What a season the swim team has had this year! The teams momentum kept building as the season went on. The AIA created the Meet of Champions to allow swimmers from all three Divisions to compete against each other. Verrado swimmers stepped up to the challenge and made their coaches and school proud.
Congratulations to Jadan Nabor! He is the AIA 200 Individual Medley State Champion! He is Verrado’s FIRST OFFICIAL State Champion for the Boys team.
Congratulations to the Girls 200 Freestyle Relay for finishing 2nd at the AIA Meet of Champions. Verrado has always placed high in their relays in Division II. Taylor Mellon, Paloma Marolf, Regan Moss and Makena Malkemus did not disappoint. They all swam some personal bests in their relay. GREAT JOB LADIES!!!
Did you think we were through with the great finishes? We are just getting started. Other top 10 finishes at the Meet of Champions included:
Boys 200 Medley Relay – Jadan Nabor, Grant Greenbaum, Jacob Cress and Jacob Beyer – finished 6th in the STATE
Girls 200 Medley Relay – Makena Malkemus, Sydney Snider, Taylor Mellon and Paloma Marolf – finished 7th in the STATE
Girls 50 Free – Makena Malkemus finishe 5th in the STATE
Boys 500 Free – Grant Greenbaum – finished 5th in the STATE
Boys 100 Backstroke – Jadan Nabor – finished 8th in STATE
Boys 100 Breaststroke – Grant Greenbaum – Finished 7th in the STATE
Boys 400 Freestyle Relay – Grant Greenbaum, Jacob Beyer, Jacob Cress, and Jadan Nabor – finished 7th in the STATE
We also had some amazing Alternates for our relays attending this meet –
Girls – Eliza Hess, Colleen O’kane, Kennedy Eichler and Natalia Gonzales
Boys – Ryan Beyer, Riley Stewart, Dexter Stewart, Alex England and Hayden Jacobs
Great Job to the entire team this season! All the coaches are extremely proud of you all as you have yet again exceeded our expectations.
(photo credits to Trisha Marolf and verrado viper swim and dive instagram)