March 5th, 2011

SHMS Captures 2011 CSAA Swim Title

Sarah Newell

CSN Staff Writer

SHMS Captures 2011 CSAA Swim Title
Photo by Sarah Menefee

All grades contribute to SHMS's fifth championship

Sacred Heart Model School swimmers found a way to get their hands to the wall first at the 2011 CSAA Swim Championship today.

Those wins added up for SHMS as they edged out Holy Trinity with 1,233 to 1,168.50 points, respectively, out of a collective 22 teams.

“We wanted to have a lot of fun, and our main goal was for everyone to make it to the blocks and not miss an event,” said SHMS Head Coach Kirk Buese. “We have dedicated swimmers, and those that aren’t year round swam with us at Blairwood on Sunday nights, and everyone really did well. It was fun to see the smiles on 1st and 2nd graders.”

SHMS had smiles from all ages today, including swimmers such as first grader, Caroline Mercer. She broke Alina Stout’s record of 17.82 in the 25 Yard Freestyle with a new time of 17.37.

In addition, SHMS took additional victories in races such as the 3rd Grade Boys 25 Yard Backstroke with Patrick Brook’s time of 18.28 and 4th Grade 25 Yard Girls Backstroke with Lillian Peters' win with 17.44. Spencer Allen took first for SHMS in the 3rd Grade Boys 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 33.12.

SHMS's older students smiled as well through new records in various events, including Cole Buese after his 50 Yard Butterfly in the 8th Grade Division. His time of 25.02 beat Billy Sprigg’s record time of 25.18 from 1999.

“It felt really good to beat a record that old,” said Cole Buese. “I’m having fun and racing with my friends.”

While SHMS found success, Holy Trinity Eagles followed well in the water with victories of their own. One swimmer, Brooke Bauer, had an exceptional 50 Yard Freestyle to create a new record in the 7th Grade Competition with a winning time of 23.94.

“It was a good swim, and I felt okay in the water,” said Bauer. “It’s always fun to get a record, so it was exciting. Holy Trinity wants to do well. It’s fun to represent the school and swim with your classmates.”

The meet ended with a convincing win by the SHMS Boys 7-8 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and a new record of 1:37.88. Trent Schulten, Collin Burckle, Zach Carrico and Cole Buese put the exclamation mark on the afternoon.

Said Cole Buese: “We just had a lot of fun today, and we went after some records. Our team really had great spirit.”


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