Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Georgetown County YMCA Wahoos hosted their first YMCA meet of the season on Jan. 11, and competed in the Riptides USA Invitational in North Myrtle Beach on Jan. 18 and 19.
Forty-four Wahoos competed in the home meet against swimmers from Beaufort, Hartsville, Newberry and Summerville.
Georgetown took first place with 827 points, followed by Summerville with 532.
Twenty-two Wahoo compete at the Riptides USA Invitational, and set 78 personal best times.
Emma Sullivan earned two YMCA Regional Cuts (100 back and 400 individual medley); Hannan Mackey earned a YMCA Regional Time in the 200 free; and Michael Paglio earned an A Time in the 50 fly at the home meet.
In North Myrtle Beach, Edwin Lopez qualified for the USA State Meet in the 100 breast, Peyton Little earned two YMCA Regional Cuts (50 fly and 50 free), and Emma Sullivan earned a YMCA Regional Cut in the 1,650 free.
All 44 Wahoo swimmers that took part in the home meet placed in the top three in either individual events and/or relays.
Placing in the top 10 individual events in North Myrtle Beach were: Cameron Bonham, Hurley Cribb, Edwin Lopez, Little, Abigail Pagett, Kennsley Pope, Sam Sisney, and Sullivan.
Tee Tupacz, one of the Lil Wahoos, shaved 20 seconds off of his 100 backstroke time.
Cribb, one of the senior Wahoos, represented himself and the team well as he knocked off 1 minute and 25 seconds in five individual events.
The 22 swimmers cut 9 minutes for all events during the two-day meet in North Myrtle Beach.
The following swimmers will be competing in the USA State Meet in Greenville in February: John Grey Crosby, Jonah Crosby, Lopez, Paglio, and Sisney.
Forty Wahoos will be competing in the Championship Meet in Rock Hill in February. Regional qualifiers will then be swimming in the Regional Meet in March and all of the Wahoo Swimmers will be eligible to swim in the last meet of the winter season in North Myrtle Beach.