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The Collins High School boys’ swim team finished second and its girls’ squad took third in a meet last Tuesday at the Clear Creek Park Family Activities Center.
South Oldham won the six-team boys’ meet with 319 points. The Titans were runners-up, 45 points back. Shelby County finished in sixth-place with 106 points.
On the girls’ side Oldham County took home the title in the 7-team meet with 302 points. South Oldham finished second with 244 and Collins tallied 205. The Rockets finished in sixth with 92 points.
In the boys’ meet, the Titans took first-place in five events.
Junior Michael Troutman triumphed in the 50-yard freestyle (22.20 seconds) and the 100-yard freestyle (50.03 seconds) and freshman Paul Cozzens captured the 100 breaststroke (1:07.16).
Those two were also members of Collins’ victorious 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams. In the 200 medley Troutman, Cozzens and juniors Mitch Tunstall and Coy Romine teamed up for the victory. Later, Troutman, Tunstall, Cozzens and sophomore Paulo Ribenboim combined to take the 400 free relay.
Cozzens also finshed second in the 200 IM, as did Tunstall in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.
Also for the Titans, Ribenboim was third in the 200 free and sixth in the 100 fly, senior Landen Bates was fifth in the 100 free and sixth in the 50 free and Romine finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke.
Ribenboim, Bates, Romine and freshman Chase Poff teamed up to take second in the 200 free relay. Later Poff, Bates, sophomore Cameron Rannells and junior Phillip Burkhardt combined for a fifth-place finish in the 400 free relay.
For Shelby County, eighth-grader Jacob Luallen finished fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 100 backstroke.
Also for the Rockets, sixth-grader Logan Kessinger finished sixth in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events.
In the girls’ meet, Collins won one event – the 200 freestyle relay (1:55.85) – as senior Chloe Crumpton, junior Abby Borders, senior Erin Daugherty and freshman Ali Fort combined for the victory. That quartet also combined for a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay.
Also for the Titans, Fort finished second in the 100 free, Borders was third in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 free and freshman Anna Bennett finished fourth in the 200 free.
For Shelby County, senior Collin Kessinger led the way, winning the 100 breaststroke (1:07.62). She was disqualified however in the 200 IM for a stroke mix-up.
Kessinger’s classmate, Jordan Webb, was sixth in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.
Kessinger and Webb also teamed with sophomore Sara Hager and sixth-grader Hannah Hager to finish fourth in the 400 free relay.
The Titans and Rockets will next compete in the second annual Patton Invitational on Saturday in Fort Knox.