Mabe, Payne set new conference records

Last updated: August 06. 2014 4:18PM - 297 Views
By - aworrell@civitasmedia.com



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A total of 23 Carroll Wellness Center swimmers placed in the Blue Ridge Swim League Conference Championships held July 25-26.


Three Tigersharks won conference titles for Carroll Wellness Center, while Connor Mabe and Kaleb Payne set new conference records. Mabe set a new conference mark in the 50 meter butterfly race in the boys’ 15-18 age group with a time of 30.4 seconds. He also placed second in the 50 meter backstroke and third in the 50 meter freestyle events in his age group.


Payne broke the conference record in the boys’ 11-12 age group with a time of 43.06 seconds in the 50 meter backstroke, beating the runner-up by more than four seconds. He also finished fourth in the 50 meter butterfly and fifth in the 50 meter freestyle in his age bracket.


Brett Bowman also had a big day for CWC, winning the conference title in the 11-12 boys’ age group in the 50 meter backstroke. Bowman also placed second in both the 100 meter individual medley and 50 meter freestyle in his age group.


Caleb Stout, Julian Elmasry, Camden Agnew and Wyatt Ogle all placed in three different races for the Tigersharks. In the 15-18 boys’ division, Stout took fourth in the 50 meter backstroke, eighth in the 50 meter butterfly and ninth in the 50 meter freestyle. In the same age group, Elmasry placed third in the 50 breaststroke, ninth in the 50 backstroke and 10th in the 50 meter freestyle events.


In boys’ 13-14 competition, Agnew finished fifth in the 50 meter backstroke and seventh in both the 50 meter freestyle and 50 meter breaststroke races. In the boys’ 6 & Under category, Ogle claimed the third spot in the 25 meter backstroke, sixth in the 25 meter freestyle and eighth in the 25 meter breaststroke.


Kyle Coleman, Ethan Richardson and Junior Huerta-Zepeda all placed in two events. In the boys’ 13-14 age group, Coleman came in eighth in the 50 breaststroke and ninth in the 50 freestyle. In the boys’ 7-8 division, Richardson placed second in both the 25 meter freestyle and 25 meter butterfly, while Huerta-Zepeda was fifth in the 25 meter backstroke and 12th in the 25 meter freestyle.


Those two teamed with Matthew Goad and Wyatt Ogle to place fifth in the 100 meter freestyle relay race in the 7-8 age group. Mabe, Elmasry, Stout and Agnew finished fifth in the 200 meter medley and 200 meter freestyle relay races in the 15-18 age group.


In the 11-12 age bracket, Payne teamed with Brett Bowman, Carson Dalton and Gabriel Robertson to place second in the 200 meter freestyle relay.


Placing in one event each for the CWC boys in the 11-12 age group were Carson Dalton (fifth in the 50 backstroke), Adam Vasquez (eighth in the 50 backstroke), Gabriel Robertson (11th in 50 breaststroke) and Tanner Martin (12th in the 50 breaststroke).


The Tigersharks were well-represented on the girls’ side of the bracket as seven different CWC swimmers placed in three events each. Leading the way was Ashton Richardson in the 9-10 age group. There, she finished second in the 25 meter backstroke, fourth in the 25 freestyle and fifth in the 25 meter butterfly races.


Katie Payne and Madison Puckett both placed in three events in the 15-18 group. Payne took fourth in the 50 backstroke, fifth in the 50 freestyle and ninth in the 50 butterfly, while Puckett claimed sixth in the 50 backstroke and eighth in both the 50 freestyle and 100 meter freestyle events.


Emily Goad and Sarah Elmasry each earned three medals in the 11-12 age group. Goad finished sixth in the 50 backstroke, eighth in the 100 meter individual medley and 11th in the 50 freestyle, while Elmasry came in sixth in both the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly and ninth in the 50 backstroke.


Madison Stone and Kayleigh Reynolds both placed three times as well. Stone did her damage in the 13-14 age group, where she came in ninth in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle events, to go along with a 12th place finish in the 50 backstroke. In the 7-8 age bracket, Reynolds took eighth in both the 25 meter freestyle and 25 meter backstroke and 10th in the 25 meter butterfly.


Callie Harris placed twice for CWC in the 6 & Under division, finishing sixth in both the 25 meter freestyle and 25 meter backstroke races. Natalie Harris also earned a 10th place finish for the Tigersharks in the 25 meter freestyle race in the 7-8 age group.


In the relay races, Kayleigh Reynolds, Natalie Harris, Callie Harris and Ashton Richardson teamed to finish sixth in the 100 meter freestyle relay and 100 meter medley relay in the 9-10 age group. In the 11-12 division, Emily Goad, Abbey Hill, Constence Carico and Sarah Elmasry placed sixth in the 200 meter freestyle relay event.


Allen Worrell can be reached by calling (276) 728-7311 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN

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