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Piranhas swim well in loss to AquaCats

The Paola Piranhas finished their gauntlet run through the big three of the South Suburban Swim League on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Paola Family Pool as they hosted perennial league powerhouse Harrisonville.

Although the Piranhas came out on the short end of a 373-147 score, it was a competitive as they have been all season long against the top teams in the league, showing the Piranhas are heading in the right direction in their effort to return to the status of one of the elite teams in the South Suburban Swim League.

WLH0007 As has always been the case, competing at the top level of the SSSL is a numbers game, and for the Piranhas the numbers don’t add up too well right now for the team to be competitive from top to bottom. The Piranhas still need to get more swimmers in the water to have a chance against teams like Harrisonville, but they are heading in the right direction. The team swam at nearly full strength on Saturday, and the final numbers bore that fact out, especially on the girls side of the competition.

The girls racked up 106 of the Piranhas 147 points including nine individual first place finished and all three first in the relays. They also swam to 14 individual second and numerous other third place finishes.

This is not to take anything away from the Piranha guys, because they had their share of success in the pool with four firsts, six seconds and three third place swims. What it does show is there are, at this time more girls hitting the water, which gives them more opportunities to finish in the top three, point winning positions. The guys have quality swimmers, just not the overall numbers at this time.

On the guys side, Patrick Kennedy and James Teuscher led the way with multiple point winning performances. Kennedy took first in the 15 and over 50 yard backstroke with a time of 34.28, second in the 15 and over 200 Yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:43.41 and second in the 15 and over 50 yard Breast Stroke with a time of 34.92 seconds. Teuscher took first in the 15 and over 50 yard Butterfly with a time of 30.19 seconds, second in the 15 and over 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 27.87 seconds and third in the 200 I.M. with a time of 2:44.76.

The 11-12 year old division is shaping up as a strong point for the Piranha guys as Nathan LaFrance took first in the 50 yard Freestyle with a time of 33.47 and Conrad Diebold took first in the 50 yard Butterfly with a time of 49.66 seconds and added a thrid place in the 50 yard Backstroke with a time of 47.44 seconds. also making waves in his rookie season with the Piranhas is Blaine Hanf, and although the newcomer did not win any first place ribbons, he brought home seconds in 50 yard Freestyle with a time of 33.53 seconds, the 50 yard Breast Stroke with a time of 49.16 seconds, and the 50 yard Backstroke with a time of 44.31 seconds.

Rounding out the point scorers for the boys were Noah Oberg with a second in the 9-10 year old 50 yard Freestyle with a time of 43.84 seconds, and Darren Rojohn with a third place in the 8 and under 25 yard Freestyle with a time of 25.37 seconds.

The Piranha girls are using the tried and true formula of a dominant older group of swimmers leading a talented group of competitors through the middle age groups and following up with a bunch of young girls who are learning how to compete and win on the league level.

WLH0246 The Piranhas possess three of the best swimmers in the league at the 15 and over level in Rachel Schmidt, Kaylee Farmer and Jendra Teuscher. Due to summer scheduling problems, the three have not hit the water together too often, but they were all in the pool on Saturday, and it showed, as the trio swept the freestyle, went one-two in the individual medley, took first in the backstroke and breast stroke and finished second and third in the butterfly. Each of the three accounted for at least one first place finish, with Schmidt taking two firsts, with a top finish in the 200 Yard I.M. in a time of 2:31.75 and the 50 yard back stroke with a time of 31.72 second, she also finished second in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 28.06 seconds. Farmer took first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 27.30 seconds, and added seconds in the 50 yard butterfly with a time of 31.69 seconds and second in the 200 yard I.M. with a time of 2:44.34. Teuscher took first in the 50 yard breast stroke with a time of 39.16 seconds, third in the 50 yard butterfly with a time of 32.85 seconds, and third in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 29.50 seconds. All three girls swam on the Piranhas winning relay teams in the 200 yard Medley Relay with a time of 2:13.08 and the 200 yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 2:00.05

In the middle age groups, the girls didn’t post a ton of first place finishes, but they did consistently score points across the board in the 11-12 and 13-14 age groups.

Delaney Taylor was the only swimmer in these age groups to bring home a first place finish, taking the top spot in the 11-12 year old 50 yard backstroke with a time of 46.47 seconds. Rounding out the point scorers in the girls 11-12 year old division were Lindsay Rausch with a second in the 50 yard freestyle in 32.22 seconds and a third in the 50 yard breast stroke with a time of 47.15 seconds, Taylor Williams with seconds in the 50 yard butterfly with a time of 43.00 seconds, and the 50 yard breast stroke with a time of 46.50 seconds, and Rachel Reynolds with a second in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 47.28 seconds. This age group also finished second in both the relay events.

