WCHS girls’ swim team defeats Montgomery County
The Woodford County High School swimming and diving teams hosted Montgomery County at the Falling Springs swimming and diving complex on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and the girls’ swim team scored a win, as did the girls’ and boys’ diving teams. The girls’ swim team scored 520 points in the competition to get the win, while Montgomery County scored 383. Overall, the girls’ team won nine swimming events and two relays. They also finished 1-2 in the diving competition. In the boys’ competition, Montgomery County got the win with 515 points to Woodford’s 354. The boy’s team won one event in the meet. In the combined scoring, Montgomery County scored 899 points to Woodford’s 874 points to score the win. Overall, Woodford won 22 swimming events and two relays. The Jacketfish also took the top two spots in the diving competition. Here are the full results. Girls’ Diving Woodford’s Katie Gatewood got the win in the one-meter diving competition over four competitors with 198.15 points, while Chelsea Call finished second with 191.45 points. Boy’s Diving Woodford divers also finished 1-2 in the boy’s competition, as Wade Young won the three-man event with 182.20 points, and William Slover finished second with 166.30 points. Note: In the swimming events, only the top four placers in each event count towards the final point totals. In the relays, only the top finisher counts toward the final point totals. Girls’ Swimming The girls opened the competition with the 200-yard medley relay, and the team of Natalie Eller, Olivia Damm, Makenzie Plata-Madrid and Reagan Jobe finished second with a time of 2:31.99. Madeline Gatewood and Laura Crutchfield then finished 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle. Gatewood won with a time of 2:05.99, while Crutchfield was second in 2:12.75. Next up was the 200-yard individual medley and Mary Crutchfield finished second with a time of 2:35.64. Woodford also secured the final two spots, as Caroline Crain was third in 2:41.61 and Mackenzie Plata-Madrid was third in 3:02.10. Katie Beth Craig won the next event, the 50-yard freestyle, with a time of 28.28. In addition, Emma Oberlander finished third in 28.80, Erin Oberlander was fourth in 30.91 and Olivia Damm was fifth in 31.11. Other Woodford finishers in the race were Jobe (who finished in 7th place with a time of 32.19); Victoria Hale (9th, 33.95); Hanna Warthman (10th, 34.70); Emma Goh (11th, 35.21); Elizabeth Congleton (12th, 35.28); Caroline Miller (13th, 37.04), Lucy Childers (15th, 39.54); and Corey Tipton (40.47). In the next event, the 100-yard butterfly, Katie Gatewood won the event with a time of 1:05.26. Katie Beth Craig scored a win in the next event, the 100-yard freestyle. She finished first with a time of 1:03.35. In addition, Emma Oberlander was third in 1:05.21, Eller was fourth in 1:07.39 and Erin Oberlander was fifth in 1:09.07. Other Woodford finishers in the race were Damm (6th, 1:09.10); Anna Nuckols (8th, 1:12.16); Elizabeth Congleton (9th, 1:16.04); Paden Nicholson (10th, 1:16.26); Eli Bradshaw (11th, 1:17.06); Goh (12th, 1:19.77); Warthman (13th, 1:20.58); Hale (Victoria Hale (14th, 1:21.52); and Corey Tipton (16th, 1:33.06). Then in the 500-yard freestyle, Madeline Gatewood got the win in the two-person race with a time of 5:33.54. In the second relay race of the meet for the girls, the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Katie Beth Craig, Emma Oberlander, Laura Crutchfield and Madeline Gatewood won the race with a time of 1:52.76. Also in the race for Woodford was the team of Nicholson, Plata-Madrid, Eller and Jobe, who finished fourth with a time of 2:16.21, and the team of Elizabeth Congleton, Tipton, Hale and Goh, who finished fifth with a time of 2:28.75. Next up was the 100-yard backstroke and Laura Crutchfield scored the win with a time of 1:05.22. In addition, Eller was fourth in 1:20.23, Nuckols was fifth in 1:20.34, and Plata-Madrid was sixth in 1:24.25. Then in the 100-yard breaststroke, Crain and Mary Crutchfield finished 1-2 in the race. Crain finished with a time of 1:20.13 and Crutchfield finished in 1:22.11. In addition, Bradshaw finished fourth with a time of 1:36.99. The final race of the day for the girls’ was the 400-yard freestyle relay, and the team of Mary Crutchfield, Laura Crutchfield, Katie Gatewood and Madeline Gatewood got the win with a time of 4:04.42. Boys’ Swimming The boys opened the competition with the 200-medley relay and the team of Clay Lewis, Tyson Robinson, Grant Lewis and James Bonci finished second with a time of 1:51.53. In the next event, the 200-yard freestyle, Preston Upthegrove finished second with a time of 2:11.42. Then, in the 200-yard individual medley, Lewis finished second with a time of 2:10.45. Grant Lewis and Tyson Robinson were the top finishers in the next event for Woodford, the 50-yard freestyle. Lewis finished second with a time of 25.42 and Robinson finished third in 25.64. In addition, Bonci finished seventh in 31.79 and Luke Caldwell finished eighth in 32.49. In the next race, the 100-yard butterfly, Upthegrove finished second with a time of 1:05.71. Then in the 100-yard freestyle, Lewis and Tyson had another 2-3 finish, respectively. Lewis finished with a time of 1:00.73 and Robinson finished in 1:05.65. In addition, Bonci was sixth in the race in 1:14.22 and Caldwell finished eighth in 1:15.43. Next up was the 500-yard freestyle and Isaac Tonges finished second in the two-person race with a time of 6:05.20. In the second relay race of the day for the boys, the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Upthegrove, Bonci, Tonges and Robinson finished second with a time of 1:56.90. Then in the 100-yard breaststroke, Lewis got the win for Woodford with at time of 1:07.58. In addition, Tonges finished fourth with a time of 1:22.48. In the final race of the meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the game of Upthegrove, Tonges, Grant Lewis and Clay Lewis finished second with a time of 3:53.06. The swimming and diving teams hosted Boyle and Danville on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Results were not available at press time, but will appear in next week’s Woodford Sun. After that, the teams next competition is on Wednesday, Jan. 4, when they host Anderson County, and East and West Jessamine. Start time is approximately 6 p.m.