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Chomp, Chomp Sharks take another championship bite

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Another year and another Central Arkansas Swim League championship for the powerhouse Sherwood Sharks.

Sherwood won the league’s Meet of Champs handily on Saturday, scoring 745 team points and more than doubling second-place Cabot’s total of 372. Sherwood and Cabot were easily the two top teams in the league. Their combined score beat the other six teams in the league combined by over 100 points.

For the Sharks, they scored enough points to win the meet just from their swimmers who won first place points. Sherwood’s girls won 41 races, while the boys won 40 races.

For the girls, Alaya Smith was as dominant as possible in her 11-12 platinum division, winning the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley. Michael Potts almost equaled that feat for the boys 7-8 platinum division, winning everything except for the back, where he finished second by four hundredths of a second.



Noah Hughes was the winner in three races, taking the gold free and breast and the silver fly.

Tyson Pfeiffer won the silver free and bronze breast. Jacob Dunn won the gold IM, Drake Miller the silver back, and Russell Lipsey the bronze free.


While Potts was the star, several other Sharks had good days as well. Jacob Robinson won the gold free and back, while Maddox McCrory won the gold IM. Kaden Patterson won the silver breast, and Caleb Thomas won the bronze breast.


Dillon Wood had a pair of wins, taking the platinum breast and fly. Blane Godbee won the gold free, Brock Godbee the gold back, Nicholas Bromley the silver breast and Blake Dunn the bronze free.


Nicholas Heye and Joseph Potts seemed to take turns winning platinum races for the Sharks. Heye won the back, IM and also the gold fly. Potts won the free and fly.

Phillip Stanley won the gold fly, Lawson Ashley the silver back, Chris Geater the silver fly, Garrett Haitley the bronze fly, and Elijah Keen the bronze IM.


KJ Royal took first in the silver free and back, while Ian Heye won the gold back, and Daniel Ashcraft the bronze free.


Quanderrius Doss looked like a torpedo in the platinum free race, winning by well over a full second. He also won the platinum fly.

Jayson Simmons won the gold back, and Skyler Lancaster won the silver back.



Sophie Gaylord gave the Sharks a ton of points, winning the gold free, back and IM, and taking second in the breast and fly. Sami Stafford added wins in the silver free and gold fly.


Madelynn Morrow had a strong day against the best competition, winning the platinum free and back, while finishing second in the breast, fly and IM.

Meredith Lipsey won the gold free and fly, while Aubrey Nelson won the silver IM and bronze back, and Skylee Hartley won the silver fly and bronze IM.

Emma Browning won the gold breast, Lillie Ballany the silver free, and Lilly Mosely took the silver back.


Avery Ballany came close to a clean sweep in her races, winning the platinum free, back and fly, winning the gold IM, and taking second in the gold breast.

Pierson Richart took first in the platinum breast, Hailey Enggano won the gold free, Elea Blakely the silver back, Carly Morrow the silver IM, Sarah Rounsaville the bronze back, and Kathryn McCrory the bronze breast.


Betsy Ponder won the silver back, Audrey Nony the bronze back and Claire Morrow the bronze fly in addition to the banner day by Alaya Smith.


Jordan Godbee won the silver back, while Maddy Barth and Rebecca Housley added bronze wins in the free and breast, respectively.


Avery Godbee won the gold back and silver IM for the Sharks. Leila Kerr took the gold breast, while Hanna Detar won the bronze fly.

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