Barracudas fare well in first meet

from staff reports

   ROGERSVILLE -- Briana McManus was the highlight performer for the Elizabethton Barracudas on Tuesday, recording a pair of first-place showings during the team's first meet in the Kingsport Area Summer Swim League.
   Competing in a tri-meet that included Church Hill, Elizabethton had just four swimmers, but still mustered highly-respectable results.
   McManus, swimming in the 8-and-under division, showed the way in both the 25-yard freestyle and the 25-yard backstroke. She complemented those efforts with a second-place finish in the 25-yard breast stroke.
   Keely Hamm, a 14-and-under division swimmer, seized a first-place showing of her own, taking top honors in the 50-yard backstroke.
   Hamm also swam to a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle.
   Competing in the 8-and-under bracket, Sydney Farthing had a good swim in the 25-yard backstroke, taking second place. Farthing didn't stop there, claiming a fourth-place finish in the 25-yard freestyle.
   Justin Stanley, a 14-and-under swimmer, got his Barracuda season off to a solid start, finishing fourth in both the 50-yard freestyle and 50-yard backstroke.