Swimmers break records, place at states

Breaking school records and placing at states are two dreams every athlete strives for. Senior Krysta Weik and freshman Logan Smith were able to achieve both within one season.

Weik and Smith competed at the state swim meet March 15-16 at Bucknell University.

Smith placed 13th overall in the 100 breaststroke.

“[Placing at states] was a very humbling and unique experience,” said Smith. “I wouldn’t have been able to be where I am without the people at the meet to cheer me on and my teammates.”

Weik finished 26th in the 100 breaststroke and 30th in the 200 IM after placing second at districts in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 IM.

“[Qualifying for states] felt awesome,” said Weik. “I’ve been working for it for a while and I didn’t place any other years.”

Swimmers qualify for states by either placing first at districts or ranking among the top 32 in the state.

“I was super excited,” said Weik. “[States] is just a whole new experience with a different type of meet.”

The duo also broke school records at the district meet.

Weik beat out the old 100 Breaststroke record by swimming a 105. 70. Last year, she came within one second of beating the record, and set a goal to beat it this year.

“[Beating the record] was a good feeling,” said Weik. “It makes me want to see how much more I can drop and maybe focus a little bit more on my other events.”

Smith beat his own school record in the 100 breaststroke with the time of 57.34.

“I’ve always had [the record] in the back of my mind, and I wanted to get it,” said Smith. “but I never thought I would get it this low as a freshman.”

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