Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

January 29, 2013

Southland swim team claims first place at Deerfield-Windsor invitational (With complete results)

From Staff Reports
The Americus Times-Recorder

ALBANY — The Southland varsity boys swimming team finished in first place out of 16 teams at the Deerfield Windsor Invitational at the Albany State University pool Saturday, January 26. The Raiders won the team race despite finishing first in only one event during the competition.

The 200 medley relay team of Clay Copland, Josiah Copland, Devon Varnum and Cole Varnum scored a come-from-behind victory in the first event of the meet. The win by the 200 medley relay team helped push the Raiders ovr the top to claim the championship in the large meet.

“We jumped into the lead with that first relay, and then just accumulated enough place points in a very even field to hold onto the lead,” commented Raider coach Tim DeMott.  “We have a lot of depth. Eleven of our twelve swimmers have qualified for the GISA State Championships this season.”

The junior varsity boys finished in fifth place in the team standings. The Raider girls varsity and junior varsity placed eleventh and nineth, respectively, in the Albany meet.

Complete results follow:

Boys  200 Medley:

 1. Southland (Clay D. Copland, Josiah Copland, Devon M. Varnum, Cole Varnum), 1:55.98;

Girls  200 Free:

 6. Alina Yemelyanov, 2:41.73;

Boys  200 Free:

 6. Clay Copland, 2:16.99;

Boys  200 IM:

 3. Devon Varnum, 2:33.49;

Girls  100 IM:

 7. Sara Graham, 1:27.56;

Boys  100 IM:

 4. Sam Copland, 1:26.63;

Girls  50 Free:

 12. Lexie Cheokas, 29.69;

Boys  50 Free:

 5. Josiah Copland, 24.21; 7. Clay Copland, 24.80; 8. Cole Varnum, 24.92; 16. McClain Cummins, 26.34;

Boys  50 Free:

 3. Sam Copland, 32.78;

Boys  100 Fly:

 2. Devon Varnum, 1:08.43;

Girls  100 Free:

 15. Lexie Cheokas, 1:07.68;

Boys  100 Free:

 5. Josiah Copland, 54.43; 7. Clay Copland, 57.45; 9. Cole Varnum, 57.96; 23. McClain Cummins, 1:00.65;

Girls  100 Free:

 11. Sara Graham, 1:23.14;

Boys  100 Free:

 4. Brinson Hubbard, 1:17.00;

Girls  500 Free:

 6. Alina Yemelyanov, 7:18.94;

Girls  100 Back:

 6. Lexie Cheokas, 1:15.71;

Boys  100 Back:

 5. Cole Varnum, 1:07.73;

Boys  50 Back:

 7. Brinson Hubbard, 44.95;

Girls  100 Breast:

 25. Alina Yemelyanov, 1:37.77;

Boys  100 Breast:

 2. Josiah Copland, 1:13.73; 4. Devon Varnum, 1:15.28; 6. McClain Cummins, 1:17.31;

Girls  50 Breast:

 4. Sara Graham, 42.39;

Boys  50 Breast:

 5. Brinson Hubbard, 46.55; 11. Sam Copland, 51.03;

Boys  200 Free:

 3. Southland (Clay D. Copland, Cole Varnum, McClain W. Cummins, Josiah Copland), 1:40.90