T.A. Dugger swimmers achieve winning result

from staff reports

   JOHNSON CITY--Tuesday night was a bright light for the T.A. Dugger swimming team, which unlocked a pair of victories in a double-dual meet at Freedom Hall.
   Edging past Science Hill/Indian Trail 83-79, the Jr. Cyclones also defeated Virginia Middle School, prevailing by a 67-58 score.
   The Jr. Cyclone girls made their presence felt in a major way, collecting the bulk of their team's points.
   Top individual performances were turned in by Amanda Walker, who took first place (1:35.08) in both the 100 SC meter individual medley and 50 SC meter fly, and Keely Hamm, the top finisher (3:41.70) in the 200 SC meter freestyle.
   Runner-up efforts were turned in by Megan Andrews (1:13.61) in the 100 SC meter freestyle and Hamm (35.11) in the 25 SC meter freestyle, as well in Alisha Padgett (45.75) in the 50 SC meter free and Cassie Snyder (48.59) in the 50 SC meter back.
   Hamm, Padgett, Snyder and Walker posted a 2:49.96 for first-place honors in the 200 SC meter free relay, and were followed by teammates Johanna Coetzee, Chasedy O'Quinn, Jeannettte Wasik and Shea Whitehead at 3:12.13.
   Hamm and Snyder teamed up for a second-place effort (1:20.75) in the 100 SC meter medley relay.
   TAD also had a second-place 100 SC meter free relay showing for the girls.
   The Jr. Cyclone boys didn't enjoy the same level of success as the girls. However, they did produce a pair of noteworthy performances.
   Swimming a 20.40, Justin Stanley grabbed second place in the 25 SC meter freestyle, while Jared Jordan was runner-up (1:00.67) in the 50 SC meter backstroke.
   T.A. Dugger will next compete in the Relay Carnival at Virginia High this Saturday. The meet begins at 10 a.m.