Saturday, July 24, 2010
Morning of Day 4 @ AGN
100BK was a great event for everyone. Mitchell started the day with a pb of 1:08.26. Mitchell placed 30th overall. Matt followed with a decent 100BK which was just a little bit slower than his best at 1:11.27. Matt finished 24th... don't forget that this is also a 13 and under category and Matt is only 12.
By far the race of the morning was Karl Massey's 100BK where he took off 1.22 seconds and swam almost perfectly! The video of this race is above. Please note Karls start, turn and finish were textbook as well as his ability to regulate and maintain his stroke rate on the second 50. Karl's final time was 1:03.24 and he JUST missed the final by 6 tenths of a second. He finished 13th. I am very proud of this race!
Kyle's 100BK was good enough to make it into the final in 5th place. 1:02.14 was his second best long course time ever, but we have a few things to tighten up for tonight if we want to move up the ladder from 5th to medal position (which is a possibility).
Matt and Kyle's 200FR were both pretty flat. They both added time, but both had to wait around for almost 2 hours between 100BK and 200FR.
This will likely be HHBF's last final this weekend so PLEASE tune into the webcast tonight. Coverage will start around 6:30pm eastern time and Kyle will swim at about 6:40 - 6:45. This should be a very exciting race, so please tune into for 6:30pm and think powerfully positive thoughts for Kyle!