Karumbaiah, Phillips, Pursner Lead ABSC in Pentathlon Meet Success

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March 2nd, 2019. Gainesville, Ga.

Our friends at Lanier Aquatics once again hosted their annual March Pentathlon meet, and ABSC Swimmers did not disappoint!

Swimmers who competed in all 5 events – a 50 of each stroke and a 100 IM – were entered into the Pentathlon Challenge scoring system set up based on the sum of the times of each swimmer’s 5 events. A bonus penalty time was added for DQ events, and if a swimmer didn’t compete in one of the five events, they were removed from the scoring.
ABSC was lead by three swimmers who placed first overall in their age groups, but as you can see below, we had a great showing across the board!
Vidur Karumbaiah cruised to a comfortable win in the 8&Under boys division, pacing the group by roughly 29 seconds! Luke Phillips took care of the boys 10&Under age group, with 5-second margin between himself and the second place competitor.
Rebecca Pursner from the 13-14 girls age group rounded out the first place finishes for ABSC on the day. She actually ended up in an exciting battle with fellow ABSC teammate Addie Hayes, barely holding off Hayes by a grand total of 6-10ths of a second! Pursner and Hayes finished roughly 7 seconds ahead of the 3rd place finisher!
You can find the final Pentathlon Scores Here, and ABSC individual results here!
Here’s a list of all the ABSC Swimmers who placed in the top 10, by age group:
8&Under Girls:
  • Elaina Johnston – 4th
  • Kylie McCormick – 10th
8&&Under Boys:
  • Vidur Karumbaiah – 1st
  • Shepherd Trotter – 4th
9-10 Girls:
  • Callie Rose Hayes – 4th
  • Carson Yeomans – 9th
9-10 Boys:
  • Luke Phillips – 1st
  • Justin Kurgan – 3rd
  • Crenshaw Halbach – 6th
  • Nakul Karumbaiah – 8th
  • Colin Boyle – 9th
11-12 Girls:
  • Addie Freeman – 8th
  • Anna Beth Camden – 10th
11-12 Boys:
  • James Gregory – 9th
13-14 Girls:
  • Rebecca Pursner – 1st
  • Addie Hayes – 2nd
  • Caitlin Harron – 10th
13-14 Boys:
  • Austin Ackerman – 6th
  • TJ Lu – 7th
  • Will Hines – 9th
  • William Johnson – 10th
15&Over Girls:
  • Felicia Pursner – 2nd
  • Katherine Xiao – 7th
  • Bella Lyons – 10th
15&Over Boys:
  • Sam Krosner – 5th

As you can see, ABSC was all over that leader board. Way to rock it, Dawgs! Let’s keep up the good work.


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