The Monett Water Thrashers placed second in the A Division and first in the B Division at the 2010 Carthage Swim Invitational on July 10 and 11. The Joplin Stingrays won the meet with 772.5 points, followed by Monett's 700.5. Carthage was a distant third with 433 points in the field of 12 teams.
|Thrasher swimmers scored 888 points in running away with the B Division, dunking second place Siloam Springs, Ark., by almost 200 points. The Flyers scored 707.5 points, and Joplin finished third with 513.|
|Chloe Ridgley, of the Thrashers, was the girls individual high scorer, racking up five gold medals and amassing 55 points in the 15-18 age group.|
|Tyler Bass led the Monett team in the boys scoring, placing second in the 15-18 age group with 35 points. Ethan Umfleet scored 27 to place third in boys 6-and-under. Bridie Finch was the highest scorer in the girls 6-and-under with 33 points.|
|Tandi Glouse took second in age group scoring behind Ridgley with 40 points, and Olivia Janssen placed third in the girls 6-and-under, scoring 22 points.|
|"Our swimmers swam well and fought hard in many races to win their heats and drop times," said Thrashers Coach Christin Janssen. "We are just over halfway through our season, so we need to come back and train hard while cleaning up the technical parts like starts, turns and even the more technical strokes.|
"The swimmers are working hard, and you can tell based on their results this weekend that their hard work is beginning to pay off," Coach Janssen added.
|Individual event winners for Monett included:|
* Jack Barta: boys 10-and-under, 50 fly, 35.12.
|* Kurran Blamey: boys 15-18, 50 breast, 30.94.|
* Daniel Bryan: boys 15-18, 50 back, 32.53.
|* Courtney Cordova: girls 15-18, 200 free, 2:23.5.|
|* Kelsey Dalton: girls 8-and-under, 25 fly, 25.26; and 50 free, 45.98.|
|* Al Dohmen: boys 15-18 50, back, 28.92.|
|* Bridie Finch: girls 6-and-under, 25 free, 21.79; and 25 back, 26.19.|
|* Sophie Fulton: girls 15-18, 50 free, 29.89.|
|* Maddy Glouse: girls 13-14, 50 free, 1:00.91.|
|* Tandi Glouse: girls 15-18, 50 breast, 32.01.|
|* Olivia Janssen: girls 6-and-under, 25 breast, 33.06.|
|* Hannah Johnston: girls 15-18, 50 breast, 37.66.|
|* McKenzie Langley: boys 8-and-under, 25 fly, 23.96.|
|* Ashton Prine: girls 8-and-under, 25 breast, 27.78.|
|* Lauren Rector: girls, 10-and-under, 50 breast, 49.77.|
|* Chloe Ridgley: girls 15-18, 200 free, 2:09.05; 50 back, 30.92; 200 IM, 2:25.87; 50 fly, 28.43; and 100 free, 57.15.|
|* Lauren Seifried: girls 11-12, 50 fly, 37.43.|
|* Ethan Umfleet: boys 6-and-under, 25 free, 27.64; 25 back, 27.32; and 25 fly, 34.7.|
|* Gina Verhoff: girls 11-12, 50 breast, 44.32.|
|The Monett Thrashers host a dual meet tonight (Wednesday, July 14) with Webb City. Events will begin at 6 p.m. at the Monett Pool.|