By Lauren O’Brien
On July 9, the Rushville swim team competed at the Alliance meet. The 14 member team entered 47 events and swam against larger teams from bigger cities. They represented themselves and Rushville by earning 24 medals. To earn a medal, they had to place in the top three in their event and age group. Some swimmers competed above their age brackets to allow the team to enter more events and still earned a medal.
Abigail Bruns, age 12, swam in the 100m free with a time of 1:57.62. and placed 15th. Bruns also competed in the 50m back, placing 15th with a time of 1:06.82, the 100m individual medley at 2:33.80, finishing 11th, the 50m free finishing 22nd with a time of 57.99 sec. and the 13 and 14-year-old 200m free relay placing seventh with a time of 3:15.46.
Jeremiah Domingo, age 8, competed in the 50m free finishing first with a time of 50.76 sec. He placed first in the 25m back with a time of 27.77 sec. and the 25m breast with a time of 29.71 sec. The 13 to 14-year-old 200m free relay placed seventh. Domingo medaled in the individual events, placing first and breaking a record in the 100m free. The meet record for the event was 3:22.72 and Domingo swam it in 1:50.35.
Zachary Domingo, age 17, swam in the 100m free and 50m breast, finishing fifth in both events. Domingo placed fourth in the 100m individual medley with a time of 1:29.25 and seventh in the 50m free. He medaled in both the 200m medley relay, swam in 2:37.39 and the 200m free relay in 2:13.07. The team placed third and second, respectively.
Tristan Johnson, age 15, medaled in three events: 50m breast with a time of 40.84 sec., 15 to 18-year-old 200m medley relay and 15 to 18-year-old 200m free relay. Johnson also swam in the 50m fly, finishing fourth with a time of 38.27 sec., the 100m individual medley at 1:38.01 and the 50m free at 31.65 sec., placing fifth in both events.
Calvin Landreth, age 13, competed in six events and medaled in all of them. In the 200m individual medley, Landreth finished first and broke the meet record of 3:17.90 with a time of 3:02.69. He also placed first in the 100m free with a time of 1:11.13 and 400m free at 6:09.19. Landreth placed second in the 50m free with a time of 30.35 sec., third in the 200m medley relay and second in the 200m free relay.
Tyrell Means, age 14, competed in six events and medaled in four. Means placed first in the 50m back with a time of 47.16 sec., second in the 100m individual medley with a time of 1:34.70, third in 200m medley relay and second in the 200m free relay. He also swam in the 50m breast, finishing fourth with a time of 47.19 sec. and the 50m free with a time of 34.78 sec., finishing fifth.
Madison Pepruna, age 8, placed 15th in the 25m back and seventh in the 25m free.
Tristan Pepruna, age 8, swam in the 25m back, finishing fourth with a time of 36.23 sec. and placing third in the 25m free with a time of 33.20 sec.
Shauna Shadbolt, age 11, swam in five events: 100m free, 50m back, 50m breast, 50m free and 13 and 14-year-old 200m free relay. She medaled in the 50m back and 50m breast with times of 47.35 sec. and 52.75 sec., respectively.
Alyson Smith, age 13, placed sixth in the 100m free, and seventh in the 50m back, 50m breast, 50m free and 200m free relay.
Austin Smith, age 12, placed ninth in the 50m free and 200m free relay and fourth in the 50m back.
Skye Tausan, age 9, medaled in the 25m fly with a time of 23.76 sec. and the 100m free at 1:50.37. She also competed in the 50m free, 25m free and 200m free relay.
Trinity Taylor, age 10, competed in the 25m fly, 25m back, 25m free and 200m free relay.
Jordan Young, age 10, finished sixth in the 25m back, seventh in the 25m free and ninth in the 200m free relay.
Two Rushville Swim Team relays medaled. The number 15 mixed with 15 to 18 year olds 200m medley relay placed third with a time of 2:37.39. The number 90 mixed with 15 to 18 year olds 200m freestyle relay placed second with a time of 2:13.07. The two other relay teams placed ninth and seventh in the 200 m freestyle relay.