Stingrays split pair of meets


EATON — The Preble County Stingrays split a pair of meets this week, starting out with a loss to Idle Hour on Tuesday, June 23 before beating Miamisburg on Thursday, June 25.

In the Idle Hour matchup, the Stingrays managed 22 first place finishes, but fell 267-197.

In the ages seven and eight category, Olivia Cochran brought home top finishes in the 25-meter breaststroke, 25-meter backstroke, and 25-meter butterfly. On the boys’ side, Austin Peace locked in a first place in the 25 breast.

For the nine and ten year olds, Josey Meeks took first in the 100-meter individual medley and the 50-meter freestyle while Emma Slade was first in the 25 free and 25 back. For the boys in that age group, Elliot Voge notched a top finish in the 100 IM

The 11 and 12 year olds had a solid performance by Madelynn Baker, who took first in the 100 IM, 25 free, and 50 free for the girls. Hayden Bratton was first in the 25 breast for the boys’ side.

In the 13 and 14 age category, Tyler Gregory took first in all three of his events – notching the top spot in the 100 IM, 50-meter breaststroke, and the 50-meter backstroke. Aaron School was first in the 50-meter butterfly as well.

For ages 15 and up, Mason McCargish was first in the 100 IM, 50 free, and 50 fly while Andrew Ferguson was the top placer in the 50 breast and Trey Gregory was first in the 50 back.

On Thursday, the Stingrays upended the Barracudas 260-235, taking 34 first place finishes.

Cochran was first in her three events for the seven and eight year olds, winning the 25 breast, 25 back, and 25 fly. For the boys, Peace was first in his three events as well, winning the 25 free, 25 back, and 25 fly.

For the nine and ten year olds, Joslynn Beneke was first in the 25 breast, Slade was first in the 25 back, and Meeks was first in the 25 fly. On the boys end, Ben Todd was first in the 100 IM and Voge took the top spot in the 25 breast.

In the 11 and 12 age group, Bella Streets was first in the 25 free and 25 fly while Baker was first in the 25 back and 50 free. For the boys, it was Ryan Ballou in the 100 IM and Clayton Kiracofe in the 25 back and 50 free that took top finishes.

For the 13 and 14 year olds, Liddy won the 50 breast for the girls. Gregory won his three events once again, placing first in the 50 free, 50 breast, and 50 fly. Scholl won the 100 IM and tied with Jacob Doty in the 100 free.

In the 15 and up category, Lauren Ferguson was first in the 50 breast while Callie McCargish won the 100 free and 50 fly.

For the boys, McCargish won his three events – taking first in the 100 IM, 50 free, and 100 free. Ferguson won the 50 breast, Gregory was first in the 50 breast, and Josh Pool was top finisher in the 50 fly.

The Stingrays do not have any meets next week, but will have a makeup meet with West Carrollton in two weeks before the league championships on Saturday, July 11.

Wednesday of this week is a special practice sessions – “Laps for Improvement” – which is an annual fund raiser to support the pool and improvements. Swimmers are currently getting sponsors to donate based on the laps completed during this practice session.

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