Shelbyville Daily Union

July 30, 2013

Lakers face Goliath Sholem Meet

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — “This was a huge meet,” said Laker coach Nicole Hendry. “Sholem had 150 plus swimmers and their pool was spectacular. The staff was so kind and the parents of this team were very welcoming. We had a lot of fun.”

The Lakers didn’t slay Goliath, but they did score some solid places and proved they had the right to be there. Shelby had two 2nd place finishes, five 3rd place finishes, and eight 4th place finishes.

Isaac Chambers had the best individual Laker finish of the day, placing 2nd in the 8&U 25 backstroke in a time of 26.12. The 10&U girls also claimed runner-up honors, taking 2nd in the 200 meter freestyle relay. Macy Owens, Abigail Kaiser, Kailynn Mayhall and Emma Houska swam a 2:53.19.

“Emma Houska showed natural ability in butterfly and breaststroke, despite this being her first meet in competitive swimming,” Coach Hendry said. “She started the season a little late, but has shown major improvements in the weeks she’s been with us. I’m so sad our season is nearing an end. It always seems like we just get in our groove and then summer is over.”

Houska also swam in the 4th place 10&U 200 medley relay with Kaiser, Owens, and Mayhall (4:28.45). She swam 50 freestyle (56.10), 1:23.07 in the breaststroke, 1:18.08 and 50 back.

Madison Kerr (10&U) had 3rd and 4th place solo finishes. She was 3rd in the 50 meter breaststroke (52.18) and 4th in the 50 meter freestyle (44.11).

Jasmine Oakley also had a 3rd and a 4th place finish. She was 3rd in the girls 15-18 100 meter breaststroke (1:58.13) and 4th in the 100 meter backstroke (1:54.14).

Meredith Chambers was 3rd in the 6&U 25 meter backstroke (34.08). Eddie Clearwater was 3rd in the 11-12 50 meter butterfly (1:01.86). The 8&U girls also had a 3rd place finish in the 100 meter freestyle relay. Anna Tynan, Sara Tynan, Meredith Chambers, and Alexis Jokisch swam a 1:41.05.

Braxton Vice (13-14) claimed two 4th place finishes. Vice was 4th in the 100 meter individual medley (1:16.46) and the 50 meter breaststroke (38.41). Breanna Vice also scored a 4th in the 11-12 50 meter breaststroke (44.21).

In addition to the 10&U girls 200 medley relay 4th, the Laker boys 10&U 200 medley relay also claimed 4th. Obadiah Kaiser, Gatlin Knearem, Isaac Chambers, and Hampton Petska swam a 5:06.94.

“We had a great bunch of athletes whom I hope to see again next summer. Look for us in the off season as we will be promoting our team in the Scarecrow Days parade, a winter fundraiser, and any other community event we can help with. We really want our team to grow. In a lake community, what better sport than swimming to get you in shape and teach you skills that may also one day save a life in the lake.”

The Lakers competed at the conference meet at Charleston on Saturday. Watch the Shelbyville Daily Union online for conference results, Sunday.

June 20

Sholem Meet

Laker Results

G 8&U 100 Medley Relay: 6. Lakers (E. Tynan, A. Tynan, Jokisch, M. Chambers) 2:55.22

G 10&U 200 Medley Relay: 4. Lakers (A. Kaiser, Houska, M. Owens, Mayhall) 4:28.45

B 10&U 200 Medley Relay: 4. Lakers (O. Kaiser, G. Knearem, I. Chambers, Petska) 5:06.94

G 11-12 200 Medley Relay: 5. Lakers (Bre. Vice, Nicole Owens, Kerr, Camryn Durbin) 3:10.60

G 10&U 100 IM: 6. Kerr 1:57.03, 9. C. Durbin 2:20.94

G 11-12 100 IM: 6. Bre. Vice 1:33.16, 8. N. Owens 1:52.12

B 11-12 100 IM: 5. E. Clearwater 2:03.32

G 13-14 100 IM: 6. Kara Clearwater 1:48.38

B 13-14 100 IM: 4. Brax. Vice 1:16.46

G 6&U 25 Free: 8. Jokisch 34.19, 11. M. Chambers 46.90, 12. S. Tynan 57.96

B 6&U 25 Free: 5. Nash Knearem 34.54, 8. Petska 40.53

G 8&U 25 Free: 5. Mayhall 23.53, 10. E. Tynan 27.24, 11. M. Owens 27.88, 15. A. Tynan 33.80

B 8&U 25 Free: 8. G. Knearem 26.0, 9. I. Chambers 26.72, 12. Garrett Endsley 47.32

G 8&U 50 Free: 7. A. Kaiser 53.95

B 8&U 50 Free: 5. I. Chambers 1:00.32

G 10&U 50 Free: 4. Kerr 44.11, 10. C. Durbin 52.44, 11. Houska 56.10

B 10&U 50 Free: 13. O. Kaiser 54.88

G 11-12 50 Free: 7. Bre. Vice 35.33, 7. N. Owens 43.61

B 11-12 50 Free: 9. E. Clearwater 41.0

G 13-14 50 Free: K. Clearwater 10. 38.73

G 15-18 100 Free: 5. Oakley 1:32.28

G 8&U 25 Breast: 15. A. Tynan 57.95, 16. Jokisch 58.83, 17. S. Tynan 1:09.45

G 10&U 50 Breast: 3. Kerr 52.18

G 11-12 50 Breast: 4. Bre. Vice 44.21

B 13-14 50 Breast: 4. Brax. Vice 38.41

G 15-18 100 Breast: 3. Oakley 1:58.13

G 8&U 25 Fly: 7. A. Kaiser 32.18, 8. E. Tynan 32.52

B 8&U 25 Fly: 10. N. Kearem 43.49, 11. Petska 55.52

G 11-12 50 Fly: 8. N. Owens 53.41

B 11-12 50 Fly: 3. E. Clearwater 1:01.86

G 13-14 50 Fly: 7. K. Clearwater 49.14

B 13-14 50 Fly: 6. Brax. Vice 36.83

G 6&U 25 Back: 3. M. Chambers 34.08, 8. Jokisch 40.36, 10. S. Tynan 53.54

B 6&U 25 Back: 5. N. Knearem 45.77

G 8&U 25 Back: 5. Mayhall 26.46, 6. A. Kaiser 27.76, 11. M. Owens 30.83, 19. A. Tynan 41.80

B 8&U 25 Back: 2. I. Chambers 26.12, 7. G. Knearem 38.01, 8. Endsley 1:06.44

G 10&U 50 Back: 9. Durbin 1:01.89, 12. Houska 1:18.08, 13. E. Tynan 1:19.55

G 15-18 100 Back: 4. Oakley 1:54.14

G 8&U 100 Free Relay: 3. Lakers (A. Tynan, S. Tynan, M. Chambers, Jokisch) 1:41.05

G 10&U 200 Free Relay: 2. Lakers (M. Owens, Houska, A. Kaiser, Mayhall) 2:53.19

G 11-12 200 Free Relay: 5. Lakers (N. Owens, Durbin, Bre. Vice, Kerr) 2:55.75