Archive for Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tidal Waves defeat Turner in home meet

July 10, 2012

Following a two-week break from competition, the Tongie Tidal Waves got back into the win column with their 280-165 victory against Turner last Friday at the Tonganoxie Water Park.

As it has all season, Tongie utilized its strength in numbers. Turner was without several of its swimmers due to the holiday weekend, and those who made the trip only competed in two to three events each. Tongie took advantage, particularly in relay competitions, where it won nearly every race in every age division.

“We were ready to go,” coach Janet Falk said. “We felt like we had really been pushing hard. We had far fewer disqualifications at this meet than we had at any of our previous meets.”

The win was the second of the season for the Tidal Waves and their first since defeating Bonner Springs in the season opener on June 8.

Abby Frye and Zeb Huseman, who both competed in their respective 12-and-under divisions, led the Tidal Waves with four first-place finishes each in individual races. Both swimmers bested the field in the freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and individual medley. Mikayla Rhoads (8-and-under) was the only other Tongie swimmer to win multiple events. She won the freestyle and individual medley.

With regular season competition now completed, Tongie has its sights set on the Eastern Kansas Swim League championships, which it will host on Friday. Preliminaries began Tuesday with ages 11 and up and will wrap up today with ages 10 and younger. The top 12 swimmers in each event will earn a spot in the championships, which begin at 8 a.m. Friday. Two alternates will also be selected fore each event. Relay races are open to all swimmers.

Falk said last week’s victory likely will give Tonganoxie swimmers an extra boost going into this week’s finals, to which Tonganoxie is playing host for the first time in program history.

“It gives them momentum because they’ve got the confidence to swim those tougher strokes,” she said. “We’ll have close to 70 swimmers. We’re going to swim them in their strongest strokes to they’re more likely to qualify.”

— Individual results are available on The Mirror’s website.

Tidal Waves individual results

5-and-under mixed

Second in freestyle relay — Josiah Weatherford, Gavin Shupe, Laikyn Bennett and Alaina Rogers

6-and-under boys

Joseph Duvall — Third in backstroke

Gavin Shupe — Third in freestyle

6-and-under girls

Laikyn Bennett — Third in freestyle

Stella Bradley — Third in backstroke

Ellie Jackson — First in freestyle and backstroke, third in butterfly (8-and-under)

8-and-under boys

First in freestyle relay — Gage Hayden, Cody Kesinger, Max Plaschka and Evan Shupe

Second in freestyle relay — Caleb Weatherford, Travis Shepherd, Nolan Rogers and Ben Suber

First in medley relay — Caleb Weatherford, Ben Suber, Gage Hayden and Max Plaschka

Gage Hayden — Second in breaststroke and individual medley, third in freestyle

Cody Kesinger — First in butterfly, third in individual medley

Max Plaschka — Third in backstroke

Evan Shupe — Third in breaststroke

Ben Suber — Second in backstroke, third in breaststroke

8-and-under girls

First in freestyle relay — Macy Geiger, Emma Morgan, Emma Jackson and Mikayla Rhoads

Second in freestyle relay — Kristi Chambers, Corinne Morgan, Raena Somolik and Ellie Jackson

First in medley relay — Emma Morgan, Mikayla Rhoads, Raena Somolik and Ellie Jackson

Second in medley relay — Corinne Morgan, Ellie Jackson, Kristi Chamber and Raena Somolik

Kristi Chambers — Second in breaststroke, third in individual medley

Emma Jackson — Second in butterfly and individual medley, third in freestyle

Emma Morgan — First in backstroke, second in freestyle

Mikayla Rhoads — First in freestyle and individual medley, section in backstroke, third in breaststroke

Raena Somolik — First in butterfly

10-and-under boys

First in freestyle relay — Emmett Keene, Jack Duvall, Caden Hellman and William Weatherford

Second in freestyle relay — Hunter Calovich, Dustin Rhoads, Scotty Vick and Franklin Eason

