Chanler Turnley, Episcopal
B y the numbers : Turnley won both of her individual events at Sunday’s Capital City Swim League Meet at the Crawfish Aquatics pool. The sophomore stepped out of her comfort zone and won the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 26.17 seconds and also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.01.
W HAT THE NUMBERS MEAN : TURNLEY IS ALREADY ONE OF THE STATE’S TOP BREASTSTROKE COMPETITORS, BUT SHE USED THE KNIGHTS’ FINAL REGULAR SEASON MEET TO SHOWCASE HER VERSATILITY YET AGAIN. SHE WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN EPISCOPAL’S QUEST TO WIN ANOTHER DIVISION IV STATE TITLE NEXT MONTH IN SULPHUR.
E PISCOPAL COACH STEPHEN ANDERSON SAID: “CHANLER IS A KEY PIECE TO OUR TEAM, AND WHAT SHE DOES FOR US IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST HOW FAST SHE SWIMS. SHE’S A VERY UNSELFISH TEAM-ORIENTED SWIMMER WHO IS QUIET BUT LEADS BY EXAMPLE IN EVERY MEET. CHANLER LOVES TO SEE HER TEAM AND TEAMMATES DO WELL.”
Jeffrey Kelley, Catholic High
By the numbers: Kelley returned from a foot injury to be the top local finisher at the Catholic High Invitational on Saturday at Highland Road Park. He finished fourth in the three-mile boys varsity race in 15 minutes, 43.03 seconds to help the Bears place fifth in the team standings.
What the numbers mean: It takes some runners a few races to get back into shape for top competition following an injury, but Kelley seemingly did not miss a step while competing against many of the state’s top runners.
Catholic coach Pete Boudreaux said: “A lot of guys go into a meet thinking about reasons why they can’t succeed. Jeffrey has the best attitude — no matter where the meet, who’s running or what the conditions are he’s ready to roll and always ready to compete.”