The Rockingham Area Youth Swim team wrapped up the fall/winter short-course yard season with the New Hampshire Swim Association State Championship meet on March 16-18.
There were several outstanding swims at this meet, particularly among the young RAYS. Scoring at this meet were the top 16 places per event, except that teams were limited as to the number of entries that could score per team per event.
Overall, the RAYS team placed sixth in a field of 14 club teams. For the individual events, the swimmers were limited to competing in three events selected by their coaches. The Derry, Chester, Londonderry and Danville swimmers placing in the top 16 at this meet were as follows by age and gender:
8 and Under Girls
Ella Dyjak (Londonderry) fifth in 25 Free and 25 Fly, seventh in 100 IM
Reilly Hazard (Derry) eighth in 25 Back
Emma Hazard (Derry) 14th in 50 Free
Maya Lincoln (Londonderry) 15th in 25 Back
8 and Under Boys
Jack McCarthy (Londonderry) first in 25 Free, second in 25 Fly and 25 Breast
Owen Nelson (Derry) ninth in 50 Back and 25 Fly, 10th in 25 Free
Jasmine Brown (Londonderry) eighth in 50 Back
Hunter Hazard (Derry) first in 50 Breast, third in 100 IM, sixth in 50 Free
Asa Runge (Chester) ninth in 50 Back, 14th in 50 Free
Luc Lafond (Londonderry) ninth in 100 Free
Ryan Golabiewski (Derry) 12th in 100 IM, 14th in 50 Breast
Hannah Terry (Danville) first in 50 Fly and 50 Breast, second in 50 Free
Christian Nelson (Derry) fifth in 50 Breast, seventh in 50 Fly, ninth in 50 Free
Eli Runge (Chester) sixth in 50 Fly, eighth in 50 Free, 15th in 100 Free
Hunter Angione (Londonderry) eighth in 50 Breast
Sara Muller (Derry) 11th in 100 Fly, 13th in 100 Back, 14th in 200 IM
Rebekah Terry (Danville) 15th in 100 Fly
Addison Carder-Cannillo (Derry) 10th in 100 Fly, 13th in 100 Fly and 500 Free
Kyle McKenzie (Londonderry) fifth in 100 Fly, ninth in 50 Free
Jessica Martin (Derry) third in 100 Breast, eighth in 100 Free, 11th in 50 Free
Nick Bergstrom (Derry) fifth in 50 Free, sixth in 100 Free, seventh in 100 Breast
Alex Dimes (Chester) 10th in 100 Back
Tori Claverie (Derry) sixth in 50 Free, seventh in 100 Free, 12th in 100 Back
Benjamin Dyson (Derry) second in 100 Fly, fourth in 500 Free, fifth in 200 Free
Alex Holzberger (Londonderry) fourth in 100 Fly, sixth in 500 Free, eighth in 200 Free
RAYS relay teams scoring at this meet were as follows:
8 and Under Girls: Ella Dyjak (Londonderry), Erin Prendergast (Windham), Melina Fedele (Windham) and Reese Patchen (Pelham) placed third in the 100 medley relay and Medina, Ella and Reese were joined by Reilly Hazard of Derry to place third in the 100 freestyle relay as well.
8 and Under Boys: Owen Caprioglio (Litchfield), Jack McCarthy (Londonderry), Miller Swank (Windham) and Owen Nelson (Derry) garnered first place in both the 100 medley relay and the 100 freestyle relays for the second year in a row.
9-10 Girls: Jasmine Brown (Londonderry), Amy Prendergast (Windham), Sasha McNeil (Salem) and Catherine Hazard (Derry) placed first in the 200 medley relay and third in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Emi Caprioglio (Litchfield), Emily Craven (Windham), Abbie Patchen (Pelham) and Sarah Leinbach (Andover, Mass.) placed 14th in the 200 medley relay and Emi, Emily and Sarah were joined by Emma Stahly (Londonderry) to place 14th in the 200 freestyle relay as well.
9-10 Boys: Ryan Golabiewski (Derry), Christopher Byrne (Windham), Luc Lafond (Londonderry) and Miles Swank (Windham) placed sixth in the 200 medley relay and 10th in the 200 freestyle relay, while the team of Bradley Valo (Windham), Asa Runge (Chester), Max Spencer (Windham) and Hunter Hazard (Derry) placed second in the 200 freestyle relay.
11-12 Girls: Anna Gruchot (Londonderry), Justine Aho (Pelham), Caroline Russell (Londonderry), Madison Martin (Londonderry) placed 15th in the 200 medley relay and Anna and Justine were joined by Emily Martsolf (Windham) and Ally Gillespie (Londonderry) to place 16th in the 200 freestyle relay, while teammates Jillian Serrentino (Pelham), Hannah Pickett (Windham), Madison Martin (Londonderry) and Hannah Terry (Danville) placed eighth in the 200 freestyle relay.
13-14 Girls: Sara Muller (Derry), Ashley Domogala (Windham), Rebekah Terry (Danville) and Anna Matsco (Windham) placed 12th in the 200 medley relay and Anna and Sara were joined by teammates Brittaney Brown (Londonderry) and Laura Pomeroy (Windham) to place 12th in the 200 freestyle relay as well. The team of Alli Martin (Londonderry), Hailey Gagnon (Londonderry), Rebekah Terry (Danville) and Jenna Breault scored 14th in the 200 freestyle relay.
15 and Over Girls: Julia Bushell (Windham), Jessica Martin (Derry), Meghan O'Connor (Windham) and Tori Claverie (Derry) placed fourth in the 200 medley relay and Tricia Caiati (Salem), Katie Soraghan (Litchfield), Angela Bleeker (Windham) and Emily Matsco (Windham) placed 15th in this event. In the 200 freestyle relay, Julia, Jessica and Tori were joined by Emily Matsco to place fifth and Katie, Angela and Tricia were joined by Meghan O'Connor to place 11th.
Boys 15 and Over: Alex Dimes (Chester), Nicholas Bergstrom (Derry), Alex Holzberger (Londonderry) and Ben Dyson (Derry) placed sixth in the 200 medley relay and eighth in the freestyle relay.
The RAYS wrapped up their 2011-2012 season with a team banquet at the Castleton on March 30. They are currently accepting registrations for the 2012 spring/summer long-course meter season.
Practices will begin on April 16 for Seniors and on April 30 for the Juniors and Age Group swimmers. For more information on the team, including registration information, visit rays-nh.org.
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