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Golden Corral Dual Meet Features Mecklenburg, Dynamo -- December 2, 2004

CHARLOTTE, NC, December 2. IN another example of the creativity that has always been the mark of the American swimming community, two of the top USA Swimming clubs in the southeastern US got together…and together for a “home and home” set of simultaneous competitions recently.

Mecklenburg Aquatic Club (Charlotte, NC) coach Dave Gibson reports that the Golden Corral Dual Meet pitted the full programs, age group and senior, of Dynamo Swim Club (Atlanta, GA) and Mecklenburg in a meet so big it couldn’t be contained in one state.

Seniors met in Atlanta at the Dynamo pool, while the age group teams met at the same time in Charlotte at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club Swim Center.

What “double-duals” could be next? Cincinnati Marlins against KC Blazers? Tualatin Hills against King Aquatics? Santa Clara against Brophy East (formerly Phoenix Swim Club)? The only sure thing is a new angle in American swimming “fun” will surface somewhere.

Results of Age Group Dual meet (14&U):
Female: MAC 757, DYN 754
Male: MAC 877, DYN 621
Combined: MAC 1634, DYN 1375

Results of Senior Dual meet:
Female: MAC 509, DYN 383
Male: MAC 597.50, DYN 294.50
Combined: MAC 1106.50, DYN 677.50


MAC Highlights from Age Group Dual:

11-12 Girls:
Emily Conway: 1st 400IM 5:03.90, 1st 100fly 1:04.96
Aviry Reich: 1st 100fr 55.34, 1st 200fr 2:02.64, 1st 500fr 5:36.08, 1st 200IM 2:19.51

11-12 Boys:
Landon Biehl: 1st 100fr 56.42, 200fr 2:03.25, 1st 500fr 5:28.10, 1st 100back 1:04.03, 1st 200back 2:15.90, 1st 200IM 2:18.83, 1st 400IM 4:56.59
Kip Darmody: 1st 100fly 1:04.58, 1st 200fly 2:25.29
Harrison Gibson: 1st 100breast 1:14.14, 1st 200breast 2:39.43

13-14 Girls:
Amber Leiker: 1st 100fly 1:01.45
Kellie Darmody: 1st 100fr 53.93, 1st 200fr 1:58.09, 1st 100back 1:02.41, 1st 200back 2:13.84

13-14 Boys:
Joseph Veale: 1st 100fly 56.93, 1st 200fly 2:05.00, 1st 200IM 2:05.09, 1st 400IM 4:28.22
Thomas Santoli: 1st 100fr 52,79, 1st 200fr 1:53.65

MAC Highlights from Senior Dual:

Senior Girls:
Meredith Martelle: 1st 200IM 2:09.33, 1st 400IM 4:29.15
Monica McJunkin: 1st 100back 58.58
Shannon Van Hoy: 1st 200fly 2:08.53
Kelsey Smith: 1st 200breast 2:25.92
Kaleigh Gomes: 1st 100breast 1:08.46
Nicole O’Donnell: 1st 500fr 5:01.27, 1st 1000fr 10:11.10

Senior Boys:
Sean Patton: 1st 200back 1:54.88
Casey Beckwith: 1st 100 breast 1:00.87
Jimmy Dabney: 1st 50fr 22.42
Matt Patton: 1st 100back 51.80, 1st 500fr 4:29.97, 1st 1000fr 9:14.77
Ricky Berens: 1st 100fr 47.25, 1st 200fr 1:40.62, 1st 100fly 50.03, 1st 200fly 1:50.49, 1st 200IM 1:54.40, 1st 400IM 4:00.75