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Fairfield swims at Burlington, Tipton

By Justin Webster, Ledger sports editor | Sep 27, 2017

The Fairfield girls’ swim team finished eighth Saturday in the 42nd annual Grayhound Invite at Burlington.


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In the 50-yard freestyle, Danielle Elliott posted a 29.63 sprint, Tea Harris followed with 36.90, and Kyra Hunter crossed at 40.39.

Elliott also posted the fastest 100-yard free time for Fairfield with a 1:04.82, Tessa Seibert finished in 1:16.99, and Emily McAvan was 1:23.84.

Harris swam the 100-yard butterfly in 1:49.59 for the Trojans while McAvan and Hunter posted times of 1:43.95 and 149.60 in the 100-yard backstroke, respectively.

The 100 breaststroke featured Blair Bowman, who finished in 1:29.83 followed by Erica Olson with 1:38.04. The 200-yard medley relay team included, in order, McAvan, Bowman, Harris, and Hunter, who clocked an official time of 2:55.06, while Hunter, Olson, Seibert, and Elliott finished the 200-yard freestyle relay in 2:19.21.

The 200-yard individual freestyle had two Fairfield participants with Olson posting 2:40.28 and Seibert finishing in 2:45.45. The longest race of the day featured Harris, Seibert, Elliott, and Olson in the 400 freestyle relay which they completed in 5:05.70.



The seven swimming Trojans traveled to Tipton Monday for a dual meet with the Tigers. Elliott and Harris finished the 50 freestyle in 29.19 and 37.26, respectively. Harris also posted a time of 2:01.82 in the 100 butterfly, while Elliott participated in the 100 freestyle, but was disqualified.

Seibert completed the 100 free in 1:17.10 while Bowman finished the 100 breaststroke in 1:31.61. McAvan clocked 1:39.51 in the 100 backstroke with Hunter close behind at 1:50.48.

As the team’s distance swimmer, Erica Olson finished the 200 freestyle in 2:41.37 and the 500 free in 7:08.96. Seibert also swam the 200, finishing in 2:47.19.

The Trojans also swam the 200 freestyle relay in 2:22.40 with Hunter, Seibert, Elliott, and Olson, the 200 medley relay in 2:52.44 with McAvan, Bowman, Harris, and Hunter. The 400 freestyle relay finished in 5:00.88 with Harris, Seibert, Elliott, and Olson.

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