February 3rd, 2014

Spaulding working hard for shot at Nationals

Justin Farr

Spaulding working hard for shot at Nationals
St. Catharine College swimmer Hannah Spaulding striving to make national swim meet / photo from Justin Farr

After a dominating performance at Campbellsville, Hannah Spaulding (Bethlehem High School) led the St. Catharine swim team into Union College to take on a powerful Bulldog squad.

Spaulding led things off for the Patriots in the 200-yard freestyle, posting a 2:09.27 in the final round, just off her 2:06 mark in the seeding heat. Spaulding’s performance was good enough to snag a third-place finish and marked a 16-second improvement over her 2:25 mark at Campbellsville.

In the 1,000 freestyle Martha Raley (Lebanon, Ky.) took home a second-place finish as she defeated a Union swimmer by 1:20 in the seeding heat and won the final by 20 seconds. Raley continued her success in the 500 freestyle, finishing fifth in 6:42.10, just outside of fourth place. In the 200 breastroke, Spaulding grabbed another third-place finish when she posted a 2:41.14, staying 20 seconds ahead of fourth-place and just four seconds behind the second-place finisher.

With Spaulding just outside of making the cut times for the national tournament, the Patriots will hit the water hard and look to make a final push as they finish out their season. 


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