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Sharks place third in meet

Monday, June 14, 2004

Sikeston Morgan's Fraser swims in the backstroke competition.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Sharks swim team placed third in their four-team swim meet held Saturday, setting several new team records along the way.

Cape won the meet with 1,198 followed by Scott City's 685. Sikeston finished with 571 followed by Dexter with 124.

Morgan Fraser once again paced the Sharks winning all five of her events in the girls 11-12 age group, setting four records. Fraser swam the 50 free in 30.80, 50 breast in 38.58, 100 free in 1:09.90 and 200 IM in 2:53.02, all new team records. Her breaststroke time broke a 10-year-old pool record that was set in 1994 by Ashley Flagg of Pocahontas, Ark. Fraser also placed first in the 50 backstroke.

Natalie Stevens won first in three events in the girls eight-and-under division. She won the 25 free, 50 free and 25 back with a time of 24.04, a new team record.

Hailey Bedell won the girls eight-and-under 25 breast and Kaitlin Burton won the girls six-and-under 25 fly while Mary Anne Kendig won the girls 9-10 50 breast. Victoria Moy also took home top honors in the girls 13-14 100 breast.

Colson Frakes swims in the boys 6 and under 25-yard breastroke.
The Sharks also had three relay teams take victories in the mixed six-and-under 100 medley (Burton, Madeline Urhahn, Cassidy Jackovic and Kaitlyn Ayers), the mixed six-and-under 100 free (Ayers, Betsy McConnell, Emily Palmer, Urhahn) and the girls eight-and-under 100 free (Stevens, Morgan Cashmer, Sara Long, Mary Liz Klueppel).

In the boys division, Mitch Garner placed first in both the six-and-under 25 back and 25 breast while Colson Frakes won the boys six-and-under 25 free. Jake Pewitt, also had a first-place finish, setting a new team record with a time of 41.54 in the boys 11-12 50 breast.

Sikeston will be in action again on Saturday when they travel to Scott City.