Copelin shines for WC at St. Aloysius meet

Published 10:23 am Monday, September 15, 2014

Freshman sprinter Carley Copelin won the 100 yard freestyle and finished second in the 50 freestyle Saturday to lead Warren Central to a third-place team finish in the St. Aloysius Invitational at City Pool.

Copelin clocked a time of 1 minute, 1.90 seconds in the 100 free, and 27.60 seconds in the 50. In the 100 freestyle, Copelin edged out teammate Blaine Butler, who was third with a time of 1:04.51.

The Lady Vikes also got a strong swim from the 200 freestyle relay team of Abi Wallace, Blaine Butler, Mya Chappell and Carly Bunch, which finished second.

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Their performance helped WC total 77 points in the girls meet. Madison-St. Joe won the meet with 130 points, and Oak Grove was second with 83. St. Al was fifth, with 54 points.

Vicksburg High was ninth in the 10-team meet, with 10 points. Katherine Fox was the Missy Gators’ top swimmer, with fifth-place finishes in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events.

St. Al’s Adrienne Eckstein had a solid day, with a third-place individual finish in the 50 freestyle and three top-three swims in relays.

Eckstein teamed up with Victoria Gong, Katie Martin and Katelyn Brock to place second in the 200 medley relay, second in the 400 freestyle relay, and third in the 200 frestyle relay.

Martin also finished second in the 100 yard breaststroke.

In the boys’ meet, the only top-three finish from a Warren County swimmer was by St. Al’s Charlie Martin in the 100 yard breaststroke.

St. Al did have two swimmers in the top seven of the 50 freestyle, however. Dixon Stone finished fourth, and Gabriel Riveros was seventh. Vicksburg’s Slade Kingston-Miles was seventh in the 100 freestyle.

St. Al finished sixth in the team standings, with 54 points. Vicksburg was seventh, with 12.5, and Warren Central was ninth with four points.

Oak Grove won the boys meet with 128 points, and St. Andrews