Stars Roar to Wins Over Edgewood

Jacob Werley was a double winner as No.8 BNL won its season debut on Tuesday night.

(BEDFORD) – Bedford North Lawrence splashed to dominating victories over Edgewood during high school swimming action on Tuesday night.

The boys team, making its season debut and ranked No.8 in the latest state poll, blasted the Mustangs 127-45, while the girls rolled to a 92-75 win.

The Stars had three double winners in the boys meet. Andrew Swenson claimed the 100-yard backstroke (56.68 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (53.21), Jacob Werley cruised to triumphs in the 100 freestyle (48.99) and 200 free (1:54.13), and Alexander Swenson touched first in the 200 individual medley (2:14.49) and 500 free (5:37.15).

Dayson Sorrells won the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.50.

“I saw some really fast swimming tonight and it was nice to finally have some depth,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said. “Andrew was just a little over one second off the school fly record (52.16).  We were going for it. I think he will get it soon if he can increase his tempo. 

“Jacob went a :48 in the 100 free and he never did that in the season last year so we are definitely on track and in great position. I was ecstatic for Dayson in his 100 fly. He dropped four seconds off of his all-time PR and looked great. 

“The depth is really killing it for the boys. As you can see, we took the top three spots in some events and that hasn’t happened in a long time. I was really pleased with freshman Trey Kimbley. He should some real toughness in his events and pushed some off our upperclassmen. And the depth really shows in the relays as well.  Right now we are swimming fast and that is always good to see.”

In the girls meet, Ursula Patton (200 free in 2:03.98 and the 100 free in 57.86) and Georgia Sites (2:37.39 in the 200 IM and 1:14.04 in the 100 butterfly) were double winners for BNL.

Kaitlyn Hackney took the 50 free (27.29), Shelby Slaughter won the 500 free (6:00.69) and Shaylee Summers was first in the 100 backstroke (1:09.06).

“The girls showed some serious toughness,” Tlustek said. “Georgia did really well in her 200 I.M. and came back to win the 100 fly in the last 25. I was happy with Shay’s 200 free and 100 back. Kaitlyn did a great job on her 50 free and can still drop in that race if she wants to fix that small problems she has.

“Ursula did great in both her events. In the 100 free she was just about half a second from her all time PR, so that is a great place to be right now.”

The Stars will return to action on Saturday, hosting Floyd Central.