Lady Owls win six events in two meets

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Marshall girls' swim team won six races during a pair of dual meets on back-to-back days last week.

The Lady Owls were third in the team tallies Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Harrisonville, behind Warrensburg (149-106) and the host Lady Wilcats (155-103) and ahead of O'Hara (151-28) of Kansas City in multiple-dual scoring. On Wednesday, Marshall was in the middle of five teams at Belton, trailing Raytown (120.5-57.5) and the Lady Pirates (96-82) and beating Raytown South (108-28) and Kansas City-Barstow (94-55).

Three wins came at Harrisonville, including one for the 400-yard freestyle medley (4:27.33) of senior Allee Barton, juniors Kirby Brayman and Kameron Godsey, and freshman Emily Raines.

Barton, Godsey, Raines and senior Emily Blackburn were third in the 200 medley relay (2:13.08), while Brayman, Blackburn, junior Amber Lonaker and freshman Kellen Renard came in third in the 200 free relay (2:10.39) with the best time of the season for that unit.

Barton won the 500 free (6:13.29) and second in the 200 individual medley (2:34.07), while Blackburn was first in the 100 free (1:07.69). Godsey placed second in both the 100 backstroke (1:11.24) and 100 breaststroke (1:20.69) and Brayman took third in the 50 free (29.55 seconds) with a personal record time.

Raines was a two-time winner at Belton, in the 200 free (2:14.73) and 500 free (6:05.39) -- both with her fastest times of the season. Godsey won the 100 breast (1:19.42), Barton finished second in the 200 IM (2:35.64) and a third-place showing was turned in by Lonaker in the 500 free (6:47.68).

Both Marshall's 200 medley (2:11.78) and 400 free (4:21.00) relays placed second. Personal bests were recorded by Renard in the 50 free (34.06), Lonaker in the 100 butterfly (1:15.46) and junior Jana Lappin in the 100 back (1:33.03).

The Lady Owls competed Friday and Saturday in the Springfield Invitational, but the results are not yet available. They will take the pool this coming Saturday in the Hickman Quad at Columbia.

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