BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur swim teams claimed 12 events and a school record was broken in a home quad meet last week with Elkins, Nitro and Sissonville at the West Virginia Wesleyan College pool.
The Lady Bucs claimed seven events while the Bucs took first place in five events.
The Lady Bucs won five individual events and two relay events.
Earning individual firsts were Cameron Zuliani in the 50-yard freestyle (26.21) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.92), Alanya Whitehair in the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.27) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.18) and Cadence Vincent in the 500-yard freestyle (5:13.61).
Vincent set a new school record in the 500-yard freestyle, shattering the old mark of 5:31.16 set by Maggie Miller in 2012.
“Cadence went fast in the pool and had a nice swim,” stated Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Michael Roessing.
The two relay wins belonged to the 200-yard medley relay team of Whitehair, Zuliani, Vincent and Riley Vincent (1:58.77) and the 200-yard freestyle relay unit of Riley Vincent, Abby Loudin, Cameron Zuliani and Cadence Vincent (1:53.85).
The Bucs won three individual events and two relay events.
Freshman Carter Zuliani won two events – the 200-yard freestyle (2:11.79) and the 50-yard freestyle (24.07) while Preston Bennett won the other race, the 100-yard butterfly (57.21).
The two relay wins were by the 200-yard medley foursome of Bennett, Reis Leonard, Zuliani and Owen Caynor (1:53.92) and the 400-yard freestyle quartet of Dmetri Ormeno, Caynor, Leonard and Bennett (3:59.09).
“The 200-yard medley was the first event of the night for the boys,” stated Roessing. “Caynor had a great swim for us and finished right in front of the Elkins team by .13 seconds. Preston had a really good swim for us in the 100-yard butterfly.”
It was the first event for both teams in just under three weeks, but Roessing said the time off didn’t affect either team and he was proud of how they competed.
“Overall, we had some pretty good swims,” concluded Roessing. “We have some swimmers that are dropping times and making leaps and bounds in the pool. We had some kids competing in different events as this was more of a relaxed swim meet. After this week though, it is time to start deciding on what events they want to be in so we can start preparing for states.”
Team scoring was not available for the home quad.
Both teams will be back in the pool Tuesday at Bridgeport in a tri-outing with Bridgeport and Elkins.
For complete results of the meet, please click here.