“An overview is that our team has been set up for years for great success. We have a strong team and talent is evenly distributed from seniors to the freshman class,” FHS head coach Jessica Abrahamson said. “We are in a really good position at such an early time in the season.
“We had 67 best times and 21 state qualifying performance at this meet,” she added. “I don’t know what coach wouldn’t be happy with that.”
Individually, “We have great leadership with our team captains. We have eight on our team, which is rare, but that is a sign of how strong our leadership is,” Abrahamson said. “Gabby Maine, Lily Eddins, Livy Eaker, Taylor Webster and Kennedy Byars are very much team players, and I expect to see some great swims out of them this year.”
“Cade Austin and Troy Glecker are state qualifiers and some of our most versatile swimmers,” he added. “Ethan Hu is another talented swimmer who is focusing on breaststroke. Combined, they are excellent group of athletes that know how to create a positive team atmosphere. They interact and motivate their peers exceedingly well.”
Best of all, “Rider Hicks, Noah Roettger, Evan King, George Hu, Camden Gerchar and Leo Karnitz are our strongest guys, and they are able to swim pretty much anything based on the swim meet,” Abrahamson said. “We can use their versatility to our advantage.
“Sebastian Gonzalez is also force to be reckoned with in the sprint freestyle and butterfly,” she added. “Charlie Houston has dropped significant time this year in several events. Over the next year or two, he will be one of our top athletes.
“Paul Greene emerged as our top breaststroker this past weekend. Stuart Greene also has 200-(yard) IM and 100 breaststroke state potential.”
“For the ladies, our strongest females are Abigail King, Jessica King, Karley Wolfgram, Karolina Nosarzewski, Keira Shafer, Sophia Kovalesvkaya and Allison Pye,” Abrahamson said. “Abigail currently holds the 100-back and 100-fly team records. Karley Wofgram will be a major contender at state this year in freestyle and breaststroke.
“Our top diver is Camden Croy,” she added. “He is an Olympic-level diver and is coached by Michael Wright. Cam has a history of great performances and top 10 results at state. We are eager to see what he can do this upcoming year.”