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Covington Y wins county swim title

The Covington Family YMCA won the county swim championship of the Rockdale Swim League last weekend at Johnson Park. The Covington Y had a number of first-place finishes: Emery Langston (6 years old) won the 50 freestyle (1:03.16), the 25 freestyle (30.11) and the 25 backstroke (31.73); Payton Morrison (8) was the champion in the 50 freestyle (34.57), 25 freestyle (16.72), and 25 breaststroke (22.85); Emma Kate Leach (10) won the 50 freestyle (33.98) and 25 freestyle (15.79); Sarah Riley (11) was the titlist in the 50 freestyle (28.43) and 50 butterfly (30.47).

In the 15-over division, Joey Ellwanger won the 100 freestyle (52.75) and 50 backstroke (27.42); Jack Mitchell took home titles in the 50 freestyle (23.67) and 50 butterfly (25.40); and Robbie Ellwanger won the 100 individual medley (1:02.61) and 50 breaststroke (31.20).

The Covington Y also picked up several relay titles: boys 7-8 100 medley relay (1:47.28); girls 9-10 100-yard medley relay (1:26.94); boys 9-10 100 medley relay (1:35.40); boys 7-8 100 freestyle relay (1:32.36); girls 9-10 100 freestyle relay (1:14.15); boys 9-10 100 freestyle relay (1:18.89); girls 11-12 200 medley relay (2:22.70); girls 11-12 200 freestyle relay (2:07.80); mixed 15-over 200 freestyle relay (1:40.02); and mixed 15-over 200 medley relay (1:53.56).

Deer finished second and also had a number of first-place finishes. Abby Wood (7 years old) won the 50 freestyle (49.16); Keller White (10) won the 50 freestyle (35.52) and 25 freestyle (16.45); Emma Lindell (7) was champion in the 25 freestyle (22.29) and 25 butterfly (31.43); Justin Byrd (9) won the 25 breaststroke (21.77); Emma Brock (9) won titles in the 100 individual medley (1:31.72) and 25 breaststroke (23.80); Ella Bates (10) won the 25 backstroke (23.43); Damani Young (14) won the 100 freestyle (58.11), 50 freestyle (25.86) and 50 breaststroke (35.69); Brittany Major (13) was champion in the 100 freestyle (1:02.09) and 50 freestyle (28.19); Delaney Willette (12) took home titles in the 100 freestyle (58.83), 100 individual medley (1:06.81) and 50 backstroke (31.24); Dax Willette (14) won the 100 individual medley (1:07.95), 50 butterfly (31.03) and 50 backstroke (30.62); Caroline Turner (13) finished first in the 50 breaststroke (38.84); and Laney Norton (13) won the 50 backstroke (36.01). Deer Run also won relay titles in the girls 13-14 200 medley (2:17.13), boys 13-14 200 medley (2:28.38), girls 15-over 200 freestyle (2:01.57), girls 13-14 200 freestyle (2:03.03) and boys 13-14 200 freestyle (2:00).

Four different swimmers won multiple individual titles to help Brentwood placed third. James Lane (12 years old) won the 100 individual medley (1:16.32), 50 butterfly (34.88) and 50 backstroke (35.10), while Sara Jean Lane (15) also won those three events: 50 butterfly (30.02), 100 individual medley (1:07.98) and 50 backstroke (31.83). Jake Hendrix (7) won the 100 individual medley (2:29.51) and the 25 butterfly (36.27); Jade McPike (13) won the 100 individual medley (1:15) and 50 butterfly (31.98); Nick Hendrix (12) won the 50 freestyle (34.02) and Jonathan Gaines (11) took home the title in the 50 breaststroke (45.87). Brentwood also got relay championships from the girls 15-over 200 medley relay (2:20.87).

Meadowbrook placed fourth behind a trio of first-place finishes: Samuel Lent (9 years old) won the 100 individual medley (1:40.57); Will French (8) won the 25 backstroke (29.06) and Chas Koenig (12) was champion in the 100 freestyle (1:12.95).

Honey Creek finished fifth, thanks to Betsy Potter (17), who won the 50 freestyle (27.34) and 50 breaststroke (34.98), and Kate McCalley (18-years old), who captured the title in the 100 freestyle (1:04.59).