The Richmond Register

December 20, 2012

H.S. SWIMMING: Berea takes second at Knox Central Meet


Register staff report

MADISON COUNTY — The Berea Community swim teams had a good showing Monday in a seven-team meet at the Union College Natatorium.

First-year coach John Stratman’s Pirates finished second in the combined competition, while the boys team placed second and the girls took third place.

Top finishers for the boys team included Taylor Justice — 1st in the 200 yard free and 2nd in the 100 yard breaststroke events. Joseph Mecham — 1st in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 yard breaststroke and Will Spencer — 2nd in the 100 yard backstroke.

The boys team also captured first place in both the 200 medley and 200 free relay events.

Other scorers for the boys team were Brandon Turner in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke, Cory Mowery in the 100 free and 50 free and Josh Graggs and Garrett Theodore-Powell in both the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Top finishers for the girls team included Abi Woodie — 1st in the 50 yard free and 3rd in the 100 yard breaststroke and Elizabeth Tapley — 2nd in the 100 yard backstroke and 3rd in the 50 yard free.

Other scorers for the girls included Virginia Deaver in the 50 and 200 free events, Michelle Mecham in the 500 free and 100 fly, Breanna Cook in the 100 and 200 free events, Mikaela Morgan in the 100 and 500 free events, Kyra Morgan in the 100 breaststroke and Hannah Wallhauser in the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

In earlier meets, Berea swimmers swept a dual meet Dec. 12 at Bourbon County, taking first in 17 of 22 events.

Upcoming meets include a scrimmage against Madison Southern Friday at Berea College’s Seabury Center, Jan. 5 at the Scott High School Eagle Classic and a dual meet Jan. 11 against Southern at Seabury Center.