , 100 Backstroke (1:02.80); 4th , 100 Freestyle (52.78)

Boys 15-18

Kyle Aerne- 2nd , 100 Butterfly (56.06); 8th , 50 Freestyle, (23.31); 6th , 200 Freestyle (1:51.76); 4th , 100 Freestyle (50.21)

Kirk Dickson- 3rd , 50 Freestyle (23.13); 3rd , 100 Freestyle (49.96)

Matt Harrington- 5th , 500 Freestyle (5:09.22); 8th , 50 Freestyle (23.31); 4th , 400 Individual Medley (4:41.21)

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