SWAT 6 take 3rd in Great Bend PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2011 10:07

Emilio Tovilla prepares for an event in Great Bend June 4. With only six swimmers, the Piranhas claimed a third place team finish behind the Golden Belt Swim Club and the Guymon Swim Club. SWAT finished ahead of Dumas, Lakin and Hays. Courtesy photo

 

Leader & Times staff report

With only six swimmers representing the Southwest Aquatics Team at the Great Bend Swim Meet, the Piranhas were able to claim third place.
The Piranhas finished at the front in the tank nine times to help the shorthanded team to a strong performance.
Emilio Tovilla took first in the 13-14 50-meter freestyle and the 200-meter IM. He also earned a silver in the 100-meter freestyle.
Kaitlyn Martin took first in the 15-and-over 100-meter butterfly and the 200-meter IM. She took second in the 100-meter backstroke. Martin also earned a bronze in the 100-meter freestyle.
Noah Martin finished first in the 13-14 100-meter backstroke, the 100-meter breaststroke, and the 100-meter freestyle. He took silver in the 50-meter freestyle and the 200-meter IM.
Josiah Mann won gold in the 15-and-over 100 meter backstroke. He earned silver in the 200-meter freestyle. Mann also earned a bronze in the 100-meter breaststroke. He finished fifth in the 100-meter freestyle and seventh in the 50-meter freestyle.
Ashley Ermann won the 15-and-over 100 meter breaststroke. Ermann earned a bronze in the 200-meter IM and another bronze in the 200-meter freestyle. Ermann claimed fourth in the 100-meter freestyle, and she finished fifth in the 50 meter freestyle.
The youngest Piranha at the meet, 11-year-old Ana Tovilla, finished eighth in the 11-12 200-meter IM, ninth in the 50-meter butterfly, 14th in the 50-meter breaststroke, and 14th in the 50-meter freestyle.
The Piranhas will compete Saturday in Elkhart.

 
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