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South Putnam swimmers sweep Patriots

Friday, January 13, 2012

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South Putnam's Tayler Arnold won the 50-yard freestyle (25.20) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.66) in Thursday's meet with Owen Valley.
The South Putnam swim teams picked up a pair of victories over Owen Valley Thursday night. The girls' squad won by a score of 103-64, while the boys' squad recorded a 120-53 win.

Josalynn Farmer picked up two wins for the Eagles in the 50 and 100 free races, while Mackenzie Trisler also added two wins in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Morgan Deszi won the 100 back and Courtney Sullivan won in the diving portion of the meet.

Deszi and Trisler, along with Katie Kiste and Brooke Boetjer, won the 200 medley relay while the squad of Farmer, Deszi, Kaelynn Cox and Lyndsie Beasley won the 400 free relay.

Matt Lund picked up a pair of wins in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Tayler Arnold won the 50 free and 100 back while Sam Gould took the 100 breast and diving competition. Zeke Evens claimed the 500 free and Ben Albright won the 200 free.

The boys swept the three relay events. Arnold, Gould, Lund and John McCammack won the 200 medley relay, Arnold, Lund, Albright and McCammack took the 200 free relay, while the squad of Albright, Gould, McCammack and Zane Crosby won the 400 free relay.

Afterwards, South Putnam head coach Matthew Edwards said the squad was keeping things moving entering the latter stages of the season.

"We're trying to stay consistent at this time in the season and our times are doing that. We're getting towards the end of the year and, for many of the swimmers, they're starting to get tired at this point of the year," Edwards said.

"But they've done a really god job of keeping up the effort, making sure they're staying on top of their races and racing competitively. Owen Valley has a lot of great swimmers and I'm glad to see them come out tonight," Edwards added.

"Our swimmers also did a good job of racing the clock tonight. Even if they were in first place, they still knew that they had to keep good times."

Edwards said the meet was balanced from start to finish.

"The divers did well tonight. We had a lot of consistent scores. All of our relays did well. Tayler Arnold was consistent in his swims and picked up several first place finishes. Sam Gould did well in the breaststroke," Edwards said.

"Katie McHugh, who's been out most of the season, came in and got a good second place in the breaststroke and was barely out-touched. That was great to see because she's been back in the water for only a week or two," Edwards added.

"We also had a lot of good second and third place finishes. Those are always important and good point earners."

South next faces Cascade in a tough dual meet for the Eagles. Edwards said the game plan is to keep forging ahead.

"We swim Cascade on Tuesday. They're a very tough team. We're looking forward to the meet," Edwards said.

"We've been working on the same thing all season. We try to get good practices that are well-rounded. We try to make sure we've got a good amount of technique."

"We're going to keep the competitive spirit alive in the meets and I'm confident that'll show through Tuesday when we race Cascade," Edwards said.

At South Putnam

Girls' Results

South Putnam 103, Owen Valley 64

200 Medley Relay -- 1. South Putnam (Deszi, Kiste, Trisler, Boetjer) 2:30.23; 2. Owen Valley (Walcott, Stogsdill, Terrell, Summerlot) 2:30.90

200 Free -- 1. Provines (O) 2:07.53; 2. Wilson (S) 2:46.93; 3. Gerhardus (S) 3:30.90

200 IM -- 1. Trisler (S) 3:10.62; 2. Wetzel (O) 3:16.38; 3. Kiste (S) 3:17.41; 4. Holcombe (O) 3:18.97; 5. Kelley (S) 3:48.86

50 Free -- 1. Farmer (S) 29.64; 2. Terrell (O) 29.86; 3. Beasley (S) 30.60; 4. Cattorini (O) 33.91; 5. Summerlot (O) 34.83; 6. Shaw (S) 35.17

Diving -- 1. Sullivan (S) 131.95

100 Fly -- 1. Trisler (S) 1:21.97; 2. Wetzel (O) 1:32.29; 3. Hicks (O) 1:37.35

100 Free -- 1. Farmer (S) 1:07.26; 2. Beasley (S) 1:08.54; 3. Boetjer (S) 1:12.61; 4. Stogsdill (O) 1:25.60; 5. French (O) 1:40.44

