One way or another, all three local Tarheel Swimming Association teams managed end the summer season on a high note.
Tuesday’s season finales marked the first time over the 6-week season, beginning June 16, that the eastern Wake teams won all their meets in the same week.
For the Division 9 Wendell Waves (3-3), that win came by a score of 1-0 due to a forfeit by Division 10 Carlyle & Chatsworth (1-4-1) following several weather delays at the Wendell pool.
The Division 10 clash between the Zebulon Dolphins and Raleigh Racquet (0-6) was also affected by the weather, being cut short through the breaststroke. The 172-142 win on the road marked the first of the season for the Dolphins, who finished with a 1-4-1 record.
The Planter’s Walk Piranhas rallied Tuesday for a 258-243 over Black Horse Run in Raleigh. The outcome left the two teams tied at 4-2 overall for the season, but gave the Piranhas the one win needed to claim the Division 7 title over the Mustangs.
After trailing early, Planter’s Walk tied the meet 133-all through the backstroke and took the lead in the 13-14 boys butterfly – one of the final races of the night.
Piranhas swimmer Robert McCue set a Black Horse Run pool record of 24.24 seconds in the 15-18 boys butterfly.
Triple winners for Planter’s Walk were Dax Hardy and Kelly McCue (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly), and Ben Rashleigh (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly).
Planter’s Walk 258, Black Horse Run 243
First: Luke Peters, Jackson Beam, Dax hardy and Ethan Robinson; Evan Peters, Jadon Valles, Ben Rashleigh and Trent Walker II; Logan Anderson, Dylan Bobbitt, Robert McCue and Will Snow; Leah Yuhas, Mia Stephens, Christina Benvenuto and Marie Rashleigh.
First: Dax Hardy, Marie Rashleigh, Ben Rashleigh, Kelly McCue, Logan Anderson and Leah Yuhas.
Second: Anna Byrne, Matthew Slade, Teaghan McNeill, Jackson Beam, Jadon Valles, Robert McCue and Brenna Hardy.
Third: Jude Lieb, Connor Mills, Reagan Eatman, Takoda Valles and Lainey Anderson.
First: Anna Byrne, Reagan Eatman, Matthew Slade, Dax Hardy, Marie Rashleigh, Evan Peters, Kelly McCue and Robert McCue.
Second: Noland Heaney, Luke Peters, Jadon Valles, Caroline Clifford and Logan Anderson.
Third: Connor Mills, Catherine Mills and Christina Benvenuto.
First: Jackson Beam, Ben Rashleigh, Dylan Bobbitt and Christina Benvenuto.
Second: Campbell McNeill, Cole Walker, Teaghan McNeill, Charlie Whitley, Evan Peters, Lainey Anderson and Brenna Hardy.
Third: Jonathan Fraccola, Takoda Valles, Mia Stephens and Caroline Clifford.
First: Dax Hardy, Ben Rashleigh, Kelly McCue, Robert McCue and Brenna Hardy.
Second: Jonathan Fraccola, Reagan Eatman, Takoda Valles, Jackson Beam, Teaghan McNeill, Marie Rashleigh, Evan Peters, Lainey Anderson and Logan Anderson.
Third: Connor Mills, Campbell McNeill and Leah Yuhas.
First: Luke Peters, Jackson Beam, Ethan Robinson and Dax Hardy; Evan Peters, Trent Walker II, Ben Rashleigh and Jadon Valles; Lainey Anderson, Mia Stephens, Caroline Clifford and Kelly McCue; Robert McCue, Will Snow, Logan Anderson and Dylan Bobbitt; Brenna Hardy, Leah Yuhas, Marie Rashleigh and Christina Benvenuto.
Zebulon 172, Raleigh Racquet 142
First: Zak Pendleton, Grayson Hirsch, Benny Allmon and Dillon Kondylas; Callie Pisarik, Avery Wheless, Bella Leahy and Emma Bailey; Wade Creech, Josh Temple, Ryan Worley and Ian Kerr; Whitley Creech, Ashley Kerr, Julia Wrenn and Caroline Jones.
First: Sophia Pisarik, Zak Pendleton, Isabella Harrelson, Bella Leahy, Benny Allmon, Whitley Creech and Julia Wrenn.
Second: Dillon Kondylas, Josh Temple, Avery Wheless, Ashley Kerr and Caroline Jones.
Third: William Marlow and Wade Creech.
First: Zak Pendleton, Isa Harrelson, Bella Leahy, Ryan Worley, Whitley Creech and Julia Wrenn.
Second: Emma Bailey, Avery Wheless, Josh Temple, Ashley Kerr and Caroline Jones.
Third: Sophia Pisarik, Macy Pait, Benny Allmon, Callie Pisarik and Wade Creech.
First: Dillon Kondylas, Ryan Worley, Avery Wheless, Josh Temple, Ashley Kerr and Caroline Jones.
Second: Anna Bailey, William Marlow, Isa Harrelson, Benny Allmon, Whitley Creech and Julia Wrenn.
Third: Macy Pait and Grayson Hirsch.