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In their last home meet of the summer, the Sedona Swordfish hosted the annual Midsummer Madness Invitational on Saturday, June 27, playing host to the Bullhead City Barracudas, the Kingman Dolphins and their fans.

What seemed like a popular movie release at a theater had swim fans lined up around the building at the Sedona Community Pool to get a glimpse at their favorite swimmer Saturday.

In the men’s division, Sedona took third with 508 points, giving way to Kingman who took home the first-place trophy with 1,052 points while Bullhead City was second with 1,034 points.

swim-meet-7-1-(3)The women’s division was much kinder to the Swordfish as they finished in second place with 805 points but were bested by Bullhead City who took first with 1,092 points. Kingman was third with 578 points.

“I think the meet went well. When you don’t have as many swimmers as everyone else, it’s hard to win a meet, but the swimmers we did have were great Saturday,” newly appointed Sedona Swordfish Head Coach Brandon Hancock said.

As for medals, the Sedona boys claimed 12 gold medals, nine silver medals and six bronze medals while the girls claimed 10 gold medals, eight silver medals and five bronze medals.

With the girls finishing higher in the point standings, we’ll start with their top performances first.

In the ages 13-14 100-yard individual medley, Sierra Robinson finished first overall with a 1:29.54 time to score 20 points for her team.

Robinson was also first place in the ages 11-12 50-yard breaststroke event with a 44.44 time and took first in the ages 11-12 50-yard freestyle event with a 35.14 time.

In the ages 13-14 50-yard breaststroke event, Emma Geurts claimed the top prize with a 42.09 time.

Sam Syvertsen finished first overall in the ages 15 and over 100-yard individual medley with a 1:16.69 time.

In the ages 15 and over 100-yard backstroke event, Syvertsen also claimed first place with a 1:15.05 time.

Seven-year-old Natalie Montgomery took home a first-place prize as well for Sedona in the 8 and under 25-yard backstroke event with a 38.09 time.

As for the ages 8 and under 25-yard butterfly event, Kendall Peterson of the Swordfish took first place with a 27.06 time.

Peterson was also first in the ages 8 and under 25-yard freestyle event with a 22.31 time.

In the ages 13-14 50-yard butterfly event, Laura Clark was fantastic with a 34.28 time, earning 20 points for her team.

Lastly, in the ages 10 and over 500-yard freestyle event, Katie Millar took first with a 7:57.78 time, a marathon swim to say the least.

On the boys side of the pool, Tristan Decker won the ages 11-12 100-yard individual medley event with a 1:16.22 time.

Tristan also claimed first in the ages 11-12 50-yard backstroke event with a 33.38 time and was first in the ages 11-12 50-yard butterfly event with a 32.97 time.

Jacob Decker, one of Tristan’s two brothers who swim, claimed first in the ages 13-14 100-yard individual medley with a 1:05.59 time.

Jacob was also first in the ages 15 and over 50-yard butterfly event with a 27.00 time and was first in the ages 10 and over 500-yard freestyle event with a 5:50.45 time.

Seth Syvertsen claimed first in the ages 15 and over 100-yard backstroke event with a 1:02.00 time, claiming 20 points for his team.

Syvertsen was also first in the ages 15 and over 100-yard freestyle event with a 55.09 time.

Next up for the Swordfish will be the senior state competition which takes place Thursday, July 9, through Sunday, July 12. Ages 15 and over are invited.


Brian Bergner Jr. can be reached at 282-7795, ext. 131, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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