Havelock, New Bern swimmers compete in eight-team meet

Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 21:24 PM.

“Emily Bess is one of my up-and-coming swimmers,” Johnson said. “If she pushes herself harder, she will do a whole lot better.”

Christian Rust earned fifth for the New Bern boys in the 100 freestyle (55.71). Jonathan Barlow placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.33) and Clark McAden finished fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:07.79).

Havelock’s Cameron Gumbel was the highest finisher for the boys, taking a fourth-place result in the 500 freestyle (7:12.22). Michael Dearing placed sixth in the same event and Colton Sloan was sixth in the 200 freestyle.

“I tell them to go out and have fun, swim hard and try to beat the person next to you,” Johnson said. “As long as they are giving it 100 percent, that’s all I can ask for.”

New Bern and Havelock return to the Twin Rivers YMCA pool on Friday for a Craven County meet with Epiphany.

Adam Thompson is a reporter for the Sun Journal.



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