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PTAC Conference Swim Meet

Varsity Swimming


PTAC Conference Swim Meet


Last night was the swim team’s conference meet which was held at Winston Salem State University. The Sabers came in 5th place out of seven teams. 

The coaches are so proud of the girls considering most of the competition from other school’s swim year round and the Salem swimmers always show up and put up a great fight. 

Despite the meet being the final one this season for most of the Sabers swimmers, there were plenty more time improvements including the following:

Kelly Nesser -0.65 and Makenna Hartwich -0.25 in the 50 backstroke of the 200 Medley Relay. 

In the 200 Free, Michaela Murphy -7.89 and Lizzie O. Blackburn swam it for the first time.

In the 200 IM, Caitlin Kinnamon got her state cut with a 2:46.28, which was 9.01 seconds faster for a personal best.   Congrats Caitlin

The 50 Free was full of improved times:  Althea Bennett -5.21, Jessie Gentles -2.86, Aprille Rolle -3.75, Alexandra Cao -0.95 and Mandy Peake -0.57. 

Just coming off Jan term, Lucy Price swam the 100 Fly 3.36 seconds faster than ever before. 

The 100 Free was full of improvements:  Emma Grimstead -0.05, Althea Bennett -10.46, Jessie Gentles -7.90, Aprille Rolle -24.43.  Wow!  Go Aprille

In the 500 Free, Caitlin Kinnamon shaved -5.82, Michaela Murphy shaved -43.94.  Go Michaela!

In the 200 Free Relay, Jessie Gentles shaved -0.90. 

In the 100 Back, Grace Gould shaved -0.67. 

In the 100 Breast, Makenna Hartwich shaved -3.76 and Alexandra Cao shaved -6.88.

This was a great meet.  Several members from the team will represent Salem at the State Championship Meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Monday, February 11, 2019, in Greensboro!  Go Salem!

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