The Golden Eagles are showing off their precision and skill in the water this season. The GHS Swim Team has 14 swimmers, all of them showing great effort and enthusiasm as they hit the water. The team has competed in 5 meet thus far this season placing second or third at most meets. Senior Chrissy Leach has been out with a concussion most of this season. Katie Gingrich, also a senior is working hard placing 2nd or 3rd in her events. Rebecca Cook, junior, leads the team as the highest point winner thus far as she places first in most of her events. She has qualified for the NHIAA Div II state championship meet in all events that she has swum, showing her best placement at this time in the 100 backstroke. Junior Owen Sanborn has already had best times in most of his event from the 2014 season with the 100 fly being his strongest event. He has only gotten stronger and more consistent with his technique. Autumn Bos junior continues to show her consistency throughout all her events with her times and her technique. Kaitlyn Egbert's strength this season has been her 200 freestyle, achieving a best time with each swim. Laura Zakorchemny, a junior new to the swim team, has showed hard work and dedication to the sport achieving a 35.99 in her 50 free and 1:26.71 in her 100 free during her first meet. Laura has stretched her swimming abilities over the season to also swim the backstroke and the breaststroke. Michael Hart, returning sophomore, has continued to achieve best times in all of his events throughout the season. Kyle Davies, sophomore, has achieved best times in his primary events, the 50 and 100 freestyle, from the 2014 season, and has extended his skills to try the 200 free, 100 backstroke and 100 breast this season. Zoe Fullerton, sophomore, new to the team this year due to a knee injury last year but not new to swimming, demonstrates consistency in all 4 strokes. The freshman class has brought four of its classmates to the team this year. Beck McLean qualified for the state championship meet in the 200 free in his first meet. Since then he has also qualified in the 200 IM and 100 free. Olivia Morea too qualified for the state meet in the 50 free in her first meet. She has demonstrated an ability to swim all four strokes with effciency. Michele Young shows her skill and ability to swim all 4 strokes and all distances. Kaitlyn Callahan, freshman, has shown consistent improvement with her stroke technique, fine tuning her freestyle especially through the season.
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