MT. VERNON, Ind. - Swimmers on the Rend Lake Aquatic Youth swim team broke five meet records and scored more than 1,000 points for second place at the Candy Cane Classic, Dec. 4-6, in Mt. Vernon, Ind. It is the second straight year the RLAY Otters came in as the runner up at the annual meet.
Three RLAY swimmers took overall honors. Katie Cully won the girls' 9-10 division, Andrew Roberts won the boys 9-10 division and Blake Chapman won the boys 15-over division.
Makoa Montgomerey was third overall at 6-under, Isabel Heitmeyer came in third overall in the 9-10 division, Cheyenna Rhine was third overall at 11-12, Mikaela Montgomerey took third overall in the 13-14 division, Aaron Holt came in second and Justin Zuck third overall at 15-over.
The Otters' five meet records came by way of Rhine's time of 1:04.91 in the 100 backstroke, Holt's 2:06.22 in the 200 backstroke, and three relay records in freestyle and medley by RLAY 15-over swimmers Holt, Zuck, Tyler Dobbs and Chapman . Holt set the meet's 100 backstroke record the previous year.
RLAY's second at the Candy Cane Classic follows the team's first-place finish three weeks earlier at the SCCY Gobbler Game Invitational in St. Charles, Mo. For more information about the Otters, visit the team online at www.rlayotters.swim-team.us.