The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Sports

January 20, 2013

Records fall at WRC meet

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. —  The Wabash River Conference held its annual swimming championship at Fountain Central and it was the journey, not the destination, which kept the overflow crowd until the end.

As expected, the Fountain Central girls and the Seeger boys took the team titles, but it was how they got there that made the show.

Calling the atmosphere “electric,” Fountain Central coach John McClure was ecstatic about the way his team swam.

“This is the best swimming I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” said the seven-year Mustang coach. “We swam an outstanding meet. We swam much faster than I expected us to swim.”

Leading the way for his girls’ team was double individual winner Clare McGrady. The freshman won the 100 free in school-record time, the 100 breast in a WRC record time and was on the winning medley and sprint relays.

Also winning for the Mustang girls were Haley Gibbs in the IM and Abigail Campbell in diving.

“Yes, we had a couple of wins,” said McClure, “but it was our depth – our fourth, fifth and sixth place finishes – that got the title for us today.”

His boys’ team took second and they were led by another freshman in Joe Nine. He captured the IM, the 100 fly and was on a couple of second-place relays. Joining him with a win was Kale Freeman in diving.

“We set several records and personal bests today,” said McClure, “and we didn’t even taper yet. Our goal is, as always, sectional.”

Seeger coach Chance Hurt was not as excited as his Mustang counterpart, saying, “We did about what I expected us to do.”

Leading the Patriot boys to their title was Spencer Hitchcock, who won the 50 and 100 free and helped take the medley and 400 free relay.

It was the latter two races that got raves from Hurt, who described them as the swims of the meet.

Also winning for the boys were Wyatt Tarter in the 200 free, Solomon Hunter in the 500 free, Michael Anderson in the 100 back and Isaac Hunter in the 100 breast.

On the girls’ side for Seeger, Becca Haussin won the 100 fly in a slightly slower time than her WRC-record prelim. Also winning were Erin Kay in the 200 free and Jordan Haddock in the 50 free.

Attica and North Vermillion were just like Fountain Central except they battled for third with the Rambler girls and the Falcon boys grabbing those positions.

Rambler coach Dale Peterson said he was pleased with how his younger swimmers competed; noting that over half his team is made up of freshmen.

“We got a lot of places in the finals, which was good,” he said.

The lone champion for Attica was Zoe Jordan in the 500 free, but the team had numerous thirds and fourths upon which to build in coming years.

North Vermillion had one champion in Katie Byrum who captured the 100 backstroke over Haussin.

“It was a closer race in the prelim,” said Elizabeth Cleghorn, the Falcon head coach. “But she also set a school record in the 200 free where she was second.”

Cleghorn called it a “great day” as she noted, “We had a lot of dropped times today.”

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - CN0425 - Oakwood baseball main photo Vinson delivers for Oakwood OAKWOOD -- Sophomore Blake Vinson showed maturity beyond his age on Thursday afternoon. The Oakwood right-hander could have easily lost his focus as his infield defense committed seven errors during Thursday's Vermilion Valley Conference baseball gam

    April 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Vikings fall in the seventh inning DANVILLE -- The Danville softball team went toe to toe with Mattoon for most of Thursday's non-conference game, keeping the game tied at 4-4 through six innings, but in the seventh inning, Mattoon scored three times and Katelyn Fisher came in to get

    April 25, 2014

  • SPT- CN0425 - Bi-County track photo 2 Attica, Seeger win at Bi-County WEST LEBANON, Ind. - The Attica boys and the Seeger girls won the Bi-County Track team titles in a meet held at Seeger. The Red Rambler boys outscored second place Fountain Central 79-56 while the Patriot girls almost doubled the points by second pla

    April 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Danville late rally falls short at Urbana URBANA -- The Danville baseball team rallied to tie things up with Urbana, but the Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to get the 7-6 win on Thursday in Big 12 Conference action. Austin West and Nolan First each had two hits and two RBIs

    April 25, 2014

  • Thursday's Local Sports Scores PREP BASEBALL At Urbana Urbana 7, Danville 6 Danville 000 103 2 -- 6 8 3 Urbana 021 301 x -- 7 14 0 WP -- Tauber. LP -- Keegan West (0-3). Two or more hits -- D: Austin West, Nolan First U: Russell, Amaya. 2B -- D: Austi

    April 25, 2014

  • Westville SB 1.jpg Blue Devils run past Tigers

    Bismarck-Henning scored early and often in a win over Westville

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Seeger BB 1.jpg Mustangs get past Patriots

    Senior Tyler DePugh struck out 13 as the Fountain Central Mustangs defeated the Seeger Patriots.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • LOCAL ROUNDUP: Tigers squeeze past Blue Devils

    April 24, 2014

  • Local scores and more

    April 24, 2014

  • SPT - CN0423 - Danville girls track photo 1 Record-setting day for Hall DANVILLE -- Athletes, coaches and fans were all giving advice to Danville sophomore Imani Hall in the high jump. While she appreciated the encouragement, Hall just focused on what she had been doing in practice for the past few weeks and it worked. H

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

E-edition
NJCAA Tourney Photos 2014


Check out the action at the NJCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Tournament March 18-22 at DACC. Buy photos from the Commercial-News here: http://smu.gs/1iCWKnP

Must Read
AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
NDN Video
Grumpy Cat Not Impressed at "Idol" Is Shaquille O'Neal the World's Best Ex-Athlete? Raw: Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 2 BASE Jumpers Set World Record Screaming 2-year-old gets psyched at Penguins game Pineda: Put pine tar because he didn't want to hit anyone Beyonce on Her Biggest Influence Michael Strahan's First Day on "GMA" Clerk catches on fire after man throws Molotov Cocktail into Brooklyn store Amazon's Deal With HBO Leapfrogs Streaming Rivals Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India