HYCAT-Logan swim team tanks foes at state meet


The HYCAT-Logan Stingrays prepare poolside at the 2016 West Virginia LSC Short Course Swimming Championships. Pictured, from left, Quincy Farley, Jason Conley, Zachary Lowes, Dana Goodman, Connor Marcum and Rosey Gillette. Not pictured: Logan Thompson and Ryan Satterfield


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On the campus of West Virginia University, the HYCAT team successfully defended their men’s, women’s and overall state champion titles for the 43rd consecutive year. The Stingrays helped to defend the title, and several of the Logan team members had exceptional performances at the meet this year.

Logan Thompson, 8, of Belfry, Ky., posted personal best times in all events. He posted a time of 1:18.17 in the 50-yard breaststroke; 4:42.16 in the 200-yard freestyle; 57.09 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle; 2:53.47 in the 100-yard breaststroke; 1:02.45 in the 50-yard backstroke; and participated in one men’s relay team.

Rosey Gillette, 12, of Justice Addition, posted a time of 29.49 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle event, giving her an “A” rating, and ranking her nationally. She posted a time of 41.51 seconds in the 50-yard breaststroke; 1:19.87 in the 100-yard backstroke; 1:18.46 in the 100-yard individual medley; 1:05.92 in the 100-yard freestyle; 6:30.35 in the 500-yard freestyle; and participated in two women’s relay teams.

Zachary Lowes, 13, of Logan, posted a time of 29.30 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle; 2:51.49 in the 200-yard butterfly, earning him a third-place finish; 1:19.50 in the 100-yard backstroke; 1:38.46 in the 100-yard breaststroke; 1:04.46 in the 100-yard freestyle; and participated in two men’s relay teams.

Connor Marcum, 13, of Chapmanville, posted a time of 3:37.26 in the 200 breaststroke; 2:47.09 in the 200-yard freestyle; 3:12.26 in the 200-yard individual medley; 33.99 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle; 1:19.77 in the 100-yard backstroke; 1:45.62 in the 100-yard breaststroke; 2:49.79 in the 200-yard backstroke, which is a time drop of greater than 10 seconds from his previous times; 1:17.44 in the 100-yard freestyle; and participated in three men’s relay teams.

Jason Conley, 14, of Chapmanville, posted a time of 45.40 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle; and 1:40.93 in the 100-yard freestyle, which is a time drop of over 30 seconds from his previous times.

Quincy Farley, 14, of Chapmanville, posted a time of 3:05.09 in the 200-yard breaststroke; 2:20.58 in the 200-yard freestyle; 1:19.18 in the 100-yard butterfly; 13:02.49 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, earning him a first-place finish and WV LSC State Champion in the 100 yard freestyle; 28.73 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle; 1:15.59 in the 100-yard backstroke; 5:45.95 in the 400-yard individual medley; 1:25.12 in the 100-yard breaststroke; 1:03.32 in the 100-yard freestyle; 6:18.69 in the 500-yard freestyle; and participated in three men’s relay teams.

Ryan Satterfield, 15, of Chapmanville, posted a time of 2:40.82 in the 200-yard freestyle; and 14:16.96 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, earning him a third-place finish.

Dana Goodman, 13, of Man, posted a time of 3:14.28 in the 200-yard breaststroke; 2:27.60 in the 100-yard freestyle; 1:21.93 in the 100-yard butterfly, which is a time drop of over 10 seconds from her previous times; 2:51.59 in the 200-yard individual medley; 30.02 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle; 1:21.13 in the 100-yard backstroke; 1:32.26 in the 100-yard breaststroke; 1:04.84 in the 100-yard freestyle; 7.05.28 in the 500-yard freestyle; and participated in one women’s relay team.

“I could not be more proud of our swimmers and the gains that they have made in the past three years,” Coach Kristi Walter said. “Our swimmers have continued to strive for excellence over the last three seasons, and you can see the evidence in the water. This past state meet, we dropped over 360 seconds of combined time, and had over 70 percent top-10 finishes out of our total events. I’m looking forward to upping our training and continuing this momentum into our summer season, and next year’s USA Swimming short course season.”

While this is the third appearance for the HYCAT-Logan team at the West Virginia LSC Short Course Swimming Championships, team member Logan Thompson has only been with the team for one year.

His mother, Mindy Thompson, said, “I couldn’t have asked for a better first season for my son. I love to see him participate in something he is so passionate about.”

She makes the trip to the Chief Logan Recreation Center from Belfry, Ky., with her son three to four times per week so Logan can participate in practices with the HYCAT-Logan Stingrays.

Coach Walter would like to offer her appreciation to Terry Mullins and the staff at Chief Logan Recreation Center; without their support, the HYCAT-Logan Stingrays could not have become the success they are today.

Coach Walter would also like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in youth swimming to contact the Chief Logan Recreation Center at 304-855-8591, or to send her an email at [email protected] for more information about joining the team.

The HYCAT-Logan Stingrays prepare poolside at the 2016 West Virginia LSC Short Course Swimming Championships. Pictured, from left, Quincy Farley, Jason Conley, Zachary Lowes, Dana Goodman, Connor Marcum and Rosey Gillette. Not pictured: Logan Thompson and Ryan Satterfield
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_hycat2016wvstatemeet-CMYK.jpgThe HYCAT-Logan Stingrays prepare poolside at the 2016 West Virginia LSC Short Course Swimming Championships. Pictured, from left, Quincy Farley, Jason Conley, Zachary Lowes, Dana Goodman, Connor Marcum and Rosey Gillette. Not pictured: Logan Thompson and Ryan Satterfield
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