Swim Dogs finished eighth in first meet

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Morgan County’s Swim Dogs opened up their 2017-18 campaign at the University of Georgia’s Ramsey Center competing against 16 other teams from across the state.  Coach Susan Courchaine’s squad finished eighth overall with 173 points (combined boys and girls) in a large and talented pool of teams. Top Scorers for Morgan were Lily Courchaine and John Degonia.

The second-year coach was pleased with their first outing saying, “This was a good first meet for us. Our returning team members are already in quite good shape this early in the season. Our new members enjoyed their first competitive experience. Two of our strongest boys were out sick, so our boys’ scores suffered a bit. I’m looking forward to their return this coming Saturday. We are hoping to post some State qualifying times within the next few weeks. Swimmers to watch are John Cardwell, Lily Courchaine and the 4 x 100 yard girls’ relay team of Grace Alexander, Lauren Bone, Lily Courchaine, and Natalie Smith.”

Notable relay and individual performances were: 

Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay

Finish/Time/Competitors

10th place Morgan County High School A 2:24.70 1) Hartman, Aric JR 2) Degonia, John JR 3) Otalora-Garcia, David JR 4) Bailey, Chris FR

Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay

8th place Morgan County High School A 1) Smith, Natalie SR 2) Alexander, Grace SR 3) Courchaine, Lily SR 4) Rogers, Natalie SO

13th place Morgan County High School B NT 2:24.70 1) Bryan, Ashley SO 2) Spell, Jade JR 3) Bone, Lauren SR 4) Kuntz, Rose SO

Girls 200 Yard Freestyle

18th place Barber, Anna Beth SR Morgan County High School 2:50.83

Boys 200 Yard IM

7th place Degonia, John JR Morgan County High School 2:28.82

Girls 50 Yard Freestyle

11th place Courchaine, Lily SR Morgan County High School 28.22 

14th place Alexander, Grace SR Morgan County High School 28.46

Girls 100 Yard Freestyle

3rd place Courchaine, Lily SR Morgan County High School 1:01.40

9th place Smith, Natalie SR Morgan County High School 1:06.10

14th place Bone, Lauren SR Morgan County High School 1:08.57 3

Girls 500 Yard Freestyle

7th place Kuntz, Rose SO Morgan County High School 7:53.37 7:34.68 12

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

16th place Morgan County High School A 2:00.71 1) Hartman, Aric JR 2) Bailey, Chris FR 3) Otalora-Garcia, David JR 4) Degonia, John JR

Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

11th place Morgan County High School A 2:01.18 1) Alexander, Grace SR 2) Rogers, Natalie SO 3) Bryan, Ashley SO 4) Courchaine, Lily SR

13th place Morgan County High School B 2:07.66 1) Bone, Lauren SR 2) Barber, Anna Beth SR 3) Spell, Jade JR 4) Smith, Natalie SR

Girls 100 Yard Backstroke

15th place Smith, Natalie SR Morgan County High School 1:18.03

Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke

8th place Degonia, John JR Morgan County High School 1:13.81

Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke

4th place Alexander, Grace SR Morgan County High School 1:22.37 15

12th place Rogers, Natalie SO Morgan County High School 1:27.44 5

Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

14th place Morgan County High School A 5:27.64 1) Barber, Anna Beth SR 2) Shultz, Bailey JR 3) Buck, Daisy-Jane FR 4) Kuntz, Rose SO. Morgan Swimmers will next get in the pool in a home event this Saturday, Nov. 18 with Athens Academy, Clarke Central, and Eastside at the Aquatic Center at 9:30 a.m.

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