Photos courtesy of Jamie Hester and Marianne Shelton
The Bryant Lady Hornets won eight events and had second-place finishes in three as they swamps the 13-team field at the Bryant December Invitational swimming and diving meet at the Bishop Park Aquatic Center Thursday.
Bryant finished with 511 points to far out-distance second-place Magnolia (247) and third-place Hot Springs Lakeside (223).
Ploy Freebairn won two individual events and the Lady Hornets swept all three relays. Lindsey Butler, Lara Kockaya and Jessica Butler earned first-place finishes individually as well.
Freebairn won the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:27.00 and the Lady Hornets swept the top five places (with four counting toward the team score). Katie Higgs was second in 2:34.19 followed by Reagan Smith (2:59.92), Erin Vaughn (3:05.21) and Paris Works (3:12.00).
In the 500 free, Freebairn finished in 5:53.70 with teammate Taylor Wilson second in 6:12.69. Helen Woodham was fourth in 7:06.79, Devin Hester fifth in 7:08.51 and Jamie Hammers sixth in 7:10.84.
Lindsey Butler won the 100 backstroke in 1:04.52 with Higgs fourth in 1:09.47. Ellie Hooten added points for finishing eighth in 1:24.57 as did Skylar Barber for her 1:28.17, good for 12th.
In the 100 butterfly, Jessica Butler won in 1:04.93. Robinson was fourth in 1:17.89, Vaughn sixth (1:24.54) and Lauren Nalley ninth (1:42.60).
Kockaya’s individual win came in the 100 yard breast stroke. Her time was 1:21.87. Hammers finished eighth in the race at 1:30.67 with Robinson 11th (1:34.47) and Works 14th (1:37.61).
Bryant’s winning 200 yard medley relay team finished in 2:02.18. Lindsey Butler, Kockaya, Higgs and Jessica Butler teamed up. In the 200 free, the quartet of Higgs, Freebairn and the Butler sisters, finished in a winning time of 1:48.51.
The 400 free relay combined Kockaya, Smith, Wilson and Freebairn on a 4:52.39.
Individually, both of the Butlers had second-place finishes. Lindsey’s came in the 100 free with a time of 56.46. Jessica’s came in the 200 free in a time of 2:16.72.
In the former race, Smith was eighth in 1:07.57, Julianna Shelton 13th in 1:11.40 and Jordan Tarvin 14th in 1:12.29. In the latter, Wilson was fourth in 2:20.44 with Hester 10th (2:34.19) and Woodham 13th (2:43.83).
The Lady Hornets also got scoring from four swimmers in the 50 free, led by Kockaya’s 29.03, which garnered a sixth-place finish. Hooten was eighth (29.86), Shelton 13th (31.05) and Tarvin 14th (31.49).
The Lady Hornets will compete next at a home meet on Jan. 15, 2015.