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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PATRIOT SWIMMERS SHOW IMPROVEMENT

     The “Pool Pats” have showed improvement over their last three meets. They were in action at the Sewanee Invitational, at Lindsey Wilson College, and at the Union College Winter Invite.


Sewanee Invitational

     Hannah Spaulding competed in the 100 yard breaststroke where she finished in 11th with a time of 1:18.12, only two seconds from a top-10 finish. She also swam in the 200 yard breaststroke where she finished with a time of 2:48.54, good enough for a sixth place finish.

     Jordan Loy was also in action, competing in the 200 yard freestyle, where she finished with a time of 2:27.12. She was also in action in the 500 yard freestyle where she finished in 11th place with a time of 6:28.31.

     Brandi Wathen rounded out the performances with a 33.06 time in the 50 yard freestyle. She also swam in the 100 yard free where she finished with a time of 1:13.09.

Lindsey Wilson College

     In a meet against Mid-South Conference foe, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), the Patriots showed improvement.

     Hannah Spaulding and Martha Raley led the way against the Blue Raiders. Spaulding won the 200 yard free with a time of 2:11.25 and Raley won the 100 yard free with a time of 1:04.81.

     The pair also had a good showing in other events as well. Spaulding was also in action in the 100 yard fly where she finished in third with a time of 1:11.21. Raley finished in fourth in the 50 yard freestyle, where she finished three seconds behind the winner.

     Brandi Wathen also had a good showing against Lindsey Wilson. Like Raley, Wathen also was in action in the 50 yard freestyle. Wathen finished less than four seconds behind her counterpart for a fifth place finish. She was also in action in the 100 yard freestyle finishing in third with a time of 1:12.00. Loy was also in action in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyles finishing with finishing times of 6:27.59 and 13:27.66, respectively.

Union College Winter Invite

     The “Pool Pats” then made their way to Barbourville, Ky. where they were in action at the Union College Winter Invite on December 5-6.

     Spaulding was in action in the 100 yard breaststroke where she shaved nearly six seconds off her time from the Sewanee Invitational. She finished with a final time of 1:12.51, good enough for a ninth place finish. She also swam in the 200 yard freestyle finishing with a time of 2:07.88, good enough for a 10th place finish.

     Jordan Loy also showed improvement shaving nearly six seconds off of her time at the Sewanee Invitational in the 500 yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 6:22.71.

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     Next up for the “Pool Pats” is the Colonel Classic on January 9-10. The Colonel Classic is their final tune-up for the Mid-South Conference Championships in early February.