KMC swimmers hitting stride as postseason approaches

The Kaiserslautern Kingfish enjoyed another stellar outing in the pool Saturday, hosting and winning a three-team European Forces Swim League meet. The KMC youths totaled 796 points, followed by Eifel with 116 and Hohenfels with 82.

The Kingfish compete in a final home meet Saturday before the division meet Jan. 26 at Berlin, and the league championships in February.

Among Saturday’s standout KMC swimmers:

Sam Bassett (200 freestyle, 2:19.77; 100 breaststroke, 1:29.46; 100 fly, 1:13.58)
Matthew Cembrano (50 backstroke, 47.14; 50 breaststroke, 49.61; 200 individual medley, 1:34.70)
Jocelyn Choi (50 freestyle, 36.78; 50 breaststroke, 50.12; 200 individual medley, 3:17.57)
Joshua Choi (200 freestyle, 2:45.17; 50 breaststroke, 41.29; 100 fly, 1:22.91)
Danielle Davis (100 freestyle, 1:06.89; 100 breaststroke, 1:28.24; 200 individual medley, 2:43.53)
Casey Gallagher (50 freestyle, 25:74; 100 backstroke, 1:07.28; 100 breaststroke, 1:15.63)
Elizabeth Gorske (50 backstroke, 36.34; 50 breaststroke, 43.25; 50 fly, 35.57)
Sara Gorske (100 breaststroke, 1:32.49; 100 fly, 1:19.57; 200 individual medley, 2:54.13)
Andrew Hendrickson (50 freestyle, 45.00; 100 freestyle, 1:44.72; 200 individual medley, 4:23.85)
Tatiana Hovanic (50 freestyle, 33.18; 100 freestyle, 1:15.23; 200 freestyle, 2:48.56)
Ann Johnson (100 backstroke, 1:18.18; 200 backstroke, 2:45.34; 100 fly, 1:16.28)
Everett Plocek (200 freestyle, 2:09.66; 100 breaststroke, 1:12.16; 100 fly, 1:04.52)
Julio Quinones (100 freestyle, 1:05.67; 100 backstroke, 1:16.43; 200 individual medley, 2:46.57)



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Gregory Broome is an experienced and accomplished community sports journalist. Officially a native of Iowa, Broome grew up a Department of Defense dependent at sites all over the United States and Germany.

He finally settled in Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Central Florida.

Broome began his journalism career in in 2004 as a sports writer for the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla., covering high school, college and community sports and earning recognition for his work from the Florida Press Club. In 2009 Broome was named the first sports information director at College of Central Florida, an NJCAA member school, where he launched the program's website and social media pages and revamped its promotional and game-day operations.

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