Barracudas place seventh at Georgia Games

Published 5:16 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Coach Heather Battenberg’s The Bainbridge Barracudas swim team finished a strong seventh in an 11-team field at the annual Georgia Games Invitational Meet Saturday in Moultrie.

The Tift-area Tidal Wave team won the meet, The Thomasville YMCA team was second and the host Moultrie Sharks team was third. There were 330 swimmers competing in the meet.

The Barracudas scored 421 total points, which represented almost 200 more points than they scored at the same meet last summer.

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Top individual Barracuda performers included Kara Overman, who finished fifth in both the girls 6 year old and under 25-yard freestyle and 25-yard breaststroke and fourth in both the both the 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard butterfly and Jewel Anvar, who finished fifth in the girls 7 and 8 year old 25-yard backstroke and fourth in the 25-yard butterfly.

Barracuda Allee Dickson finished fourth in the girls 7 and 8 year old 100-yard individual medley, and Dawson Cottles finished fourth in the boys7 and 8 year old 25-yard back stroke and second in both the boys 7 and 8 year old 100-yard individual medley and 25 yard butterfly, helping him finish third place overall in his age group with 55 points.

Ali Bennett finished fourth in the girls 9 and 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard breaststroke. Josh Fillingame finished fifth in the 9 and 10 year old boys 100-yard individual medley, and Dax Willis finished fifth in the 9 and 10 year old boys 25-yard freestyle and 25-yard butterfly. He was also fourth in the 100-yard individual medley, third in the 25-yard breaststroke. Masey Tabb finished fifth in the girls 13 and 14 year old 50-yard freestyle.

Other top Barracuda performers in Moultrie included Ava Bennett, Brandon Carvajal, Crystal Jarvajal, Mary Claire Killough, Ramsey Matthews, Paige Overman, Nikki

Thompson, Eion Turner, Christie Whitaker, Thad Whitaker, Carissa White, Brooklyn Willis, and Karli Willis who all continued to swim their personal best times and finish in the top ten in their events to score points for their team.