Allie Farello, Sara Small, Kathy Nie, Emily Radcliffe
The Pirates of Poplar Tree went fishing for Cottontail Cobia in their NVSL Division 4 season opener on June 25 and, after a several hours-long battle, successfully landed their catch and emerged victorious.
There were 66 best times and three team records set:
8&U Girls Free Relay New Record
1:16.79 Allie Farello, Sara Small, Kathy Nie, Emily Radcliffe 6/25/2016
1:17.53 Haley Alderman, Mary Kominski, Lauren Young, Julia Young 6/20/2009
9-10 Boys Medley Relay
1:17.29 Adrian Coray, Blake Madsen, Ben Farello, Nick Chernisky 6/25/2016
1:18.27 Jonathan Wen, Zachary Cummins, Fletcher Madsen, Steven Longino 7/8/2009
15-18 Girls Medley Relay
2:14.15 Julia Young, Corinne Kominski, Haley Alderman, Lauren Young 6/25/2016
2:15.03 Lauren Hensley, Katie Dingman, Brianna Fridy, Hannah Warnick 7/10/2013
Tyler Fiening started the meet off with a fast first place finish in Freestyle. Emily Radcliffe took first in the Girls 8U Freestyle with Kathy Nie placing second. Adrian Coray placed first in the Boys 9-10 and Skylar Small did the same for the Girls 9-10 while Lauren Radcliffe took second place for the Girls. Kellen Nie brought home third in the 11-12 Boys, while Neha Balaji took first place for the Girls. In the 13-14 age group, Conner Madsen finished third and Natalie Farello took second place while Sarah Radcliffe placed third. Marcello Corey took first place for the 15-18 boys. Lauren Young also pulled in first place while Julia Young took third.
Blake Madsen kicked off the Backstroke races with the top spot and Robert Pacifico pulled in the second spot as well. The girls swept the event with, Emily Radcliffe, Allie Farello, and Caeleigh Holl placing 1-2-3, respectively. Adrian Coray placed first in the Boys 9-10 and Lauren Radcliffe took first place for the Girls as well. For the 11-12 Boys, Kai Taft took first place and Nicholas Martin second.
Emma Chernisky, finished second and Elena Benson took second place for the 11-12 Girls. Lucy Chen and Mary Kominski took first and second places for the 13-14 Girls. Fletcher Madsen narrowly out-touched Jonathan Wen to go 1-2 in the 15-19 Boys while Julia Young and Haley Alderman took second and third place for the 15-19 Girls.
Blake Madsen started off the Breastroke races strong with the top spot and Robert Pacifico pulled in the second spot as well. Sara Small and Isabelle Fernandez continued the Pirate run taking the first and second spots for the U8 Girls. The 9-10 Boys Ben Farello and Nick Chernisky placed first and third.
The 9-10 Girls swept the event with Sklyar Small, Marissa Erickson and Eva Bartnik taking it 1-2-3.
Kellen Nie took first for the 11-12 Boys while Josh Thomas placed second along with Neha Balaji for the girls. In 13-14 Girls Mary Kominski took first for the girls. Fletcher Madsen and Jonathan Wen placed second and third while Corrine Kominski and Julia Brunner took the top spots for the 15-18s.
Tyler Fiening flew away with the first place finish in Butterfly. Sara Small pulled in first place as well. For the 9-10 Boys Ben Farello pulled down first then the Erickson sisters, Marissa and Sydney finished 2-3 for the girls. Kai Taft took first for the 11-12 Boys. Conner Madsen and Matthew Benson placed 2-3 for the 13-14 Boys. The girls swept with Natalie Farello, Sarah Radcliffe and Lucy Chen bringing home the honors. Marcelo Corey placed second for the 15-18 Boys. Lauren Young placed first and Haley Alderman second.
The Pirates cleaned up on the relays, winning most of the events.
The final tally was Pirates 237, Cottontail 182. Next Saturday the Pirates be hosting the Crosspointe Cruisers at home.
Complete results may be found at: http://nvsl.nvblu.com/schedules.html?srch_for=div&sel_year=2016&sel_div=118&sel_date=0