McKenzie paces PCST at Southeasterns

Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 04:45 PM.

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Natalie McKenzie placed in the top five in four events, and Panama City Swim Team swimmers set 14 team age-group records at the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships at the University of Tennessee last weekend.

Five Tsunami swimmers placed in the top eight in their respective age groups, and PCST placed 21st overall in the team standings with 166 points. Nashville Aquatic Club won the team title with 2,289.50 points.

Competing in the 10-under girls division, McKenzie placed third in the 50-meter breaststroke, the 100 breast and the 100 backstroke, respectively. She also placed fifth in the 50 back.

Amelia Talkington (13-14 girls) placed sixth in the 400 free (4:40.26) and seventh in the 200 free (2:12.35). The Tsunamis were ninth in the 400 free relay in the senior girls division.

Jonathan Ratliff placed sixth in then 200 butterfly in the Senior boys division with a time of 2:08.12. He also finished 11th in the 400 IM and 13th in the 400 free.

Nicholas Gobel (13-14 boys) placed seventh in the 100 free (59.83). Sean Adams (11-12 boys) was eighth in the 200 free (2:21.01). PCST placed ninth in the 400 medley relay in the 13-14 boys division.

The meet consisted of more than 1,000 swimmers from 60 swim clubs across the Southeast. Below are results for PCST swimmers who competed in championship heats.

GIRLS

Natalie McKenzie (10-under): 3. 50 breast 44.11, 5. 50 back 38.54, 11. 100 fly 1:29.54, 10. 200 IM 3:08.50, 3. 100 back 1:22.43, 3. 100 breast 1:38.33, 23. 50 fly 39.81.

Gretchen Freisthler (10-under): 32. 200 free 3:05.52, 65. 50 back 45.79, 49. 100 fly 1:46.59, 58. 50 free 37.49, 70. 50 fly 47.16.

Ella Hicks (10-under): 53. 50 breast 53.09, 36. 100 breast 1:51.62, 52. 50 fly 43.49.

Marisa Ashley (11-12): 53. 400 free 5:23.31, 20. 800 free 10:48.78.

Amelia Schaefer (11-12): 45. 400 free 5:19.86, 23. 800 free 10:52.29.

Reagan Swindler (11-12): 17. 800 free 10:43.32, 25. 400 free 5:07.75.

Amelia Talkington (13-14): 6. 400 free 4:40.26, 11. 800 free 9:49.05, 7. 200 free 2:12.35.

Kyla Hallam (15-16): 14. 100 breast 1:18.44.

Kalanne Krause (15-16): 13. 200 back 2:27.86.

11-12 relays: 20. 200 free 2:16.69, 20. 200 medley 2:31.67.

Senior relays: 9. 400 free 4:07.92 (A team), 20. 400 free 4:18.98 (B team), 13. 400 medley 4:38.13 (A team), 21. 400 medley 4:52.15 (B team).

BOYS

Alex Fulton (10-under): 27. 50 breast 50.87, 43. 50 back 44.66, 21. 50 free 35.58, 38. 200 IM 3:28.70, 35. 100 free 1:22.39, 37. 100 breast 1:57.73, 36. 50 fly 42.94.

Luke Maggiore (10-under): 43. 50 breast 53.71, 59. 50 back 46.46.

Sean Adams (11-12): 13. 800 free 10:31.77, 8. 200 free 2:21.01, 14. 400 free 5:02.13.

Nicholas Gobel (13-14): 7. 100 free 59.83, 49. 100 back 1:38.85.

Jonathan Ratliff (Senior): 11. 400 IM 4:44.18, 6. 200 fly 2:08.12, 13. 400 free 4:17.30.

13-14 relays: 12. 400 free 4:12.51, 9. 400 medley 4:44.09.

Senior relays: 19. 400 free 3:45.81, 18. 400 medley 4:16.32.

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