Promising results for Elizabethton swimmers

from staff reports

   KINGSPORT--The 11th annual Southern Sprints were held on Tuesday night at Sullivan South High School, where the Elizabethton swim team garnered some promising results.
   In the women's competition, Lady Cyclone freshman Ruth Ann Johnson posted a fifth-place finish in the 250-yard freestyle, swimming a time of 3:12.53. She also took sixth in the 100-yard individual medley, posting a 1:15.04.
   EHS teammate Sarah Burgayne, a junior, came in fifth in the 100-yard individual medley, recording a 1:14.64, while 'Betsy freshman Amber Garland was 10th (14.86) among 44 competitors in the 25-yard free.
   For Elizabethton in the men, senior Blake Dugger seized fifth place (1:05.89) in the 100-yard individual medley as well as sixth (27.76) in the 50-yard fly.
   The Cyclones' Craig Shaw, a senior, registered a pair of top 10 finishes, taking sixth (3:01.88) in the 250-yard free and ninth (58.93) in the 100-yard free. Junior Matthew Bowers added a sixth-place showing (36.15) in the 50-yard breast.
   Eric Crowe, Bowers, Shaw and Dugger swam a 1:50.57 in the 200-yard free relay, good enough for fourth place.
   Shaw, Crowe, Dugger and Garrett Johnson finished fourth in the 100-yard medley relay with a 57.53.