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Bobcats change lineup, still sink Dodgers

October 3, 2012
By TROY HYDE - T-R Assistant Sports Editor ( , Times-Republican

Not even an adjusted lineup would slow down the Marshalltown swim team Tuesday against Central Iowa Conference rival Fort Dodge.

Junior Chloe Kuehner recorded four wins, junior Hayley Lillibridge claimed three victories and one runner-up tally and MHS coach Angie Nelson's new-look lineup still managed to take down the Dodgers, 137-49, at the Marshalltown pool.

"It was a good meet for us," Nelson said. "We mixed up the lineup tonight to see what our girls could do. We had some mighty fun races."

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MHS senior Janet Fonseca won the 500-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 6:02.34 during action at the MHS pool Tuesday, Fonseca also was a part of the winning medley relay team and was second in the 400 freestyle relay as the Bobcats hammered Fort Dodge, 137-49.

Kuehner claimed individual wins in the 50-yard freestyle (27.12 seconds) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:05.33) and also led the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams to victories. Both of her individual victories came in season-best times.

Lillibridge took an individual win in the 100-yard freestyle (58.78) and joined Kuehner on the 200 freestyle relay. She also swam on the winning 400 freestyle relay team and was second to teammate Leah Barkema in the 200-yard individual medley. Barkema hit the wall in 2:26.01 in the IM, while Lillibridge finished in 2:26.93.

"Those two competed well in the IM, and came out with a close 1-2 finish," Nelson said.

Fact Box

Marshalltown 137, Fort Dodge 49

At Marshalltown

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. MHS (Reynolds, Kuehner, J.Fonseca, Vopava) 2:08.99; 2. MHS (Hala, Kuhlman, Carnahan, Wymore) 2:13.86.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Angie Ellendson, FD, 2:15.09; 2. Therese Kuhlman, MHS, 2:16.59; 3. Emily Barske, MHS, 2:24.17; 4. Mikayla Wymore, MHS, 2:30.64.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Leah Barkema, MHS, 2:26.01; 2. Hayley Lillibridge, MHS, 2:26.93; 3. Janet Fonseca, MHS, 2:47.00.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Chloe Kuehner, MHS, 27.12; 2. Melisa Fonseca, MHS, 28.72; 3. Ashley Hala, MHS, 28.85.

DIVING - 1. Phoebe Lynk, MHS, 185.30; 2. Kristina Nugent, MHS, 174.90; 4. Sabrina Price, MHS, 127.15.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Kuehner, MHS, 1:05.33; 2. Barkema, MHS, 1:08.51; 4. M.Fonseca, MHS, 1:13.66.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Lillibridge, MHS, 58.78; 2. Maggie Carnahan, MHS, 1:01.92; 3. Darc Vopava, MHS, 1:03.72.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. J.Fonseca, MHS, 6:02.34; 2. Hala, MHS, 6:24.27; 4. Tasia King, MHS, 6:55.51.

200 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. MHS (Lillibridge, Hala, M.Fonseca, Kuehner) 1:50.44; 2. MHS (Barkema, Wymore, Vopava, Reynolds) 1:54.49.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Kuhlman, MHS, 1:12.09; 2. Wymore, MHS, 1:24.24; 3. Niccole Wolken, MHS, 1:26.22.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Lauren Underwood, FD, 1:19.98; 3. Carnahan, MHS, 1:25.25; 5. Kate Pentilla, MHS, 1:28.91.

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. MHS (Lillibridge, Kuhlman, Vopava, M.Fonseca) 4:07.72; 2. MHS (Barkema, Carnahan, Barske, J.Fonseca) 4:13.10.

Marshalltown won 10 of the 12 events on the night and went 1-2 in all three relays. The Bobcats also swept the top three places in the 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Besides the win in the 200 IM, Barkema also claimed three runner-up finishes. She came in just behind Kuehner in the 100 butterfly (1:08.51) and was a part of both second-place place freestyle relay teams.

Kuehner's teammates in the winning medley relay included Brianna Reynolds, Janet Fonseca and DarC Vopava.

Fonseca also claimed a victory in the 500-yard freestyle (6:02.34) with a season-best time and was a part of the second-place 400 freestyle relay and took third in the 200 IM.

The other two wins on the night came from Therese Kuhlman in the 100 backstroke and Phoebe Lynk in diving.

Lynk scored 185.8 points in diving and bested teammate Kristina Nugent by just more than 10 points. Sabrina Price was fourth in diving as well.

Kuhlman won the backstroke in 1:12.09 and also swam on the winning 400 freestyle team as well as the second-place medley relay team. She turned in a personal-best performance in the 200 freestyle on her way to a second-place finish. Her time of 2:16.59 was 12 seconds better than her previous best finish.

Other notable performances included Emily Barske taking third in the 200 freestyle, Melisa Fonseca and Ashley Hala finishing second and third, respectively, in the 50 freestyle and Maggie Carnahan and Vopava taking second and third, respectively, in the 100 freestyle.

Finishing behind Janet Fonseca in the 500 freestyle was Hala in second and Tasia King in fourth.

"That was a lifetime best for Tasia in the 500 freestyle," Nelson said.

The Bobcats also went 1-2-3 in the 100 backstroke. Coming in behind Kuhlman in second was Mikayla Wymore and Niccole Wolken was third. Carnahan also was third in the 100 breaststroke.

Kuhlman's teammates who helped claim a runner-up peformance in the medley relay included Hala, Carnahan and Wymore. Barkema, Wymore, Vopava and Reynolds were the foursome who took second in the 200 freestyle relay and Barkema, Carnahan, Barske and Janet Fonseca was the team which took second in the 400 freestyle relay.

"I split up our relays to get some good race splits," Nelson said. "We are going to have to start working on our regional lineups soon."

The junior varsity team also had its way with Fort Dodge, claiming a 96-31 victory.



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