Splashers win 13 events in the North Central WV Championships

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon Swim Club Splashers hosted the two-day North Central West Virginia Championships this past weekend at the Upshur County Recreational pool.

The Splashers won 13 events at the championships with the girls winning nine and the boys winning four.

Berkeley Jeran cleaned up for the girls in the 9-10 year-old division winning five titles.

Jeran won the 25-meter backstroke, the 25-meter breaststroke, the 25-meter butterfly, the 25-meter freestyle and the 100-meter IM.

Alabama-bound Cadence Vincent shined in her final Splasher event winning all three of her events. She won the 50-meter backstroke, the 50-meter butterfly and the 50-meter freestyle.

The other girls’ win belonged to Tori Wilsoncroft in the U8 division as she won the 25-meterbackstroke. Wilsoncroft also claimed the lone runner-up spot for the girls taking second place in the 50-meter backstroke.

For the boys, the WVU-bound Preston Bennett went out in style claiming three events in his final Splashers’ appearance. He won the 50-meter backstroke, the 400-meter freestyle and the 100-meter backstroke while taking second in the 200-meter freestyle.

Brody Jeran had the other victory for the boys as he won the 50-meter backstroke in the 13-14 age division.

Jeran also collected three second places in the 50-meter freestyle, the 100-meter backstroke and the 100-meter freestyle.

Thomas Wilsoncroft picked up three runner-up spots in the 9-10 age group in the 50-meter freestyle, the 25-meter breaststroke and the 25-meter freestyle.

The foursome of Holden Carbera, Wilsoncroft, Kyler Baisden and Will Webb took second place in the 100-meter medley relay for the 9-10 year olds.

Gentry Roy claimed two second places in the U6 age group in the 50-meter freestyle and the 25-meter freestyle.

Reis Leonard garnered two runner-up spots in the 15-18 age group in the 100-meter breaststroke and the 50-meter breaststroke.

Team standings or high-point winners were not provided.

The event had a couple of events rained out as inclement weather moved through the area Saturday.

The two-day championships wrapped up the 2023 season for the Splashers.

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