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Fairfield swimming falls to Keokuk at home

Positive step for Trojans in defeat
By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Sep 18, 2013
Photo by: ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger photo Fairfield’s Baylee Bowman, middle, gets ready to enter the pool for the 200-yard IM. Both of her opponents during this race were from Keokuk.

The race was tight, and Baylee Bowman was in second place.

Bowman had reached the end of the first leg of the 200-yard IM. She launched herself off of the pool wall, propelling through the water. Emerging from the surface yards later, Bowman began her backstroke and found herself tied with the race leader.

The rest of the race was tight, but Bowman would eventually finish second, and so would Fairfield. The Trojans lost to Keokuk by the total score of 95-55 Tuesday at the Roosevelt Aquatic Center in Fairfield.

The event began with Fairfield’s Katherine Mueller diving and ended with the Trojans cutting five seconds off of their 400-yard freestyle relay time.

“At Muscatine last week they got a 4:43 and this week they got a 4:38, which is awesome,” said Fairfield swim coach Erin Cracker.

Bowman won the 100-yard backstroke race with the time of 1:19:49. Brynna Bowman and Megan Sullivan also raced that event, finishing third and fourth respectively.

Jada Lippincott swam a strong 50-yard freestyle race coming in just two seconds behind the race winner and taking second place. Lippincott also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle.

“Everyone stayed consistent with their times,” Cracker said. “It’s good that we are maintaining where we are at currently, however I would like to break their times and taper off just a little bit.”

Fairfield’s next meet is Saturday when it travels to the invite in Marshalltown. This event gets a 9:30 a.m. start, so have the alarm clock set in advance.


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