In Feb. 7-13 Issue
This past weekend the Laker Swim Team traveled to Versailles to compete in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association 2008 Region 3 Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Combined Teams finished in 7th place. The Lady Lakers placed 10th and the Lakers placed 7th. The team had 43 percent Personal Best Times with six swimmers with 100 percent Personal Bests.
In the sport of swimming, competing against your time and improving is an accomplishment.
Personal Bests: 43 percent PB’s
*Sarah Foley 200 free
*Sarah Foley 50 free
Deah Reese 200 free
*Andrea Roberts 200 free
*Andrea Roberts 100 back
Sina Scheckenbach 200 IM
Sarah Flatt 50 free
*Alex Miller 50 free
*Alex Miller 100 free
*Zach Grider 100 free
*Zach Grider 50 free
Dustin Ballenger 50 free
*Zach Sales 50 free
*Zach Sales 100 free
*Rylie Gaskin 100 free
*Rylie Gaskin 100 fly
Chase Carnes 100 fly
Jasmine Miller 100 free
Dakota Meece 100 back
Miranda Stargel 50 free
*100 percent time improvement
1st place Alex Miller 50 free – qualified for State Championship
1st place Alex Miller 100 free – qualified for State Championship
3rd place Male 200 medley relay: Chase Carnes, Alex Gosser, Zach Grider, Alex Miller
5th place Sarah Foley
5th place Chase Carnes 100 fly
6th place Sina Scheckenbach 100 breast
7th place Male 200 free relay: Zach Grider, Dustin Ballenger, Chase Carnes, Alex Miller
7th place Female 400 free relay: Meghan Kelly, Keli Stephens, Sina Scheckenbach, Sarah Foley
7th place Male 400 free relay: Zach Sales, Alex Gosser, Dakota Meece, Dustin Ballenger
8th place Zach Grider 50 free
9th place Sina Scheckenbach 200 IM
9th place Female 200 free relay: Sina Scheckenbach, Keli Stephens, Meghan Kelly, Sarah Foley
11th place Sarah Foley 200 free
12th place Chase Carnes 100 back
Alex Miller qualified for the State Championship...
Due to his first place finishes in both the 50 free and 100 free. Miller made the All-Region Team and was also recognized as the Male Region 3 Swimmer of the Year.
He scored the highest NISCA points during the finals. He walked out of the meet with two trophies
Coach Ginny Lengel said, “Jeff and I are not only proud of Alex and his accomplishments, but also of our entire team. We had a lot of fast swims and watched many nail-biting relays. Thank you parents for supporting our swimmers and our sport. We have a truly wonderful group of people here in Russell County and we feel blessed to be a part of the community.”
The Times Journal wishes Alex well this Friday and Saturday as he represents Russell County at the State Championships in Louisville.
He will be competing against 25 other swimmers in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle events.
Alex is seeded to place 9th in the 50 free and 6th in the 100 free.