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Titans, Knights In The Swim At Local Meets

by David Grimes

In a five-team swim meet, Hidden Valley swept the boys and girls ledger with a 4-0 mark last Saturday afternoon at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Radford took second in both the girls and boys meet; Christiansburg, Auburn and Pulaski County also participated.

On the boy’s side – Radford was second with a 3-1 mark, Pulaski County (2-2) was third and Christiansburg was fourth (1-3), Auburn doesn’t have a boys’ team.

On the girls side – Radford was second with a 3-1 showing, followed by Pulaski County (2-2), Christiansburg (1-3) and Auburn (0-4).

Multiple winners in the individual events included Julia Goforth (Auburn), Will Moles (Hidden Valley) and Katie Young (Hidden Valley).

In the Boys 200 yard medley relay, Hidden Valley (Otruba, Ben Schmidt, D’Ortenzio, Jacob Gibbs) was first with a time of 1:44.89; In the Girls 200 yard medley relays, Hidden Valley (Martha Kakouras, Young, Kelsey Jones, Otruba) took first with a time of 2:04.17; Hidden Valley (Gibbs, D’Ortenzio, Nik Pronko, Otruba) claimed the top spot in the Boys 200 yard freestyle relays with a time of 1:34.53; In the Girls 200 yard freestyle relays, Hidden Valley (Kelsey Jones, Otruba, Delaney, Young) finished first with a time of 1:49.92; Radford (Ben LaCasse, Zach Clark, Matt Turk, Adam Johnston) came home first in the Boys 400 yard freestyle relays; in the Girls 400 yard freestyle relays, Hidden Valley (Hamilton, Anna Burton, Morgan Julian, Kakouras) finished in the top spot with a time of 4:21.24).

Cave Spring, Blacksburg Split In Dual Swim Meet: the Cave Spring girls claimed a 114-54 win, while the Blacksburg swam to an 87-83 victory in a dual swim meet held recently in Roanoke. In the Boys 200 yard medley relay, Blacksburg (Zach Phelps, Edwin Lu, Madison Wilkins, Garrett Skinner) was first with a time of 1:51.51; in the Girls 200 yard medley relay, Cave Spring (Jackie Crawford, Lauren Cowher, Maggie Harman, Hailey Bivens) took first with a time of 1:54.50; In the boys 200 yard freestyle relays, Cave Spring (Jared Adams, Dominic Russo, Ted Melnik, Jacob Star) was first with a time of 1:43.80;  Cave Spring (Lauren Cowher, Andie Van Kerchhove, Amory Mayo, Maggie Harman) claimed the top spot with a time of 1:49.24; Blacksburg (Zach Phelps, Madison Wilkins, Garrett Skinner, Edwin Lu) won the Boys 400 yard freestyle relays; and Cave Spring (Amory Mayo, Gail Adams, Hailey Bivens, Jackie Crawford) was first in the Girls 400 yard freestyle realays with a time of 4:13.44).

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