Wet Lightning win third straight meet


By Kristian Russell - [email protected]



Samuel Darnell placed seventh in the Boys 11-12 50 SC Meter Freestyle on Thursday.


Photo courtesy of Cynthia Chu

The Elkin Wet Lightning are on a winning streak, as they won their third straight meet. With storm clouds rolling in, the Wet Lightning took on Reeves at the Elkin Municipal Park last Thursday.

Elkin didn’t let the on and off rain stop them from swimming to the best of their ability. With 125 swimmers on the Wet Lightning team this year, Thursday’s meet had 86 races. The Wet Lightning beat Reeves with a 1074-369 overall score. On the women’s side Wet Lightning won 537-257, and on the men’s side Wet Lightning won 537-112.

“I was very proud of the kids performances Thursday. I feel like we had a strong kickoff to a very busy five days. We are swimming against Galax Saturday and Dobson Monday, both away,” said Coach Sybil Myers. “We’re fine tuning some technical aspects and getting some of the new swimmers into a third individual event because they are beginning to get the hang of more strokes.”

In the Boys 9-10 100 SC Meter IM, Wet Lightning’s Troy Snow won the race with a time of 1:45.57. Reeves Rapids, Hunter Stanish places second with a time of 1:52.01, while Wet Lightning’s Charter Chu placed third with a time of 1:57.96. The Girls 11-12 100 SC Meter IM saw the Reeves Rapids earn a victory of the Wet Lightning. Anna Banas placed first with a time of 1:29.62, while Elkin’s Mattie Wells placed second with a time of 1:31.39.

“Last night was a lot of fun. The meet ran smoothly and we got lucky with the weather,” said Myers. “A big shout out and thank you to all our dedicated board members and parent volunteers.”

Other various results are as follows;

Girls 9-10 25 SC Meter Freestyle

1. Candace McCraw | 29.48 | Reeves Rapids

2. Ema Rose | 30.61 | Reeves Rapids

3. Lilly Cheek | 34.81 | Wet Lightning

Boys 13-14 50 SC Meter Freestyle

1. Cameron Burleson | 30.97 | Wet Lightning

2. Stovall Holmes | 31.59 | Wet Lightning

3. Hunter York | 32.01 | Reeves Rapids

Girls 6 & Under 25 SC Meter Backstroke

1. Elena Banas | 37.59 | Reeves Rapids

2. Alexandra Pflug | 48.61 | Reeves Rapids

3. Adrianna Urrea| 1:00.18 | Wet Lightning

Boys 9-10 25 SC Meter Backstrokes (Top Five)

1. Troy Snow | 20.88 | Wet Lightning

2. Luke McComb | 26.35 | Wet Lightning

3. Ian Craig | 26.94 | Reeves Rapids

4. Isaac Libbert | 30.17 | Wet Lightning

5. Silas Shore | 34.52 | Wet Lightning

Girls 11-12 50 SC Meter Backstroke (Top Five)

1. Lily Gambill | 46.41 | Wet Lightning

2. Mackenzie Hudson | 55.85 | Reeves Rapids

3. Katherine Wiles | 58.11 | Wet Lightning

4. Emma Bowman | 59.25 | Reeves Rapids

5. Ava Bledsoe | 1:05.07 | Wet Lightning

Boys 9-10 25 SC Meter Butterfly

1. Charter Chu | 24.85 | Wet Lightning

2. Luke McComb | 28.63| Wet Lightning

3. Tanner Price | 32.30 | Wet Lightning

4. Silas Shore | 33.64 | Wet Lightning

Girls 9-10 25 SC Meter Butterfly

1. Lydia Jarrard | 22.64 | Wet Lightning

2. Martina Banas | 28.63 | Reeves Rapids

3. Presley Baker | 23.04 | Wet Lightning

4. Sedessa Hatcher | 26.27 | Wet Lightning

Boys 13-14 50 SC Meter Butterfly

1. Cameron Burleson | 33.29 | Wet Lightning

2. Hunter York | 37.74 | Reeves Rapids

Girls 7-8 100 SC Meter Relay

1. Wet Lightning (Makaela McGee, Jenna Widener, Sarika Hatcher, and Evalyn Jarrard)

2. Reeves Rapids (Elena Banas, Alexandra Pflug, Sidney Venable, and Carley Hill)

Girls 11-12 200 SC Meter Relay

1. Wet Lightning (Lily Gambill, Leah Shaw, Chandler Ann Beals, and Mattie Wells)

2. Reeves Rapids (Emma Bowman, Mackenzie Hudson, Anna Banas, and Jessica Sawyers)

3. Wet Lightning (Katherine Wiles, Margaret Freeman, Hollin Stewart, and Bronwyn Sloop)

Samuel Darnell placed seventh in the Boys 11-12 50 SC Meter Freestyle on Thursday.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SamuelDarnell.jpgSamuel Darnell placed seventh in the Boys 11-12 50 SC Meter Freestyle on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Chu

By Kristian Russell

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