Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Saint Bernard Swim Team off to a great start

The Saint Bernard Swim Team has had a fantastic beginning, grabbing two first place wins, numerous other places, as well as personal best times in the Cullman High School Invitational Swim Meet recently held at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center in Cullman.   

One of the first place finishes was earned by Sean Moriarty, who competed with nineteen others for the Men’s 100-Yard Freestyle with a final time of 54.17.  With thirty-five competitors, Saint Bernard team members did well in the Men’s 50-Yard Freestyle—Sean Moriarty took second place with a time of 24.16, and John Paul Stolz placed ninth with a time of 25.59.  Stolz also grabbed a fourth place in the Men’s 100-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:17.95.

Saint Bernard’s other first place win was produced by Bennett Glasscock who had a final time of 55.87 in a pool of ten competitors in the Men’s 100-Yard Butterfly.

Although swimming exhibition,  the Saints 200 Yard Freestyle Relay finished 1st out of 8 High Schools represented in the meet with a time of 1:39.40.  They also finished fourth in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:54.27.  Relay swimmers were: JP Stolz, Nate Giffin, Sean Moriarty and Bennett Glasscock.

The ladies of the Saint Bernard team also had a great showing.  Sarah Peel took a fourth place out of ten competitors in the Women’s 200-Yard IM with a final time of 2:29.10.  She also claimed the fifth place position of nineteen participants in the Women’s 100-Yard Breaststroke with a final time of 1:17.11.

Torey Badar finished with a respectable sixteenth of forty-three, with a final time of 31.50 in the Women’s 50-Yard Freestyle; she took fifteenth place of twenty-four swimmers in the Women’s 100-Yard Freestyle with a personal best time of 1:14.19.

The Saint Bernard Swim Team is growing in popularity and talent under the direction of Coach Carson Glasscock.  The  Saints will travel to Chattanooga, TN on November 17 to participate in the McCallie Invitational Swim Meet.  For a complete schedule visit www.stbernardprep.com.

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