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Sharks compete in final meet

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Sharks competed in their final team swim meet on Saturday in Cape Girardeau.

A total of nine team records were set in the SMSC Championship, ending the season on a high note.

The Sharks finished fourth in the field of conference teams with 295 points.

Gratten Allen improved on his 50 breaststroke record in the boys 9-10 division with a time of 42.72.

Morgan Fraser improved on her 50 backstroke (43.56) and 100 free (1:19.76) team records in the girls 9-10 class.

Gabrielle Greer improved on her 50 free team record (31.40), and set a new team record in the 100 free (1:10.61). This broke a 6-year-old record in the girls 11-12 class.

In the boys 15-18 division, Ben F. Marshall improved on his 100 fly team record (59.05), breaking the one-minute mark for the first time ever. He also won the 100 back with a time of 1:03.18.

Kayla Medley took first, improved on her team record and set a new conference record in the 15-18 girls 50 free (27.93). Lauren Medley set a new team record in the 50 free (30.25), breaking a 4-year-old team record in the girls 13-14 division.

In the girls 8 and under class, Mary Kendig took top honors in the 25 breast (22.94) and 50 free (44.75).

The boys 15-18 200 medley relay team of Ryan McGee, Tony Reynolds, Ben F. Marshall and Joey Pierce set a new team record with a time of 1:56.10.

Next up for Sikeston's swim team is the AAU Junior Olympics, held Aug. 5-9 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Sharks who qualified are Josh Atchley, Mark Fraser, Morgan Fraser, Gabrielle Greer, Ben F. Marshall, Lauren Medley, Victoria Moy, Megan Nelson and Jake Pewitt.