Splashers win 49 events in home dual meet with Shinnston

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon Swim Club Splashers brought home first place in 49 events in a dual home meet with Shinnston last Thursday.

In the Under-6 age group, Augusta Richards won the 50-meter freestyle (1:13.48) and the 25-meter breaststroke (49.70) and Ella Helmick won the 25-meter backstroke (45.21) and the 25-meter freestyle (49.66) for the girls while Gentry Roy won the 25-meter backstroke (28.77) and Gannon Stump won the 25-meter freestyle (53.09) for the boys.

The Under-8 group won three events as Tori Wilsoncroft won the 25-meter backstroke (25.18) and the 25-meter freestyle (22.17) for the girls while Holden Carbera won the 50-meter freestyle (1:12.03) for the boys.

The nine and 10 year-olds won 12 events as Cora Cottrill won the 50-meter freestyle (38.43) and the 25-meter butterfly (19.23), Berkeley Jeran won the 100-meter IM (1:42.85), Hayden Anderson won the 25-meter breaststroke (28.17), Piper Zickefoose won the 50-meter breaststroke (56.01), Marishka Ware won the 25-meter freestyle (25.77), the foursome of Cottrill, Anderson, Jeran and Hazel Malone won the 100-meter relay (1:45.57) and Ware, Anderson, Jeran and Cottrill won the 100-meter freestyle relay (1:25.53) for the girls. For the boys, taking a trio of firsts were Gareth Shay in the 50-meter freestyle (41.62), the 100-meter IM (1:54.38) and the 25-meter butterfly (25.99) while Thomas Wilsoncroft won the 25-meter breaststroke (28.26) and the foursome of Kyler Baisden, Warren Austin, Felix Stump and Tucker Cabrera won the 100-meter medley relay (2:10.06).

Eleven victories were secured by the 11-12year-old swimmers. They belonged to Aubry Shay in the 100-meter freestyle (1:16.94), the 50-meter freestyle (34.47) and the 100-meter IM (1:27.92), Aspen Manning in the 50-meter backstroke, (48.28), the foursome of Manning, Natalee White, Zickefoose and Shay in the 200-meter freestyle relay (2:59.23) and that same four winning the 200-meter medley relay (3:33.32) for the girls. For the boys, Kenton Stump won the 100-meter IM (1:49.11) and the 50-meter butterfly (58.65) while Kolby Jeran, Parker Bennett, Stump and Tristan Bailey won the 200-meter medley relay and that same foursome won the 200-meter freestyle relay (3:07.98).

In the 13-14 year-old age group, wins were picked up by Rylee Yardley in the 100-meter backstroke (1:35.01), Mallory Hughes in the 50-meter butterfly (37.11) and the 50-meter freestyle (30.36), Lena Rose Walker in the 100-meter breaststroke (2:07.75) the foursome of Yardley, Walker, Karson Karickhoff and Hughes in the 200-meter freestyle (2:35.51) and that same foursome winning the 200-meter medley relay (3:08.34) for the girls. On the boy’s side, Brody Jeran won the 200-meter freestyle (2:32.45), the 100-meter backstroke (1:23.14) and the 50-meter butterfly (37.40) while Riley Bender won the 50-meter freestyle (39.70).

For the 15-18-year old girls, Cadence Vincent won the 100-meter backstroke (1:04.63), the 50-meter freestyle (26.73) and the 50-meter butterfly (29.83) and the foursome of Cameron Zuliani, Lillian Fetty, Alayna Whitehair and Vincent won the 200-meter freestyle (2:01.04) and the same group won the 200-meter medley relay (3:08.34). For the boys, Preston Bennett won two events, the 100-meter backstroke (1:07.11) and the 50-meter freestyle (26.09).

The Splashers were slated to visit the Clarksburg Country Club this past Tuesday and to have held a home meet this past Thursday.

They will swim again Tuesday at the Fairmont Field Club with the Clarksburg Swim Team.

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