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Northgate, Newnan compete at Big Splash meet


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  • Nov. 16, 2017 - 8:06 AM

Northgate, Newnan compete at Big Splash meet

Robin Young / The Newnan Times-Herald

Bethany Schenck gets ready to compete for the Newnan Lady Cougars. Schenck finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle.

The Northgate and Newnan swim teams competed in the Big Splash Meet at the Steve Lunquist Aquatics Center in Jonesboro on Saturday.

Northgate finished sixth in the overall competition with a combined score of 235.

Newnan was eighth overall with 153 points.

Among the top finishers for Northgate was Reed Ramthun, who finished second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:10.83. The time was good enough to qualify for the GHSA state meet later this season.

The Northgate boys placed two swimmers among the top three in the 500-yard freestyle, as T.J.Pittenger was second with a time of 5:18.68 and Reed Ramthun third with a time of 5:26.28.

With his time, Pittenger qualified for state.

Northgate’s 200-yard medley relay team of Reed Ramthun, Jack Long, TJ Pittenger and Zach Barineau finished sixth with a time of 1:59.53. They also finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.95.

Northgate’s Lauren Riles finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.50. Sydney Ramthun was sixth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:21.12. Riles was second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:48.03.

The Lady Vikings’ Christina Reagan was eighth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 3:03.72.

The Lady Vikings 200-yard medley relay team of Lauren Riles, Taylor Bratcher, Sydney Ramthun and Caroline Carter finished eighth with a time of 2:19.02.

Newnan’s Bethany Schenck finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:24.85. Teammate Jordyn Young was 13th with a time of 2:43.29.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Newnan placed two teams in the top 10 with the squad of Yannick Powder, Jaxson Jessup, Justin Young and Caleb Haynes finishing sixth in a time of 4:55.

The second Newnan relay team of Moises Lopez, Rex Haynes, James Branan and Nathan Hewett was ninth with a time of 6:02.

Yannick Powder was 13th in 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:17.05.