INDEPENDENCE -- Senior Kameron Godsey turned in a pair of medal-winning performances, while also improving two relay units, during the Marshall girls' first major swim meet of the season.
The Lady Owls logged 21 points to finish 19th out of 22 clubs Friday and Saturday at the Independence Invitational, which involved many of the top programs in the western half of Missouri -- including champion Blue Springs South (265 points), where MHS has twice competed this season.
Godsey finished sixth out of 77 entries in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:18.05) and set a personal record while coming in 11th in a field of 79 in the 100 backstroke (1:09.22).
She also helped Marshall's 200 medley relay (2:12.94) knock 2.62 seconds off its previous best time after joining sophomore Emily Raines and seniors Amber Lonaker and Kirby Brayman. With Godsey anchoring, the 400 free relay (5:07.12) -- with senior Jana Lappin, sophomore Kellen Renard and freshman Hayley Campbell -- lowered its time by 12.89 seconds.
All three relays finished between 16th and 19th, as the 200 free quartet (2:00.51) of Raines, Lonaker, Brayman and freshman Lauren Nichols has been fairly consistent in all three outings this campaign.
Placing in the top 30 for the Lady Owls were Raines (28.99 seconds) in the 50 free (28.99 seconds) and 100 back (1:12.44), Brayman (29.00) in the 50 (29.00) and 100 (1:06.07) free and Lonaker (1:14.22) in the 100 butterfly.
Lappin established a new personal record in the 200 free (3:04.55), as did Campbell (1:10.75) and Renard (1:13.01) in the 100 free and junior Sam Ehrhardt in the 100 breast (1:42.55).
The Lady Owls will compete in the Mizzou Aquatic Center at Columbia on Saturday during the COMO Invitational.