Gators fare well at Michigan City

By Staff
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA Gators swim team took 17 first-place finishes in a meet against Michigan City on Tuesday, June 17.
Laura Bucholz won third place ribbons in the girls 11-12 year-old, 100-meter freestyle, 40-meter backstroke and 40-meter freestyle. This was Bucholz's first competitive swim meet.
Allie Fuller won second place in the girls 7-8 year-old division in the 20-meter backstroke, a fourth place in the 20-meter breaststroke and a fifth place in the 20-meter freestyle events.
Spencer Fuller, competing in the boys age eight and under 40-meter freestyle won a first place. Competing in the boys six and under 20-meter backstroke and 20-meter freestyle, Fuller also won first place ribbons.
Taylor Fuller, competed in the boys age 9-10 year-old 100-meter freestyle, 40-meter breaststoke, and 80-meter individual medley and won third place in each event.
Jason Furst swam the boys age eight and under 40-meter freestyle and won a fourth place. He also competed in the boys age six and under 20-meter backstroke and 20-meter freestyle and earned second place in both events.
Amanda Harlow competed in the girls age eight and under and took more than eight seconds off her time in the 20-meter butterly, to finish second. She also won a third place in the 20-meter breaststroke and a second place in the 80-meter individual medley.
Emily Harlow competed in the girls 11-12 year-old division in the 40-meter backstroke and the 40-meter breaststroke to win second place. She captured a first place in the 40-meter freestyle.
Evan Harlow, boys age 9-10, took second place in the 100-meter freestyle and the 20-meter breaststoke. He won a first place in the 40-meter backstroke.
Bri King won a fourth place in the girls age eight and under 40-meter freestyle, a fifth place in the 20-meter backstroke, and a sixth place in the 20-meter freestyle.
Carsten McCarty captured three third place ribbons in the boyss 9-10 year-old division, in the 100-meter freestyle, 40-meter backstroke and 40-meter freestyle.
Lindsey McCarty competed in the girls 11-12 year-old age group and won first place in the 40-meter backstroke, a third place in the 40-meter breaststroke and a second place in the 80-meter individual medley.
Emily Mills, competing in the girls eight and under division, took more than a second off her time in the 20-meter butterfly to win first place. She also won second in the 20-meter breaststroke and a first place in the 20-meter freestyle.
James Norris competed in the girls age eight and under 40-meter freestyle and captured a third place. He also competed in the boys age six and under in the 20-meter backstroke and 20-meter freestyle, winning third place in both events.
Bekah Polega took a fifth place ribbon in the girls age eight and under 40-meter freestyle, and captured two first-place finishes in the girls age six and under 20-meter backstroke and 20-meter freestyle.
Erin Polega swam in the girls eight and under division and won third place in the 40-meter freestyle, a fourth place in the 20-meter backstroke, and a third place in the 20-meter freestyle.
Sarah Polega competed in the girls 9-10 year-old category and won third place in the 40-meter freestyle, the 40-meter backstroke and the 40-meter butterfly.
T.J. Polega had a clean sweep, winning first place in the 40-meter butterfly, the 40-meter freestyle and the 80-meter individual medley, in the boys 9-10 year-old division.
Carlee Rankel won second place in the 100-meter freestyle, first place in 40-meter breaststroke, and second place in the 40-meter freestlye as a competitor in the girls 11-12 year-old division.
Kelsey Rankel, competing in the girls 9-10 year-old division, won fourth place in the 100-meter freestyle, 40-meter backstroke and 40-meter freestyle.
Michael Rattenbury took a first place in the 40-meter freestyle, and finished second in the 100-meter freestyle and 80-meter individual medley. Rattenbury competed in the boys 11-12 year-old division.
Scott Snyder, competing in the boys 13-14 year-old division, captured two first-place finishes in the 100-meter freestyle and the 40-meter freestyle and a second place in the 100-meter backstroke.

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