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Racers take 3rd overall; 7 state champions

August 18, 2014

The CASC Racers pose after taking third place overall in the State Championship meet this past weekend in Fort Smith. The Racers netted seven state champions during the meet. BEVERLY BRISTER/Special to The Saline Courier

FORT SMITH – The CASC Racers, a local year-round swim team, claimed third place overall in the State Championship July 25-27 in Fort Smith.  The Racers Women claimed the third spot overall as well, just missing second place by seven points, while the men claimed fifth place. There were 52 Racers competing at the state level.  The Racers had 16 state champion swims, including four individual champions and three relay teams. There were 60 top three swims, and 180 top eight swims.  The Racers had many AA, AAA, and AAAA swims.

State Champions Relay Teams for the Racers are as follows:
200-meter free relay team of Zoe Goss, Kristina Games, Ava Word, and Shelby Bratton
200m free relay team of Lee Smothers, Charlie Taylor, Josh Sorvillo, and Garrett Sullivan
200m medley relay team of Garrett Sullivan, Nolan Games, Lee Smothers, and Josh Sorvillo

Individual State Champions:
Delaney Haralson – 200m breaststroke
Virginia Carr – 100m breast
Hope Ernhart – 50m freestyle
Spencer Hazen – 50m free

Girls 10 and Under
The 10-and-under girls won the 200 meter free relay with the Racers’ Relay team consisting of Zoe Goss, Kristina Games, Ava Word, and Shelby Bratton, and came in second in the girls 200-meter medley relay. 

Zoe Goss came in second in the 50m breast with a AA time of 45.50, and second in the 200m free with a AA time of 2:45.08; Shelby Bratton had a third-place finish in the 50m free with a AA time of 33.97; and Kristina Games had a third-place finish in the 50m breast with a time of 47.33.

Girls 11-12
Rylie Discenza had a second-place finish in the 50m back with a AA time of 35.36 and a third-place finish in the 100m back with a AA time of 1:17.61. 

Girls 13-14
The 13-14 year old girls relay team of Katie Games, Brooke Smothers, Lydia Huthmaker, and Jessica Butler took second place in the 200m medley relay.

Katie Games had a second-place finish in the 100m back with a AA time of 1:12.59 and in the 200m back with a AA time of 2:36.91. Lydia Huthmaker had a second-place finish in the 100m fly with a AA time of 1:11.30.

Girls 15-18
The 15-18 year old girls took second place across the board in the 200m free, the 400m free, and the 200m medley relays. The relay team consisting of Lindsey Butler, Virginia Carr, Ploy Freebairn, and Hope Ernhart took second in the 200m free relay, missing the first place slot by only .04 seconds. The relay team of Lindsey Butler, Virginia Carr, Andrea Bond, and Hope Ernhart took second in the 400m free relay, and the relay team of Lindsey Butler, Virginia Carr, Delaney Haralson, and Hope Ernhart took second in the 200m medley relay.

Hope Ernhart won the 50m freestyle with a AAAA time of 27.18 and came in second in the 100m free with a AAAA time of 59.69. Delaney Haralson won the 200m breast with a AA time of 2:51.96, and placed second in the 400m IM with a AA time of 5:24.49, and Virginia Carr won the 100m breast with a AAA time of 1:17.17. Lindsey Butler came in second in the 100m back with a AAA time of 1:08.12 and second in the 200m back with a AAA time of 2:27.97.

Boys 10 & Under
Cade Cobb came in third in the 50m breast with a time of 47.74.

Boys 11-12
The boys relay teams took two third-place and one fourth-place medals. The relay team consisting of Kayde Cross, Bryan Byrd, Roe Webb, and Joshua McClain took third in the 200m free relay, third in the 400m free relay, and fourth in the 200m medley relay, missing third by only .59 of a second.

Kayde Cross came in second in the 100m back with a AA time of 1:15.66, third in the 50m freestyle with a AA time of 30.22, and third in the 50m back with a AA time of 34.75.

Boys 13-14
Spencer Hazen won the 50m freestyle championship with a AAAA time of 25.72.

Boys 15-18
The Boys had two state champion relay teams. The relay team consisting of Lee Smothers, Charlie Taylor, Josh Sorvillo, and Garrett Sullivan won the 200m free relay, and the team of Garrett Sullivan, Nolan Games, Lee Smothers, and Josh Sorvillo won the 200m medley relay.

Garrett Sullivan placed third in the 100m back with a AA time of 2:17.40.

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