• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS swimming & diving teams well represented at state

The Woodford County High School swimming and diving teams were well represented at the KHSAA swimming and diving championships, which was held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus. In all, 11 swimmers and four divers competed in the competition. The best result this year was made by William Slover of the boys’ one-meter diving team. He finished 14th in the finals. “The season went extremely well,” said Woodford first year head swimming coach Blair Hicks. “I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end a great season. There were lots of best times throughout the season this year. The kids worked extremely hard to get where they are, but it’s not about the hours spent in the pool training or the races we win, it’s about the memories we share as a swim family. I am a super proud coach.” Here are the results for Woodford at state. Girls’ diving Chelsea Call was Woodford’s top girls’ finisher in the one-meter diving event. She finished 18th in the semifinals with 223.60 points, while Katie Gatewood finished 29th in the preliminaries with 129.20 points. Boys’ Diving As mentioned, William Slover had the team’s top finish. He was 14th with 306.10 points. Wade Young also participated and finished 18th in the semifinals with 214.20 points. Girls’ swimming Individually, Madeline Gatewood finished 27th in 200-yard freestyle preliminaries with a time of 2:00.64. She also swam the 500-yard freestyle and finished 34th in the preliminaries with a time of 5:29.14. All three girls’ relay teams qualified for state. In the 200-yard individual medley relay, the team of Laura Crutchfield, Caroline Crain, Katie Gatewood and Katie Beth Craig finished 34th in the preliminaries with a time of 1:59.56. Next, in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Emma Oberlander, Mary Crutchfield, Katie Beth Craig and Madeline Gatewood finished 35th in the preliminaries with a time of 1:48.44. Then in the final relay event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, the team of Laura Crutchfield, Mary Crutchfield, Katie Gatewood and Madeline Gatewood finished 21st in preliminaries with a time of 3:57.33. Boys’ swimming Clay Lewis was the only qualifier on the boys’ team. He swam in the 200 Individual medley and finished 27th in the preliminary with a time of 2:08.75.

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