SWIMMING: Du Quoin's McLain, Thompson, Higgerson sweep at Marion Invite
Three Du Quoin swimmers - Amelia McLain (girls - 13), Maddax Thompson (boys - 8) and Paxton Higgerson (boys - 14) - each won all four strokes at Saturday's Swim Your Own Age Invitational in Marion, where a total of ten Swimming Indians topped the podium in at least one event.Thompson also broke a Du Quoin record in the boys 7-8 25 meter butterfly with his time of 20.82, which bettered the 1988 mark set by Bryan Funk (21.23).Two other Swimming Indians won three of four events at Marion. Mikah Montgomery (girls - 8) took first in the freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly, and Makoa Montgomery (girls - 11) was a winner in the freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.Quinn Kirkpatrick (girls - 16; freestyle, backstroke), Haley Kuhnert (girls - 16; breaststroke, butterfly) and Nicholas King (boys - 16; freestyle, breaststroke) each won two races for Du Quoin.Meesha Montgomery (girls - 11; breaststroke) and Jakob Eaton (boys - 10; breaststroke) rounded out the Swimming Indians' winners on Saturday.A list of all Du Quoin's swimmers to place in the top ten of an event appears on the scoreboard page of today's newspaper.The Swimming Indians host Herrin on Tuesday and are back at Marion on Thursday. Those two meets round out the regular season with the Southern Illinois Swim League Championships taking place on July 25 in Du Quoin.
Jul 13, 2015 10:33 PM