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Sikeston Sharks swimmers take first in conference meet

Monday, July 26, 2004

Sikeston Sharks team members hold up a sign displaying their conference championship
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GAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Sharks ended the 2004 swim season by winning the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference Small Division championship on Saturday.

Sikeston scored 214.5 points to beat four other teams. Poplar Bluff finished with 176 points followed by Charleston with 171 points.

Ste. Genevieve (88 points) and Farmington (59 points) rounded out the field.

There were 383 swimmers competing in the meet with 22 records falling.

Sikeston's Morgan Fraser set one new conference record in the 11-12-year-old girls division in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 34.78.

Morgan Fraser
She also set two new team records in the 50-yard freestyle at 27.53 and the 200-yard individual medley at 2:31.79. She took first in all three events.

Natalie Stevens set three new team records in the girls 8-year-old and under 25-yard freestyle (17.07), 25-yard backstroke (19.91) and 25-yard butterfly (18.80), in which she placed first.

Sikeston had two other swimmers that placed first in a heat. Gratten Allen finished first in the boys 11-12 50 yard breaststroke.

Also, Mary Anne Kendig placed first in the girls 9-10 50 yard breaststroke.