TAES & TAMS Swimmers Excel at YMCA Districts; Tyrone’s Coleman Brings Home Gold

Coleman advances to states in three events; Reese in one

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Six young Tyrone swimmers recently qualified and competed at the PA West YMCA Swimming Districts at the Penn State Natatorium at University Park.  Several students placed at the meet including a overall first place finish by TAMS seventh grader Madison Coleman in the 50 free.

The Tyrone swimmers competed as members of the Hollidaysburg YMCA District Team.  They are fourth grader Seth Hoover, sixth grader Victoria Reese and seventh graders Madison Coleman, Sarah Hoover, Lucia Isenburg, and Colin Yaudes.

[Our District team] did really good. I was definitely less nervous than last year.”

— Victoria Reese

“[Our District team] did really good,” said Reese. “I was definitely less nervous than last year.”

TAMS seventh grader Madison Coleman placed first overall in the 50 free (26.97) and 4th in the 100 (59.01), qualifying her to move onto the State level, along with her relay team.

“[I was] surprised by how well the team and I did,” Coleman said.

Victoria Reese swam in the 50 and 100 backstroke and also competed as a member of the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. Her 200 free relay team placed third and qualified for States. The relay includes Tyrone’s Reese and Coleman and Hollidaysburg’s Sydney Houck and Aubree Black.

Seventh grader Sarah Hoover competed in the 50 breast, the 100 breast and the 50 free. Hoover dropped time in all three of her events.

“It was different being in the older [age group] with more competition,” said Sarah Hoover.

Seventh grader Lucia Isenburg swam in the 200 medley relay and the 50 and 100 back.

“[The team] did really good,” Isenburg said. “It was great to see people do really well.”

Seventh grader Colin Yaudes competed in the 50 breast and the 200 medley relay. His relay team earned seventh, just missing a trip to states by only one place.

“I wasn’t nervous,” Yaudes said. “[I was] just trying for my best. I was going for myself and not other people.”

TAES fourth grader Seth Hoover swam in the 200 medley relay, the 50 free and the 50 breaststroke.

It was a fun experience that I hope to go [to Districts] again.”

— Colin Yaudes

“We all did really good,” Coleman said. “[It was] fun to hang out because we had longer breaks [between events].”

Both Reese and Coleman will compete at States in their relay. Coleman will also swim in two individual events.

All six swimmers can’t wait to swim next season, continue to drop time and swim faster.

“It was a fun experience that I hope to go [to Districts] again,” Yaudes said.

L-R Victoria Reese, Madison Coleman, Sara Hoover, Colin Yaudes, & Seth Hoover

Photos courtesy of Brooke Yaudes
L-R Victoria Reese, Madison Coleman, Sara Hoover, Colin Yaudes, & Seth Hoover

Complete Results:

11-12 age group
Colin Yaudes:
200 Medley Relay-7th place 2:14.61
50 yard breaststroke- 11th 38.70

Lucia Isenberg:
200 Medley Relay- 8th 2:07.32
50 Back- 14th 33.89
100 Back- 15th 1:14.10

Madison Coleman:
200 Medley Relay- 8th 2:07.32
50 Free- 1st 26.97
100 Free- 4th 59.01
200 Freestyle relay- 3rd 1:53.51

Sarah Hoover:
50 Free- 31st 29.69
50 Breaststroke- 17th 37.10
100 Breaststroke- 11th 1:21.20

Victoria Reese:
200 Medley Relay- 8th 2:07.32
50 Backstroke- 16th 34.15
100 Backstroke- 18th 1:14.83
200 Freestyle Relay- 3rd 1:53.51

9-10 age group

Seth Hoover:
200 Medley relay- 14th 2:50.02
50 Freestyle- 33rd 34.80
50 Breaststroke- 19th 45.49

 

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