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Piranhas easily sink Butler Torpedoes

The Paola Piranhas easily outswam the Butler Torpedoes in South Suburban Swim League action on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the Paola Family Pool. The Piranhas picked up their first team victory on the season by a 389-126 count.

DSC0005 Paola dominated in their traditionally strong areas, with Kaylee Farmer, Katie-Jo Kirk and Mollie Hart dominated the girls 13-14 year old division, as the trio finished first or second in each of the five individual events. Farmer placed first in the 50 yard freestyle with Hart second; Kirk took first in the 50 yard Butterfly with Farmer placing second; Hart took first in the 50 yard breaststroke; Kirk and Farmer took first and second respectively in the 50 yard backstroke and Kirk completed the sweep with a first place finish in the 200 yard Individual Medley.

Not to be out done, Rachel Schmidt and Bridget Kennedy dominated the girls 15 and over division, with Schmidt taking first place in the 50 yard freestyle and backstroke and the 200 yard Individual Medley and also tying Kennedy for first place in the 50 yard breaststroke. Kennedy added a first place in the 50 yard butterfly, and a second in the 50 yard freestyle.

On the guys side of the competition, the boys 15 and over trio of Alex Weatherbie, Jared Auten and Gus Hart swept the top spot in each of the five individual events, with Weatherbie taking first place in the 50 yard freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Auten swam to first place finishes in the 50 yard butterfly and the 200 yard I.M., he added a second place finish in the freestyle. Hart was runner-up in the butterfly, and backstroke, and finished third place in the freestyle.

Trey Taylor and Patrick Kennedy paced the boys 13-14 year old division, with Taylor adding three more first place finishes to his season, taking the top spot in the 50 yard freestyle, and butterfly. Kennedy placed first in the 200 Yard I.M. and the 50 yard breaststroke.

DSC0060 Overall the Piranhas took first place ribbons in 34 of the 50 individual events, with 29 second place finishes and 12 third place ribbons. In all the Piranhas swept the first and or second place in 43 of the 50 individual events.

The Piranhas travel to Clinton on Saturday, July 18 to take on the Golden Valley Dolphins, before wrapping up the summer swim season with the SSSL Finals, hosted by the Butler Torpedoes on Saturday, July 25 in Butler.