In Feb. 17 Issue
The RCHS Laker swim team rocked the blocks at Region 3 competition Feb-11-12, 2011 in Versailles.
The Lakers had 6 Relays and 16 individual events in the finals with the Mens 200 Free Relay and the Womens 400 Free Relay both qualifying for the State Meet Feb. 25-26 on the U of L Campus.
The Lakers are currently in their 11th season and this is the second Mens relay to qualify for state and the first Girls relay to qualify.
Members of the Relays qualifying for state and their alternates are Cody Nolen, Matt Ryan, Dakota Meece, Dustin Ballenger, Robbie Darnell, Rachel Haynes, Becca Haynes, Ciara Kimes, Jessica Jones, Molly McQueary and Morgan Emerson.
Those swimmers competing in the finals were Rachel Haynes, Becca Haynes, Jordan Loy, Ciara Kimes, Jessica Jones, Coy Comer, Dakota Meece, Jacob burton, Robbie Darnell, Cody Nolen, Dylan Coffey, Matt Ryan, Dustin Ballenger. The Laker swim team posted many personal best times as well as setting new team records at the Regional Meet .
The new records were set by Jessica Jones 50 Free, Robbie Darnell 200 IM and the Womens 400 Free Relay of Rachel Haynes, Becca Haynes, Ciara Kimes and Jessica Jones. This is the second year for Head Coach Lauren Wade and Assistant Coach Debbie Loy and the second year of training for the Lakers in the new Russell County Natatorium.
"I cannot express how proud I am of our team," Wade said. "They swam fast in the pool and represented Russell County very well in the pool and out. We got many compliments on how great our swimmers are."
Complete Team Results:
Womens 200 Medley Relay- 9th Rachel Haynes, Becca Haynes, Jordan Loy, Ciara Kimes
Mens 200 Medley Relay- 12th Coy Comer, Jacob Burton, Robbie Darnell, Dakota Meece
Womens 200 Free- 16th Ciara Kimes, 20th Jordan Loy, 25th Haven Railsback, 36th Leslie Roy
Mens 200 Free- 11th Cody Nolen, 26th Dylan Coffey
Mens 200 IM- 11th Robbie Darnell , 17th Dylan Coffey
Mens 50 Free- 44th Ryan Ferduleus, 65th Zach West
Womens 50 Free- 6th Jessica Jones, 13th Rachel Haynes, 33rd Macie Emerson,
56th Renate Smith
Womens 100 Fly- 14th Becca Haynes, 22nd Haven Railsback, 24th Molly McQueary,
25th Sydney Robinson
Mens 100 Fly -18th Matt Ryan, 25th Coy Comer,28th Tyler Shaw
Womens 100 free- 11th Jessica Jones, 29th Morgan Emerson, 51st Sara Overly,
58th Megan Bell
Mens 100 free- 13th Cody Nolen, 14th Dustin Ballenger, 60th Zach West
Womens 500 free- 19th Jordan loy
Mens 500 Free- 7th Matt Ryan, 10th Coy Comer
Womens 200 Free Relay- 8th Rachel Haynes, Becca Haynes, Jordan Loy, Jessica Jones
Mens 200 Free relay- 6th Cody Nolen, Matt Ryan, Dakota Meece, Dustin Ballenger
Womens 100 Back- 33rd Sara Overly, 40th Maddie Shaw, 45th Renate Smith
Mens 100 Back-17th Dakota Meece
Womens 100 Breast- 28th Ciara Kimes, 32nd Molly McQueary
38th Morgan Emerson, 46th Macie Emerson
Mems 100 Breast- 32nd Jacob Burton, 36th Ryan Ferduleus
Womens 400 Free Relay- 6th Rachel Haynes, Becca Haynes, Ciara Kimes, Jessica Jones
Mens 400 free Relay- 6th Cody Nolen, Matt Ryan, Dakota Meece, Dustin Ballenger.
Good Luck to the Laker Swim Team and coaches Debbie Loy and Lauren Wade.