Fairfield Ledger

Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 23, 2016

Trojan swimmers zip past Williamsburg, Keokuk

By ANDY HALLMAN Ledger news editor | Oct 05, 2016
Photo by: ANDY HALLMAN/Ledger photo Fairfield sophomore Blair Bowman swims the 200-yard individual medley.

The Trojan swim team left it all in the pool Monday as they swam to victory in a home triangular against Williamsburg and Keokuk.

The Trojans defeated Keokuk 103-64, and downed Williamsburg in equally impressive fashion, 100-63. Williamsburg beat Keokuk for second place, 90-79.

Technical difficulties with the timing devices in the pool caused multiple delays (and so far no official times being reported to the media), but that did not seem to affect the team from Fairfield as the girls cruised through one event after another. In the 200-yard medley, Fairfield’s “A” team of Jada Lippincott, Megan Sullivan, Samantha Fritz and Brynna Bowman blew away the competition.

The Trojans received a couple of nice races from Megan Sullivan and Danielle Elliott to post the fastest times in the 200-yard freestyle. Due to having three teams at the meet instead of two, Fairfield swimmers were put in separate heats for the same event. Fritz won her heat and the event to mark the fastest time in the 50-yard freestyle.

Lippincott downed two Keokuk swimmers and one from Williamsburg to win the 100-yard butterfly. Elliott and Blair Bowman gave the Trojans a boost in the 100-yard freestyle with a couple of fantastic times. In the grueling 500-yard freestyle, a race so long that teammates of the runners hold numbers under water to tell them how many laps they’ve swum, Fairfield won both gold and silver as Lauren Ward captured first place while Megan Sullivan finished just ahead of Keokuk’s Hannah Torgler.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the tandem of Lippincott, Brynna Bowman, Elliott and Fritz struck gold for an easy win. Lippincott had no time to rest as she was immediately back in the water for the 100-yard backstroke, which she won. Fritz won the final individual event, the 100-yard breaststroke, and the team of Sullivan, Blair Bowman, Brynna Bowman and Ward won the 400-yard freestyle to put the Trojans over the century mark in points.


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