Members of the regional age-group swim team based at the Chief Logan Recreational Center, the Stingrays, competed in the West Virginia LSC State Long Course Swimming Championships in Christiansburg, Va., back on July 9.
The team competed as members of their parent team, HYCAT, which is based out of Charleston.
Five Stingrays competed in the competition.
The long course championships take place in a 50-meter pool, which is the same type of pool seen during Olympic competition.
Rosey Gillette, of Justice Addition, finished seventh in the Girls’ 11-12 400 meter freestyle, eighth in the Girls’ 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, 11th in the 11-12 Girls’ 200-meter individual medley, 13th in the 11-12 Girls’ 50-meter freestyle, and 17th in the 11-12 Girls’ 50-meter butterfly.
Emily Ball, of Logan, finished 11th in the Girls’ 13-14 400-meter freestyle, 13th in the 13-14 Girls’ 100-meter backstroke, 14th in the 13-14 Girls’ 200-meter IM, and 16th in the 13-14 Girls’ 50-meter freestyle.
Zachary Lowes, of Logan, finished third in the Boys’ 13-14 100-meter butterfly, fourth in the Boys’ 13-14 400-meter freestyle, fourth in the Boys’ 13-14 200-meter individual medley, sixth in the Boys’ 13-14 100-meter backstroke, and sixth in the Boys’ 13-14 30-meter freestyle.
Connor Marcum, of Chapmanville, finished third in the Boys’ 13-14 200 breaststroke, fourth in the Boys’ 13-14 100-meter backstroke and seventh in the Boys’ 13-14 50-meter freestyle.
Quincy Farley, of Chapmanville, finished eighth in the Boys’ 15 & Over 400-meter freestyle, 10th in the Boys’ 15-and-over 200-meter breaststroke, 12th in the Boys’ 15-and-over 100-meter butterfly, 13th in the Boys’ 15-and-over 200-meter individual medley, 15th in the Boys’ 15-and-over 50-meter freestyle, and competed as part of a Boys’ 15-and-over 200-meter freestyle relay team which finished third.
The long course meet is a new challenge for the Stingrays, as the pools the team practice and compete in throughout the year are either 25 meters or 25 yards.
The team members who were able to participate rose to the challenge and made a solid showing during the state championships, helping HYCAT claim both the men’s and women’s 2016 WV LSC State Long Course Swimming Championship title.
The Logan Stingrays swim team offers seasonal and year-round training and competition to children and youth age 5-18. Please join us and watch the amazing progress we see in our swimmers. Call the Chief Logan Rec Center at 304-855-8591 for more information.