Local sports roundup – February 8

Chris Baker in top five at Pebble Beach

Brownstown Central graduate Chris Baker had a phenomenal day in the second round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Baker was eight-under par for the day and sits in fourth place (-10) entering today’s third round. 

He’ll tee off today from the first hole at 12:50 p.m. EST. 

Television coverage will begin at 1 p.m. on the Golf Channel before switching over to CBS at 3 p.m. 

Thursday’s results

Boys Basketball

Mustangs’ fast start sinks Medora

New Washington outscored Medora 35-10 in the first half, and scored as many points in the fourth quarter (14) as the Hornets did in the second half en route to a 65-24 victory.

Jayvin Spurgeon led the way for the Hornets with 12 points and was the only Medora play in double figures. Shepard Earl scored six, while both Caleb Strugrill and Isaiah Myers tallied three. 

Girls Swimming

Owls in good position after prelims

Seymour’s girls swim program is sitting pretty for today’s sectional championship after a strong showing during the preliminary heats.

The Owls qualified third in each relay event and will send a swimmer into the championship heats in all eight individual swimming events. 

The team of Olivia Fish, Abigail Boyt, Maren McClure and Sandra Cerino started the meet off right with a 2 minute and 0.85 second showing in the 200-yard freestyle relay to finish third. That mark was more than a second off of their seed time. 

Fish also anchored the 200 freestyle relay team to a third-place showing with a time of 1:53.94. She was joined by August Hunt, Samantha Jacobi and Jepsa Vasquez-Osorio in the feat. Cerino, McClure, Lillian Sunbury and Katya Cox took third in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:04.56. 

Fish also qualified for the 100 backstroke championship heat, cutting more than two seconds off of her seed time to finish eighth with a time of 1:08.63.

McClure and Cerino both qualified for championship heats in two events. McClure is seeded sixth in both the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, coming in with times of 2:28.69 and 1:06.47, respectively.

Cerino will also be seeded sixth in both the 50 and 100 freestyles after swimming Thursday times of 26.26 and 57.34 seconds, respectively. She knocked off a quarter of a second from her seed time in the 50 and nearly a full second in the 100. 

The Owls send two swimmers into the 500 freestyle championship heat after both Sunbury and Vasquez-Osorio took finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the event. Sunbury shaved nearly six seconds off of her seed time while Vasquez-Osorio was three-tenths of a second better than her seed time.

Cox took nearly a full second off of her seed time to finish eighth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:10.54. Boyt, who had the best individual performance on Thursday, took fifth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:15.31. Her time was more than three-tenths of a second faster than her seed time. 

Today’s sectional final begins at 10 a.m. with diving prelims and will conclude with consolation and championship heats beginning at 1 p.m. at Highland Hills Middle School.