County squads prepare for Jay Swim Sectional
MCCLAIN FLIES â€” Adams Central's Ali McClain performs in the 100 butterfly in a recent meet at AC. She is rated No. 6 in the event for Friday's preliminary round of the Jay County Girls Swim Sectional. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
The Jay County Girls Swim Sectional preliminary round, will be held Friday at Jay County instead of tonight, it was noted today by Jay Athletic Director Bob Lutton Thursday morning. The finals will be held on Saturday, as scheduled.
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All three county schools will have teams in the meet.
First-year Central coach Patti Sauer feels that her outstanding freestyler, Ali McClain, has the best chance for a top placement from her team.
"She is ranked fourth in the 50 free, but I feel she has a chance to win that event," stated Sauer.
"In the 100 butterfly, she's ranked sixth but should move up to third. Whitney Landins has a chance inthe 100 breaststroke. She's rated sixth but could move up three slots there."
The coach is hoping for a top six finish for the medley relay team. Yuleeza McCullough in the backstroke and Sydnee Reinhard in the 100 free are also placement hopefuls for the Jets, according to the coach.
Bellmont has several girls rated in the top 12. Mikayla Voglewede is rated fifth in the 200 free and Rachel Klingensmith is rated No. 4 in the 100 yard freestyle.
South Adams' Erika Waugh, who earned a state berth in last year's sectional, is the top-rated swimmer in both the 500 freesytle (5:31) and 100 backstroke. Her 500 time is 22 seconds faster than the No. 2 rated Eme Miller of Jay County. Voglewede is rated fourth in the event at 6:01.68.
In the backstroke,, Kara DeLong of SA is seeded No. 4 in 1:07.52, four seconds slower than Waugh. Erin Hunter of Bellmont is No.6 at 1:10.1 and Peighton Morlan of Bellmont is next at 1:10.78.