Eagles stay undefeated in combined meets

Michael Zimmerman

December 17, 2013

The Eaton boys swim team continued its undefeated season in dual meets last week.

The Eagles took three win in the home meet last Wednesday, taking down Carlisle, 167-13; Franklin, 152-49; and Hamilton, 154-53.

One of the highlights of the night was Trey Gregory shattering the old 100 freestyle record by 1.3 seconds.

“For Trey to swim a 50 in our pool is outstanding, considering our pool is one of the slower pools we swim at,” said Coach Dave Montgomery. “I could see him getting down to a 48 at one of the faster pool.”

Eaton had several undefeated swimmers in the meet. Drew Pool won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 59.85 seconds and in the 50 freestyle by swimming 24.32 seconds. Gregory finished the 100 freestyle in 50 seconds and finished in 1:06.09 in the 100 backstroke. Mason McCargish swam 1:09.45 in the 100 breaststroke and 58.19 seconds in the 100 Butterfly.

All three of the Eagles’ relay teams placed first. The 200 medley of Gregory, Pool, McCargish and Jacob Liddy finished with a time of 1:53.91. The 200 freestyle relay team of Andrew Ferguson, Colton Sims, Liddy, and McCargish placed first with a time of 1:45.87. And the 400 freestyle relay of Gregory, Blake Clabaugh, Sims, and Pool fnished with a time of 3:59.98.

The girls also went 3-0 in the dual meets, beating Carlisle, 85-15; Franklin, 81-76; and Hamilton, 72-20.

The highlight for the girls was the 200 freestyle record from 2006 being broken by Callie McCargish, Emma McKinney, Kyra Houle, and Kelsey Gregory with a time of 2:00.67. Kelsey Gregory also broke her own records with time of 2:06.22 in the 200 freestyle and 1:03.26 in the 100 butterfly. She also went undefeated for the night.

Besides the record-breaking 200 freestyle relay, Eaton’s 200 Medley team also took a win. The 200 Medley team of McKinney, Houle, Callie McCargish, and Grace Reynolds won with a time of 2:20.95.

The Eagles are 6-0 now in combined dual meets Total scores were: Eagles 252, Carlisle 28; Eagles 233, Franklin 125; and Eagles 226, Hamilton 122.

Some notable time drops was Blake Clabaugh dropping 8 seconds in his 100 back; Max Lawson dropping 15 seconds in his 100 breaststroke and 8 seconds in his 100 freestyle; and Jacob Liddy dropping 8 seconds in his 100 butterfly.

“Most swimmers took time off something they swam tonight, which is showing they are working hard at practice to be able to reach their personal best with each swim,” Coach Dave said.

In the junior varsity events, event winners were Callie Mccargish in the 100 IM with a time of 1:16.25; Grace Reynolds in the 50 butterfly with a time of 37.05; Welsey Beach in the 50 Butterfly with a time of 34.10; and Brooke Kiracofe in the 50 Breaststroke with a time of 45.28.

I have added the JV events to the meets to allow the swimmers a chance to build confidence in their swimming ability to get them ready to do a varsity event,” said Coach Dave. “All varsity events are 100 yards and up and that last 25 can be really hard on a new swimmer.”

This week, the Eagles look to continue their unbeaten records at Edgewood on Wednesday and Fairfield on Saturday.