Indian Hills comes up short against Country Club of Leawood in CCSAKC championships

The 2016 Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City championships were held at Country Club of Leawood.
The 2016 Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City championships were held at Country Club of Leawood.

It was a familiar story at the Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City championships on Friday.

Country Club of Leawood won its fourth title in a row and its 28th in 30 years, giving the home-pool crowd in south Leawood plenty to cheer for.

Indian Hills Country Club, which snapped Country Club of Leawood’s 24-year winning streak back in 2011 and won it again in 2012, was relegated to second place this year. But while the Indian Hills team wasn’t able to break through for a fresh title trophy, they did set more new CCSAKC records at the meet than any other team. Notre Dame-commit and rising Bishop Miege senior Cailey Grunhard broke her own record in the senior age group for the 50 meter butterfly with a time of 27.57, and also set new records in the 50 meter freestyle and the 100 individual medley. Also from Indian Hills, William Brandmeyer set a new record in the Boys 8 and under diving competition with 79.5 total points; and Maeve Linscott set a new record in the Girls 11-12 50 meter breaststroke.

Kansas City Country Club finished third overall, and had a standout performance from Audrey Lambert, who set a new record in the Girls 11-12 50 meter butterfly.

Carriage Club finished sixth, Milburn was seventh and Mission Hills was ninth in the ten-team competition.

The Indian Hills team, shown here at the opening ceremonies, finished in second place. Cailey Grunhard, in black tank top, set three new CCSAKC records.
The Indian Hills team, shown here at the opening ceremonies, finished in second place. Cailey Grunhard, in black tank top, set three new CCSAKC records.
Coaches lined the decks of the pool.
Coaches lined the decks of the pool.
Parents offered last-minute words of encouragement for their kids before the competition.
Parents offered last-minute words of encouragement for their kids before the competition.
Swimmers from Carriage Club and Mission Hills lined the pool during the singing of the national anthem on Friday.
Swimmers from Carriage Club and Mission Hills lined the pool during the singing of the national anthem on Friday.