Friday, July 01, 2016

SPORTS STORY >> Sharks shatter records in first home meet

Special to The Leader

The Sherwood Sharks continued their historic domination of the Central Arkansas Swim League last weekend, setting new pool records at home and scoring a combine 1,225 points out-point the visiting Conway Crocodiles by 793 points.

It was the first home meet of the season for the Sharks, and was also their first shot to break pool records.

The records fell early and often, beginning in the 7-8-year-old girls division, where Cecilia Porter and Sophie Gaylord both swam under the record time in the 25 freestyle, with Porter winning by .2 seconds. Porter would continue on to break the 25 backstroke, 25 breaststroke, and 100 IM. Gaylord also broke the 25 butterfly record.

In the 9-10-year-old girls division, Meredith Lipsey set a new pool record in the 50 butterfly, winning her race by 6 seconds.

In the 13-14-year-old girls division, Alaya Smith broke her own record in the 50 butterfly, and Anna Jaworski made her season debut, setting a new pool record in the 100 IM.

On the boys side, 10 year old Michael Potts broke the 50 meter breaststroke record, and his brother Joseph also broke the 13-14-year-old pool record in the 50 freestyle.

Nicholas Bromley broke the 11-12-year-old division pool record, winning in dramatic fashion by less than a second. Lastly, Thomas Heye broke the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, and 100 IM pool records.

The Sharks will enjoy a break from the swim meets this Fourth of July weekend, and prepare to travel to Lakewood in pursuit of their 13th consecutive undefeated season next Saturday.