July 1, 2014
MARLINS’ PHILLIPS WINS KENTUCKY SWIMMING OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIP
Owensboro Marlins Swim Team’s Samantha Phillips won the 11-12 girls 2-kilometer 2014 Kentucky Swimming Open Water Championship at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, on Saturday, June 20, 2014. Phillips went a 29:04.18 swimming away from the field early in the 2- kilometer race and finishing over a minute ahead of the next competitor.
Five other Marlins’ swimmers competing in the state championship also reached the medal stand. Xavier Evans placed 4th (45:35.58) and Eli Cooper placed 6th (46:21.28) in the 13-14 boys 3-kilometer race. Abby Warren placed 5th in the 9-10 girls 1-kilometer race (22:59.24). Emma Fenwick placed 7th in the 13-14 girls 3-kilometer race (49:58.54). And Annie Pfeifer placed 8th in the 15-and-over girls’ 4-kilometer race with a time of 1:03:24.19.