CHS’s Savannah Warner finished fourth in both the 100 and 200 freestyles Saturday. (Photo/Kirsten Pentzien)
Katrina Hoferer took first in the 50-yard backstroke and Ava Zheng finished second four times in Charleston’s first dual meet, a 119-69 loss to Champaign Central on Saturday.
Hoferer clock in at 32.92 seconds to capture the backstroke event by more than 1 second at the Central High pool. She also finished third in both the 100 free (1:11.76) and 100 backstroke (1:15.03).
Zheng, meanwhile, took second in the 200 free (2:18.34), 50 free (28.63), 100 backstroke (1:11.40) and 100 butterfly (1:13.48).
Stacey Zerbst recorded a life-time best in taking second for the 50 breast (39.45). She had another PR in the 50 free.
“In swimming, it is very unusual for established swimmers to have many lifetime bests before the end of the season,” Trojans coach Dwight Pentzien said, “particularly in the longer events.”
Molly Weber was runner-up in both the 500 free (6:16.51) and 50 butterfly (34.47)
“This was our first meet of the season, and first ever with the social distancing rules,” Pentzien said. “There were no spectators, which was odd at first, but, once the meet started, everyone was focused on their races and cheering on their teammates.”