2015 Turkey Trot Champions
Congratulations to our 2015 Turkey Trot Champions who took on the Turkey Trot as a team and finished with some great accomplishments.
Nico “Tough Turkey” Lastauskas took on the first set of times, tackling each set, making the times, and finishing with a 1:56 200 IM at the end of the set. Nico swam the set with a positive attitude throughout the time and went after each set thrown at him.
Audrey “Mashed Potatos” Campo swiftly swam through her turkey trot in the 2nd times and honing in on her speed zone, making all times and finishing with a 213.78 200 IM at the end of her 10,000. As Audrey honed in on each set, she finished the whole trot with a positive attitude and determination all along the way.
Cat “Cranberry Sauce” Donlon sliced and diced through her turkey trot, conquering her 10,000 and making all of her times along the way, also on the 2nd times.
Peyton “Pumpkin Pie” McNulty tackled the 3rd set of times, conquering each effort and finishing a strong 10,000 of her own. Peyton kept her even pace and long swimming throughout the set and came home with some strong 200 IMs at the end.
Haley “Supreme Stuffing” Thier finished her first full 10,000 yard set on the 3rd set of times, only missing one 50 on the times, and making it up at the end with a 27 second zooming 50 fly. Haley missed part of one of the ims but showed off her speed with a 221 200 IM as her last 200 effort.
Bailey “Sweet Potatos” Babarksy also took on the 3rd set finishing her first 10,000 yard trot as well, getting a little behind with some technical difficulties but coming back to finish her 10,000 strong.
Abby “Apple Pie” Bowen just kept swimming and conquered the 8750 set in her first turkey trot, getting a little behind on some of the power rack sets, but coming back strong and finishing her 150 IM’s with some speedy times going a 149 towards the end and making all of her last 10 150’s with some speed and racing teammate James.
James “Green Bean Casserole” Stanco took charge on his 2nd turkey trot with determination, going after the 8750 set and conquering the full yardage, missing out on a few of the times and efforts, but setting his sights on finishing all of his laps at the end. James also pushed teammate Abby and finished strong with some great 150 IM’s, under 152, and pushing himself way beyond his yardage from last year.
Victoria “Mixed Vegetable Medley” Wrobleski tackled her 8750 set, taking on each set as it came, missing a few of the times and efforts, but coming in strong under 2:00 in her final 150 IM. This was Victoria’s first attempt at the turkey trot, and she did it in style.
Natalie “Greater than Gravy” Colarossi also tackled her first turkey trot, hanging in strong for her first 2.5 hours of swimming. Natalie stayed strong and energized throughout the practice and finished with a smile, coming just a little short of her 4750 yard set!
Cooper “Gravy on the turkey” Legg made a special guest appearance swimming and staying in the pool for the ENTIRE turkey trot. Cooper supported and encouraged BDA swimmers throughout the swim and made the most of his firt time back in the pool after a bit of a hiatus. Thanks for your encouragement and smiles Coop!
BDA would also like to say Welcome Back to BDA family members Nicole Pirrella-Patchoski (2008 graduate and BDA/Prep Record holder) Matt McAndrew (2002 graduate and member of 2001 state team), Mia Nonnenberg (2014 graduate and current Alabama RECORD HOLDER and OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIER), and Katie Voitik (2015 graduate and current Manhattan College RECORD HOLDER). All 4 came in for a visit today on BLUE Friday with their smiles. Mia hopped in the pool and again showed off her ability to make others better through her hard work pushing Nico, and helping each swimmer accomplish a great Friday morning practice set, with several swimmers stepping up their sets. Angela Stahl (2015 grad and super BDA leader) stepped in for a visit Saturday morning also swimming with the team and helping others to get better. We are thankful for all BDA swimmers past and present who continue to help BDA shine!