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Weather holds off for swim meet

By By Ryan Satcher/staff writer
July 10, 2004
Despite a little lightning and rain the State Games of Mississippi/Meridian Invitational Swim Meet got off to a great start on Friday.
The meet got underway with the short course meet in the morning and the first session of the long course meet finished up in the afternoon.
According to Meridian Swim Association coach Kyle Wilson, the weather turned out to be a good thing.
In the short course meet, the Meridian Swim Association took first place in the combined teams scores with 570 points.
The Mississippi Makos Swim Team took second place in the combined team event with 457 points and Delta Aquatic Club finished third with 305 points.
Mary McCaleb Eifert and Audrey Anderson, both of Meridian, took gold for the 6-Under female category with 27 points. Karley Bailey took third with 21 points.
Sam Vaughn finished first in the 6-Under male category with 45 points and Dominick Trinca took silver with 28 points.
For the seven-year-olds, Savannah Boyd of Meridian won with 45 points for the females while Taylor Ballard took second with 36 points and Haley Locke finished third with 28.
Gray Scott took first in the male category with 32 points while Jordan Anderson took silver with 25 points.
Sarah Catherine Murphy and Bettye Nilsen Eifert took first for the eight-year-old femals with 36 points and Sammy Moorer was close behind with 35 points.
Joseph Branson took first for the males with 42 points while Corey Persons finished with 39 and Patrick Lane took third with 30. Katie Carr took first in the nine-year-old female group with 45 points while Meridian's Megan Dupont and Hope Moore rounded out the top three.
Rudy Timm took gold for the males with 39 points and Benjamin Branson finished second with 36 points. Eric Anderson and Charles Price tied for third with 30 points.
Ashlee Zila took the 10-year-old female group with 43 points with Anna Eifert finished second with 39 points and Logan Scott taking bronze with 32 points.
Aaron Ng finished first for the male 10-year-olds with 45 points followed by Zach Pinkerton (34 points) and John Michael Marsh (29 points).
In the long course meet, Mississippi Makos Swim Team leads the combined team event with 136 points after the first session. Vicksburg is currently in second with 55 points and The Sunkist Swim Team and MSA are tied for third with 45 points.
According to Wilson, the first day was successful.
The older kids swam very well," said Wilson. "We were happy with what they did. A lot of these other teams have a full month on us since we had to wait until Highland Park was available but we really didn't see the number of disqualifications and first time errors that a lot of kids make. Overall, the kids did well."

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