Cub relayers, McMahon advance to sectional finals
Friday, February 15, 2013 10:00 AM
Madison's Hayden McMahon and all three Cubs' relay teams reached the sectional finals after strong swims in Thursday's preliminaries of the IHSAA Floyd Central Sectional.
McMahon, a senior, finished third in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.00, less than half a second behind the leader, Karol Schmuck of Jeffersonville. All eight swimmers in the finals finished less than three seconds of the top.
Flynn Moore, Calvin Willhite, Tate Turner and Trajen Jenkins finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.09. McMahon, Turner, Sean Brink and Grant Ward were fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:46.80. Ward, Willhite, Moore and McMahon were sixth in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:48.02.
"To say we had fantastic swims tonight is an understatement," Madison coach Stacy Crawley said. "We are ecstatic and completely blown away with the times swam, time cuts and our positions going into finals on Saturday. For the first time in our nine-year coaching career, we have at least one swimmer going back to finals or consolation finals in every event."
Switzerland County's Zack Rodgers, Talen Taylor, Demetrie Liapis and Mikhail Cole finished eighth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:07.10 to earn a berth in the finals.
Eleven Madison swimmers qualified for the consolation finals and will compete on Saturday. Southwestern had five swimmers qualify for the consolation finals and Switzerland County had four qualify for the consolations.
"It was a really great night for the boys. We had 17 out of 20 best times tonight," Southwestern coach Shelly Hamilton said. "They are a fun and highly motivated group of young men."
Reaching the consolation finals for Madison were: Flynn Moore, 10th, 100 fly, 57.85 and 13th, 50 free, 24.17; Calvin Willhite, 10th, 100 breast, 1:07.66 and 14th, 200 IM, 2:19.70; Sean Brink, 11th, 500 free, 5:52.30 and 13th, 200 free, 2:06.97; Hayden McMahon, 12th, 50 free, 23.80; Grant Ward, 12th, 200 IM, 2:18.75 and 12th, 100 back, 1:03.59; Gabe McMahon, 14th, 500 free, 6:05.59; and Tate Turner, 15th, 50 free, 24.80.
Reaching the consolations from Southwestern were: Nathan Anderson, Zachary Hamilton, Dylan Truesdell and Travis Higham, 10th, 200 medley relay, 2:00.56; Anderson, Hamilton, Ryan Furnish and Higham, 11th, 200 free relay, 1:47.89; Furnish, Jacob Grayson, Nicholas Battjes and Jacob Shaffer, 11th, 400 free relay, 4:27.83; and Anderson, 15th, 100 back, 1:10.60 and 16th, 200 free, 2:11.58.
Reaching the consolations from Switzerland County were: Demetrie Liapis, Talen Taylor, DeKota Godwin and Zack Rodgers, 12th, 200 medley relay, 2:15.11; Rodgers, Ryan Brubaker, Liapis and Mikhail Cole, 12th, 200 free relay, 1:50.98; and Cole, 14th, 200 free, 2:08.16 and 15th, 500 free, 6:08.39.
Other finishes for Madison were: Noah Miller, 17th, 200 free, 2:12.83; Cameron Wykoff, 20th, 100 back, 1:14.49; Trajen Jenkins, 22nd, 100 breast, 1:17.76; Henry Wilhite, 23rd, 100 breast, 1:20.17; Reid Dirksen, 24th, 200 free, 2:36.02; Andrew Strouse, 28th, 100 back, 1:25.12; and Ryan Hammond, 31st, 100 free, 1:04.50.
Other finishes for Southwestern were: Nicholas Battjes, 17th, 500 free, 6:47.45; Ryan Furnish, 18th, 500 free, 7:04.10 and 30th, 50 free, 27.78; Zachary Hamilton, 18th, 200 IM, 2:32.39 and 18th, 100 breast, 1:14.30; Jacob Shaffer, 20th, 200 free, 2:21.93 and 33rd, 100 free, 1:05.19; Dylan Truesdell, 21st, 100 fly, 1:14.60 and 21st, 100 back, 1:15.40; Travis Higham, 22nd, 100 free, 1:00.94, 22nd, 200 free, 2:27.37 and 25th, 100 breast, 1:21.62; Jacob Grayson, 28th, 100 free, 1:03.87 and 34th, 50 free, 28.65; and Kotaro Imai, 45th, 50 free, 45.44.
Other finishes for Switzerland County were: Talen Taylor, 19th, 100 back, 1:14.12; DeKota Godwin, 20th, 100 fly, 1:14.15; Demetrie Liapis, 23rd, 100 free, 1:01.35; Zack Rodgers, 27th, 50 free, 27.11; Ryan Brubaker, 29th, 100 free, 1:03.92 and 36th, 50 free, 29.12; and Zac Park, 41st, 50 free, 33.09; and 41st, 100 free, 1:23.88.
The sectional finals begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday.