Friday, October 21, 2011

Swimmers on top in Magic Valley meet

Relay wins lift WRHS

     Wood River High School’s girls’ and boys’ swim teams amassed the best combined point totals to win the Magic Valley Invitational meet Saturday, Oct. 15 in Twin Falls. Competing were 185 swimmers from 16 Idaho high schools.

     The WoodRiver girls outdistanced their closest pursuer, Century High of Pocatello, by more than 100 points. The boys’ squad placed second to Hillcrest of Idaho Falls by just four points in the final totals.

     Relay success was dominant.

     The girls won all three relays by wide margins: 200-yard medley 2:02.17 (Tayler Bates, Colby Werley, Kelsey Syms, Kaedi Fry); 200-yard freestyle 1:47.02 (Lena Friesen, Kaedi Fry, Tori Emerick, Elizabeth Fry); and 400 free 4:06.97 (Elizabeth Fry, Tayler Bates, Kelsey Syms, Kailey Wilt).

     Junior Marcus Lemma, a newcomer to the boys’ team, added strength as WoodRiver easily took the 200 medley relay 1:55.74 (Marcus Lemma, Luke Verst, JT Sutton, Adam Potts).

     Other solid results were third in 200 free relay, 1:46.53 (Luke Verst, Logan Johnston, Marcus Lemma, Gus Kendall); and second in 400 free, 3:51.03 (Adam Potts, Gus Kendall, Logan Johnston, JT Sutton).

     Coach Brian Gallagher commended winning individual efforts of senior Elizabeth Fry in the 50 free, 25.93; junior Lena Friesen in 100 fly, 1:03.78 and 100 breast, 1:11.37; and freshman Kaedi Fry in 100 free, 57.73 and 100 back, 1:02.91.

     Other consistent performers: senior Tori Emerick in 200 free, 2:12.60; junior Colby Werley in 50 free, 27.35 and 500 free, 5:50.54; junior Tayler Bates in 500 free, 5:48.37; senior Adam Potts in 100 back, 1:03.97 and 200 IM, 2:23.47; junior Gus Kimball in 200 free 2:05.15 and 100 breast, 1:10.20; and sophomore Logan Johnston in 500 free, 5:59.20.

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