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We Are All Saints !!!
History was Made at the CAA Championships
In their 3rd season of competition in the 17 team league of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Catholic Athletic Association, there was a sense of accomplishment simmering with the Swimming Falcons, as they established goals for the 2012 CAA Season back in the Fall. The 66 member All Saints Team, notched impressive marks through the 3 ½ month season, in their pursuit of enhancing their standings from the 2011 CAA Championships.
Success was in the making early in the season, when All Saints hosted the 2nd Annual February Falcon Valentine Invitational. All Saints took the top prize with 2118 points, far out distancing 2nd place Holy Spirit Flames with 1432, out of 7 Team Field. The Falcons flexed their prowess establishing 6 meet records at the meet held at Kenwood Trail Middle School. At this point the strength and depth of the team began to emerge as sights were set for the back half of the season.
The diligence of the Coaching Staff was clearly evident at the Championship Meet held April 3rd & 4th at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Falcon Junior Girls ( Grades K-6 ) notched an eye opening, head turning impressive 1st Place Championship win outdistancing 2nd place Nativity Nighthawks by 100 points 684-584 . St. Odillia was 3rd with 530 points. Their 1st place standing improved upon the 2011 place finish of 4th place. The Falcon Junior Boys finished 5th in the competition up from 8th place in 2011. The Falcon Senior Boys ( Grades 7-8 ) held their own ground placing 6th, while the Senior Falcon Girls made history by scoring points for the 1st time placing 14th.
Excitement prevailed both nights at the University’s Aquatic Complex as, Personal Best Times were recorded, records were broken by Falcon Swimmers, and Trophies were awarded to All Saints. The “ Frosting on the Cake “ was the ceremonial plunge taken by Head Coach Peter Schrock, with the help of Falcon Swimmers , after receiving the 1st Place Trophy Wednesday Night after the results were announced for the Girls. Valuable Life Lessons were reinforced to the team emphasizing what the persistence and diligence of working for goals and provide. A “ Moment in the Sun “ for sure, yet Memories which will last a Lifetime.