Southmont swimmers defeat Eagles

Friday, December 16, 2016

NEW MARKET — Southmont swept a pair of high school swimming meets from South Putnam on Tuesday night.

The Mounties won the girls’ meet 96-84 and the boys’ meet 123-53.

“Although the team scores reflected a loss and individual wins were difficult to come by, our athletes swam really well and repeatedly picked up lifetime bests in multiple events,” Eagle coach Anna Kendall said.

The girls’ medley relay team of Morgan Dixon, Alex Fanning, Masey Chambers and Evvie Timberman started the meet with a win. Morgan turned around and swam the next event, the 200 free, in a lifetime best and dropped 5.5 seconds, as did Bailey Proctor (an eight-second drop). In the boys’ 200 free, Andrew Carr also slashed his PR by two seconds.

In the IM, both Jake Hutcheson and Alex Faudree lowered their previous best times by two and seven seconds, respectively.

The 50 free left Angelina Becker, Justin Pitts and Jared Seidler with best times, and following that, Jenna Carmichael and David Lorimer both took first place in the diving competition.

Malachi VanRensselaer swam the 100 free with a PR, and the distance crew was particularly successful in cutting huge chunks of time from the longest race of the meet. Keira Wells continued to lower her previous best 500 free time by two seconds, Bailey Proctor dropped hers by a whopping 22 seconds, Andrew Carr by 10 and Alex Faudree by five seconds.

In the 100 backstroke, Masey Chambers won the event with a season-best swim and Morgan Dixon, Kate McCammack, and David Lorimer all swam lifetime bests, along with another season best from Jared Seidler.

Alex Fanning swam another lifetime best in the 100 breaststroke, knocking at the door of the school record and Emma Hendrickson also had a great swim in this event, dropping her PR by over three seconds.

The teams next compete at the county championship at DePauw on Saturday morning.

Diving begins at 8 a.m. and the swimming competition begins at 10 a.m.

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