Pistorius' 3 gold medals lead Decatur Sharks at State
Justin Schuver, Hartselle Enquirer
MADISON – Although small in number, the Decatur Aquatic Club Sharks made their presence felt at the state swim meet.
Monica Pistorius won three gold medals and Ian Cummins won one gold medal at the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) State Swimming and Diving Championships in Madison's Dublin Park Aquatic Center this past weekend. The event, which was held in Madison for the first time, featured 1,013 swimmers representing 29 different teams.
Decatur's contingent of 23 swimmers was one of the smaller teams at the event, yet the Sharks earned a total of 17 individual medals and two relay team medals in the competitions. In addition to the four gold medals earned by Pistorius and Cummins, DAC also won nine individual silver medals (one relay silver) and four individual bronzes (one relay bronze).
Pistorius took first place in the 9/10-year-old 100-yard individual medley, finishing with a time of 1 minute, 14.16 seconds, just nipping the second-place time of 1:14.29. She also placed first in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 31.72 seconds and first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:02.61, beating the second-place finisher by 0.17 seconds.
Cummins earned his gold medal in the 9/10-year-old 50-yard backstroke, which he won with a time of 34.53 seconds. His win was the closest of all, squeaking by Prattville's Matt Hubbard, who finished in 34.58 seconds.
Earning silver medals were Cummins (100 IM, 50 butterfly); Tiffany Pittman (girls 9/10 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle); Luke Proctor (boys 11/12 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke, 200 medley relay); Brandon Long (boys 11/12 200 medley relay); Blaine Holt (boys 11/12 200 medley relay); Jake Wayand (boys 11/12 200 medley relay); Kierstin Page (girls 11/12 50 backstroke); Faith Vest (girls 13/14 50-yard backstroke) and Rachel Proctor (girls 15-18 50 backstroke).
Bronze medal winners were Pittman (girls 9/10 100 IM); Vest (girls 13/14 100 IM); Blaine Holt (boys 11/12 50 breaststroke); Mason Proctor (boys 9/10 200 medley relay); Cody Long (boys 9/10 200 medley relay); Cummins (boys 9/10 200 medley relay); David Schartung (boys 9/10 200 medley relay) and Sarah Roark (girls 13/14 50 backstroke).
Complete results are as follows, separated by event:
Boys 9-10 100-yard IM: Ian Cummins, 2nd place (1:14.77).
Girls 9-10 100-yard IM: Monica Pistorius, 1st place (1:14.16); Tiffany Pittman, 3rd place. (1:15.39).
Boys 11-12 100-yard IM: Blaine Holt, 6th place (1:16.26)
Girls 11-12 100-yard IM: Jordan Bruner, 5th place (1:11.96).
Girls 13-14 100-yard IM: Faith Vest, 3rd place (1:09.03).
Girls 9-10 50-yard breaststroke: Tiffany Pittman, 2nd place (38.77).
Boys 11-12 50-yard breaststroke: Blaine Holt, 3rd place (34.94).
Boys 8-under 25-yard freestyle: Paul Schartung, 8th place (17.62).
Boys 9-10 50-yard freestyle: Cody Long, 4th place (31.29); Mason Proctor, 14th place (33.60).
Girls 9-10 50-yard freestyle: Tiffany Pittman, 2nd place (30.84); Alexandra Williams, 17th place (33.75).
Boys 11-12 50-yard freestyle: Luke Proctor, 6th place (28.81); Brandon Long, 25th place (31.87).
Girls 11-12 50-yard freestyle: Jordan Bruner, 8th place (28.80); Kierstin Page, 13th place (29.33).
Girls 13-14 50-yard freestyle: Sarah Roark, 10th place (28.12).
Boys 9-10 200-yard medley relay: DAC, 3rd place. Mason Proctor, Cody Long, Ian Cummins, David Schartung (2:42.62).
Girls 9-10 200-yard medley relay: DAC, 5th place. Alexandra Williams, Tiffany Pittman, Monica Pistorius, Stormy Smith (2:41.31).
Boys 11-12 200-yard medley relay: DAC, 2nd place. Brandon Long, Blaine Holt, Luke Proctor, Jake Wayand (2:21.79).
Girls 13-14 200-yard medley relay: DAC, 5th place. Faith Vest, Meaghan Arundel, Rachel Fredericks, Sarah Roark (2:13.11).
Girls 15-18 200-yard medley relay: DAC, 8th place. Rachel Proctor, Cathryn Schartung, Taylor Bean, Katie Kohlenberg (2:13.71).
Boys 9-10 50-yard butterfly: Ian Cummins, 2nd place (32.98).
Girls 9-10 50-yard butterfly: Monica Pistorius, 1st place (31.72).
Boys 11-12 50-yard butterfly: Luke Proctor, 2nd place (31.36).
Girls 11-12 50-yard butterfly: Jordan Bruner, 9th place (32.29).
Girls 15-18 50-yard butterfly: Rachel Proctor, 6th place (29.67).
Boys 8-under 25-yard backstroke: Paul Schartung, 5th place (20.36).
Girls 8-under 25-yard backstroke: Rachel Scheler, 14th place (22.18).
Boys 9-10 50-yard backstroke: Ian Cummins, 1st place (34.53); Mason Proctor, 11th place (41.09).
Girls 9-10 50-yard backstroke: Alexandra Williams, 10th place (40.32).
Boys 11-12 50-yard backstroke: Luke Proctor, 2nd place (32.97); Brandon Long, 9th place (36.65).
Girls 11-12 50-yard backstroke: Kierstin Page, 2nd place (31.44).
Girls 13-14 50-yard backstroke: Faith Vest, 2nd place (30.79); Sarah Roark, 3rd place (32.12).
Girls 15-18 50-yard backstroke: Rachel Proctor, 2nd place (30.30).
Boys 9-10 100-yard freestyle: Cody Long, 9th place (1:14.24); James Topliss, 25th place (1:25.10).
Girls 9-10 100-yard freestyle: Monica Pistorius, 1st place (1:02.61).
Boys 11-12 100-yard freestyle: Blaine Holt, 11th place (1:07.92).
Girls 11-12 100-yard freestyle: Kierstin Page, 9th place (1:04.19).
Girls 13-14 100-yard freestyle: Faith Vest, 6th place (59.39); Sarah Roark, 16th place (1:03.90).
Boys 9-10 200-yard freestyle relay: DAC, 5th place. Cody Long, Mason Proctor, David Schartung, Ian Cummins (2:17.85).
Boys 11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: DAC, 8th place. Brandon Long, Blaine Holt, Jake Wayand, Luke Proctor (2:09.58).
Girls 11-12 200-yard freestyle relay: DAC, 22nd place. Jordan Bruner, Bailey Adams, Tiffany Larch, Kierstin Page (2:26.33).
Girls 13-14 200-yard freestyle relay: DAC, 7th place. Sarah Roark, Rachel Fredericks, Meaghan Arundel, Faith Vest (1:57.93).