Prep Swimming: Heritage School finishes 5th at GISA State Championships

From Staff Reports
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The Heritage School capped off the 2012-13 swim season while led by the Hawks’ fifth-place finish at last weekend’s GISA Championships.
Sophomore Matthew Harmon and juniors Tanner Brandner and Jesse Riggs each posted top-five individual efforts and were among a pair of top-five relays to help lead Heritage School's boys.
The Lady Hawks had a pair of swimmers — senior Mackenzie York and junior Kelly Abrams — in competition.
Led by eighth-grader Harper Minor’s three top-three efforts and a victory in the 100 individual medley, Heritage School's junior varsity girls were fifth overall. The JV Hawks, made up of eighth grader McCullough Burns and sixth-grader Charlie Minor placed eighth.
The Hawks’ trio joined senior Donald Breyne for two top-five relay efforts. The foursome finished fourth in the 200-yard medley in 1:54.69 and were fifth in the 200 freestyle in 1:40.42.
Individually, Brandner added fourth-place efforts in the 50 freestyle (23.74) and 100 butterfly (1:04), while also eighth in the 100 freestyle.
Harmon also had a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 200 IM (2:19.11) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.97). He also took seventh in the 500 freestyle.

Riggs’ fourth-place effort came in the 100 backstroke (1:05.59) while also ninth in the 200 freestyle (2:12.89) and 14th in the 100 (57.61).

Heritage School's boys showcased its depth at the state meet with ‘B’ relays including Ben Dudley, Tyler Bean Gage Warren and Matthew Burns that placed among the top 15 overall.

Just a freshman, Warren turned in three top-10 individual efforts led by a eighth-place finish in the 200 IM (2:35.56). He was also ninth in the 500 freestyle and 10th in the 200.

Dudley also had two top-10 finishes. The senior placed seventh in the 100 butterfly (1:06.23) and 10th in the 100 backstroke.

Breyne added a 16th-place finish in the 100 freestyle for the Hawks.

VARSITY GIRLS: In the final meet of her varsity career, York placed 15th in the 200 IM and 16th in the 100 butterfly. Abrams led the Lady Hawks by finishing 10th in the 200 IM in 2:59.02 while also 15th in the 500 freestyle.

JV GIRLS: Minor, who swam varsity in some events this season, dominated in her events. She captured a state title in the 100 IM with a time of 1:08.05 and took third in both the the 100 freestyle (1:00.50) and 50 backstroke (32.33).

Seventh-graders Allie Browning and Isabelle Harris also turned in solid efforts for the Lady Hawks. Browning was led by her sixth-place effort in the 50 butterfly (33.70) while also placing 12th in the 100 freestyle and 13th in the 100 IM.

Harris finished 14th in the 50 butterfly.

JV BOYS: With just two swimmers, the Hawks still managed to place eighth while led by a pair of second-place finishes by McCullough Burns in the 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke.

Minor finished 11th in the 50 butterfly.


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