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Swimmers gear up for county meet

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Assistant Editor

On Thursday, Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam will compete for bragging rights in the county as the three local girls' swimming teams will compete in the Putnam County Meet.

The event is scheduled to take place at Greencastle High School and will begin at 6 p.m.

The meet has only existed for 10 years, but the Tiger Sharks have had a decisive edge in the battles, winning all 10.

Heading into Thursday's meet, the Tiger Sharks are the obvious favorite, as they are seeded first in 10 of the 12 events.

South Putnam has the other top seeds.

Greencastle's 200-yard medley relay team is seeded first with a time of 2:00.22 while the Tiger Sharks' 200-yard freestyle relay team is seeded first at 1:48.54. In addition, the GHS 400-yard freestyle relay team is the top seed with a time of 4:01.34.

Individually, the Tiger Sharks have eight first seeds, led by Morgan Terry, Kelsey Murtaugh and Erica Soster.

Terry is the top seed in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:29.43 while also being seeded first in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:19.59.

Murtaugh is seeded first in the 100-yard butterfly at 1:04.73 and the 100-yard backstroke at 1:01.36 and Soster is the top seed in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.63 while also being seeded first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 58.88.

Greencastle's other top seed is Erika Collins in the 200-yard freestyle at 2:09.22.

South Putnam has the remaining top two seeds. Shelby Johnston is seeded first in diving with 179.95 points while Laura Manninen is the top seed in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:45.72.

Putnam County Meet

(Top Seeds)

200 Medley Relay -- 1. Greencastle 2:00.22

200 Freestyle -- 1. Collins (GHS) 2:09.22

200 IM -- 1. Terry (GHS) 2:29.43

50 Freestyle -- 1. Soster (GHS) 26.53

Diving -- 1. Johnston (SP) 179.95

100 Butterfly -- 1. Murtaugh (GHS) 1:04.73

100 Freestyle -- 1. Soster (GHS) 58.88

500 Freestyle -- 1. Manninen (SP) 5:45.72

200 Freestyle Relay -- 1. Greencastle 1:48.54

100 Backstroke -- 1. Murtaugh (GHS) 1:01.36

100 Breaststroke -- 1. Terry (GHS) 1:19.59

400 Freestyle Relay -- 1. Greencastle 4:01.34

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