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January 8, 2013

Middle school swim team performs well

MOULTRIE —  The Colquitt County middle school swim team finished out its season with a strong performance in Saturday’s Lee County Invitational.

The meet also drew teams from Lee County, Thomasville, Coffee and Tift County.

“These kids worked very hard and had a non-nonsense approach in practice and it showed in their performances and helped them improve in their times weekly,” coach Sydney Early said.

Early said the girls team was the largest the middle school has fielded in a while.

“Carlton Paulk was the only boy to finish the season with us and as he moves up to high school next year, hopefully we can get some boys interested in joining us on the swim team and help build a successful program,” Early said.

In the Lee County Invitational, the Colquitt County girls 200 medley relay team of Molly Brown, Madison Chapman, Patti Mitchell and Kaitlyn Mitchell was second with a 2:26.

Tift County was first.

The Colquitt County team of Amy Zeigler, Hannah Smith, Elizabeth Funderburk and Taylor Dabdoub was eighth.

Madison Chapman finished second in the girls 200 freestyle with a time of 2:40.

Paulk was first in the boys 100-yard backstroke with a 1:22 and was third in the boys 50-yard freestyle with a 29.60.

In the girls 50-yard freestyle, Patti Mitchell was first, with a 28.21 and Kaitlyn Mitchell was third, 29.04. Also for Colquitt County, Amy Zeigler turned in a 32.24; Molly Brown had a 32.94; Madison Montgomery had a 35.59; and Tori Grim had a 44.15.

Madison Montgomery had a 1:41 in the girls 100-yard breaststroke.

In the girls 100-yard freestyle, Amy Zeigler turned in a 1:23; Emily Chapura, a 1:26; Hannah Smith, 1:30; and Taylor Dabdoub, 1:31.

Colquitt County’s girls 200-yard freestyle team of Molly Brown, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Patti Mitchell and Madison Montgomery was third with a 2:08. The team of Hannah Smith, Taylor Dabdoub, Emily Chapura and  and Tori Grim had a time of 2:43.

In the girls 100-yard backstroke, Patti Mitchell was first with a 1:17. Madison Chapman had time of 1:30.80; Brown, a 1:30.84; Funderburk, a 1:41; Chapura, a 1:43; and Grim, a 1:55.

Kaitlyn Mitchell was second in the girls 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:24. Dabdoub swam a 1:45 and Smith a 1:51.

The Colquitt County girls 400-yard freestyle relay team of Zeigler, Funderburk, Chapman and Chapura finished third.

Also on the swim team but unable to participate on Saturday were Kaylyn Humphries and Halle Walker.


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