Blue Raiders finish strong swim season
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THE CLEVELAND BLUE RAIDERS swim team finished the season with a 15-1 record and an appearance at the Tennessee state championship swim meet on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.
THE CLEVELAND BLUE RAIDERS swim team finished the season with a 15-1 record and an appearance at the Tennessee state championship swim meet on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.
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The Cleveland Blue Raiders swim team wrapped up its 2012-13 season with an appearance at the Tennessee state championship swim meet on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.

The Blue Raiders finished their dual meet season with a 13-3 record and finished 12th in their league.

At the state championship the Raiders swam several personal best times.

The women’s 200 medley relay team of Meredith Borst, Marlene Kelley, Lauren Borst and Abigail Jones finished 27th with a time of 2:01.12. Marlene Kelley finished 41st in the 50 freestyle 26.06 and 38th in the 100 butterfly 1:03.79.

Abigail Jones finished 56th in the 50 free 26.75 and 40th in the 100 free at 58.68. Meredith Borst finished 67th in the 100 backstroke 1:08.68 and Lauren Borst finished 69th in the 100 fly 108.75. The women’s 200 free relay team finished 23rd with a time of 1:47.23.

The men’s 200 medley relay team of Guy Shelton, Nelson Chung, Ben Cooper and Jason Chung finished 34th with a time of 1:49.98. Guy Shelton placed 62nd in the 100 back 1:01.23, Nelson Chung finished 66th in the 200 individual medley 2:18.21 and 44th in the 100 back 59.51 missing a team record by .37 seconds. Jason Chung placed 51st in the 100 fly 58.94 and 52nd in the 100 breast stroke 1:07.50. Ben Cooper finished 60th in the 200 free 1:57.57 and 26th in the 100 fly 55.71, missing a team record by .47 seconds. The men’s 200 free relay team finished 29th with a time of 1:37.37.

“The state team did well at the meet with over 120 teams competing. We are a young team with four freshman on the state team. I am pleased with their efforts and look forward to next year. We are a team of seasonal swimmers competing with year-round club swimmers at the state level. Making the time cut to qualify for the state championship is a big achievement and to have four freshman do that this year is very promising for the future of our team,” sad coach Tim Davis.