In the girls 13-14 year old group, Whitney McDaniel had a good day for the Piranhas, taking seconds in the 50 yard freestyle in 33.63 seconds, the 50 yard backstroke in 40.38 seconds, and third in the 200 yard I.M with a time of 3:13.96. Heather Tracy and Michelle Macke also turned in multiple point scoring performances, with each taking a second and third on the day. Macke placed second in the 50 yard butterfly with a time of 38.74 seconds and third in the 50 yard freestyle in 34.97 seconds. Tracy took second in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 41.99 seconds and third in the 50 yard breast stroke with a time of 42.48 seconds. Both relay teams in the 13-14 year old age group finished second in their events.

In the 9-10 year old division, Faith Tracy is making her presence felt in the pool as she took two first place finishes in her division, in the 50 yard freestyle she finished first with a time of 40.57 seconds, and added a first in the 50 yard butterfly in a time of 58.25 seconds, and rounded out her day with a second place finish in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 54.31 seconds. Also scoring points for the Piranhas in the 9-10 year old division was Chloe Rausch with a third place finish n the 100 yard I.M. in a time of 2:08.18.

The Piranhas are developing another trio of swimmers on the opposite end of the age groups to go along with their older counterparts, as Brayden Hanf, Aubrey Weatherbie and Jenna Stover all picked up point scoring performances in every event in the girls 8 and under division. Hanf picked up a first in the 25 yard freestyle with a time of 18.66 seconds, and added a third in the 25 yard butterfly with a time of 25.33 seconds. Weatherbie was first in the 25 yard butterfly with a time of 25.27 seconds, second in the 25 yard breast stroke with a time of 29.36 seconds, and second in the 100 yard I.M. with a time of 2:16.78. Stover picked up third place finishes in the 25 yard breast stroke with a time of 31.69 seconds, and the 25 yard backstroke with a time of 30.14 seconds.

Other non-point scoring performances for the Piranhas included:

Girls 8 & Under 25 yard freestyle: Jenna Stover (23.62); Erin Avenaim (24.28); Grace Walania (46.18) and Emma Johnson (51.82)

Boys 8 & Under 25 yard freestyle: Charlie Peters (30.72) and Cody Buczek (33.90)

Girls 9-10 year old 50 yard freestyle: Chloe Rausch (45.53); Sydney Ball (1:03.87) and Grace Peters (1:18.75)

Boys 9-10 year old 50 yard freestyle: McKinley Warrick (59.54); and Nate Walania (1:04.28)

Girls 11-12 year old 50 yard freestyle: Delaney Taylor (36.29); Taylor Williams (37.22); Megan Stover (37.34); Rachel Reynolds (39.99); and Annie Rolf (40.97).

Girls 13-14 year old 50 yard freestyle: Emily Muckelbauer (35.15); Heather Tracy (35.35); Elizabeth Schroeder (35.54); Jessica Erickson (36.29); Alex Avenaim (37.75); Mason Dielbold (39.27); and Kayla Miler (42.59).

Boys 13-14 year old 50 yard freestyle: Bradford DeYoung (32.69) and Kai Beverlin (40.57).

Girls 15 & over 50 yard freestyle: Kayla Owens (32.91) and Kali Blanc (34.75)

Boys 15 and over 50 yard freestyle: Jay Boan (30.22)

Girls 8 & under 25 yard butterfly: Erin Avenaim (41.47)

Girls 11-12 year old 50 yard butterfly: Delaney Taylor (43.87) and Megan Stover (50.59)

Girls 13-14 year old 50 yard butterfly: Jesica Erickson (45.88) and Mason Diebold (52.27)

Girls 15 & over 50 yard butterfly: Kayla Owens (37.94)

Boys 9-10 year old 50 yard breast stroke: McKinley Warrick (1:21.10)

Girls 11-12 year old 50 yard breast stroke: Megan Stover (54.94); Rachel Reynolds (56.16) and Annie Rolf (1:03.56)

Girls 13-14 year old 50 yard breast stroke: Emily Muckelbauer (46.23); Jessica Erickson (47.66); Mason Diebold (51.34); Elizabeth Schroeder (57.16) and Alex Avenaim (1:07.41).

Girls 15 & over 50 yard breast stroke: Kayla Owens (44.67) and Kali Blanc (45.62).

Girls 8 & under 25 yard backstroke: Erin Avenaim (33.03); Grace Shore (43.36); Emma Johnson (49.22); and Grace Walania (50.81).

Boys 8 & under 25 yard backstroke: Darren Rojohn (32.67) and Cody Buczek (45.75).

Girls 9-10 year old 50 yard backstroke: Chloe Rausch (58.87); Sydney Ball (1:15.16); Selena Lopez (1:17.53) and Grace Peters (1:23.07).

Boys 9-10 year old 50 yard backstroke: McKinley Warrick (1:02.47) and Nate Walania (1:27.69)

Girls 11-12 year old 50 yard backstroke: Annie Rolf (50.03)

Girls 13-14 year old 50 yard backstroke: Elizabeth Schroeder (44.66) and Alex Avenaim (45.81).

Boys 13-14 year old 50 yard backstroke: Bradford DeYoung (47.19) and Kai Beverlin (53.22).

Boys 15 and over 50 yard backstroke: Jay Boan (35.81)

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