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Sports Brief: Masters swimmers compete in Anchorage

Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010

Six swimmers from the area competed at the Short Course Masters Swimming Meet held Saturday at the pool at Bartlett High School. The swimmers were from the local group, TOWS (Top of the World Swimming), which trains at Skyview on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Carolyn Farmer set a new Alaska Masters' state record in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 3 minutes, 23.37 seconds. Swimming in the 18 to 24 age group, Farmer also won the 50 freestyle (33.30), the 50 butterfly (37.10) and the 100 butterfly (1:28.03). She was second in the 100 individual medley at 1:29.49.

Also in the 18 to 24 age group, Stephanie Lambe won the 200 freestyle (2:45.64), the 400 freestyle (5:39.04) and the 50 backstroke (43.21). Lambe also was third in the 100 IM (1:29.90).

Angie Brennan won all of her events in the 35 to 39 age group. She took the 50 freestyle (34.58), the 100 freestyle (1:19.98), the 200 freestyle (2:52.09), the 50 butterfly (42.15) and the 100 individual medley (1:30.99).

Susan Ellis and Elizabeth Thompson also won events. Ellis, in the 60 to 64 age group, won the 200 backstroke (4:31.38). She was second in the 200 breaststroke (4:27.56) and the 200 individual medley.

Thompson, in the 25 to 29 age group, won the 100 breaststroke (1:39.09) and the 200 breaststroke (3:28.71). She was second in the 100 freestyle (1:16.75) and the 200 IM (3:29.28). She also was third in the 200 freestyle (2:48.09).

Ashley Risch finished second in all of her events in the 25 to 29 age group. Those events were the 50 freestyle (33.58), the 400 freestyle (5:40.03), the 800 freestyle (12:00.98), the 50 butterfly (38.26) and the 100 individual medley (1:31.59).



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