500 Free -- 1. Provines (O) 5:49.92; 2. Deszi (S) 6:43.37; 3. Cox (S) 6:50.35; 4. Wilson (S) 7:17.79; 5. Summerlot (O) 7:35.17

200 Free Relay -- 1. Owen Valley (Provines, Holcombe, Wetzel, Terrell) 2:00.66; 2. South Putnam (Beasley, Cox, Boetjer, Farmer) 2:02.07; 3. South Putnam (Shaw, Wilson, Kiste, Trisler) 2:24.00; 4. Owen Valley (Hicks, French, Stogsdill, Cattorini) 2:33.94

100 Back -- 1. Deszi (S) 1:20.22; 2. Cox (S) 1:24.23; 3. Hicks (O) 1:37.36; 4. Kelley (S) 1:41.44

100 Breast -- 1. Cattorini (O) 1:32.19; 2. McHugh (S) 1:32.36; 3. Kiste (S) 1:38.30; 4. Gerhardus (S) 1:49.66; 5. Holcombe (O) 1:52.66

400 Free Relay -- 1. South Putnam (Farmer, Cox, Deszi, Beasley) 4:46.46; 2. Owen Valley (Wetzel, Provines, Summerlot, Terrell) 4:52.33; 3. Owen Valley (French, Hicks, Stogsdill, Holcombe) 6:04.79

Boys' Results

South Putnam 120, Owen Valley 53

200 Medley Relay -- 1. South Putnam (Arnold, Gould, Lund, McCammack) 1:55.52; 2. Owen Valley (Peterson, Megenhardt, Carlson, Stogsdill) 2:14.71; 3. South Putnam (Dotson, Neumann, Pitts, Crosby) 2:16.33; 4. South Putnam (Fields, Shaw, C. Evens, Duggan) 2:32.77

200 Free -- 1. Albright (S) 2:15.47; 2. Carey (O) 2:41.67; 3. Fields (S) 2:48.95

200 IM -- 1. Lund (S) 2:32.26; 2. Peterson (O) 3:08.81; 3. C. Evens (S) 3:17.07

50 Free -- 1. Arnold (S) 25.20; 2. Martin (O) 29.89; 3. Dotson (S) 29.90; 4. Hellman (O) 32.37; 5. Duggan (S) 32.69

Diving -- 1. Gould (S) 184.55; 2. Neumann (S) 134.50; 3. Crosby (S) 106.00

100 Fly -- 1. Lund (S) 1:06.32; 2. Megenhardt (O) 1:17.58; 3. Albright (S) 1:18.58; 4. Martin (O) 1:46.65

100 Free -- 1. Carlson (O) 57.16; 2. McCammack (S) 59.26; 3. Pitts (S) 1:06.92; 4. Shaw (S) 1:11.65

500 Free -- 1. Z. Evens (S) 6:16.31; 2. Crosby (S) 6:25.13; 3. Stogsdill (O) 7:53.07; 4. Hellman (O) 8:56.45

200 Free Relay -- 1. South Putnam (Arnold, Lund, Albright, McCammack) 1:45.07; 2. Owen Valley (Carlson, Carey, Hellman Megenhardt) 1:57.47; 3. South Putnam (Duggan, Pitts, Z. Evens, Dotson) 2:02.38

100 Back -- 1. Arnold (S) 1:04.66; 2. Carlson (O) 1:13.54; 3. Peterson (O) 1:22.82; 4. Fields (S) 1:25.79

100 Breast -- 1. Gould (S) 1:11.19; 2. Carey (O) 1:18.21; 3. Neumann (S) 1:20.65; 4. Z. Evens (S) 1:22.94; 5. Stogsdill (O) 1:22.94

400 Free Relay -- 1. South Putnam (Albright, Crosby, Gould, McCammack) 4:14.99; 2. South Putnam (Pitts, C. Evens, Z. Evens, Neumann) 4:45.31; 3. Owen Valley (Martin, Peterson, Carey, Stogsdill) 5:02.08

Next Meet: South Putnam hosts Cascade next Tuesday at 5:30 PM.