Ca­toosa County swim­mers hit the pool for sea­son’s first prep meet

The Catoosa County News - - COMMENTARY - By Scott Herpst

High school swim­mers in Ca­toosa County took the pool at the Bay­lor School in Chat­tanooga on Wed­nes­day for their first meet of the sea­son as they faced Sig­nal Moun­tain and the host Red Raiders.

The Her­itage High School team of Han­nah Smith, Rylee O’Don­nell, Rea­gan Wingrove and Lexi Easley placed third in the girls’ 200-yard med­ley re­lay with a time of 2:07.02, while the team of Saulye Ni­chols, Emma Con­nelly, Emma Brad­ford and Mag­gie Grayson (2:08.12) placed fourth.

Easley, Wingrove, Ni­chols and Smith was third in the 200-yard freestyle re­lay (1:53.07). O’Don­nell, Brad­ford, Grayson and Con­nelly was fourth (1:59.10), while Syd­ney Wil­son, Abi­gail Dodd, Saman­tha Stow­ers and Morgyn Easley placed sixth (2:10.36)

And in the 400-yard freestyle re­lay, Wil­son, Stow­ers, Dodd and Morgyn Easley placed third (4:57.01), while Zoe Davis, Rilee Bai­ley, Emily De­tre and Mara Daf­fron took fourth (6:17.06).

In­di­vid­u­ally, Ni­chols was fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:18.99) and third in the 500 freestyle (6:05.98). O’Don­nell was fifth in the 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley (2:47.97) and eighth in the 100 freestyle (1:11.70) and Smith was fourth in the 50 freestyle (26.44) and third in the 100 but­ter­fly (1:05.64).

Con­nelly was fifth in the 50 freestyle (27.86) and sev­enth in the 100 freestyle (1:01.05). Wingrove took sixth in the 50 freestyle (28.23) and third in the 100 breast­stroke (1:18.12). Lexi Easley was fifth in the 100 freestyle (59.91) and fourth in the 100 back­stroke (1:09.84), while Morgyn Easley was sixth in the 100 but­ter­fly (1:12.31) and fifth in the 100 breast­stroke (1:25.77).

Wil­son was sixth in the 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley (2:56.55). Dodd placed fifth in the 100 back­stroke (1:17.48), while Davis was sev­enth in the same event (1:41.40). Stow­ers was sev­enth in the 100 breast­stroke (1:46.23) and McKenna Hardin of Ring­gold was eighth in the 50 freestyle (38.90).

On the boys’ side, the Her­itage team of Ja­cob Stan­ley, Tim Grayson,

Lance Mar­shall and Niko­las Pier­son was third in the 400 freestyle re­lay (4:47.25), while Stan­ley, Mar­shall, Grayson and Alex Mixon was third in the 200 freestyle (2:06.14).

In­di­vid­u­ally, Stan­ley was third (25.20), Mixon was fifth (30.84) and Pier­son was sev­enth (34.42) in the 50 freestyle. Stan­ley also took fifth in the 100 back­stroke (1:15.80) and Mixon was fifth in the 100 freestyle (1:23.75). Mar­shall was fourth in both the 500 freestyle (6:17.86) and the 100 back­stroke (1:11.90).

The next meet for the high school squad is Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. in Cal­houn.

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