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Raasch posts top tens

By Richard Greene | Published Sunday, November 21, 2010

Decatur’s Hayley Raasch brought home a pair of top-10 finishes at The Colony Cougar Classic Nov. 12-13.

Raasch finished eighth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.19 and ninth in the 100-yard backstroke, swimming 1:10.09.

She helped the Lady Eagles to a 15th-place finish at the 28-team meet. Decatur earned 37 points.

Haley Dennard posted a ninth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, swimming 1:01.82. She was 19th in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:18.01.

Andie Keller finished 54th in the 100 freestyle in 1:16.67. Bailey Phariss was 74th in the event in a personal-best 1:27.14, Madison Minor 84th in 1:34.68, Kristina Pishotta 89th in 1:42.83 and Megan O’Flaherty 92nd in 1:45.26.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Jaci Kidd was 94th in 37.66, Minor 100th in 38.23 and Pishotta 110th in 40.86.

Keller took 40th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:33.42, and Kidd 53rd in 1:51.57.

Phariss finished 45th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:43.45.

Decatur fielded two teams in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The “A” team of Dennard, Raasch, Phariss and Keller took 18th in 2:06.9. The “B” group of Minor, Haley Harris, Kidd and Pishotta was 38th in 2:34.09.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the “A” quartet was 13th in 4:55.22. The second group was 24th in 6:17.05.

The Decatur boys did not have a top-10 finish.

Arin Blaylock was 40th in the 200-yard freestyle, swimming 2:33.01. TJ Bewley was 51st in 2:46.72.

Blaylock finished 37th in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.35. Bewley was 54th in 1:08.59, Huff Logan 67th in 1:14.24, Ethan Stallard 85th in 1:31.21 and Robert Sellers 86th in 1:38.71.

Dosson Lewthwaite swam a personal best 2:36.01 to finish 20th in the 200-yard individual medley. He finished 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:14.81. Logan was 32nd in 1:28.32.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Stallard finished 99th in 36.28, and Sellers 104th in 44.83.

The Decatur boys team of Lewthwaite, Blaylock, Bewley and Stallard was 19th in 1:50.12 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

The quartet of Lewthwaite, Blaylock, Bewley and Logan was 18th in 4:11.26 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

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