Franklin sweeps the Artesians in preparation for County Championships
FRANKLIN – Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Franklin Community Swimming and Diving team kept things warm on Thursday, a cold December night, against the Mid-State Conference foe Martinsville. With the focus on preparing for the Johnson County Meet, the Grizzly Cubs had some stellar swims on their way to sweeping a pair of wins. The Lady Grizzly Cubs won 11 of the 12 events to mark a 128-58 win. The Men’s team swept the 12 events, resulting in a 127-49 win.
Coach DeWitt was ecstatic with some of the individual performances:
“It was our intention to prepare the team line-up for the county meet, so the athletes were placed in some hotly contested events for relay spots. We had athletes across the board step up and swim fast in a mid-season dual meet, which can be difficult at times. Kudos to the athletes for continuing to commit to swimming fast regardless of the circumstances.”
Swimming in their off-events, the Grizzly Cubs had a few notable performances. Two of the big races came from Aaron Lamm, who was a double winner on the night, taking the 100 yard and 200 yard freestyles (22.82 and 49.48 respectively). His great swims solidified him on the County 400 Freestyle Relay team, a big achievement for the senior leader.
Another notable performance came from new swimmer, Wyatt Taylor, who swam in just his 2nd varsity race. He swam to a 1:16.89 in the 100 Breaststroke, good enough for 3rd place.
Carla Gildersleeve, swimming just one individual event on the night, broke the school record in the 200IM, with a time of 2:06.47.
The Grizzly Cubs will be back in action tomorrow at Indian Creek as they compete for a pair of County Titles at 9am. The meet is expected to finish around noon, so it’s the perfect morning our for those looking for a quick chlorine fix! Also, be sure to check out the County Championship preview in the Daily Journal, where there is a special feature on our Grizzly Cub Men’s 200 Medley Relay Team.
*Additional results can be found below in the pdf document. *