Sarah Sundius was able to swim into eighth place in the 50 yard Freestyle (27.50), sixth place in the 100 yard Butterfly (1:09.34), and ninth place in the 200 yard individual medley (2:31.47). Achieving new personal best times in all three events, her performance translated into qualifying times for the state meet in the butterfly and IM events.
Ben Jaques also had a great day, significantly dropping his times. Starting out in the 50 yard freestyle, he dropped 1.64 seconds for a new time of 27.43, then in the 100 yard Freestyle event, dropping 2.5 seconds, he achieved a new time of 1:03.11. His final swim of the day was the 100 yard backstroke, trying to make a State Championship time cut, he swam 1:11.03, dropping 5.48 seconds and just missing the cut by .04 seconds.
For Pauline Donaldson, the event was her first large invitational. Swimming against 187 women in the 50 yard Freestyle, according to coach Marilee Sundius, "she said she 'would do her best' and that is what she did!"
The Laker swimmers will head down the Goffstown for their last team meet of the season on Thursday.
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Also swimming for LHS were Nick Shastany and Edis Dszidarivic. Dszidarivic swam the 50 free in 31.52. Shastany set new personal best times for the 100 breast, which he swam in 1:21.17, and in the 200 free, which he swam in 2:25.94. He also swam the 100 free in 1:04.95.
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Coach Jack Batchelder welcomes members of the public to come to Funspot on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. as the bowling team challenges the faculty of LHS to a bowling match. This fund raising event will consist on standard games and Baker games is sure to be a good time. The team is raising money to keep ten pin bowling as a varsity sport. Money raised from sponsorships will go towards bus rides to matches along with shirts and other expenses. Batchelder said, "There is no fee to come and watch. It is good chance for people to meet the team and see what High School bowling is about."
Laconia High School bowling team last competed in Dover on Saturday, a match that saw LHS come in with a fourth-place finish behind Spaulding, Raymond and Sandown. Due to a competing music festival, the team had only half of their players to pick from, explained Batchelder. Among the absent were the team's top two bowlers, Zina Labrie and Samantha Batchelder. The absences gave Lily Chanthasak, Emilie Santiague, and Tony Roy their first shot at bowling at the varsity level. Lily stepped up by bowling 51 pins over her average, with a 127 and 72. Emilie also stepped up by bowling 33 pins over her average. In the four Baker games the team combined for 15 marks but just could not put them together. Coach Jack Batchelder sais, "it was a good week for us. Despite the forth place finish everyone was able to pull something good from there performances."
Laconia will make the trip to Merrimack Ten Pin next to meet Souhegan, Pinkerton and Hollis Brookeline. "We are going up against some tough schools on Saturday but team is looking forward to the challenge," said Batchelder.
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