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Aquagirls dominate on Senior Night at the Y

Scotton tags new NCMP butterfly record

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 11:06 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 11:30 a.m. CST
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All business in the water is NCMP's Hannah Scotton, who broke her own school record in the 100-meter butterfly during Thursday's home swim meet against Boone. The NCMP Aquagirls dominated the meet, winning every race in the varsity and junior varsity competition.
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Hannah Marston, senior, swims the backstroke leg of the 200-meter medley relay for the NCMP junior varsity in Thursday's home meet against Boone.
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Getting a hug from NCMP head coach Sarah Patterson is Madeline Wellik during Senior Night festivities Thursday for the Aquagirls.
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Ellie Rethmeier and her parents wait to be announced during Senior Night festivities Thursday at the NCMP Aquagirls’ final home swim meet.
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“A swimmer is not just an athlete, she is a super hero.” That was written on the walk at Newton’s YMCA in honor of the NCMP seniors, who were swimming their final home meet Thursday. The seniors led the team out with superhero capes on.

NEWTON — Hannah Scotton stole a little of the thunder from NCMP’s seniors Thursday on the Aquagirls’ Senior Night at the Newton YMCA. Her senior teammates will give her that anytime.

In the first race off the break when the team honored its seniors and their parents, Scotton, a junior, went to work in the pool. She shaved almost two seconds off her own NCMP record, winning the 100-meter butterfly in 1 minute, 6.18 seconds. Scotton’s mark of 1:08.17 was set in 2012.

“I just felt from the beginning tonight that I had it in me. I knew I had to take it out strong and keep pushing to the end,” Scotton said following the meet. “I was just pushing to see what came out tonight. I ended up almost two seconds faster. It felt great.”

The Aquagirls overwhelmed visiting Boone, outnumbering the Toreadors from the start. Boone only swam in two junior varsity races.

NCMP’s varsity remains undefeated, dominating Thursday’s meet with Boone, 130-39. The NCMP junior varsity won 137-5. The Aquagirls won all races in both divisions.

“First, we honored our seniors and the Sam Clark family, which was great. This was a solid meet for us,” said Sarah Patterson, NCMP head coach. “We really enjoy swimming against Boone, which has a nice team. Our girls had fun time, swam relaxed and got the win.”

Karen Clark, wife of the late Sam Clark, represented the family of two former Aquagirls. Patterson said the Clark family was recognized for donating funds to the team in Sam Clark’s memory. Sam Clark died in April 2012 from cancer.

Seniors swimming their final home meet for the Aquagirls were Carly Colville, Cassi Fitzgerald, Emily Forsyth, Brooke Hamand, Hannah Marston, Grace Perrin, Paige Reed, Ellie Rethmeier, Kaitlyn Sorensen, Madeline Wellik, Jandi Westendorf and Maria Carcaba.

“It was sad, but fun,” said Wellik about her final swim at home, after being on the team for three years. “I really like the team. It’s the best part of the sport.”

Westendorf said the night was bittersweet for her.

“I love swimming here. We’re going to enjoy the rest of our season. Whatever pool we’re swimming in, it doesn’t matter, we still bring it home,” Westendorf said.

Now, it’s a push to avenge their only loss in dual action last year. The Aquagirls travel to Dowling Catholic on Tuesday,The tone was set for the varsity Thursday against Boone in the 200-meter medley relay. The foursome of Sydney Jenkins, Sara Martin, Scotton and Hannah Rhoads won the race in 2:09.57. NCMP claimed second place also with Kira Hanson, Sierra Griffith, Emily Miller and Forsyth combining for a 2:19 finish. Boone’s top relay was third in 2:22.64.

NCMP went 1-2-3 in the 200-meter freestyle, the 200-meter individual medley relay, the 100-meter butterfly, the 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke. In the 50- meter freestyle it was Scotton winning and Samantha Hedrick in second place.

Hedrick out reached Boone’s Maddie Swanson in the closest race of the night — the 400-meter freestyle. Hedrick won in 5:02.99 and Swanson touched in 5:03.68. Jenkins won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:11.64 followed by two Boone swimmers.

The final race — the 400-meter freestyle relay — belonged to the Aquagirls, who went 1-2. Carly, Colville, Scotton, Jenkins and Hedrick posted a winning time of 4:21.22. The team of Sarah Predergast, Miller, Elizabeth Myers and Rachel Prendergast was second in 4:29.17. Boone’s relay team finished third in 4:41.18.

In junior varsity competition, the pool was filled with Aquagirls. Patterson said Boone only had three junior varsity swimmers “so, we were able to get a lot of girls in to swim events tonight.”

