Titan swimmers end season, break records

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The Gibson Southern 200 freestyle relay team of Tierney Maurer, Rebecca Kluesner, Keri Steckler and Maggie Rose placed seventh at the Castle Sectional over the weekend and broke the school record in the event.

The season came to an end for the Gibson Southern swimming team on Saturday, but it was not due to lack of great performances.

A pair of Lady Titan school records were broken during a ninth-place finish at the Castle Sectional over the weekend.

The 200-meter freestyle relay team placed seventh with a new school standard of 1 minute, 54.04 seconds.

The quartet of Maggie Rose, Rebecca Kluesner, Keri Steckler and Tierney Maurer broke their own record which they established during the Pocket Athletic Conference meet.

Maurer also broke her own record in the 100 breast with a time of 1:14.75. Her time was good for 10th as she also competed in the 50 freestyle and placed 12th.

Rose placed 15th in the 50 freestyle, while Stephanie Cullom and Katie Rose finished 15th and 16th in the 100 fly, respectively.

Steckler, Cullom, Katie Rose and Little Parmer earned an eighth-place medal in the 400 freestyle relay.

Maurer, Katie Rose, Maggie Rose and Colleen Schneider teamed up for a ninth-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

Although the Titans will not be moving on, coach Doug Schneider mentioned his team should not hang their heads.

"They should be proud of the way they performed," the Titans coach said. "Seeing school records fall and personal best times set at the biggest meet of the year shows the determination of these young ladies. The program is really growing and I'm excited to see what the future holds for GSHS swimming."

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