J. PAT DYER
Glasgow Daily Times
The Barren County girls swim team held off Allen County – Scottsville and Glasgow by a nose. The final tally for the girls meet was BCHS 399.5, ACS 389 and Glasgow 380.5.
The Trojanettes were led by Anne Kinsman who seemed surprised that she set a new school record in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:08.96.
“I didn't even think I was going that fast.” said Kinsman. “Everyone was cheering for me and I was really relaxed going into the event. I really focused on the things coach had said to me.”
When Kinsman was asked if she could break her own record she replied. “By regionals, I hope. We have a small team but we work hard.”
“I think our team did pretty awesome. We set a record in the backstroke.” said Barren County's coach Angie Ludwig. .“The underdog is always the little guy. I couldn't ask my swimmers to do any better than they did tonight. I am pretty proud of them.”
Glasgow finished third but they had a couple of bright spots in the Reynolds sisters who won three events between them. Older sister Grayson won in both the 200 yard freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly. They also made the last relay of the night exciting as they cut a huge Trojanette lead to pieces but Kennedy Ludwig held off G. Reynolds on the anchor leg to bring home the win.
“It feels good to win two events.” said Grayson Reynolds. “I thought we were too far behind to catch Barren but we made it exciting. I think we did well. I think Addison did good,” her mother said. “Her best events are the long races, the 500 and the 1000. So, we are really proud of her effort tonight.” Glasgow's coach Lora Garrett added, “Grayson is an awesome swimmer who qualified for state last year in the 500 free. She is one of the up and coming 15 year olds in this area. Addison needs to hit that growth spurt and she will be challenging Grayson.”
Allen County – Scottsville easily won the boys overall with a score of 573 to Barren's 70. Glasgow doesn't have a boys team.
“Being a small team it is challenging to win a swim meet without having a large and being able to put two relays in each of the events. Tonight I let the girls focus on what they wanted to swim and what they will swim in regions and not what we needed to get points,” said Glasgow's coach Garrett. “I am really proud of my girls.”
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