Wylie Posts Nation's Fastest Time as ABSC Swims Away with Fall 5 Meet.
Oct. 20-21st, 2017 – UGA Ramsey Center.
ABSC cruised to a solid victory in it’s inaugural “Fall Five” invitational meet, claiming first place out of the five participating teams. Despite some strong racing from the likes of Carrollton Bluefins, Lifetime Georgia Aquatics, Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club, and the Tara Tarpons, ABSC finished the meet in first place overall for the women’s, men’s, and combined team scores. Click here for full results: Fall 5 Full Results.
The Dawgs were paced by outstanding 14 year-old Ryan Wylie of the ABSC Senior 1 group. Wasting no time, Wylie started his meet off with a bang as the 14-year-old freshman from Oconee County took fourth place overall in the 13&older 200 IM, and 1st overall in the 13&older 500 freestyle.
Not only did Wylie swim the fastest time in the entire swim meet regardless of age for that 500 freestyle, his blazing fast time of 4:43.96 is the fastest time in the country so far this year for the 13-14 age group!! His time would also place him 6th overall for 15-year-old swimmers.
Ryan – also known as “Rhino” by some of his coaches and teammates – went on to win every event he swam in the 13-14 age group over the weekend, posting personal best times in 5 out of 8 events.
But “Rhino” wasn’t the only one posting fast swims for the Dawgs this weekend.
Charlie Logan of the Senior 1 group placed no lower than 3rd overall in all 8 of his events on the weekend, including 3 first place, and 4 second place finishes.
14-year-old Karen Zhao of ABSC took first place overall in 4 out of her 6 events for the weekend, and claimed first overall in the 13&over age group on Friday night in the 200 IM. Macy Mullis, also 14, took first place in 5 out of 6 13-14-year-old events, and placed second in the other. Her 100 back time of 59.86 is 45th nationally this year.
Simon Casey of the Dawgs group placed no lower than 3rd overall in each of his 12&under events, including first places finishes in the 500 free and 100 back. Eileen Brook of the Dawgs won five 11-12 year-old events on the girls side, including a very fast 1:05.76 in the 100 backstroke.
10-year-old Ansley Nunally took first place in four out of 6 10&under events on the weekend, including a blazing fast 31.84 in the 50 fly which is a top-5 time in the state this year. She placed 2nd in her other two events!
Along with the above swimmers, the following all took at least one first place finish in their age group: Jack Yu, Jake Turner, Mckee Thorsen, Ginny Thorsen, Luke Phillips, Erin Osborne, Henry Logan, Ava Kennedy, Jackson Harvin, Ella Dillon, Olivia Della Torre, Owen Churchwell, Brendan Bowman, and Jackson Bates.
It was a great weekend of swimming for the Dawgs, and here’s to more awesome swims at our next meet, the ASL Fall Invitational in Augusta!