Barracudas place 2nd in latest meet

from staff reports

   A promising outlook remained intact on Tuesday night for the Elizabethton Barracudas, who placed second out of four teams in a swim meet at Church Hill.
   Church Hill came in first with 388 points, followed by Elizabethton with 300, Ridgefield Country Club with 260 and Legion Pool with 151.
   The team is still accepting new swimmers. If interested in joining to the team, come to practice at Elizabethton High School Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
   Individual Results are as follows:
   * Preston Davis, 8-and-under boy: third place, 25 yd. freestyle; 4th place, 25 yd. backstroke
   * Sydney Farthing, 8-and-under girl: fourth place, 25 yd. freestyle; 5th place, 25 yd. breaststroke, 2nd place, 25 yd. backstroke.
   * Briana McManus, 8-and-under girl: first place, 25 yd. freestyle; 2nd place, 25 yd. breaststroke; 1st place 25 yd. butterfly.
   * Kyle Owens, 12-and-under boy: first place, 100 yd. individual medley; first place, 50 yd. freestyle; first place, 50 yd. butterfly
   * Cassie Snyder, 12-and-under girl: second place, 50 yd. freestyle; fifth place, 50 yd. breaststroke; fourth place, 50 yd. butterfly
   * Amanda Walker, 12-and-under girl: first place, 50 yd. breaststroke; second place, 50 yd. backstroke, first place, 50 yd. butterfly.
   * Justin Stanley, 14-and-under boy: fourth place, 50 yd. freestyle; third place, 50 yd. breaststroke; second place, 50 yd. backstroke.
   * Megan Andrews, 14-and-under girl: second place, 50 yd. freestyle; second place, 50 yd. backstroke; third place, 50 yd. butterfly
   * Keely Hamm, 14-and-under girl: third place, 50 yd. freestyle; third place, 50 yd. breaststroke, third place, 50 yd. backstroke
   * Ruth Ann Johnson, 14-and-under girl: first place, 100 yd. individual medley; first place, 50 yd. breaststroke; first place, 50 yd. butterfly.
   * Ali McNeely, open girl (15 and older): fifth place 50 yd. freestyle; 4th place, 50 yd. backstroke.
   * Trish McNeely, open girl: fourth place, 50 yd. freestyle; fourth place, 50 yd. breaststroke
   * Allissa Walker, open girl: second place, 100 yd. individual medley; first place, 50 yd. backstroke.
   * Audra Walker, open girl: third place, 100 yd. individual medley; third place, 50 yd. butterfly.
   * Competing with only two swimmers on a relay team and swimming 50 yds. apiece, Sydney Farthing and Briana McManus placed first in the girls 8 and under 100-yard freestyle relay, beating out a team from Ridgefield Country Club that had four swimmers swimming 25 yds. each!
   * Cassie Snyder and Amanda Walker made up a girls 12-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay team swimming two legs of the relay each. They beat out a Ridgefields team and two Church Hill relay teams that each had four swimmers.
   * Kyle Owens and Justin Stanley made up a winning boys 14-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay.
   * Ruth Ann Johnson, Megan Andrews and Keely Hamm also won their girls 14-and- under 200-yard freestyle relay, beating out Church Hill.
   * The open girls 200-yard freestyle relay, comprised of two sets of twins (Ali and Trish McNeely and Allissa and Audra Walker) placed second, losing to a Church Hill team and beating out Ridgefields and another Church Hill team.