Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Swimmers pile up points at Snake River meet

July contest in Twin Falls

Sun Valley 5B swimmers earned a championship trophy for scoring the most points per swimmer at the 2012 Snake River Summer Championships, hosted July 27-29 in Twin Falls by the Magic Valley Marlins.

Coach Brian Gallagher’s SV5B team joined over 300 swimmers from 17 teams for the three-day meet at the YMCA/City Pool.

Recognition was given to two graduating SV5B seniors—Elizabeth Fry who has been recruited to swim for Linfield College, and Tori Emerick, who will swim for the College of Idaho Coyotes.

Taking home academic achievement awards were SV5Bers Tayler Bates, Tori Emerick, Lena Friesen, Elizabeth Fry, Kaedi Fry, Lisa Hart, Gus Kimball, Kelsey Syms, Colby Werley and Kailey Wilt.

Among meet results:

The women’s 13-14 relay team of Loni Unser, Olivia Wentzell, Maddie Johnson and Ashley Dreyfus won first-place finishes in 200-meter medley relay and 200m freestyle relay outdistancing their closest opponents by three body-lengths.

In Women’s 15-19, SV5B’s Kaedi Fry, Elizabeth Fry, Tayler Bates and Lisa Hart took second in the 200m medley and third in 200m freestyle relay.

Four SV5B swimmers stood atop the championship podium. They included Olivia Wentzell, winner of all three 13-14 breaststroke events at 50m, 100m and 200m distances; Loni Unser, winner of 13-14 1500m freestyle; and Maddie Johnson.

Johnson cleaned up the rest of the 13-14 events winning five events—200m backstroke, 400m IM, plus 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly.

Kaedi Fry won four events in women’s 15-19. She took 50m backstroke, 200m and 400m IM and 100m breaststroke.

Gallagher moves the SV5B and Wood River swim squads back to the Y pool in Ketchum for training on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Snake River swimming season continues throughout the year and the Idaho High School swim season begins with a 10-way meet hosted by 5B and the Y Saturday Sept. 15.

Other outstanding results from July’s Twin Falls meet:

- Eva Carlson (ages 9-10): 5—100m breast. 8—100m freestyle.

- Mason Johnson (11-12): 2—100m butterfly. 3—100m freestyle. 4—50m butterfly and 100m back.

- Ashley Dreyfus (13-14): 4—400m freestyle. 5—200m IM, 100m breast and 100m butterfly.

- Maddie Johnson (13-14): 2—200m IM. 4—50m freestyle.

- Loni Unser (13-14): 2—50m backstroke and 800m freestyle.

- Olivia Wentzell (13-14): 2—50m butterfly. 4—100m freestyle.

- Tayler Bates (15-19): 2—1500m freestyle. 3—100m butterfly. 4—50m butterfly.

- Elizabeth Fry (15-19): 2—400m IM. 3—50m butterfly and 200m freestyle.

- Kaedi Fry (15-19): 2—50m breast and 200m freestyle.

- Lisa Hart (15-19): 7—800m freestyle. 16—400m freestyle.

- Kelsey Syms (15-19): 6—200m IM. 7—50m backstroke.

- Gus Kimball (15-19): 3—50m butterfly. 4—100m breast.


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