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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

GMS swimmers battle twice in three days

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Greencastle swim teams swam against Southmont Tuesday and Tuttle Thursday. The girls won both meets, while the boys went 1-1.

Against Southmont, the girls' squad captured seven individual events and all three relays en route to their 123-59 win.

Rosio Gomez took two events, the 200-yard freestyle (2:43.55) and the 50-yard butterfly (36.93). Emily Wheeler won the 100-yard IM (1:21.49), with Harriett Watson winning the 50-yard freestyle (29.90) and Sydney Cassida winning the 100-yard backstroke (1:17.06). Abigail Wilson took honors in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:36.41) as Alexis Branagin won the diving event (51.50).

The 400-yard relay team of Gomez, Cassida, Watson and Rachel Custis won in a time of 4:51.64, while the 200-yard medley relay team of Wheeler, Gomez, Watson and Hannah Gellman won with a time of 2:29.33. Custis, Wheeler, Cassida and Haylie Romer teamed up to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 2:10.68.

The boys picked up eight overall wins, winning 100-63.

Nash Firebaugh was the Tiger Cubs' top finisher with two wins. He won the 100-yard IM (1:11.61) and the 50-yard butterfly (27.91). Alex Asbell captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:20.67). Elijah Brattain won the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.28), while Caleb Robinson won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:23.51).

The 200-yard medley relay team of Brattain, Robinson, Firebaugh and Evan Smith won in a time of 2:09.75. Robinson, Asbell, Lee Hayes and Riley Boswell won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:59.93.

The GMS girls continued their winning ways against Tuttle, winning 11 total events and the event 120-66.

Haylie Romer and Harriett Watson won two events each to lead the Tiger Cubs. Romer won the 200-yard free (2:37.51) and the 400-yard freestyle (5:46.96), while Watson paced the field in the 50-yard free (30.36) and the 100-yard free (1:11.26).

Wheeler won the 100-yard IM (1:20), with Gomez winning the 50-yard free (36.38) and Kaitlynne Mason won the 100-yard backstroke (1:20.57). Wilson captured the 100-yard breaststroke (1:35.18).

The team also recorded three relay wins, beginning with the 200-yard medley relay team of Wheeler, Gomez, Wilson and Watson winning in 2:27.20. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Custis, Romer, Wheeler and Danielle Burton won in a time of 2:13.22, while 400-yard freestyle relay team of Romer, Custis, Gomez and Watson won in 4:58.08.

The boys' team only captured four overall events on the evening, but was narrowly defeated 99-86 by Tuttle.

Robinson won the 400-yard freestyle (4:57.84) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:20.06), while Firebaugh won the 50-yard butterfly (28.10).

The Tiger Cubs only relay win came in the 400-yard freestyle when Firebaugh, Asbell, Hayes and Boswell united to win in a time of 4:30.43.

Greencastle will travel to North Putnam Tuesday at 6 p.m.