Whitley Co. Rapids win Spooktacular Invite

KENDALLVILLE — Whitley County Rapids took home first place among eight teams at the Spooktacular Invitational held at the Cole YMCA in Kendallville.There were eight teams that competed in the swim meet.Several Rapids team records were broken. Hadley Snell swam 18.75 in the 25 butterfly to break the girls 8-and-under record.Mykaela Crowell set three new team records for girls 11-12. Those times and events included: a 32.49 in the 50 backstroke, a 35.50 in the 50 breaststroke and a 1:12.16 in the 100 individual medley.Matt Webber also set three new team records, doing so for boys 13-14. Those new records included: a 23.87 in the 50 freestyle, a 2:21.10 in the 200 individual medley and a 53.72 in the 100 freestyle.Webber and Crowell also both qualified for the YMCA Zone Championship Meet. That event will be held in March on the campus of Ohio State University.Webber qualified in the 50 freestyle and Crowell in the 50 breaststroke.Four swimmers were overall, high-point winners for their age group.Webber and Crowell were for their age groups. Lilly Joseph was the overall point leader for girls 6-and-under and Caroline Klimek was the points winner for girls 9-10.The Whitley County Rapids performed well across the board in taking first as a team, with numerous top-five finishes by different swimmers.To read the rest of this story, see the Nov. 8 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.