Ruckel Rams sink Destin Marlins

Special to The Log

The Ruckel Rams out stroked the Destin Marlins in a middle school swim meet at the Fort Walton Family YMCA last week.

The Destin girls lost 141-84, while the boys fell 160-63.

"Great and gutty performance," said Destin Coach Terry Gulledge in an email. "With so many sick swimmers out, I think we had an outstanding performance against a very strong Ruckel team. They have quite a few year round swimmers, but I think we hung in pretty well with them."

Despite the overall team loss, Destin swimmers captured five first place finishes.

Destin's Kaylee Bartlett placed first in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard individual medley, while Rebekah Bigham came in first in the 25-yard freestyle and 25-yard backstroke.

Dylan Olsen earned the only first place for the Destin boys with a top mark in the 50-yard butterfly.

Other Marlins placing in the top three in the various events include:

Girls' 200-yard medley relay: third, Nicole Wiedemann, Kaylee Bartlett, Caroline Porter and Rebekah Bigham

Boys' 200-yard medley relay: third, Dylan Olsen, Carson Miller, Harrison Smith and Thomas Driscoll.

Girls' 50-yard backstroke: second, Nicole Wiedemann.

Boys' 50-yard backstroke: third, Dylan Olsen.

Girls' 100-yard freestyle: third, Chelsea DeRamus.

Girls' 25-yard freestyle: third, Ashby Deep.

Boys' 25-yard freestyle: third, Harrison Smith.

Girls' 25-yard backstroke: third, Delaney Doum.

Boys' 50-yard breaststroke: second, Carson Miller.

Girls' 50-yard freestyle: third, Nicole Wiedemann.

Girls' 200-yard freestyle relay: third, Kaylee Bartlett, Caroline Porter, Nicole Wiedemann, Natalie Forester.

The next meet for the Destin Marlins is a dual meet Wednesday with Meigs of Shalimar.