Zionsville Times Sentinel

March 19, 2014

Harmon leads strong showing at Age Group Championships

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Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — Zionsville Community High School freshman Tyler Harmon led a strong showing for the Zionsville Swim Club last weekend at the Indiana Age Group Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium.

The Eagles placed seventh as a team, with the 13-14 year old boys winning the age group championship.

Harmon was 6-for-6 in winning individual events and was part of six new state records. He was the high point winner for the 13-14 boys age group.

Harmon won the 100-yard freestyle in 46.66, the 100-yard backstroke in 50.98, the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.55, the 200-yard IM in 1:53.64, the 200-yard backstroke in 1:50.14 and the 400-yard IM in 4:04.30.

He was also part of two championship relays. He teamed with Brock Brown, Andrew Schuler and Grant Bowlds to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:39.92. Harmon, Brown, Schuler and Cole Reitnauer won the 400-yard medley relay in 3:37.65. Both relays set state records.

Harmon was also part of two second-place relays. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Schuler, Brown, Bowlds and Harmon placed second in 1:30.62, and the team of Schuler, Brown, Reitnauer and Harmon placed second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:23.04.

Harmon wasn’t the only one to have success.

Schuler won the 13-14 year old 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:11.72.

He also placed second in four events: the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.12), the 100-yard butterfly (52.65), the 200-yard IM (1:56.64) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.27). He placed third in the 400-yard IM in a time of 4:08.02.

Brown placed second in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes in 59.70 and 2:12.25 respectively. He also placed ninth in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 22.62 and 12th in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 51.16.

On the girls’ side, Tessa Wrightson had the strongest showing for the club.

She was the 13-14 year old girls champion in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 56.86.

She placed second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:04.14 and the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.66. She placed third in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 51.91 and sixth in both the 400-yard IM (4:34.74) and 500-yard freestyle (5:07.31).

She also helped four relays place.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Wrightson, Claire Brewer, Carly Duncan and Abby Nolan placed eighth in a time of 1:43.20.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Brewer, Nolan, Wrightson and Kailie Howe placed 12th (3:47.00), the 200-yard medley relay team of Wrightson, Howe, Nolan and Brewer placed 13th (1:57.28) and the 400-yard medley relay team of Wrightson, Howe, Nolan and Brewer placed 15th in 4:14.92.

Other events that placed during the weekend: Carlin Barksdale placed 15th in the girls 10-and-under 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:18.80; Ellie Lindeman placed 16th in the girls 10-and-under 50-yard backstroke in 34.77; Reagan Mattice placed 12th in the girls 10-and-under 50-yard breaststroke in 39.10; the boys 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay team of Graham Asam, Charlie Krone, Jack Donovan and Will Modglin placed 15th in a time of 2:12.70; the girls 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay team of Mattice, Abby Laucks, Barksdale and Lindeman placed 13th in 2:22.81; and the girls 10-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay team of Elyse Heiser, Mattice, Laucks and Lindeman placed 11th in 2:04.87.