Shark splash

Published 12:24 am Friday, June 26, 2009

Swimming competitively was the prime activity Thursday night at the Troy Recreation Center, as the Troy Tiger Sharks hosted a tri-meet with the Andalusia Stingrays and Eufaula Waverunners.

“It went well tonight and we were happy with how the kids performed,” Sharks swim coach Shane Tatum said. “I was pleased with how our kids did out there tonight.”

Tatum said he has been working to get the Sharks to play together as a team and he is happy with how well they have taken to the team concept.

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“These are young kids and they are really coming together,” he said. “All of these kids are getting faster.”

The Tiger Sharks have only been practicing since June 1 and Tatum said they have done well for how little time he has had to prepare them for competition.

Troy athletes placing in the Top-3 include:

Boys 15-18 100-yard individual medley

1, Thomas Dent, 1:04.90

Boys 8-under 25-yard freestyle

1, Cole Coppage, 22.01

Girls 9-10 year olds 50-yard free

1, Sarah Cathrine Snellgrove, 34.79

Boys 15-18 year olds 50-yard free

1, Thomas Dent, 24.13; 2, Jared Petty, 27.00

Girls 9-10 year olds 200-yard medley relay

2, Troy (Fraukje Lieb, Tylor Schritter, Sarah Smothers, Sarah Catherine Snellgrove), 2:06.03

Girls 13-14 year olds 50-yard butterfly

1, Emily Dent, 44.23

Boys 15-18 year olds 50-yard fly

1, Thomas Dent, 26.81; 2, Jared Petty, 35.92

Boys 8-under 25-yard backstroke

1, Cole Coppage, 28.10

Boys 9-10 year olds 50-yard back

3, Weston Brown, 1:01.14

Girls 9-10 year olds 50-yard back

1, Sarah Catherine Snellgrove, 45.63

Boys 8-under 50-yard free

2, Cole Coppage, 53.22

Boys 9-10 year olds 100-yard free

3, Weston Brown, 1:51.30

Girls 9-10 year olds 100-yard free

1, Sarah Catherine Snellgrove, 1:28.31

Girls 13-14 year olds 100-yard free

2, Emily Dent, 1:19.10

Boys 15-18 year olds 100-yard free

1, Justin Petty, 1:04.34

Boys 8-under 100-yard free relay

3, Troy (Dallas Daughtry, Ingrid Lieb, Gracie Redmon, Hayden Stephens), 2:36.78

Girls 9-10 200-yard free relay

2, Troy (Sarah Catherine Snellgrove, Hailey Sasser, Taylor Schritter, Fraukje Lieb), 3:30.50

Click here for a photo gallery of Thursday’s meet