Strong storms pushed Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled Tarheel Swimming Association meets back to Wednesday for all three local teams, but only two of them were able to produce enough numbers to compete on the fallback date.
All three area teams compete in the association’s Northern League. The teams are placed in different divisions, based on past records, competing against teams in their own division and often those one division up or down.
The league’s meets are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Competition is broken down into six age groups for both boys and girls, ranging from 6 years and under to 18-year-olds.
Swimmers ages 6 and under are only allowed to compete in two races that count for points, making them double winners at best. All other age groups can swim in three events that count for points, making them eligible as triple winners.
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The Division 9 Zebulon Dolphins had to forfeit their home meet Wednesday against the Division 8 Dolphins from Banbury Woods & Hunters Landing.
The Division 7 Planter’s Walk Piranhas competed up a division against Summerfield North in Raleigh, where the Stingrays prevailed, 279-206.
The Piranhas had a double winner in Emerson Eatman (freestyle, backstroke) and triple winner in Jadon Valles (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly).
The Wendell Waves defeated the Raleigh Racquet Club Racquetfish in their Division 9 meet, 246-194.
The Waves had five triple winners: Carson Batchelor (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly), and Parker Perry, John Riddle, Nathan Bryant and Caroline Duttman (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly).
The schedule for Tuesday, July 12, called for Planter’s Walk to host the Southall Seahorses, Wendell to host the Crabtree Swim Machine and Zebulon to host the Hawthorne Stingrays. Weather pending, the results from those meets will run in the Sunday, July 17 edition of the Eastern Wake News.
The final meets of the TSA season are scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, when Planter’s Walk is slated to host the Black Horse Run Mustangs, Wendell is to host the Harmony Hammerheads and Zebulon is set to swim at Raleigh Racquet Club.
Summerfield North 279, Planter’s Walk 206
First: Reagan Eatman, Campbell McNeill, Gabrielle Garcia and Cheyenne Allmon; Teaghan McNeill, Calypso Glines, Libby Gill and Mia Stephens; Evan Peters, Jadon Valles, Liam Givens-Keatley and Jackson Beam; Leah Yuhas, Hannah Moore, Kelly McCue and Brenna Hardy.
First: Kellan Heaney, Emerson Eatman and Jadon Valles.
Second: Isabella Glines, Libby Gill, Jackson Beam, Marie Rashleigh and Kelly McCue.
Third: Canaan Valles, Hayden Heaney, Anna Byrnes, Gabriella Garcia, Caleb Schaefer, Liam Givens-Keatley and Brenna Hardy.
First: Emerson Eatman, Hayden Heaney, Reagan Eatman and Marie Rashleigh.
Second: Kellan Heaney, Anna Byrne, Campbell McNeill, Teaghan McNeill, Liam Givens-Keatley and Kelly McCue.
Third: Isabella Glines, Evan Peters and Hannah Moore.
First: Jakob King, Anna Byrne, Cole Walker, Caleb Schaefer, Libby Gill, Jadon Valles and Hannah Moore.
Second: Canaan Valles, Gio Aviles, Campbell McNeill, Trent Walker II, Evan Peters and Brenna hardy.
Third: Gabriella Garcia, Tyson Gant, Jackson Beam and Emma James.
First: Jadon Valles.
Second: Isabella Glines, Libby Gill, Jackson Beam, Marie Rashleigh, Liam Givens-Keatley and Kelly McCue.
Third: Cheyenne Allmon, Takoda Valles and Brenna Hardy.
First: Cheyenne Allmon, Reagan Eatmon, Gabreilla Garcia and Campbell McNeill; Caleb Schaefer, Tyson Gant, Miguel Aviles and Takoda Valles; Mia Stephens, Calypso Glines, Teaghan McNeill and Libby Gill; Evan Peters, Trent Walker II, Liam Givens-Keatley and Jadon Valles; Hannah Moore, Leah Yuhas, Brenna Hardy and Kelly McCue.
Wendell 246, Raleigh Racquet 194
First: Jonah Riddlehoover, Parker Acree, Will Acree and Carson Batchelor; Victoria Segura, Emma Buus, Gracie Wright and Ginny Beth Swaim; Nathan Bryant, John Riddle, Mattox Bryant and Sam Aguirre.
First: Hailey Batchelor, Carson Batchelor, Parker Perry, John Riddle, Nathan Bryant, Caroline Duttman, Chip Raynor and Maura Aguirre.
Second: Willow Horn, Nicholas Duffy, Will Acree, Gracie Wright, Sam Aguirre and Julia Waynik.
Third: Regan Quinn, Mattox Bryant and Emma Buus.
First: Carson Batchelor, Will Acree, Victoria Segura, Sam Aguirre and Julia Waynik.
Second: Ryan Pittman, Taylor Stocks and Chip Raynor.
Third: Jonah Riddlehoover, Regan Quinn, Megan Buus and Gracie Wright.
First: Ryan Pittman, Parker Perry, John Riddle, Emma Buus, Nathan Bryant, Caroline Duttman and Maura Aguirre.
Second: Willow Horn, Parker Acree, Frankie Costantino, Megan Buus, Sam Aguirre and Julia Waynik.
Third: Holt Perry, Mattox Bryant, Victoria Segura and Jack Swaim.
First: Carson Batchelor, Parker Perry, Will Acree, John Riddle, Gracie Wright, Nathan Bryant and Caroline Duttman.
Second: Parker Acree, Taylor Stocks and Chip Raynor.
Third: Michelle Duffy.
First: Nicholas Duffy, Davis Batchelor, Camden Mason and Ryan Pittman; Ava Holliday, Michelle Duffy, Lila Bender and Parker Perry; Emma Buus Victoria Segura, Ginny Beth Swaim and Gracie Wright; John Riddle, Sam Aguirre, Mattox Bryant and Nathan Bryant; AJ Swaim, Jack Swaim, Woody Raynor and Chip Raynor; Julia Waynik, Maura Aguirre, Taylor Stocks and Caroline Duttman.