Yevincy breaks backstroke and breaststroke records

Freshman Hunter Yevincy broke Danny Schwartz's 07-08 backstroke record. Schwartz held a record of 1:07.09, Yevincy set the record with a a 1:06.09 at the Wheeling Park Meet. Yevincy also has broken Schwartz's record in the breaststroke. Schwartz breaststroke record was set in 06-07 season, it was a 1:14.13. Yevincy's new record is a 1:11.81 in the breaststroke.

The Wheeling Park meet was also Senior Night for the team. Being honored were seniors: Shane Warner, Jordan Wells, John Huntsman, Sarah Haag, Steven Lu, and Paula Liehr.

Highlights of the meet were:

Junior Taylor Cameron-1st in the 200 (2:31..44).

Senior Shane Warner-1st in the 200 (1:58.56) and 2nd in the 50 (24.82).

Junior Brandi Bahmer-1st in the 50 (27.67).

Freshman Hunter Yevincy-1st in the 100 Butterfly (1:01.10) and 1st in the Backstroke (1:06.09 new school record).

Junior Bethany Clouse -1st in the 500 in a very close race (7:07.39).

On Saturday the team traveled to Zanesville for the West Muskingum Invitational.

"I was very pleased with the team overall, the times looked better than they have all season, and they seem to understand that the end is coming fast and sectionals are just around the corner. The letterman began to look more in condition and the new swimmers were discovering that the technique we have been teaching actually worked." said Johnson. "It's been a long season with only limited practice, so hopefully our times will come down a little more over the next couple of weeks before the sectionals on Feb. 14."

Highlights of the meet included:

*Senior Shane Warner -1st in the 200 (1:59.84) and 2nd in the 50 (24.72)

*Sophomore Julie Ramsey-4th in the IM (3:34.31) better her time by 2 seconds

*Senior John Huntsman-improving his time in the 50 to a 26.32

*Junior Brandi Bahmer- 3rd in the 50 (1:05.37)

*Junior Arick Swallie- swimming his first 1 minute 100 free with a 1:00.78

*Sophomore Julie Ramsey- bettering her 500 time by 7 seconds

*Sophomore Shane Roberts improving his 100 free by 15 seconds.

*The 200 Free Relay (Piersol, Wells, Cameron and Bahmer) placing 2nd with a 1:59.35)

*Sophomore Britni Huntsman improving her 100 backstroke(1:47.50)

The team will travel to Parkersburg South on Monday and the OVAC will be on Saturday, Jan. 31.