|Tipp Girls Claim KR Invite Title|
|Written by Jim Dabbelt|
|Friday, 03 January 2014 15:39|
Thanks to some solid finishes, including several top three places, the Tippecanoe girls’ swim team captured the Kenton Ridge Invitational last week, held at Wittenberg University. The Lady Red Devils scored a total of 117 points, three points ahead of second place Springfield Catholic Central.
The Tipp boys also had a very respectable finish, placing fourth overall out of 12 teams. Overall, the combined results showed the Red Devils were second overall, just seven points behind Springfield High School.
“Our swimmers were mentally and physically drained after a week of late night studying for final exams,” Tipp coach Tim Rambeau said. “They relied on their training instinct to pull out the second place finish.”
Tipp started the meet with a pair of top three finishes in the 200 Yard Medley Relay. The girls’ placed third with the group of Sidney Roemke, Cameron Cahill, Bailey Cahill and Arielle Arnett swimming a time of 2:02.14, while the boys were second overall in their event. That team of Jay Bell, Michael Taylor, Evan Stapp and Adam Buynak finished the event with a time of 1:53.01.
Arnett came back in the 200 Yard Freestyle and gained more team points for the girls’ squad, finishing second with a time of 2:05.58.
Bell came back in the boys’ 50 Free by narrowly missing out on the title, as he finished the event with a time of 23.06, only .24 seconds behind the winner from Catholic Central. Bethel sophomore Benton Wright placed third in that event with a time of 24.04.
Tipp earned several team points in the girls’ 100 Butterfly, as they boasted the fifth (Cameron Cahill), sixth (Arnett) and seventh (Roemke) place finishers, earning Tipp nine team points, essentially the same as the event winner earned for her team.
In the girls’ 100 Freestyle, Bailey Cahill earned the lone championship for the Lady Red Devils, as she swam a 59.57, edging out the second place finisher. On the boys’ side, Bell finished with the same honor as Cahill, giving the Tipp boys’ team their only winner, capturing the boys’ 100 Freestyle. Bell finished with a 50.78.
Cameron Cahill was strong in the 500 Yard Freestyle claiming a second place finish (5:46.80). Meanwhile, the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Buynak, Stapp, Bell and Alex Daniel competed well, finishing second overall in that race with a time of 1:39.05.
Samantha Williams battled to a second place finish in the 100 Yard Backstroke (1:08.41), while placing third in the boys 100 Breaststroke was Taylor, finishing with a time of 1:10.26.
The final top-three placer for the Red Devils went to the girls’ 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Williams, Arnett, Cameron Cahill and Kirsten Bell, as they were second with a finish of 4:15.20.
“There were just a handful of PRs, but generally their times are faster than last years’,” Rambeau said.
Tippecanoe returns to the pool on Friday night at the Troy YMCA in the Troy meet, and then head to the Shawnee Invitational on Saturday at Wittenberg. Their next official home meet is January 11, as Tipp hosts Senior Night against Greenon and Shawnee.