On Tuesday night, the annual Bluegrass Conference Swimming Championships were held at the Donald G. Combs Natatorium.
The Model Laboratory girls easily outpointed second-place Sayre. Berea Community finished in third place, just seven points behind Sayre.
The Model Laboratory boys more than doubled the score of second-place Danville. Berea boys finished fourth, only three points behind third-place Sayre.
In combined team scoring, Model also took the title with twice as many points as runner-up Sayre. Berea placed fourth, just four points behind third-place Danville.
Model seniors Justine Schwartz and Matt Robbins took high-point honors on both the girls and boys sides, respectively.
Schwartz won the 200 free and 500 free, while Robbins finished first in the 100 fly and 200 free.
Other winners for Model were Sam Shepherd in the 100 free, Jonas Welsing in the 100 breaststroke and James Schwartz in the 500 free.
Schwartz swam neck-and-neck with teammate Cameron Sidor, pulling out a victory by 0.06 seconds.
Model boys swept all three relays while the girls took two out of three. Seventh grader Alexandria Horn of Berea won the 100 backstroke, while teammate Major McGraw, a senior, won the 50 free.
Model is back in action on Dec. 9 at Bowling Green.
Model places third at EKU relays
This relay-only meet was conducted on Nov. 19.
Five girls’ teams and six boys’ teams competed in eight different relay events for each gender. Model boys placed third out of six teams with Trinity taking the title.
The short-handed Model girl’s team placed fifth out of five teams, with Bowling Green taking the trophy.
In combined team scoring, Model placed third out of five teams, with Bowling Green once again taking home the hardware. Other teams that competed in the event included: Campbell County, Male and Scott County.
Model hosts Madison County school’s in season-opening meet
On Nov. 15, Model, Madison Central and Madison Southern competed in a triple-dual swim meet at EKU’s Natatorium.
Model boys downed Central and Southern, while Central boys topped Southern.
On the girls’ side, Central bested Model and Southern, while Model outpointed Southern.
In combined team scoring, Central defeated Model and Southern and Model defeated Southern.
The Madison Central girls helped their cause by sweeping all three relay events. Model boys took two relays and Central boys won one.
Model’s boys won three individual events, including James Schwartz in the 200 free, Sam Shepherd in the 100 back and Jonas Welsing in the 100 breaststroke.
Central boys had two double winners — Alex Linkenheld in the 50 free and 100 free and Chase Baldwin in the 200 IM and 500 free. Mitchell Collins chipped in with a first-place finish in the 100 fly.
Madison Southern’s highest scoring boys were John Eipert and Jordan Leach.
The Central girls took seven of eight individual events. Double winners were Molly Ford in the 200 free and 100 free, Morgan Lakes in the 200 IM and 500 free and Meredith White in the 50 free and 100 backstroke. Summer Spillman touched first in the 100 breaststroke.
Model’s Justine Schwartz prevented a sweep with a victory in the 100 fly. Madison Southern girls were led in scoring by Kelsie Choate and Danielle Cope.