Swimmers sink in tough competitions

07/11/2014 1:24 PM

07/11/2014 1:29 PM

Local Tarheel Swimming Association teams dropped all three of their meets Tuesday night, although the Planters Walk Piranhas continued to show steady improvement in their performances.

Despite a strong effort by the Piranhas, Headdingham’s unbeaten streak remains intact. The Sharks used their team size advantage of 112 swimmers to the Planter's Walk team of 86 to tilt the balance of power as the two teams went back and forth in the lead for most of the night. The Sharks pulled away after the breast stroke and maintained their lead until the end of the meet.

Wendell fell at home to Hawthorne 270-237 in another competitive meet, while Zebulon’s undersized squad acquitted itself well in the water in a 389-111 loss at Crabtree.

Wendell got strong efforts from triple winners Mason Hetzell (freestyle, backstroke and butterfly), Nathan Bryant (freestyle, breast stroke and butterflly), Daniel Duttman (freestyle, breast stroker and butterfly) and Alicia Neal (freestyle, breast stroke and butterfly.)

For Zebulon, top performances came from Ryan Worley (first in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly) and Avery Thomas who took first place finishes in the freestyle, breaststroke and butterly.) Worley was also part of the first-place medley relay team for Zebulon.

Against Planter’s Walk, Heddingham floated to a 279-220 win over Planter’s Walk. The competitive loss marks the second strong showing by Planter’s Walk in as many weeks.

Planter’s Walk swimmers set several Heddingham pool records. In the Medley Relay records were broken by 11 - 12 boys Jackson Beam, Trent Walker II, Dax Hardy and Jadon Valles; 13 - 14 boys Evan Peters, Ben Rashleigh, Liam Givens Keatley and Cameron Mays; 15 - 18 boys Robert McCue, Dylan Bobbitt, Logan Anderson and Will Snow; and the 15 - 18 girls Leah Yuhas, Hannah Moore, Brenna Hardy and Kristin Olson. The freestyle pool record was broken by Isabella Glines in the 6 & under girls race, Liam Givens Keatley 13 - 14 boys, and Kelly McCue 13 - 14 girls also set pool records.

The backstroke pool record was broken by 6 and under swimmer Samantha Shirley. The breaststroke pool records were broken by Cole Walker 7 - 8 boys, Libby Gill 9 - 10 girls, Trent Walker II 11 - 12 boys, Evan Peters 13 - 14 boys, and Dylan Bobbitt 15 - 18 boys. The butterfly pool record was broken by McCue in the 13 - 14 girls bracket. The freestyle relay records were broken by the 15 - 18 boys team of McCue, Anderson, Bobbitt and Snow, and the 15 - 18 girls team of Olson, Amber Ayscue, Christina Benvenuto and Hardy.

The only triple winner for the Piranhas this week was McCue (freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.)

The Division 6 Planter’s Walk Piranhas team (86 swimmers) enters the week with a 1-3 record.

The Division 10 Wendell Waves (62 swimmers) enter the week with a 1-3 record.

The Division 10 Zebulon Dolphins (38 swimmers) enter the week with an 0-4 record.

Planter’s Walk hosts Jewish Community Center (3-1) in week five action on Tuesday, July 8, a Division 6 team which had 103 swimmers last season.

Wendell’s July 8 meet is a road contest at Division 10 Raleigh Racquet (0-4, 38 swimmers) and Zebulon will be on the road against the Division 9 Hawthorne (2-2, 38 swimmers).

,Hedingham 279,

Planter’s Walk 220

Medley Relay

First: Connor Mills, Vinny Stephens, Cole Walker, Oliver Cartner, Caleb Schaefer, Takoda Valles, Matthew Slade, Jackson Beam, Trent Walker II, Dax hardy, Jadon Valles, Evan Peters, Ben Rashleigh, Liam Givens-Keatley, Cameron Mays, Robert McCue, Dylan Bobbitt, Logan Anderson, Will Snow, Leh Yuhas, Hannah Moore, Brenna Hardy, Kristin Olson.


First: Isabella Glines, Liam Givens-Keatley, Kelly McCue, Kristin Olson..

Second: Connor Mills, Faith Holleman, Luke Peters, Libby Gill, Dax Hardy, Lainey Anderson, Emma Rutherford, Robert McCue, Brenna Hardy.

Third: Jakob King, Johnny Fraccola, Takoda Valles, Teagan McNeil and Jadon Valles.


First: Samantha Shirley, Cheyenne Allmon, Luke Peters, Liam Givens-Keatley, Kelly McCue.

Second: Daniel Seiler, Dax Hardy, Lainey Anderson, Evan Peters, Dylan Bobbitt.

