|Swimmers Compete in Pair of Meets|
|Written by Jim Dabbelt|
|Sunday, 23 February 2014 18:51|
Several swimmers from the Tippecanoe swim team had solid performances as the Red Devils competed in a pair of events last week, competing against Versailles in a dual meet, and then participating in the Grandview Heights Invitational.
Against Versailles, the Red Devils had a pair of first-place finishers, as Samantha Williams won the 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 2:10.53, while Came Cahill was victorious in the 100 Yard Butterfly, swimming a time of 1:05.68.
Taking second against the Tigers were Bailey Cahill in the 200 Yard IM (2:23.28), Evan Step in the boys 200 yard Freestyle (2:02.49) and 500 Free (5:45.96), and Adam Bunya in both the 50 Yard Freestyle (26.68) and 100 yard Backstroke (1:10.40).
Tipp’s relay teams who placed second were the girls and boys 200 Medley team, girls and boys 200 Freestyle, and girls 400 Freestyle team.
“Versailles were deep in talent and they showed up to swim,” said Tippecanoe coach Tim Rameau. “They had numbers to fill all the relays, placed well and piled up the points to beat us handily.”
On Saturday, the Red Devils were involved in the Grandview Heights event, with the girls finishing third out of 18 teams, while the boys placed fifth.
“We came to this meet to see different schools and swimmers,” Rambeau said. “We saw a lot of fast swimmers from the Columbus area. Our swimmers swam hard for their top five finishes.”
Bailey Cahill was the lone Tippecanoe swimmer to capture a championship, as the junior won the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:00.83, and was named the standout swimmer of the meet by Rambeau.
Capturing a second place finish was the girls 200 Medley Relay team of Sidney Roemke, Cameron Cahill, Bailey Cahill and Arielle Arnett, as they swam a time of 2:01.95. Also finishing second was the 400 freestyle Relay team of Arnett, Roemke, Cameron Cahill and Williams, completing the race in 4:05.50.
Cameron Cahill stepped up again and placed third overall in the 100 Breaststroke with a 1:16.94, while Bethel High Schools’ Benton Wright, who travels with Tipp as the lone swimmer for the Bees, finished third in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 53.75.
“At this level of competition, it’s the little things that can give a swimmer the edge and a better finish,” Rambeau said, adding that several of Tipp’s swimmers had PRs on the day. “Mistakes add tenth and seconds to a swimmer’s time.”
Placing fourth were the following: Arnett in the girls 500 Freestyle (5:47.06), Bailey Cahill in the 200 Freestyle (2:11.13), along with Stapp in the boys 100 Breaststroke (1:09.36).
Finishing right behind Stapp in that event was Tipp’s Michael Taylor, who was fifth with a time of 1:11.13, and three other area swimmers also placed fifth. They were Arnett in the girls 200 IM, the boys 200 Medley Relay team of Stapp, Buynak, Taylor and Alex Daniel. Also, Wright was fifth in the boys 200 IM.