HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Bobcats swim to second place at district meet


Buchholz sophomore Savannah Fissenden, 15, competes in the 200-yard freestyle relay during the Rob Ramirez City Swim Meet at Westside Pool on Sept. 28. Fissenden and her team won the heat.

Doug Finger/Staff photographer
Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:20 p.m.

Buchholz girls' swim team, led by sophomore Savannah Fissenden who won the 200-yard individual medley and 100 back, finished second at Wednesday's District 1-4A swim meet at the O'Connell Center.

The Bobcat girls were eight points behind first-place Spruce Creek. Fissenden won the 200 IM in 2:14.35 and won the 100 back in 1:01.70. Other Buchholz winners were Rachel McKivigan (200 free, 1:58.16), Christie Bassett (tied for 1st in 50 free, 24.41) and Tierney Shimansky (500 free, 5:12.22).

The Bobcats' foursome of Bassett, Fissenden, Shimansky and Anna Chubina won the 200 medley relay (1:54.09). Bassett, Fissenden, McKivigan and Lizzy Prindle won the the 200 free relay in 1:42.55.

Buchholz finished sixth in the boys competition. Many Bobcat swimmers will advance to next week's Region 1-4A meet at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando.

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