Splashers split home opener with Elkins

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon Swim Club Splashers split their home debut with the Elkins Otters last week.

The girls won a 176-106 decision while the boys were edged by a 118-110 score. Buckhannon won the combined team count by a 367-298 score. The girls won 26 events.

In the Under-6 age group, Augusta Richards won the 25-meter freestyle (36.98) and the 25-meter breaststroke (51.92).

There were five wins picked up by Buckhannon in the Under-8 group with Tori Wilsoncraft in the 50-meter freestyle (50.54), the 25-meter backstroke (25.94) and the 25-meter breaststroke (39.18), Charlotte Helmick in the 25-meter freestyle (33.56) and the foursome of Wilsoncraft, Lexcie Roy, Richards and Naomi Hibbs in the 100-meter freestyle relay (2:08.47).

Six wins were recorded by the 9-10-year-old age group as Berkeley Jeran won the 50-meter freestyle (42.29) and 100-meter IM (1:47.37), Cora Cottrill won the 25-meter backstroke (21.96) and the 25-meter butterfly (19.42), Hayden Anderson won the 25-meter freestyle (22.26) and the quartet of Madison Cutright, Cottrill, Jeran and Marishka Ware in the 100-meter medley relay (1:49.16).

Aubry Shay won the 100-meter freestyle (1:17.76), the 50-meter backstroke (42.12) and the 50-meter butterfly (42.86), Piper Zickefoose claimed the 50-meter breaststroke (57.13) and the quartet of Mya Loudin, Makenzie Egress, Zickefoose, and Shay won the 200-meter freestyle relay (2:47.44) in the 11-12-year-old age group.

Rylee Yardley won the 50-meter backstroke (43.76) for the lone win in the 13-14-year-old age group.

Seven wins were accumulated by the 15-18-year-old girls.

They belonged to Cadence Vincent in the 50-meter backstroke (30.47), the 50-meter freestyle (26.92) and the 50-meter butterfly (29.92), Alayna Whitehair in the 100-meter IM (1:14.59), Whitehair and Cameron Zuliani tied for first in the 50-meter breaststroke (both times were 38.71) along with the foursomes of Zuliani, Vincent, Lillian Fetty and Whitehair in the 200-meter freestyle relay (2:000.65) and Vincent, Whitehair, Zuliani and Cate O’Neill in the 200-meter medley relay (2:24.24).

The boys claimed 17 events.

The lone victory in the U6 group was Gentry Roy in the 25-meter freestyle (50.69) while the only victory in the U8 group was Henry Malone in the 25-meter breaststroke (57.43).

Eight wins were picked up by the nine and 10-year-olds.

They were Gareth Shay in the 50-meter freestyle (43.18) and the 25-meter backstroke (23.19), Jackson Richards in the 100-meter IM (1:49.25), the 25-meter breaststroke (25.80) and the 25-meter butterfly (22.87), Thomas Wilsoncroft in the 25-meter freestyle (19.01), the quartet of Kyler Baisden, Hayden Anderson, Richards and Shay in the 100-meter freestyle relay (1:28.60) and the foursome of Felix Stump, Shay, Wilsoncroft and Warren Austin in the 100-meter medley relay (2:00.23).

Brody Jeran won a pair of races in the 13-14-year-old division in the 50-meter freestyle (30.01) and the 50-meter butterfly (37.91).

Five wins were grabbed by the 15-18-year-old boys.

They were Preston Bennett in the 50-meter backstroke (31.63), the 100-meter IM (1:07.23) and the 50-meter butterfly (28.87) while the foursome of Carter Zuliani, Landon Wiant, Reis Leonard and Bennett in the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:55.68) and the foursome of Preston Swift, Zuliani, Leonard and Bennett in the 200-meter medley relay (2:24.24).

The Splashers were scheduled to swim this past Tuesday at Lake Floyd and at home Thursday against Club Mountaineer.

They will be back in the pool this coming Tuesday on the road against the Bridgeport Swim Team.

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