Fifteen CRUZ'ers headed to Moraga, CA last weekend for the annual Pacific Masters Short Course Championships.
Seventy-five teams sent representatives to the meet, and 734 swimmers entered races. With three days' worth of events and a lot of heats in the more popular ones, there were 2613 individual event splashes. That's a lot! You can see all the meet stats at this link.
Suffice it to say that the deck was pretty crowded, but Joel brought our team pop-up tent and we were able to stake out some poolside real estate for the show. Given the rainy and cloudy weather, we spent some quality time huddled under the tent - that is, when we weren't warming up, cooling down, cheering each other on, or standing in the showers trying to warm up the artificial way.
That's Chris Tainty on his way to winning the 200IM!
Marta Bechhoefer, focused.
As a team, Santa Cruz Masters came in 4th place in the medium-sized team division with 1175 points.
There were individual high point rankings as well, which you can check out at this link. Chris Tainty was our highest individual finisher, coming in second overall in his age group.
Here are our individual results....
1650 FREESTYLE James Lamb 19:04.32 1st place Chris Tainty 19:19.66 1st place 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY Chris Tainty 5:01.16 2nd place Coach Joel: 5:03.22 1st place
200 FREESTYLE James Lamb 1:56.43 1st place Coach Joel 2:09.75 2nd place
500 FREESTYLE Cyndy Hertzer 5:53.46 2nd place Marta Bechhoefer 6:32.62 4th place James Lamb 5:21.37 1st place John Parker 6:05.21 3rd place Chris Tainty 5:40.19 2nd place Coach Joel 5:45.94 1st place
Tesla rockin' the 200 fly
50 BACKSTROKE Chris Tainty :30.31 3rd place
200 IM Cyndy Hertzer 2:33.68 3rd place Bridget Lyons 2:41.76 6th place John Parker 2:33.80 3rd place James Lamb 2:16:16 2nd place Chris Tainty 2:22.85 1st place Coach Joel 2:27.82 2nd place
200 BACKSTROKE Chris Tainty 2:20.27 2nd place Cyndy Hertzer 2:42.59 3rd place
James Lamb's breast stroke leg of his 2nd place 200IM
50 BUTTERFLY Bridget Lyons 32.20 7th place John Parker 28.72 8th place
100 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY Bridget Lyons 1:14.49 6th place David Cole :57.99 2nd place David Roberts 1:04.51 7th place
50 FREESTYLE Kimberly Lau 30.14 7th place David Cole 23.11 1st place Zach Stockwell 26.58 12th place Jarret Winter 23.60 1st place Kurt Wilson 23.89 1st place
100 BREASTROKE Marta Bechhoefer 1:22.17 3rd place
Bridget trying to look like a superhero in her first tech-suit ever...
Coach Joel flying!
200 BREASTROKE Cyndy Hertzer 2:48.52 1st place Marta Bechhoefer 2:57.11 4th place
100 BUTTERFLY Bridget Lyons 1:10.93 3rd place Cyndy Hertzer 1:14.78 7th place John Parker 1:07.71 6th place Chris Tainty 1:03.76 4th place
100 FREESTYLE Kimberly Lau 1:05.49 5th place Marta Bechhoefer 1:09.44 7th place Zach Stockwell :54.02 6th place Jarret Winter :52.69 1st place Kurt Wilson :55.87 3rd place Coach Joel :59.92 5th place
50 BREASTROKE Bridget Lyons :37.76 2nd place Marta Bechhoefer :38.85 6th place David Roberts :30.76 3rd place
200 BUTTERFLY Tesla Profumo 2:33.11 1st place Coach Joel 2:32.54 1st place
100 BACKSTROKE David Cole :56.86 1st place
1000 FREESTYLE Tesla Profumo 11:30.96 1st place Bridget Lyons 13.11.84 2nd place Marta Bechhoefer 13.23.00 3rd place Coach Joel 11:53.25 1st place
RELAYS MIXED 200 MEDLEY RELAY Chris Tainty--backstroke Marta Bechhoefer--breastroke Bridget Lyons--butterfly John Parker--freestyle 2:08.49 4th place 45+
200 FREESTYLE RELAY--WOMEN Tesla Profumo Bridget Lyons Allison Athens Kimberly Lau 1:56.74 3rd place 25+
400 MEDLEY RELAY--WOMEN Allison Athens Marta Bechhoefer Bridget Lyons Kimberly Lau 4:58.50 2nd place 35+
400 MEDLEY RELAY--MEN David Cole David Roberts Zach Stockwell Jarret Winter 3:55.75 1st place
200 FREESTYLE RELAY--MEN David Roberts Zach Stockwell David Cole Jarret Winter 1:35.08 2nd place 35+
In addition, there were awards for Swimmer of the Year, and our own Cyndy Hertzer was honored as Swimmer of the Year in the Women's 45-49 Age Group!
We couldn't get her to pose with her certificate, but here's the sneaky picture taken when she was off winning some event...