The Franklin Community Swimming and Diving team kept things warm on Thursday, a cold December night, against the Mid-State Conference foe Martinsville. With the focus on preparing for the Johnson County Meet, the Grizzly Cubs had some stellar swims on their way to sweeping a pair of wins. The Lady Grizzly Cubs won 11 of the 12 events to mark a 128-58 win. The Men’s team
swept the 12 events, resulting in a 127-49 win.
Coach DeWitt was ecstatic with some of the individual performances:
“It was our intention to prepare the team line-up for the county meet, so the athletes were placed in some hotly contested events for relay spots. We had athletes across the board step up and swim fast in a mid-season dual meet, which can be difficult at times. Kudos to the athletes for continuing to commit to swimming fast regardless of the circumstances.”
Swimming in their off-events, the Grizzly Cubs had a few notable performances. Two of the big races came from Aaron Lamm, who was a double winner on the night, taking the 100 yard and 200 yard freestyles (22.82 and 49.48 respectively). His great swims solidified him on the County 400 Freestyle Relay team, a big achievement for the senior leader.
Another notable performance came from new swimmer, W
yatt Taylor, who swam in just his 2nd varsity race. He swam to a 1:16.89 in the 100 Breaststroke, good enough for 3rd place.
Carla Gildersleeve, swimming just one individual event on the night, broke the school record in the 200IM, with a time of 2:06.47.
County Report from the Daily Journal
2016 Franklin Community Boys County Champions*
200 Medley Relay – 1:37.05* Edwards, Griffin 10, Couet, Michael 11, Kramer, Max 9, Destrampe, Jacob 10
200 Freestyle – 1:42.34* Jacob Destrampe, 10
200 Individual Medley – 2:00.12 Griffin Edwards, 10
50 Freestyle – 22.29 Max Kramer, 9
11 Dives Gauge Creech, 10
500 Freestyle – 4:39.34* Jacob Destrampe, 10
200 Freestyle Relay – 1:30.96 Aaron Lamm 12, Shane O’Sullivan 10, Brock Lock, 11, Michael Couet 11
100 Breaststroke – 58.98** Michael Couet, 11
400 Freestyle Relay – 3:13.84* Max Kramer 9, Griffin Edwards 10, Aaron Lamm 12, Jacob Destrampe 10
* denotes Johnson County Record
***denotes FCHS record*
Before the new year began, the Grizzly Cubs travelled to another highly competitive meet at North Central High School. The Grizzly Cub boys finished 4th behind 3 top 10 teams, #2 Chesterton, #6 Fishers,and #9 Fort Wayne Carroll while the girls also finished 3rd behind No. 4 Fishers and No. 3 Chesterton. Jacob Destrampe won the 200 and 500 Free while the 400 Freestyle Relay also took first place for the boys team. For the girls team, Carla Gildersleeve and Ali Terrell both won two events each for the Lady Cubs! Gildersleeve touched first in the 200 Free and 100 Fly, while Terrell out touched the field in the 200 IM and 100 Breast.
Finally, the Grizzly Cubs faced off with the Mid-State Conference in the two-day Conference Meet at Decatur Central High School. The Grizzly Cubs won 21 of 24 events on their way to dominating victories in both the boys and girls events. The teams also set or tied 8 conference records over the two day events.
Full Mid-State Conference results at Decatur Central
Boys Team scores: Franklin 475, Whiteland 387, Plainfield 354, Decatur Central 255.5, Greenwood 221.5, Mooresville 203, Martinsville 140.
200 medley relay: Franklin (Griffin Edwards, Michael Couet, Max Kramer, Jacob Destrampe), 1:36.95*. 200 freestyle: Jacob Destrampe (F), 1:43.76. 200 IM: Griffin Edwards (F), 1:58.74. 50 freestyle: Max Kramer (F), 21.96. 1-meter diving: Ashton Johnson (Mo), 434.15 points. 100 butterfly: Max Wiser (P) 52.91. 100 freestyle: Brock Lock (F) 49.63. 500 freestyle: Jacob Destrampe (F) 4:37.66*. 200 free relay: Franklin (Brock Lock, Michael Couet, Aaron Lamm, Max Kramer) 1:29.17. 100 backstroke: Griffin Edwards (F) 54.54. 100 breaststroke: Michael Couet (F) 58.89. 400 free relay: Franklin (Jacob Destrampe, Aaron Lamm, Griffin Edwards, Brock Lock) 3:16.36*.
*New conference record
Girls Team scores: Franklin 565, Whiteland 375, Plainfield 358, Greenwood 226, Mooresville 211, Martinsville 198, Decatur Central 101.
200 medley relay: Franklin (Scarlet Friend, Ali Terrell, Anna McCahill, Ella Pheifer), 1:48.31*. 200 freestyle: Carla Gildersleeve (F), 1:54.69. 200 IM: Ali Terrell (F), 2:09.40*. 50 freestyle: Ella Pheifer (F), 24.97. 1-meter diving: Kristina Zick (P), 417.75 points. 100 butterfly: Gildersleeve (F) 56.76. 100 freestyle: Ella Pheifer (F) 54.48. 500 freestyle: Jessie Fraley (F) 5:10.91. 200 free relay: Franklin (Scarlet Friend, Ali Terrell, Abi Gibson, Carla Gildersleeve) 1:38.95*. 100 backstroke: Scarlet Friend (F) 58.90**. 100 breaststroke: Ali Terrell (F) 1:06.30*. 400 free relay: Franklin (Carla Gildersleeve, Abi Gibson, Jessie Fraley, Ella Pheifer) 3:37.22.*
*New conference record
** Tied conference record