GMS pounds Speedway for victories

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Greencastle swim teams swam against Speedway Wednesday, both earning victories on the night. The boys won 125-48, while the girls were victorious 120-62.

The boys earned seven wins on night, with Alex Asbell and Matt Sims picking up to individual wins. Asbell won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 28.77 and the 100-yard freestyle with the time of 1:04.21. Sims won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:22.27 and the diving event with a 117.05 point total.

Evan Smith won the 100-yard IM in a time of 1:12.91. Nash Firebaugh took honors in the 50-yard butterfly in a time of 30.02, while Caleb Robinson won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time 1:20.69.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Firebaugh, Elijah Brattain, Robinson and Riley Boswell won in a time of 2:10.34, while the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Sims, Boswell, Asbell and Lee Hayes paced the field in a time of 2:01.15. Asbell, Brattain, Firebaugh and Robinson teamed up to take the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 4:39.46.

Harriett Watson, Sydney Cassida and Haylie Romer all won two events on the night for the GMS girls' team

Watson captured the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 29.97 and the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 1:10.96. Cassida won the diving event with a 70.75 total and the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:17.06. Romer won the 400-yard freestyle in a time of 6:15.05 and the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:49.94.

All three of the girls relays swam to victories. The 200-yard medley relay team of Cassida, Rosio Gomez, Abigail Wilson and Watson won in a time of 2:24.75, while the 200-yard freestyle relay of Romer, Emily Wheeler, Hannah Gellman and Kristen Stevens won with a time of 2:23.99. The 400-yard relay team of Cassida, Gomez, Wilson and Watson scorched the field, winning in 5:09.53.

"I am really thrilled at the Tiger Sharks' performances tonight. Since this was our first meet, I didn't know what to expect," GMS head coach Kim Brattain said. "It's great to see several weeks of hard training pay off. In addition, the GMS swimmers and divers displayed excellent sportsmanship; they made me really proud -- in and out of the pool."