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Nevada Cyclones fare well at YMCA meet

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Osage Prairie YMCA in Nevada hosted an 18-and-under swim meet featuring teams from Nevada, Carthage, Springfield and Bolivar.

The Cat Tracks squad from Fair Acres Family YMCA (Carthage, Mo.) ran away with the team title, scoring 285 points. The Nevada Cyclones took second with 65 points. The Pat Jones Family YMCA (Springfield, Mo.) squad finished third with 47 combined team points, while Bolivar Aquatic Club rounded out the team standings with 13.

The Cyclones finished the day with top-five finishes in a total of 24 out of the 35 events that made up the meet, including 19 individual races. Those 19 individual top-fives were spread among just nine competitors, led by the three top-five finishes Emma Leisure, Maggie Leisure, Peyton Claypool, Maddie McCaffree and Makayla Haner each posted.

Carlie McCaffree finished fifth or better twice on the day, while Cody Leung and Lyvia Perrodin each got one in the 8-and-under breaststroke and Shelly Masters had one in the 9- to 10-year-old 50-yard breastroke. The Cyclones also earned at least one top-five finish in six relay events on the day.

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