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June 4, 2014

LOCAL SWIMMING: Catfish top Jasper, Sheffield for Cullman Challenge triumph

CULLMAN — The Cullman Swim Team is off and running ... or kicking and splashing, at least.

Luke Johnson topped the field in three events, and several local swimmers touted two victories to lead the Catfish (1,152 points) to a Cullman Challenge triumph over Jasper (1,022) and Sheffield (557) Tuesday at the Aquatic Center.

Johnson touched the wall first in the 25-yard freestyle, breastroke and backstroke.

Fellow 8-and-under competitor Cooper Ogstad led a group of five two-time winners by taking the cake in the 100-yard individual medley and 25-yard butterfly. He was also second in the 25-yard backstroke.

Bennett Glasscock (15-18) was victorious in the 50-yard backstroke and butterfly to go along with a third-place spot in the 50-yard freestyle.

Jaedyn Martin represented the 8U girls with a tie for first in the 25-yard butterfly, an outright win in the 25-yard freestyle and a runner-up result in the 100-yard IM.

Reese McNeel (11-12) made waves with first in the 100-yard IM and 50-yard freestyle. She also snagged second in the 50-yard backstroke.

Sarah Peel picked right up where she left off with top spots in the 100-yard IM and 50-yard breaststroke.

Johnson, Ogstad, Glasscock and McNeel were also part of relay tandems that swept the medley and freestyle races.

This is the first summer a 6-and-under division has been added.

CST, the reigning small-municipality state swimming and diving champs, will travel to Madison Thursday.

See top-three individual results and relay winners below:

Boys

Trystan Stasica (6U) was third in the 25-yard freestyle.

Reagan Ogstad (8U) was second in the100-yard IM, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard butterfly. Johnson, Noah Warren, C. Ogstad and R. Ogstad were first in the 100-yard medley and freestyle relays.

Sawyer Trimble (9-10) was second in the 50-yard freestyle and 50-yard breaststroke, as well as third in the 50-yard butterfly. Cort McNeel was third in the 50-yard breaststroke. C.J. Arnold was third in the 50-yard backstroke.

Jonah Hilb (11-12) was first in the 50-yard freestyle and second in the 50-yard butterfly. Cannon Trimble was first in the 50-yard breaststroke and third in the 50-yard backstroke. Devon Campbell was third in 50-yard butterfly.

Ethan Hendrix (13-14) was second in the 50-yard breaststroke and third in the 100-yard IM. Clay Tomlin was second in the 50-yard butterfly. Jacob Thiot was third in the 50-yard backstroke. Hendrix, Clay McAlpin, Tomlin and Thiot were first in the 200-yard medley and freestyle relays.

Chris McAlpin (15-18) was second in the 50-yard butterfly and third in the 100-yard IM. Eric Pilcher was third in the 50-yard breaststroke. Glasscock, Pilcher, McAlpin and Noah Price were first in the 200-yard medley and freestyle relays.

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