The senior quartet of Marston, Hamand, Wellik and Reed won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:38.45. Forsyth claimed first in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:55.98 and Perrin won the 50-meter freestyle in 33.71 seconds.

Rethmeier won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:33 and Sorensen was third in 1:51.94. Reed, Marston and Rethmeier combined with Brianna Fuller to win the 400-meter freestyle relay in 5:05.11.

Here are the complete NCMP results from Thursday’s home meet:

NCMP vs. BooneVarsity (NCMP results)Team scores: NCMP 130, Boone 39200-m medley relay: 1. NCMP (Jenkins, Martin, Scotton, Rhoads), 2:09.57, 2. NCMP (Hanson, Girffith, Miller, Forsyth), 2:19.09, 4. NCMP (Perrin, Maharry, Jolivette, Knoll), 2:28.68.200-m freestyle: 1. C. Colville, 2:16.69, 2. R. Prendergast, 2:24.63, 3. W. Colville, 2:29.60.

200-m individual medley: 1. S. Prendergast, 2:49.47, 2. Miller, 2:50.31, 3. Myers, 2:51.96.50-m freestyle: 1. Scotton, 28.80, 2. Hedrick, 29.71, 5. Hanson, 32.72.100-m butterfly: 1. Scotton, 1:06.18 (SR), 2. C. Colville, 1:09.70, 3. Jenkins, 1:16.52. 100-m freestyle: 1. Martin, 1:05.63, 2. Rhoads, 1:07.71, 3. Miller, 1:08.56.

400-m freestyle: 1. Hedrick, 5:02.99, 4. S. Prendergast, 5:12.56, 5. Hanson, 5:13.18. 200-m freestyle relay: 1. NCMP (C. Colville, R. Prendergast, Rhoads, Hedrick), 1:58.47, 2. NCMP (Myers, S. Prendergast, Forsyth, Martin), 2:04.96, 4. NCMP (Knoll, Reed, Colville, Hanson), 2:11.57.100-m backstroke: 1. Jenkins, 1:11.64, 4. Jolivette, 1:24.31, 5. Thorpe, 1:29.09.100-m breaststroke: 1. Martin, 1:21.23, 2. Rhoads, 1:24.66, 3. Griffith, 1:25.23.400-m freestyle relay: 1. NCMP (C. Colville, Scotton, Jenkins, Hedrick), 4:21.22, 2. NCMP (S. Prendergast, Miller, Myers, R. Prendergast), 4:29. 17, 4. NCMP (Jolivette, Perrin, W. Colville, Griffith), 4:57.01.

Junior Varsity (NCMP results)Team scores: NCMP 137, Boone 5200-m medley relay: 1. NCMP (Marston, Hamand, Wellik, Reed), 2:38.45, 2. NCMP (Thorpe, Tremmel, Hamm, Jefferson), 2:49.08, 3. NCMP (Mehmen, Hawkins, Henry, Heisdorffer), 3:02.22.200-m freestyle: 1. Fuller, 2:42, 2. Rethmeier, 2:45.78, 3. Westendorf, 3:12.81.200-m individual medley: 1. Forsyth, 2:55.98, 2. Jolivette, 2:56.21, 3. Jefferson, 3:17.03. 50-m freestyle-1. Perrin, 33.71, 2. Cochran, 34.64, 3. Hamm, 37.36.100-m butterfly-1. Myers, 1:19.17, 2. Perrin, 1:33.80, 3. Wellik, 1:44.100-m freestyle-1. W. Colville, 1:12.18, 2. Reed, 1:12.33.400-m freestyle-1. Griffith, 5:25.12, 2. Tremmel, 5:56.03, 3. Marston, 6:05.200-m freestyle relay: 1. NCMP (Jefferson, Maharry, Wellik, Cochran), 2:15.36, 2. NCMP (Fuller, Heisdorffer, Van Sickle, Hamand), 2:28.60, 3. NCMP (Hawkins, Henry, Fitzgerald, Hamm), 2:30.59.100-m backstroke: 1. Rethmeier, 1:33.41, 2. Doland, 1:49.08, 3. Sorensen, 1:51.94. 100-m breaststroke: 1. Maharry, 1:30.13, 2. Forsyth, 1:31.50, 3. R. Prendergast, 1:33.36.400-meter freestyle relay: 1. NCMP (Reed, Marston, Fuller, Rethmeier), 5:05.11, 2. NCMP (Jefferson, Thorpe, Hamm, Tremmel), 5:21.18, 3. NCMP (Heisdorffer, Cochran, Henry, Doland), 5:36.40.

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