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June 24, 2013

LOCAL SWIMMING: Catfish squeak by Scottsboro in weather-shortened meet

From 2008-11, the Cullman Swim Team couldn’t buy a dual-meet victory over Scottsboro.

My how things have changed.

The Catfish turned the tables on the Wildcats for the second-straight season last Thursday, earning a 310-270 team win over their swimming rivals in a weather-shortened meet.

In what’s been a common occurrence so far this summer, Sawyer Trimble paced all Cullman swimmers with three victories in the 8-and-under age group. Trimble coasted to first-place finishes in the 100-yard individual medley, 25-yard breaststroke and 50-yard freestyle.

Trimble, along with teammates Cooper Ogstad, Luke Johnson and C.J. Arnold, also combined to take first in the 100-yard medley relay for the Catfish.

Seth Campbell (13-14) and Bennett Glasscock (15-18) were the only other boys to take home two event wins for Cullman.

Campbell was successful in the 50-yard freestyle and backstroke events, while Glasscock cruised to victories in the 100-yard IM and 50-yard backstroke.

Over on the girls’ side, it was another young gun who stole the show for the Catfish, as 7-year-old Jaedyn Martin cashed in three solid performances for her team, finishing first in the 25-yard freestyle and butterfly, as well as the 50-yard freestyle.

Anna Page (8U), Claire Ogstad (9-10), Sarah Peel (13-14), Anna Evans (13-14) and Michelle Pilcher (15-18) also provided a pair of event wins to help lift the Catfish to a razor-thin decision over the Wildcats.

With plenty of momentum on its side, Cullman will look to pile up some more team victories when the Catfish host Madison today and travel to Arab on Thursday.

Boys

In the 8-and-under age group, top-three finishers were Cooper Ogstad (first in 25-yard butterfly, second in 100-yard IM and third in 25-yard backstroke); Jacob Hilb (first in 25-yard freestyle); C.J. Arnold (first in 25-yard backstroke); Luke Johnson (second in 25-yard breaststroke and second in 50-yard freestyle); and Reagan Ogstad (second in 25-yard freestyle and third in 25-yard breaststroke).

Trimble, Ogstad, Johnson and Arnold combined for first in the 100-yard medley relay.

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