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Twin Titles for Webb Highlight Excellent Showing at USA Meet for Pella Swimmers

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

The four members of the USA Swim Team from Pella proved to be “small, but mighty” indeed at this past weekend’s State Meet, returning to the Tulip City with two gold medals and a nearly completely re-written record book. Fourteen-year-old Isaak Webb proved he was worthy of his top ranking in the breaststroke, winning State Titles in the 100 and 200-meters in the boys’ 13-to-14-year-old division.

Webb’s first title came Friday evening as part of a big session for Pella’s USA Swim team. Isaak’s time of 1:12.51 in the 100 meter breaststroke was .12 of a second faster than his preliminary round time, resetting his own team and personal record. That same evening session also saw Webb finish seventh in the 50-meter freestyle; while fellow 14-year-old Samantha Hedrick claimed 6th in the 50-meter freestyle and eighth in the 100-meter breaststroke in the girls’ 13-to-14-year-old division. Isaak Webb’s second USA Swimming State Title came Saturday evening, as he swam the length of the pool four times in 2:41.41 – nearly five seconds faster than his preliminary time – to set another team record and personal best.

Additional highlights for Pella’s USA Swimming team included a 9th-place finish for Webb in the 100-Meter Freestyle and 16th place in the 200-Meter Freestyle; Hedrick claimed 5th in the 200-Meter Individual Medley and 10th in the 100-Meter Freestyle; while in the Girls’ 11-to-12-year-old division, Alexis DeVries took 8th place in the 100-Meter Breaststroke and 14th place in the 50-Meter Breaststroke; with Madeline Webb adding a 17th-place finish in the 50-Meter Butterfly.

In all, the four swimmers who competed over the weekend at the University of Iowa Aquatic Center were entered in 18 separate events and set 13 personal best marks and ten new team records. Hear what the athletes have to say about their weekend as they join KNIA/KRLS Sports Director Eric Gotschall during tonight’s Marion County PM Sports Page, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Full Meet Results:

Friday Morning Session:
13/14 Girls 100 Breast – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:27.09 – Made it back to Finals – New Team Record and Personal Best

13/14 Boys 100 Breast – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 1:12.63 – Made it back to Finals – New team record and Personal Best

13/14 Girls 100 Fly – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:13.46 – Made it back to Consolation – New Team Record and Personal Best **

13/14 Girls 50 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 0:28.91 – Made it back to Finals

13/14 Boys 50 Free – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 0:27.08 – Made it back to Finals – New team record and Personal Best **

Friday Afternoon Session:
11/12 Girls 100 Free:
Madeline Webb – 1:12.04 (21st) – New Team record and Personal Best **
Alexis DeVries – 1:14.70 (31st) – Person Best *

11/12 Girls 50 Breast:
Alexis DeVries – 0:41.90 (14th) – New Team record and Personal Best **

Friday Evening Session:
13/14 Girls 100 Breast – Samantha Hedrick
Finals: 1:27.07 – Finished in 8th – New Team Record and Personal Best (:02 faster) **

13/14 Boys 100 Breast – Isaak Webb
Finals: 1:12.51 – Finished as State Champion – New team record and Personal Best (:12 faster) **

13/14 Girls 50 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Finals: 0:29.06 – Finished in 6th

13/14 Boys 50 Free – Isaak Webb
Finals: 0:27.48 – Finished in 7th

Saturday Morning Session:
13/14 Girls 100 Back – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:18.43

13/14 Boys 200 Breast – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 2:46.44 – Made it back to Finals

13/14 Boys 200 Free – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 2:16.70 – Made it back to Consolation – New Team Record and Personal Best **

Saturday Afternoon Session:
11/12 Girls 100 Breast:
Alexis DeVries: 1:31.07 (8th) – New Team Record and Personal Best **

11/12 Girls 50 Free:
Alexis DeVries: 0:33.03 (27th) – Personal Best *
Madeline Webb: 0:33.26 (30th) – Personal Best *

Saturday Evening Session:
13/14 Boys 200 Breast – Isaak Webb
Finals: 2:41.51 – Finished as State Champion – New team record and Personal Best **

13/14 Boys 200 Free – Isaak Webb
Consolation: 2:18.50 – Finished in 16th

Sunday Morning Session:
13/14 Girls 200 IM – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 2:42.75 – Made it back to Finals– New Team Record and Personal Best

13/14 Boys 200 IM – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 2:29.17 – Made it back to Finals

13/14 Girls 100 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Prelims: 1:07.24 – Made it back to Consolation

13/14 Boys 100 Free – Isaak Webb
Prelims: 1:01.16 – Made it back to Consolation – New Team Record and Personal Best

Sunday Afternoon Session:
11/12 Girls 200 Breast:
Alexis DeVries: 3:27.93 (21st)

11/12 Girls 50 Fly:
Madeline Webb: 0:35.82 (17th) – Personal Best

Sunday Evening Session:
13/14 Girls 200 IM – Samantha Hedrick
Finals: 2:39.23 – Finished in 5th – New Team Record and Personal Best **

13/14 Girls 100 Free – Samantha Hedrick
Consolation: 1:04.70 – Finished in 10th – New Team Record and Personal Best **

13/14 Boys 100 Free – Isaak Webb
Consolation: 0:59.75 – Finished in 9th – New Team Record and Personal Best **