Lo­cal swim­mers com­pete in 2017 CASL Bill Caulkins City Meet

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The Sig­nal Moun­tain Green Gi­ants bested the field to win the 2017 Chat­tanooga Area Swim League Bill Caulkins City Meet cham­pi­onship this past week­end in Fort Oglethorpe.

The Green Gi­ants fin­ished with 2,461.5 points to win the City Meet for a sec­ond straight year.

The Dal­ton Dol­phins were the run­ners-up with 1,960 points, fol­lowed by the Oolte­wah Tidal Waves (1,757), Stuart Heights (1,697.5) and the Fairy­land Flash (971) in the top five.

The rest of the stand­ings in­cluded the Coun­try Club Wave­mak­ers (970.5), the Cleve­land Aqua Tigers (899.5), the Big Ridge Raiders (623), the Ca­toosa Great White Sharks (441), the Rid­ge­side Dol­phins (274), the Cleve­land Wa­ter­dogs (243), the Red Bank Ga­tors (214) and the Cum­ber­land Cur­rents (175).

On the lo­cal front, it was a big week­end for Fairy­land stand­out El­lie Tali­a­ferro, who won the 50-yard breast­stroke (30.71 sec­onds), the 50yard but­ter­fly (26.62), the 50-yard freestyle (25.12) and the 100-yard freestyle (55.00) in the 13-14 girls’ di­vi­sion. She was also sec­ond in the 100-yard in­di­vid­ual med­ley, while the Flash fin­ished third in the 200yard free re­lay.

In the 9-10 girls’ di­vi­sion, Fairy­land’s Frances Bohner also had a solid per­for­mance with third place fin­ishes in the 50 but­ter­fly, the 50 back­stroke and the 100 freestyle and fourth place in the 50 freestyle and 100 IM. The Flash also placed fourth in the 200 free re­lay.

On the boys’ side, the Flash got a vic­tory in the 8-un­der 25 freestyle event as Wilder Wing­field won in a time of 16.75. Wing­field also took third in the 50 freestyle, the 25 but­ter­fly, the 25 breast­stroke and the 100 IM.

Har­ri­son Barnes was sec­ond in the 25 breast­stroke and Bo Ozburn tied for fourth in the 25 back­stroke. In the 8-un­der boys’ re­lays, the Flash took first place in the 100 freestyle (1:11.33) and sec­ond in the 100 IM.

In 6-un­der boys, Hank Wing­field was sec­ond in the 25 freestyle and third in the 25 back­stroke.

Other top four fin­ishes for Fairy­land in­cluded the 8-un­der girls 100 free re­lay team, who placed third, and Car­ley Bra­man, who was third in the 15-18 girls’ 50 breast­stroke.

For the host squad, the Great White Sharks saw Emma Pul­liam have a big meet in the 11-12 girls’ di­vi­sion. Pul­liam won the 50 freestyle in 26.95, while plac­ing third in the 50 but­ter­fly, 50 back­stroke, the 100 freestyle and the 100 IM.

Reece Gal­lagher was third in the 15-18 boys’ 50 breast­stroke and fourth in the 50 back­stroke. Eas­ton O’Don­nell was fourth in the 13-14 boys’ 50 breast­stroke and Ca­toosa placed fourth in the 13-14 boys’ 200 med­ley re­lay.

Ca­toosa fin­ishes un­beaten

The Great White Sharks capped their CASL White Di­vi­sion sea­son with a 520-286 home win over the (Cleve­land, Tenn.) Wa­ter­dogs last Mon­day, giv­ing them a per­fect 7-0 meet record on the year.

Pul­liam, Kee­ley Moun­tjoy and Re­gan Win­grove all racked up 19 points for the Sharks, while O’Don­nell, Gal­lagher, Noah Scott, Rus­sell Lively, Cam­den Cloud and Megan Easley all col­lected 17 points apiece.

Isaac Berry, Jayden Jones, Evan Moeller and He­len Webb all fin­ished with 15 points. Other top scor­ers in­cluded Morgyn Easley with 14, Anna Parker and Lance Mar­shall with 13, Wil­liam Rid­dell, John Court­ney, Kale Davis and Emma Brad­ford with 12, Mar­i­ana Easley with 11 and Carson Cloud, Rylee O’Don­nell and Ju­lia Striker with 10 each.

Dal­ton edged out Fairy­land, 396-376, in the last sched­uled Blue Di­vi­sion meet of the sea­son last Mon­day.

An­nie McBr­yar and Mor­ton Wing­field each scored 19 points for Fairy­land, while Tali­a­ferro fin­ished the night with 18.

Other top scor­ers in­cluded Barnes, Mae Gar­rett and Ethan Bevill with 15 points, Anna Ward with 14, Bohner and Henry Wing­field with 13, Alexan­der Grande and Wil­liam Jack­son with 12, Bra­man, Louisa Bohner and Jane Eisel­stein with 11 and Lila Mont­gomery with 10.

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