DQ’s cost Cubs in tri-meet at Jennings

December 2, 2016 GMT

Madison’s swim teams had a rough night in a tri-meet at Jennings County on Thursday. While team scores were not available, the Cubs managed only one win overall on the night and 18 top three finishes. “It was a very rough relay night in the pool for the Cubs. Of the three relay events, we entered in five of six events and DQ’d in four,” Madison coach Ashley Schutte said. “Leaving early off the blocks was the main culprit of the evening on both medley and free relays. We definitely know where our work will focus. It is early in the season and a young team, but most have been swimming for some time and this is simply a lapse in focus. We will put it behind us as a learning experience and grow as we move forward and improve.” Dillon Ray won the boys 50-yard freestyle in 24.74, Madison’s lone win on the night. Other top three finishes for the boys were: Eoin McMahon, second, 200 individual medley, 2:39.02 and second, 100 breast, 1:20.29; Ray, second, 200 fly, 1:01.91; Caleb Denton, second, 100 free, 1:04.91 and third, 50 free, 27.57; Bladyn Cardinal, second, 500 free, 7:14.44 and third, 200 free, 2:40.50; Brandon Stewart, second, 100 back, 1:12.60 and third, 100 breast, 1:23.66; and Adam Norris, third, 100 free, 1:07.32. Top three finishes for the girls were: Beth Mahoney, second, 50 free, 28.79 and second, 100 free, 1:03.01; Calista Spears, second, 100 fly, 1:24.65; Mahoney, AnneMarie Grady, Spears and Lucy Lynch, second, 200 free relay, 2:08.14; Vanina Kesley, third, 100 fly, 1:42.69; Grady, third, 100 back, 1:24.17; and Lynch, third, 100 breast, 1:33.38. Madison competes at home for the first time on Saturday when it hosts the 13th annual Madison Invitational. Batesville, North Harrison and Silver Creek will be in attendance for the meet which begins at 9 a.m.