Around the Region: Baylor's Freeman, Flack set for World Junior swim meet

Around the Region: Baylor's Freeman, Flack set for World Junior swim meet

July 12th, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Trey Freeman and coach Dan Flack of Baylor School and the Baylor Swim Club officially were listed Tuesday on the USA Swimming roster for the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships to be held Aug. 23-28 in Indianapolis. Freeman qualified to represent the United States with his 18-under first-place finishes in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle events at the recent Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis and also will be competing in the World Juniors in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Flack was picked to be on the Team USA coaching staff as he was in 2011, when Baylor's Kristen Vredeveld took part in the FINA World Juniors in Lima, Peru, and was on the gold-medal 4x100 freestyle relay team.

* The Calhoun (Ga.) team's 409-388 win Monday night at Chattanooga Golf & Country Club gave the Blue Barracudas an 8-0 season record and the Red Division championship of the Chattanooga Area Swim League over the second-place Wavemakers (6-2). Signal Mountain's Green Giants didn't swim Monday but won the Blue Division with a 7-0 record, and the Catoosa Great White Sharks — combining the former Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe programs — also wound up 7-0 in easily winning the White Division. The Bill Caulkins City Meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Fort Oglethorpe pool.


* The Chattanooga Golf & Country Club foursome of Hannah Holland, Melissa Manuel, Lauren Johnson and Kristy Snow won the "A" championship of the Chattanooga Women's Amateur team tournament with a combined 68 in the one-best-ball competition Tuesday at Valleybrook. Council Fire had the winning "B" and "C" teams, as Phyllis Loftsgard, Sandra Yoder, Patty Donnahoo and Nancy Logue crafted a 73 and Wanda Smith, Michelle Rauch, Susan Kaplan and Donna Robinson shot 78 and prevailed on the third sudden-death playoff hole against Brainerd Golf Course's Pam Potter, Joyce Parker, Emma Brown and Judy Acuff. The stroke-play individual tournament will run Monday through Wednesday at Valleybrook with the Senior Division playing only the first and third days.


* Thursday will be the annual UTC Night at the Lookouts when Chattanooga's Class AA professional baseball team begins a Southern League homestand with a 7:15 start against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at AT&T Field, and all Mocs supporters are invited to join UTC football players in attendance. New Mocs coach Tom Arth, a former NFL quarterback, will throw the ceremonial first pitch, and the first-half-champion Lookouts will take the field through the big UTC helmet. Members of the 2017 football Mocs will be available for promotional games and autographs, and UTC mascot Scrappy will help Lookouts mascot Looie stir the crowd. Anyone with a 2017 UTC football season-ticket package can get in free, and purchases made by 3 p.m. Thursday at or 266-MOCS will count toward that.

* Eight Cleveland State athletes were among the record 6,006 NJCAA All-Academic honorees (out of 59,000-plus total student-athletes) for the 2016-17 school year, including basketball player Julia Gaither from Bradley Central High School and softball players Haley Hodgson from Cleveland High and Lakelyn Reed on the first team, which requires a perfect 4.00 grade point average. The second team requires a GPA of 3.80-3.99, and Lady Cougars basketball player Catherine Davis from Bledsoe County made that group. All-Academic third-teamers (3.60-3.79 GPA) were baseball players Brandon Mason from Chattanooga Christian and Tyler Qualls and softball players Mekala White from Southeast Whitfield and Breanna Dunsmore. Snead State in Boaz, Ala., had five Chattanooga-area high school graduates among its 35 honorees in seven sports: softball players Courtney Blevins from Ider and Alora Whitehead from Scottsboro and volleyball player Ashley Norris from Fort Payne on the second team and softball players Ashlyn Benefield and Paxton Nance, both from Pisgah, on the third team. Snead had 14 first-team selections.