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Sikeston Sharks finish second at Scott City meet

Monday, June 21, 2004

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Sikeston Sharks swimmer Gratten Allen finished first in the 11-12 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle.
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Sharks swim team finished second in the four-team Scott City Swim Meet on Saturday, with two swimmers having record-setting days.

Scott City won the meet with 846 points. Sikeston had 739. Ste. Genevieve (383) and Farmington (154) rounded out the field.

Natalie Stevens set new team records while winning the girls eight-and-under 25 back (23.25) and the 25 free (20.03) competitions. Her time in the backstroke was also a new Southeast Missouri Swim Conference record. Stevens also placed first in the 50 free and was part of the girls eight-and-under 100 medley team that took top honors. Other members were Hailey Bedell, Mary Liz Klueppel and Tori Williams.

Other girls top finishers were: Amanda Allen (9-10 50 free and 100 free), Bedell (eight-and-under 25 breast), Kaitlin Burton (six-and-under 25 free and 25 back), Grace Hamra (six-and-under 25 fly), Cassidy Jackovic (six-and-under 25 breast), Mary Anne Kendig (9-10 50 breast and 100 IM), Alicia Kennedy (13-14 50 free), Kristin Medley (13-14 100 free and 100 fly), Victoria Moy (13-14 100 breast and 200 IM) and Jessica Pierce (15-18 100 back).

Sikeston's winning relay teams were the 9-10 100 medley and 100 free (Annie Pewitt, Allen, Kendig, Emily Bloemer) and 13-14 200 medley and 200 free (Katie Bloemer, Moy, Medley, Kennedy).

In the boys division, Jake Pewitt also set a new team and conference record in the 11-12 50 breast (41.07) and also took top honors in the 50 fly and 200 IM. He was also part of the boys 11-12 200 medley and the 200 free teams that placed first. Other members of the relay teams were Abdullah Said, Gratten Allen and Brady Culver.

Other boy winners were: Allen (11-12 50 back and 100 free), Mitch Garner (six-and-under 25 back) and Kenneth Moy (9-10 50 back and 50 breast).

The boys eight-and-under 100 free team of Will Bloemer, Colson Frakes, Garner and Zachary Glaus were also winners.

The Sharks will be in action again today when they participate in the Charleston Relay Meet. Saturday the Sharks will be at the AAU Junior Olympic Qualifier meet in Poplar Bluff with the Junior Olympics to be held in Des Moines, Iowa in August.