HOPKINSVILLE - Marshall County High School swimmers opened their 2012-2013 season Saturday in the Rick Cohn Invitational at Hopkinsville High School.
Veteran swimmer, Austin Gordon, is starting the season off in great form by setting a new school record in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:26.28, breaking his own record by nearly four seconds.
Breaking into the top 10 individually for the girls was Jessica Anderson placing 10th in both the 50 and 100 Yard Freestyle and Abby Spicer 10th in the 100 Yard Backstroke.
The boys had five individual top 10 finishes from Austin Gordon placing 7th in the 200 Yard Individual Medley and 10th in the 100 Yard Backstroke. Paul Hudson placed eighth in the 100 Yard Freestyle and seventh in the 100 Yard Backstroke. Grant Park placed eighth in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
The team is coached again this season by Kevin Stephens and will be in the water again in competition on December 3rd at the Paducah Athletic Club.
Christian Fellowship entered two swimmers, Bettye Starkey and Jarrod Warren, in the meet with Starkey placing 44th in the 50 Yard Freestyle and 27th in the 100 Yard Freestyle. Warren placed 26th in both the 50 Yard Freestyle and the 100 Yard Backstroke.
Individual Event Results
Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay
7th- Abby Spicer, Allie Pearson, Carli Merrick, Jessica Anderson, 2:15.30
Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay
8th- Grant Park, Paul Hudson, Austin Gordon, Landon Lindsey, 2:06.57
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle
29th- Shelbi Spencer, 2:56.47; 31st- Allie Pearson, 3:03.98; 32nd- Rachel Rushing, 3:10.70
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle
21st- Jacob Rushing, 2:37.75; 24th- Landon Lindsey, 2:52.27
Girls 200 Yard IM
17th- Carli Merrick, 2:52.89; 27th- Alicia Miller, 3:10.59
Boys 200 Yard IM
7th- Austin Gordon, 2:26.28 (new school record)
Girls 50 Yard Freestyle
10th- Jessica Anderson, 28.87; 23rd- Abby Spicer, 30.47; 24th- Sidney Jackson, 30.56; 47th- Carson Morris, 34.38; 59th- Scarlett Wilkey, 36.22
Boys 50 Yard Freestyle
8th- Grant Park, 25.56; 32nd- Isaac Bayer, 30.14; 44th- Coleton Jones, 32.29
Girls 100 Yard Butterly
12th- Carli Merrick, 1:16.12; 18th- Alicia Miller, 1:31.08; 22nd- Shelbi Spencer, 1:38.86
Girls 100 Yard Freestyle
10th- Jessica Anderson, 1:05.22; 21st- Sidney Jackson, 1:09.57; 38th- Emelia Andersson, 1:18.21; 39th- Carson Morris, 1:18.40; 45th- Rachel Rushing, 1:20.65
Boys 100 Yard Freestyle
8th- Paul Hudson, 57.27; 11th- Grant Park, 57.94; 31st- Coleton Jones, 1:14.37; 33rd- Jacob Rushing, 1:16.16; 45th- McKinnon Allday, 1:29.15
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
10th- Sidney Jackson, Abby Spicer, Carli Merrick, Jessica Anderson, 2:01.85
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
7th- Grant Park, Austin Gordon, Landon Lindsey, Paul Hudson, 1:48.93
Girls 100 Yard Backstroke
10th- Abby Spicer, 1:17.04; 24th- Scarlett Wilkey, 1:42.98; 25th- Emilie Shemwell, 1:51.13
Boys 100 Yard Backstroke
10th- Austin Gordon, 1:06.20; 19th- Isaac Bayer, 1:21.58
Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke
15th- Allie Pearson, 1:27.40; 27th- Emelia Andersson, 1:42.22
Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke
7th- Paul Hudson, 1:14.60; 21st- Landon Lindsey, 1:40.10
Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
10th- Alicia Miller, Shelbi Spencer, Rachel Rushing, Emelia Andersson, 5:16.26