Stringrays take second at Arcanum Invitational


ARCANUM —The Preble County Stingrays competed at the Arcanum Invitational on Saturday, June 20, and came in second place behind Miami Valley Golf club.

Olivia Cochran was the Most Valuable Swimmer for girls under the age of eight. Cochran won the 25 meter freestyle with a time of 23.49, the 25 meter Butterfly with a time of 31.38, the 25 meter backstroke in a time of 28.35, and the 25 meter breaststroke in a time of 29.58.

Mason McCargish also won the Most Valuable Swimmer for age 15 to 18 boys division. McCargish won the 50 meter freestyle in a time of 26.48, the 50 meter butterfly with a time of 28.47, and the 100 meter freestyle in a time of 57.38

Callie McCargish was the Most Valuable Swimmer for 15 to 18 girls, winning the 50 meter butterfly in a time of 36.23, the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 1:12.01, and the 100 meter individual medley with a time of 1:27.59.

Josh Pool won two events for the Stingrays: the open 15 to 18 200 meter freestyle with a time of 2:24.51, and the 100 meter individual medley with a time of 2:11.33.

Ben Todd claimed victories in two events for the Stingrays by winning the under eight breaststroke with a time of 29.91, and the 100 meter individual medley with a time of 2:11.33.

Josey Meeks won the age nine to ten, 25 meter butterfly with a time of 20.70, while Emma Slade won the backstroke with a time of 22.64.

The boys 15-18 200 medley team finished first with a time of 2:12.54, and the 200 meter freestyle team of Max Lawson, Payton Harrison, Pool and McCargish won with a time of 1:58.37.

Afterward, head coach David Montgomery talked about the importance of competing in a non-league meet.

“The kids really did well,” Coach David Montgomery said. “It’s not just to compete outside our league but to let the kids see the other swimming talent that is out there. That is one reason we host our invite this coming weekend, to let kids face some other competition and see how they fair against them.”

The Stingrays will host an invitational on Saturday, June 27, at the Eaton Community Pool.

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