Outnumbered Barracudas show marked improvement

from staff reports

   The Elizabethton Barracudas placed third in a meet against the Rogersville Flying Fish and the Kingsport Aqua Jets at the Sullivan South High School pool Tuesday night.
   The Aqua Jets won with 487 points followed by Rogersville with 427 and Elizabethton with 119.
   Elizabethton was outnumbered nearly three to one by both teams. Coach Jonell Johnson was still pleased with the efforts of her swimmers.
   "Each of my swimmers dropped a lot of time in their events and their strokes are getting technically better each time we compete," Johnson said. "I cant ask for more than that!"
   The Barracudas' individual results are as follows:
   * Preston Davis, 8-and-under boy: 5th place, 25 yd. freestyle; 4th place, 25 yd. breaststroke; 5th place, 25 yd. backstroke
   * Sydney Farthing, 8-and-under girl: 4th place, 25 yd. freestyle; 4th place, 25 yd. breaststroke, 1st place, 25 yd. backstroke
   * Briana McManus: 8 and under girl 4th place, 100 yd. individual medley; 1st place, 25 yd. freestyle; 3rd place, 25 yd. butterfly
   * Amanda Walker, 12-and-under girl: 2nd place, 100 yd. individual medley; 2nd place, 50 yd. breaststroke; 2nd place, 50 yd. butterfly
   * Justin Stanley, 14-and-under-boy: 4th place, 50 yd. freestyle; 3rd place, 50 yd. breaststroke; 2nd place, 50 yd. backstroke
   * Keely Hamm, 14-and-under girl: 2nd place, 50 yd. freestyle; 5th place, 50 yd. breaststroke, 2nd place, 50 yd. backstroke
   * Justin Stanley, 14-and-under boy: 3rd place, 50 yd. freestyle; 5th place, 50 yd. breaststroke; 3rd place, 50 yd. backstroke
   * Ali McNeely, open girl (15 and older): 6th place 50 yd. freestyle; 5th place, 50 yd. backstroke
   * Trish McNeely, open girl: 4th place, 50 yd. backstroke
   * Anna Staggs, open girl: 2nd place, 100 yd. individual medley; 1st place, 50 yd. freestyle
   * Joseph Sutton, open boy: 1st place, 100 yd. individual medley; 2nd place, 50 yd. freestyle; 1st place, 50 yd. breaststroke
   * Allissa Walker, open girl: 3rd place, 100 yd. individual medley; 4th place, 50 yd. butterfly
   * Audra Walker, open girl: 4th place, 50 yd. breaststroke; 3rd place, 50 yd. butterfly
   * Competing in the 14-and-under division of the girls' 200-yard freestyle relay, Sydney Farthing, Briana McManus, Keely Hamm and Amanda Walker placed 4th.
   * Trish McNeely, Anna Staggs, and Allissa and Audra Walker placed 3rd in the girls open 200 freestyle relay.