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October 23, 2013

Swimming: Erling, Hess win events for Queens

BETTENDORF — Nikki Erling recorded a victory in the 200-yard individual medley and teammate Becca Hess won the 100 backstroke Tuesday, but their wins were not enough for the Clinton girls swimming team.

Led by a record-setting performance from Maddy Burnham, Bettendorf defeated the River Queens 135-40. Burnham, a senior who placed second in the state in the 50-yard freestyle last season, won the 100 freestyle in 52.36 seconds, setting pool and school records for the Bulldogs. She finished almost 10 seconds ahead of Erling, the runner-up in 1:01.80.

Erling, Clinton’s lone senior, touched the finish pad a little more than a second ahead of Bettendorf freshman Hena Hassan to win the 200 IM in 2:30.96. Hess, a sophomore, also beat a Bettendorf freshman to the finish, but that race wasn’t quite as close. Hess won the 100 backstroke in 1:11.31, 3.02 seconds ahead of Grace Markovich.

Sadie Nickles added an individual second-place finish for the Queens in the 500 freestyle, and she anchored a runner-up finish in the 400 freestyle relay, following legs by Erling, Hess and Maddy Marlowe.


(Scoring: relays 8-4-2; individual 6-4-3-2-1)

200-yard medley relay — 1. Bettendorf (Shannon Carney, Hannah Crane, Maddy Burnham, Lauren Ramirez) 1:52.79; 2. Bettendorf 2:09.82.

200 freestyle — 1. Sage Ohlensehlen (B) 2:14.51; 2. Sarah Lammers (B) 2:18.80; 3. Sadie Nickles (C) 2:24.46; 4. Grace Markovich (B) 2:28.65.

200 individual medley — 1. Nikki Erling (C) 2:30.96; 2. Hena Hassan (B) 2:32.10; 3. Kelsey Westerkamp (B) 2:33.98; 4. Becca Hess (C) 2:37.15.

50 freestyle — 1. Caroline Mooney (B) 27.50; 2. Megan Uhrich (B) 28.76; 3. Beth Crane (B) 28.82; 4. Maddy Marlowe (C) 30.73; 5. Rachel Duray (C) 34.10.

Diving — 1. Elizabeth Bonin (B) 182.70; 2. Paige Kelly (B) 180.40; 3. Taylor Mitchell (B) 1:23.99.

100 butterfly — 1. Megan Schade (B) 1:08.60; 2. Rachel Gist (B) 1:13.29; 3. Kelsey Sedgwick (B) 1:23.99.

100 freestyle — 1. Burnham (B) 52.36 (school, pool records); 2. Erling (C) 1:01.80; 3. Annie Robinson (B) 1:02.41; 4. Abbey Whitaker (B) 1:05.20; 5. Molly Anderson (C) 1:14.89.

500 freestyle — 1. Crane (B) 5:57.52; 2. Nickles (C) 6:19.12; 3. Hazel Osborne (B) 7:33.10; 4. Ryley Tidrick (B) 7:56.81.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Bettendorf (Gist, Schade, Westerkamp, Uhrich) 1:52.13; 2. Bettendorf 1:54.96; 3. Clinton (Erling, Hess, Marlowe, Nickles) 1:55.62.

100 backstroke — 1. Hess (C) 1:11.31; 2. Markovich (B) 1:14.33; 3. Kayli Whitcanack (B) 1:14.55; 4. Uhrich (B) 1:21.13; 5. Duray (C) 1:45.86.

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