The Post-Journal

Radack Leads Masters Swimmers With Seven First-Place Finishes

CLARION, Pa. - A team of swimmers representing the Jamestown Y took part in the Allegany Mountain Masters Y Swim Association Championships at Clarion University on April 2 and 3.

Over two days of competition, Bill Radack, of the 70 to 74 age bracket, hit the wall first in all seven of the events in which he took part. Radack won the 25-yard freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly and the 50-yard backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke.

Jamestown YMCA Masters
This is the Jamestown YMCA Masters swim team that competed in the Allegany Mountain Masters Y Swim Association Championships. From left are Tom Mann, Alan Silliker, Bill Radack, Karen Williams, Rich Siegel and Kelly Bates.
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Along with Radack, five other teammates had strong showings at the championship.

Kelly Bates took first in the 50 butterfly, the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly while placing second in the 100, 200, 500 and 100 freestyle for the 40-44 age division.

Karen Williams won the 100 freestyle, the 25 backstroke and the 50 freestyle and placed second in the 25 freestyle and the 200 freestyle in the 50-54 age division.

Rich Siegel, of the 55-59 age group, finished second in the 200 individual medley. He took third in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke, fifth in the 200 and 500 freestyle and sixth in the 1000 freestyle.

In the 60-64 age division, Allan Silliker won the 200 butterfly, took second in the 50 freestyle and third in both the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley. Tom Mann, in the same division, won five events- the 25, 50 and 200 breaststroke, the 400 IM and the 50 breaststroke-and placed second in the 1000 freestyle and 25 butterfly.

The combined efforts of Radack, Mann, Silliker and Siegel were enough to win the 200 medley relay event.


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