John GrahamSwimming Seoul AmericanLast week: Broke two Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference records to help keep the Falcons unbeaten through four meets in the boys and combined standings. Seoul American edged Seoul Foreign 198-166 in the boys and 345½-286 in the combined in Saturday’s meet at Seoul Foreign.
Graham, a sophomore, helped the Falcons reclaim the boys 200 medley relay record they lost to Seoul Foreign last month; the Falcons clocked the distance in 1 minute, 58.15 seconds; the old mark was 1:59.56. Graham also broke his 200 individual medley record, clocking a 2:13.8, beating his old record of 2:15.59.
Regaining the medley relay mark was a Falcons’ stated goal, coach Michael Schmidt said. "John has a knack for plotting a race and swimming it as planned," Schmidt said. "He has fun with his swimming and doesn’t take anything for granted."
Last week: Earned Most Outstanding Player honors and helped lead the Panthers to the title in last weekend’s DODDS-Japan Girls Softball Tournament at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. It was the first DODDS-Japan tournament to welcome non-league teams; Kadena entered the tournament along with island-rival Kubasaki.
Scott, a senior, belted two hits and drove in three runs as the Panthers beat defending regular-season and tournament champion Nile C. Kinnick 11-4 in Saturday’s winner-take-all title game in the double-elimination, seven-team tournament. Kadena won its four games by an average of six runs, scoring in double figures in each.
"She’s probably one of the most athletic people I know," said coach Jesse Costa, noting that Scott spent the winter wrestling for the Far East tournament dual-meet champion Panthers. "She’s very fit, she shows a lot of gusto on the field and comic relief on and off the field. She’s a great kid."
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