Add Your Comment | Read (0) Comments

Lady Buffs open season with a third

Published 3/29/2014


In what had been expected to be one of their toughest tests of the 2014 season, the Garden City Lady Buffs' swim team finished a solid third in the team standings on Friday at the Manhattan Invitational.

The Lady Buffs finished with 400 points while Topeka-Washburn Rural and host Manhattan occupied the top two spots with 515 and 473 points, respectively. Topeka-Hayden was a distant fourth with 321 points.

Senior Samantha Norton was the top performer as she captured first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:32.83 and added in a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:00.83.

Lindsay Bradstreet took a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a mark of 1:22.66. Claire Schmidt and Laura Richmeier had fourth-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley (2:40.71) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:24.35). Bradstreet also garnered a fourth-place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:26.81.

"We're pretty pleased with the way the meet went," said GCHS coach Casey Wise. "Coming off a week of spring break, we knew our conditioning might be an issue, but overall the girls really swam well. We'd had a good week of practice, so it's nice to see the hard work pay off."

A pair of relay teams also placed third for the Buffs, the 200-yard medley team of Ashley Longoria, Bradstreet, Schmidt and Norton clocking a 2:10.90. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Abigail Ginest-Dougherty, Longoria, Andrea Castillo and Erika Schafer finished with a time of 1:58.89.

The Lady Buffs will host Liberal and Dodge City in a 4 p.m. Thursday triangular at the Garden City Family YMCA pool.

Add your Comment About This Story

Commenting Rules

The Garden City Telegram reserves the right to delete any comment it deems inappropriate. We encourage visitor comments and ask that you be brief and add something relevant to the conversation. All comments are reviewed (usually within 24 hours or less) before appearing on this website.

Read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for full details of our policies.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.


captcha 2c3146ee90a9499dac293b0f81d6772f

Found 0 comment(s)!