Kelso, WA — The Camas Girls Swim Team won the Kelso Invitational Saturday, and set a new meet record along the way.
”We broke the meet record in the 200 Free Relay,” said Camas swimmer, Bailey Segall. “We were only .2 off of the state time and are planning on getting it shortly. We were all really trying to pump each other up and we all swam very well.”
Their time was 1:43.91, and broke the record set five years ago. The 200 Free Relay team included Paeton Lesser, Bailey Segall, Hope Yim, and Kristina Perian.
“We really wanted to get the state time because we were about two seconds away and we gave it our best shot,” said Hope Yim. “We will continue to work hard and hopefully break the pool record!”
Here are the results from several events:
-1st Bailey Segall
-4th Hope Yim
-2nd Paeton Lesser
3rd Lily Seitz (Wash)
-2nd Kristina Perian
-5th Mia Kamenko
-4th Lily Seitz (Wash)
-2nd Paeton Lesser
-4th Bailey Segall
-5th Hope Yim
-1st Grace Benjamin
– 5th Audrey Hinchliff
-2nd Mia Kamenko
-4th Madi O’Neal
Camas also placed first in the 400 Free Relay swim event with Grace Benjamin, Mia Kamenko, Kate Gerstler, and Jessica Bretz.
“This year we are just very lucky to have a great group of girls,” said Lesser. “Everyone is very encouraging, and I feel very fortunate to be on a relay with them.”
The girls will keep going after the state cut in the 200 Free Relay.
“Bailey pumped everyone up before the race,” said Perian. “I believe that we all performed the best we could for our team.”
“We are very fortunate to have such an amazing group of girls extending well past the relay,” said Segall. “We had decided we wanted to make the cut, both for us and for our team. More importantly we wanted to swim the best that we could. We were all hyping each other up both in the warm up pool and behind the blocks. The majority of our team was there encouraging us and cheering us on. We all swam fantastic and every single girl on the relay gave it her all. I am so excited to be apart of such a fantastic and enthusiastic team and relay. I can’t wait to see what we can all accomplish.”
Photos by Kristie Greenwood.