December 12, 2007

Norwell Defeats Bluffton

That's Alison Painter in the picture, daughter of Sevens member Mike Painter, swimming to victory in the 100 Yard Backstroke, part of the girls 119-64 victory over Bluffton. The boys lost a close one, 90-95... but the headline above still, and rightly so, reads "Norwell Defeats Bluffton" as is always good and proper.

In the girls meet, Norwell was powered by dual winners Paige and Logan Brink. Paige, the senior of the two sisters, won the 200 individual medley in 2:14.12, eclipsing her previous pool record of 2:14.75 set earlier this season. Then, she won the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.04.

The freshman sibling won the 200 freestyle in 2:00.42 and the 100 free in 55.62 seconds.

Both were on the Norwell 200 free relay team with Brooke Cossairt and Kelly Brewer that finished first in 1:47.33. They also ended up winning the 400 free relay in 4:04.22.

Other individual winners for the Norwell girls were Alison Painter and Cossairt. Painter edged freshman teammate Dani Thomas in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:11.01. Thomas finished in 1:11.62.

Cossairt won the 100 butterfly in 1:04.

Painter and Thomas teamed up with Stephanie Bussey and Lindsey Stronczek to win the 200 medley relay in 2:05.85.

Lindsay Stronczek is daughter of Sevens member Jan Stronczek.

Thanks, once again, the The Bluffton News-Banner for their great local sports coverage. If only more local papers took the time to attend and take pictures and write decent stories.

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