First in medley relay — Jack Duvall, Caden Hellman, Emmett Keene and Declan Franey

Second in medley relay — Scotty Vick, Dustin Rhoads, Franklin Eason and William Weathordford

Hunter Calovich — Second in butterfly, third in breaststroke

Franklin Eason — Third in backstroke

Declan Franey — First in breaststroke, second in individual medley

Emmett Keene — Second in breaststroke and individual medley, third in freestyle

Dustin Rhoads — First in backstroke, third in butterfly and individual medley

Scotty Vick — Second in freestyle

10-and-under girls

Second in freestyle relay — Clara Altenhofen, Marisa Kearns, Meron Hayden and Ally Sparks

First in medley relay — Marisa Kearns, Lauren Lawson, Ally Sparks and Meron Hayden

Meron Hayden — Second in breaststroke

Marisa Kearns — First in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and individual medley

12-and-under boys

Second in freestyle relay — Patterson Starcher, James Breedlove, Zeb Huseman and Gad Huseman

Second in freestyle relay — Wyatt Martin, Braxton Shupe, Garrett Eason and Aaron Plaschka

First in medley relay — Alex Falk, Patterson Starcher, Gad Huseman and Holden DeGraff

Second in medley relay — Garrett Eason, Wyatt Martin, Aaron Plaschka and Braxton Shupe

James Breedlove — Third in backstroke

Holden DeGraff — Second in breaststroke

Garrett Eason — Second in individual medley, third in butterfly

Alex Falk — Third in backstroke

Rylan Hellman — Second in individual medley

Gad Huseman — First in butterfly, second in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke

Zeb Huseman — First in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and individual medley

Braxton Shupe — Third in individual medley (14-and-under)

Patterson Starcher — First in breaststroke, third in individual medley

12-and-under girls

First in freestyle relay — Courtney Cruickshank, Samantah Koch, Abby Frye and Rilee Garner

Second in freestyle relay — Macie Dawson, Bailey Bradley, Isabella Behm and Samantha Stewart

First in medley relay — Samantha Koch, Courtney Cruickshank, Abby Frye and Madison Ford

Second in medley relay — Isabella Behm, Bailey Bradley, Macie Dawson and Rilee Garner

Courtney Cruickshank — First in breaststroke (14-and-under), second in butterfly, backstroke and individual medley

Abby Frye — First in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and individual medley

Rilee Garner — First in breaststroke, third in freestyle and butterfly

Samantha Koch — Third in backstroke

Samantha Stewart — Third in breaststroke

14-and-under boys

First in freestyle relay — Alex Falk, Holden DeGraff, Rylan Hellman and Luke Falk

First in medley relay — James Breedlove, Zeb Huseman, Rylan Hellman and Luke Falk

Luke Falk — First in individual medley, third in freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke

14-and-under girls

First in freestyle relay — Grace Woods, Joanna Filbert, Bailey Jackson and Niki Tallent

First in medley relay — Bailey Jackson, Joanna Filbert, Niki Tallent and Grace Woods

Joanna Filbert — Second in butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke, third in freestyle

Bailey Jackson — Second in individual medley, third in breaststroke

Niki Tallent — First in individual medley

Grace Woods — Third in individual medley

18-and-under mixed

First in freestyle relay — David Falk, Sidney Grinter, Emily Minear and Will Bond

Second in freestyle relay — Mitch Brock, Allison Thompson, Cody Koch and Rachel Woods

First in medley relay — Sidney Grinter, Mitch Brock, David Falk and Alexis Tate

Second in medley relay — Cody Koch, Allison Thompson, Rachel Woods and Will Bond

18-and-under boys

Will Bond — Third in backstroke

David Falk — First in breaststroke, second in individual medley, third in freestyle and butterfly

18-and-under girls

Sidney Grinter — Third in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly

Emily Minear — First in individual medley

Alexis Tate — Third in individual medley

Allison Thompson — Second in individual medley

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