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Panther swimmers finish season with individual championships

Members of the North Lamar Swim Team holding their ribbons and medals beginning front row left are Elisha Skidmore, Kathleen Dawson, Erin Stone, Tori Sullivan, and Taylor Reavis; second row, Chase Perry, Claire Thompson, and Olivia Stankus; third row, Kevin Dawson, Chase Allen, Ryan Conner, and Paul Bayer; fourth row, Udanti Rendsland, Ethan Nicholson, and Ty Basden; and Hunter Love in the back row.

Members of the North Lamar Swim Team holding their ribbons and medals beginning front row left are Elisha Skidmore, Kathleen Dawson, Erin Stone, Tori Sullivan, and Taylor Reavis; second row, Chase Perry, Claire Thompson, and Olivia Stankus; third row, Kevin Dawson, Chase Allen, Ryan Conner, and Paul Bayer; fourth row, Udanti Rendsland, Ethan Nicholson, and Ty Basden; and Hunter Love in the back row.

Paris, TX – Two North Lamar swimmers, Ethan Nicholson and Olivia Stankus, earned district championships in their individual events and qualified for region after competing at the district meet.  In the boys competitions, Nicholson was top swimmer in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:04:84 and the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 55.69.  Olivia Stankus was first in the girls 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10:11.   Other individuals who qualified for region were Claire Thompson in the 100 yard breaststroke and Ryan Conner in the 100 yard freestyle.  All of North Lamar’s relay swim teams qualified and competed at the regional meet on February 7-8 in Frisco.


Individual and team season results are:

Ethan Nicholson finished 6th at region in both the 200 yard individual medley and the 100

yard butterfly.

Olivia Stankus finished 6th at region in both the 100 yard backstroke and the 100 yard

breaststroke.

Girls Medley Relay team of Tori Sullivan, Claire Thompson, Kathleen Dawson, and Olivia

Stankus placed 4th at district; 11th at region.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Claire Thompson, Taylor Reavis, Tori Sullivan, and

Kathleen Dawson placed 4th at district; 14th at region.

Girls’ 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Claire Thomspon, Erin Stone, Olivia Stankus,

and Kathleen Dawson placed 3rd in district;

Boys’ Relay team members of Ryan Conner, Paul Bayer, Ethan Nicholson, and Ty Basden

place 4th at district; 16th at region.

200 yard freestyle team of Ty Basden, Josh French, Chase Allen, and Ryan Conner placed

4th at district;

400 yard freestyle relay team of Ty Basden, Kevin Dawson, Ryan Conner, and Ethan

Nicholson placed 2nd at district; Hunter Love joined Basden, Dawson and Nicholson

to finish 16th at region.

The North Lamar female swimmers finished the 2013-2014 swim season ranked 14th out of 26 regional teams while the young men finished 18th out of 25 teams.

Other members of the 2013-2014 North Lamar swim team are:  Jamie Allen, Elisha Skidmore, Chase Perry, Udanti Rendsland, and Matthew Rethman.  The team is coached by Terry Price.

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