Bennett breaks school record for swim Bucs at Elkins

ELKINS – Preston Bennett broke a school record for the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers in the 100-yard backstroke at a recent road dual meet with the Elkins Tigers.

Bennett had a record-breaking time of 55.69, winning the event and smashing the old mark of 56.24 that was held by Steven Wilson.

Bennett also took first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.97.

The Bucs came up short in the team scoring, however, dropping the dual meet by an 85-68 score.

Also picking up individual wins for the Bucs were Carter Zuliani claiming the 50-yard freestyle (22.99) and Reis Leonard winning the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.39).

The Bucs won two relay events.

Getting the relay victories were Bennett, Leonard, Zuliani and Owen Caynor in the 200-yard medley (1:52.92) and the quartet of Dmetri Ormeno, Caynor, Leonard and Bennett in the 400-yard freestyle (4:01.29).

The Lady Bucs won eight of their 11 events but still fell to the Tigers by a single point, at 77-76.

They won six individual titles and collected two relay wins.

Picking up individual wins were Cadence Vincent in the 50-yard freestyle (23.91) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.33), Alayna Whitehair in the 200-yard IM (2:26.12) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:16.56), Cameron Zuliani in the 100-yard freestyle (56.87) and Abby Loudin in the 100-yard backstroke (1:26.15).

The relay wins belonged to the foursome of Loudin, Whitehair, Zuliani and Vincent in the 200-yard medley (2:07.29) and Whitehair, Lillian Fetty, Zuliani and Vincent in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.57).

Both teams competed in the Big 10 Championships this past Saturday, and both squads took third place.

Check back to My Buckhannon when for a full story when results are obtained.

They will swim again this Saturday at regionals in Bridgeport.

For complete results of the dual meet, please click here.