Joey Lashbrook wasn’t completely satisfied with the way his season was going.
The Lansing Catholic/Waverly junior swimmer is feeling a lot better about things now.
Lashbrook fared well at the MISCA meet last weekend, breaking a 31-year old program record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.12 seconds. He also moved atop the CAAC honor roll in the 200 individual medley with his time of 1:59.90. And those accomplishments led to Lashbrook being voted the LSJ prep athlete of the week.
“My other events I have dropped time in and I was happy with those, it’s just that my back and IM that I didn’t really see improvement, and that’s what made me happy this week was to see those times start to drop,” Lashbrook said.
“It helps me with confidence. This whole season I wasn’t sure if I was going to perform (well), and just seeing time drops like that in a fast pool and knowing that I can do that, it’s definitely kind of built me up more for the state and league meets. I’m really excited for that to see what I can get from this season and see if I can reach my goals.”
Lashbrook is currently ranked among the area’s top swimmers in several events. He’s atop the CAAC honor roll in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, second in the 100 freestyle (49.60) and 200 freestyle (1:50.89), fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:06.95), sixth in the 100 butterfly (57.09) and 100 breaststroke (1:07.22) and ninth in the 50 freestyle (23.28).
Lansing Catholic/Waverly coach Dave Hill believes some of Lashbrook’s achievements this season are stepping stones toward bigger things. And Hill is impressed with how Lashbrook is embracing the process of working toward his goals.
“He sees the big picture,” Hill said. “He understands that a meet this week is part of the whole, but the real picture is going to be the state meet and every meet that we swim leads up to that. He is able to set little goals and little milestones for each particular meet.”