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Lady Rebs defend swim title at Lawrenceburg
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, December 03, 2012 10:00 AM
Southwestern’s girls swim team after winning the Lawrenceburg Invitational on Saturday. (Submitted photo)
Southwestern's girls swim team won the Lawrenceburg Invitational for the second-straight year with a strong performance on Saturday.
The Lady Rebels picked up five wins and scored 309 points to edge Harrison (Ohio) by three points. Switzerland County was seventh in the girls meet with 91 points and Shawe was eighth with 32.
Southwestern also had a strong showing in the boys meet, scoring 210 points to finish second to Harrison. Switzerland County was sixth with 119.
"We were thrilled to have the girls take home the trophy again this year. We had hoped to swim well, but did not expect to win. This was a total team effort," Southwestern coach Shelly Hamilton said. "Gianna Bennett marched in the Christmas parade downtown and then rushed up to participate. She was a big boost for us in the last half of the meet.
"The boys had a great meet as well. We did not expect them to place as high as they did with so many new swimmers, but they were a pleasure to watch. We had many best times from both the boys and the girls."
Lakin Henderson played a part in three wins for the Southwestern girls. The senior won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:44.46 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:21.80. She also teamed with Bennett, Meredith Webber and Jordan Worcester to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:59.65.
Worcester also won the 500-yard freestyle in 6:13.13 and Rebekah Anderson, Sarah Schroeder, Bennett and Cassidy Webster won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:54.41.
Shawe's Liz Grote picked up a pair of wins on the day. The senior won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:14.51 and the 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.59.
Switzerland County won a pair of events in the boys meet. Mikhail Cole claimed the 100-yard freestyle in 56.24 and joined with DeKota Godwin, Talen Taylor and Demetrie Liapis to win the 400-yard freestyle in 4:19.03.
Other top finishes for Southwestern's girls were: Bennett, second, 100 free, 1:03.86 and second, 100 breast, 1:22.43; Anderson, second, 500 free, 7:07.90 and fifth, 50 free, 30.96; Schroeder, third, 200 free, 2:48.27; Worcester, Henderson, Zaynah Watson and Webber, third, 200 medley relay, 2:21.17; Webber, fourth, 100 free, 1:11.54; Worcester, fourth, 50 free, 28.66; Watson, Carol Osborn, Sara Judge and Elizabeth Scianni, fourth, 400 free relay, 5:30.08; and Weaver, fifth, 100 back, 1:29.16.
Top finishes for the Southwestern boys: Mitchel Swafford, second, 200 free, 2:09.40 and second, 100 fly, 1:05.93; Nathan Anderson, second, 100 back, 1:13.26; Anderson, Zachary Hamilton, Dylan Truesdell and Jacob Grayson, second, 400 free relay, 4:19.26 and fifth, 200 medley relay, 2:11.71; Grayson, fourth, 200 free, 2:29.19 and fourth, 100 free, 1:07.05; Hamilton, fourth, 200 IM, 2:44.65 and fourth, 1:18.85; Nicholas Battjes, fourth, 500 free, 7:29.60; Travis Higham, Ryan Furnish, Jacob Shaffer and Battjes, fifth, 400 free relay, 4:48.02.
Top finishes for the Switzerland girls were: Olivia Hewitt, fourth, 100 breast, 1:28.71 and sixth, 100 fly, 1:34.72; Samantha Christerson, Alyssa Yorn, Lauren Edwards and Hewitt, sixth, 400 free relay, 5:41.34; Samantha Reynolds, seventh, 500 free, 8:48.34; Yorn, seventh, 100 back, 1:32.84; and Christerson, Edwards, Shelby Cole and Hewitt, seventh, 200 free relay, 2:26.99.
Other top finishes for the Switzerland boys were: Mikhail Cole, DeKota Godwin, Talen Taylor and Demetrie Liapis, fourth, 200 free relay, 1:53.90; Liapis, fifth, 200 free, 2:30.61; Cole, fifth, 50 free, 25.37; Taylor, sixth, 200 IM, 2:55.23 and sixth, 100 fly, 1:22.96; and Godwin, seventh, 100 fly, 1:31.28.
Team scores in the girls meet were: Southwestern, 309; Harrison, 306; Ross, 143.5; Lawrenceburg, 142.5; Eastern Hancock, 133; Oldenburg, 125; Switzerland Co., 91; Shawe, 32.
Team scores in the boys meet were: Harrison, 230; Southwestern, 210; Oldenburg, 190; Eastern Hancock, 179; Ross, 162; Switzerland Co., 119; and Lawrenceburg, 113.
Southwestern visits Jennings County Tuesday. Switzerland County visits Jeffersonville Tuesday.
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