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Lady Owls win two events at Sedalia

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Lady Owls took the lead for good in the 400-yard freestyle relay on sophomore Kellen Renard's second leg.
(Chris Allen/Democrat-News)
SEDALIA -- The Marshall girls' swim team left Sedalia with a pair of blue ribbons Thursday at the end of the Smith-Cotton Duals.

The Lady Owls finished third among the four teams, but had 13 top-four finishes. They won the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:52.32) by nearly 20 seconds behind the quartet of freshman Hayley Campbell, sophomores Kellen Renard and Emily Raines, and senior Amber Lonaker -- knocking 16.48 seconds off the team's best time of the season in that event.

In addition, senior Kameron Godsey swam to victory in the 100-yard backstroke (1:12.58), winning by over six seconds. In the same event, freshman Lauren Nichols improved her time (1:19.80) by 1.76 seconds while placing third.

Both had second-place finishes in their other individual events, Godsey in the 200 individual medley (2:36.76) and Nichols in the 50 free (29.47) seconds -- where senior Kirby Brayman (29.52) was third and Campbell (30.76) fifth with a personal record.

Brayman also took second place in the 100 free (1:07.77), with Lonaker second in the 100 butterfly (1:18.07). Raines had a third-place showing in the 500 free (6:22.13) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:39.48), Lonaker placed fourth in the 200 free (2:34.43), senior Sydney Fornshell came in fifth in the 500 free (8:40.65) and Campbell was sixth in the 100 free (1:10.52).

Marshall began the meet by hotly contesting Warrensburg in the 200 medley relay (2:15.74). The combo of Raines, Nichols, Lonaker and Brayman arrived only .61 seconds behind the winning Lady Tigers.

In the 200 free relay (2:02.04), the unit of Brayman, Godsey, Nichols and Campbell placed third.

Among the less experienced Lady Owls, personal-best times were posted by freshman Kristen Shephard in the 50 free (44.44) and sophomore Tyra Harper in the 100 free (1:28.08).

The Lady Owls will return to Sedalia on Saturday for the Joe Arbisi Invitational.

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