Third: Gabby Garcia, Jadon Valles, Emma Rutherford, Logan Anderson, Kristin Olson.


First: Cole Walker, Libby Gill, Trent Walker II, Evan Peters, Dylan Bobbitt.

Second: Connor Mills, Isabella Glines, Campbell McNeil, Trent Walker II, Ben Rashleigh, Robert McCue and Christina Benvenuto.

Third: Faith Holleman, Johnny Monroe, Jadon Valles, Caroline Clifford and Kelly McCue.


First: Luke Peters, Kelly McCue.

Second: Cole Walker, Reagan Eatman, Jackson Beam, Lainey Anderson, Cameron Mays, Kristin Olson.

Third: Libby Gill, Dax Hardy.

Freestyle Relay

First: Jackson Beam, Trent Walker II, Jadon Valles, Dax Hardy, Lainey Anderson, Rachel Levine, Emma Rutherford, Kelly McCue, Robert McCue, Logan Anderson, Dylan Bobbitt, Will Snow, Kristin Olson, Amber Ayscue, Christina Benvenuto, Brenna Hardy.

Hawthorne 270,

Wendell 237

Medley Relay

First: Tucker Jones, Ben Aston, Mason Hetzell and Will Acree; Ethan Baker, Parker Brown, Nathan Bryant and Caleb Levinson; James Riddle, A.J. Swaim, Daniel Duttman and Howie Bair.


First: Carson Batchelor, Carson Hetzell, Mason Hetzell, Nathan Bryant, Caroline Duttman, Daniel Duttman and Alicia Neal.

Second: Parker Acree, Michelle Duffy, Anna Grace Maynor, Victoria Segura, Ethan Baker and James Riddle.

Third: Jackson White, Caleb Levinson and Staci Hunter.


First: Carson Batchelor, Morgan Maynor, Mason Hetzell, John Riddle, Ethan Baker, James Riddle and Hannah Norris.

Second: Ben Aston, Taylor Stocks, Caleb Levinson and Staci Hunter.

Third: Jeb Lemmond, Carson Hetzell, Tucker Jones, Melanie Nicoll, Rachel Brown, Parker Brown and A.J. Swaim.


First: Morgan Maynor, Ben Aston, John Riddle, Nathan Bryant, Daniel Duttman and Alicia Neal.

Second: Jeb Lemmond, Michelle Duffy, Tucker Jones, Parker Brown and A.J. Swaim.

Third: Melanie Nicoll, Mattox Bryant, Victoria Segura, Caroline Duttman, Chip Raynor and Hannah Norris.


First: Mason Hetzell, Nathan Bryant, Caroline Duttman, Daniel Duttman and Alicia Neal.

Second: Ben Aston, Ethan Baker and James Riddle.

Third: Tucker Jones, Anna Grace Maynor, John Riddle, Victoria Segura, Parker Brown and Staci Hunter.

Freestyle Relay

First: Ben Aston, Andrew White, Tucker Jones and Mason Hetzell; Parker Brown, Ethan Baker, Caleb Levinson and Nathan Bryant; James Riddle, Howie Bair, A.J. Swaim and Daniel Duttman; Caroline Duttman, Zoe Hux, Staci Hunter and Alicia Neal.

Crabtree 389,

Zebulon 111

Medley Relay

First: Wade Creech, Alston Willard, Ian Kerr and Ryan Worley.


First: Avery Thomas and Ryan Worley

Second: John Husted, Bella Leahy, Wade Creech and Alston Willard.

Third: Carson Creech, Brock Alford, Zollie Alford, Ashley Kerr and Josh Temple.


First: Cash Bridger and Ryan Worley.

Second: Hope Latta and Wade Creech.

Third: Anna Bailey, Zollie Alford, Whitley Creech, Josh Temple and Ian Kerr.


First: Avery Thomas, Zollie Alford, Ashley Kerr, Josh Temple and Alston Willard.

Second: John Husted, Kalin Creech and Bella Leahy

Third: Ainsley Thomas, Samantha Rogers, Brock Alford, Hope Latta and Caroline Jones


First: Avery Thomas and Ryan Worley.

Second: Greyson Hirsch, Ashley Kerr, Wade Creech and Alston Willard.

Third: Bella Leahy and Ian Kerr.

Freestyle Relay

First: Lillie Grace Shelton, Samantha Rogers, Elizabeth Kennemur and Avery Thomas; Benny Allmon, Angelo Husted, Greyson Hirsch and Brock Alford; Avery Wheless, Emma Bailey, Hope Latta and Kalin Creech; Whitley Creech, Heidi Latta, Caroline Jones and Bella Leahy; and Alston Willard, Ian Kerr, Wade Creech and Ryan Worley.


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