Lindauer qualifies for state in 200 IM

from staff reports

   BRISTOL--On Wednesday night Elizabethton tuned up for the Northeast Tennessee Swimming Championships, and in the process received a state-qualifying performance from Evan Lindauer in the 200-yard individual medley.
   Lindauer qualified with a 2:25.23, good enough for second place, as the Cyclones competed against the Morristown Flyers and Tennessee High, which hosts the NET championships this Saturday at 10 a.m.
   Lindauer was also a runner-up in the 500 freestyle, finishing in 5:54.71.
   Coming up with a second-place effort of his own for the Cyclones was Craig Shaw, who posted a 1:09.46 in the 100 backstroke. Teammate Blake Dugger was third in the event, swimming a 1:09.72.
   Other third-places individual finishes for Elizabethton came from Eric Crowe in the 200 freestyle (2:26.15), Garrett Johnson in the 50 freestyle (26.17) and 100 freestyle (1:02.55), Dugger, 100 butterfly (1:05.00); and Matt Bowers, 100 breaststroke (1:16.35).
   Lindauer, Crowe, Dugger and Shaw swam to a third-place finish (2:06.09) in the 200-medley relay.
   The Cyclone girls were led by Sarah Burgoyne, Danielle Maughon and Ruth Ann Johnson in the individual races. All three turned in a third-place performance, with Burgoyne placing in the 50 freestyle (29.45), Maughon the 100 butterfly (1:21.76), and Johnson the 200 individual medley (2:42.07).
   In the 200 freestyle relay, Amber Garland, Sarah Key, Burgoyne and Johnson recorded a third-place effort with a 2:06.09.
   It was Morristown that controlled the team scoring, winning the meet with 303 points. Tennessee High edged Elizabethton for second-place honors, 141-132.
   The Morristown boys' team scored 158 points, while Elizabethton was second with 78 and Tennessee High third with 52.
   On the girls' side, Morristown's 145 points outpaced the Lady Vikings' 89. Elizabethton was third with 54 points.
   Rusty Neal won two events for the Vikings, the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. THS' Marcy Hullander won the 100 freestyle while teammate Kat Borsch took first place in the girls' 100 breaststroke.
   Morristown's Kelley Newsome, Josh Gibson and Will Trusler were double-event winners.
   The divers' regional championship will be held Friday night at Dobyns-Bennett.