Bennett paces Sharks in ARPA State Meet
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Chloe Bennett of the Jasper Sharks competes during the Alabama Recreation and Park Association State Swim Meet held in Opelika last week. Bennett tallied three first-place finishes and a pair of second-place finishes to lead the team. Jasper placed 7th out of 28 teams.
Chloe Bennett of the Jasper Sharks competes during the Alabama Recreation and Park Association State Swim Meet held in Opelika last week. Bennett tallied three first-place finishes and a pair of second-place finishes to lead the team. Jasper placed 7th out of 28 teams.
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Chloe Bennett of the Jasper Sharks took home three first-place finishes at the Alabama Recreation and Park Association (ARPA) State Swim Meet last week in Opelika.

Bennett, competing in the girls 15-18 division, won both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle events and was the closing leg of the 4x200-yard freestyle relay team that placed first. Bennett also added a pair of second-place finishes during the two-day meet.

As a team, Jasper placed seventh overall. More than 800 swimmers from 28 teams took part in the event.

Bennett wasn’t the only Jasper swimmer to pick up a first-place finish. Ethan West won the boys 8-and-under backstroke. West also had a fourth-place finish in the 25-yard freestyle.

Along with Bennett, Katherine Odle, Anna Nicholson and Samantha Riha made up Jasper’s first-place team in the 200 freestyle relay.

The same group placed second in the 200-yard medley relay.

Riha garnered plenty of points for the Sharks, picking up a pair of second-place finishes. She finished runner up in both the butterfly and backstroke.

Also swimming in the 15-18 division, Sidney Cooper placed second in the breaststroke.

In the boys 11-12 division, Jayce Willingham had three top-five finishes. He placed second in the 50-freestyle, third in the butterfly and fourth in the breaststroke.

In the girls 8-and-under division, Ella Lynn took third in the backstroke and fourth in the breaststroke.

Joseph Daniels added a pair of top-five finishes, placing third in both the backstroke and butterfly.

Here is a look as

Jasper’s top finishers:

Jayce Willingham: 48 points, with 3 top 5 finishes

Samantha Riha: 47 points, with 3 top 5 finishes

Sidney Cooper: 43 points, with 2 top 5 finishes and a top 10

Joseph Daniel: 43, with 2 top 5 finishes and a top 10

Ella Lynn: 40 points, with 2 top 5 finishes and a top 10

Caitlyn Muncher: 38 points, with 3 top 10 finishes

Hamp Lee: 33 points, with a top 5 and a top 10 finish

Sara Nicholson: 27 points, with 2 top 10 finishes

Katherine Odle: 25 points, with 3 top 10 finishes

Hannah Addison: 21.5 points, with 2 top 10 finishes

Anna Nicholson: 20 points, with a top 5 finish

Charles Odle with 2 top 10 finishes

John Watson with a top 10 finish

Ann Waldrop with a top 10 finish

Other team members scoring points in individual events and/or relays include: James Watson, Emma Bagwell, Matt Kennedy, Nate Alexander, Ashley Baughn, Jack Bryan, Christian Hyche, Murphy Lee, Sawyer Nicholson, Lorin O’Rear, Madelyn Seiberling, Merrick Seiberling, and Rebekah Sparkman Kaitlyn Garner, Brett Harris, John Landers, Carlee Muncher, Jonathon Pate, Mary Alice Pearson, Olivia Schirle, Dalton Waid, John Landers and Riley Banks.