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Tiger Sharks swim to victory on senior night against Bruins

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday night, the Greencastle Tiger Sharks hosted the Bruins of Tri-West. Greencastle won 10 of the 12 events, had two pool records, and had some personal bests on the evening. They came out on top with a score of 120-61 over the Bruins.

This was also senior night for the Greencastle swimmers. The four boys, Luke Crimmins, Nick Stevens, Austin Woodall and Wasawat Wanichwiriyakit (a.k.a. Gun), were recognized after diving, and the girls, Lainey Poor, Kelsey Murtagh, Mary Michael, Annalise Small, Erika Collins and Caitlyn Gannaway, were recognized after the meet. Although this was not the original date for the girls, they had to postpone senior night due to bad weather within the last few weeks.

"It was senior night, so I know our seniors were fired up, and it was our last school meet [for the season] so we had an opportunity to swim some events we don't usually swim," said boys' coach Daniel Bretscher.

The night started out and finished with pool records being set. The first was the 200-yard medley relay of Luke Crimmins, Ryan Payne, Jesse Elkins and Stevens with a time of 1:43.57. The other pool record set was the 400-yard freestyle relay of Stevens, Woodall, Jay Guffey, and Crimmins with a record time of 3:25.66.

Even with the two pool records being set, the school records were not broken.

"School records should go down in two weeks at sectional," stated Bretscher.

Although the 200-yard freestyle relay did not break any records for the night, Ryan Payne, Cody Watson, Walter Chiarella, and Luke Smith won their relay with a time of 1:39.40. Individual firsts for the evening came from Chiarella in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle, Crimmins won the 50-yard freestyle, Elkins in the 100-yard backstroke, Payne in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Kenny Buchanan in diving.

Buchanan came in first over two Tri-West divers with a score of 138.40. In both events won by Tri-West, Greencastle finished in second, third, and fourth places.

On top of the pool records and other firsts for the night, Coach Bretscher felt that "the highlight of the meet was the 100 free. I put three guys in it that had never broken a minute and challenged them all to break a minute. and all three of them [did]. Joey Kass dropped four seconds, going a 57.95, and won it from lane one."

The Tiger Sharks' next meet is the county meet Wednesday night at South Putnam starting at 6 p.m.

At Greencastle

Greencastle 120, Tri-West 61

200 Medley Relay -- 1. Greencastle (Crimmins, Payne ,Elkins, Stevens) 1:43.57, 2. Tri-West 1:53.68, 3. Greencastle (Woodall, Guffey, Ball, Pierce) 1:57.52, 4. Tri-West 2:16. 78, 5. Greencastle (Brunner, Phillips, Gun, Lee) 2:25.57, 6. Tri-West 2:26.98

200 Free -- 1. Chiarella (GHS) 2:00.49, 2. Smith (GHS) 2:02.54, 3. Smiley (TW) 2:08.99, 4. Lindley (TW) 2:19.98, 5. Andreanopoulos (TW) 2:27.53, 6. Timm (GHS) 2:45.60

200 IM -- 1. Van Dyke (TW) 2:06.02, 2. Guffey (GHS) 2:18.60, 3. Woodall (GHS) 2:27.27, 4. Ball (GHS) 2:33.82, 5. Bruce (TW) 2:39.34, 6. Koskey (TW) 3:04.85

50 Free -- 1. Crimmins (GHS) 22.79, 2. Stevens (GHS) 23.85, 3. Wright (TW) 25.71, 4. Pierce (GHS) 25.79, 5. Crowe (TW) 30.06, 6. Honey (TW) 32.23

Diving -- 1. Buchanan (GHS) 138.40, 2. Buxton (TW) 126.40, 3. Schabel (TW) 121.85

100 Butterfly -- 1. Van Dyke (TW) 54.29, 2. Guffey (GHS) 1:06.70, 3. Woodall (GHS) 1:12.01, 4. Gun (GHS) 1:24.35

100 Free -- 1. Kass (GHS) 57.95, 2. Wright (TW) 58.55, 3. Ball (GHS) 58.91, 4. Watson (GHS) 59.37, 5. Myers (TW) 1:03.98, 6. Crowe (TW) 1:07.33

500 Free -- 1. Chiarella (GHS) 5:39.77, 2. Smith (GHS) 5:55.64, 3. Lindley (TW) 6:26.00, 4. Andreanopoulos (TW) 6:41.46, 5. Phillips (GHS) 7:31.69, 6. Call (TW) 7:48.46

200 Free Relay -- 1. Greencastle (Payne, Watson, Chiarella, Smith) 1:39.40, 2. Tri-West 1:40.46, 3. Greencastle (Kass, Lee, Ball, Phillips) 1:58.53, 4. Tri-West 2:06.00

100 Backstroke -- 1. Elkins (GHS)_1:01.74, 2. Smiley (TW) 1:02.15, 3. Pierce (GHS) 1:13.64, 4. Polen (TW) 1:20.35, 5. Gun (GHS) 1:24.52, 6. Koskey (TW) 1:29.26

100 Breaststroke -- 1. Payne (GHS) 1:08.63, 2. Kass (GHS) 1:16.27, 3. Bruce (TW) 1:17.68, 4. Stout (TW) 1:38.90, DQ Timm (GHS)

400 Free Relay -- 1. Greencastle (Stevens, Woodall, Guffey, Crimmins) 3:25.66, 2. Greencastle (Chiarella, Smith, Elkins, Payne) 3:54.59, 3. Tri-West 4:11.69, 4. Greencastle (Watson, Lee, Gun, Brunner) 4:57.02, 5. Tri-West 5:14.77