Monday, October 28, 2013

Raiders Race in Pumpkin Plunge

The Rappahannock Raiders continue their season’s success in their second meet at the Poseidon’s Pumpkin Plunge. The meet was held at the beautiful Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Chesterfield, VA. The Raiders busted out immediately with 10 straight best times and would continue on to improve upon 65.9% of all times. Adding to the team’s success the team broke 11 team records and achieved 18 new “USA Swimming Standards”.

Gabby Thompson and Alex Poley set the tone for the meet when the two combined for 13 best times of 14 swims, 4 new team records, and 5 new “USA Swimming Standards”.
“Everyone raced really well this weekend. I saw our athlete’s make adjustments to their strokes and turns mid-race. It show’s they were really paying attention to what they were doing. We just had a lot of heads up racing.” stated Head Coach Brandon Hendrickson.
The Raider’s hope to continue their success in November as they head to Fredericksburg, VA to compete in Regency Park Swim Team’s Mini Meet. For more information on the Raiders, visit
New USA Swimming Standards Achieved: Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez 100 Back A; Jonathan Dates 50 Back B; Veronica Declute 400 IM BB; Abby Elia 200 Free B, 200 Back B; Jenna Kapp 200 Free AAA; Lindsay Knoke 500 Free B; Zandy Knoke 500 Free BB; Taylor Mayros 50 Back B; Cannon Parker 100 Breast B; Alex Poley 100 Free AA, 200 Free AA, 50 Breast BB, 100 Fly BB; Deonte Teleton 100 Free B; Gabby Thompson 100 IM A; Carter Wasser 500 Free BB; Brandon Wofford 500 Free B, 400 IM B
New Team Records Set: 9-10 Girls Jenna Kapp 200 Free 2:21.00, 100 Back 1:13.09, 100 Fly 1:13.04; 11-12 Girls Gabby Thompson 500 Free 5:39.38; 13-14 Girls Emily Sizemore 2:59.68; 11-12 Boys Alex Poley 100 Free 59.02, 200 Free 2:07.10, 200 Back 2:29.09; Senior Men Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez 100 Back 59.67, 100 Breast 1:11.15, 200 Breast 2:34.04.