Cougar swimmer compete at region tournament

By DAVID GRAVELY, sports@southwesttimes.com

 

The Pulaski County High School swim team hit the pool for one final time this season, competing in the Region 4D meet at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center Tuesday.

 

Blacksburg took top honors in the girls bracket, putting together 170 points to earn the championship. Second place E.C. Glass finished with 85 points. Salem was third with 81 points.

 

Jefferson Forest was fourth with 72, William Byrd finished fifth with 59, Charlottesville took sixth with 41 and Liberty Christian Academy finished seventh with 24 points.

 

With much smaller teams than most others, Carroll County finished eighth with 12 points, Pulaski County was ninth with six points and Amherst County was tenth with two points.

 

The Cougar boys, with only three swimmers on the team, were not able to break into the top ten.

 

Jefferson Forest took the top spot in the boys division with 157 points, followed by Blacksburg (85), Salem (80), Bassett (55), LCA (53), Carroll county (42), William Byrd (19), E.C. Glass (14), Charlottesville (14), Amherst County (6) and G.W. Danville (2).

 

Despite the season ending, Head Coach Leslie Mitchell was pleased with her teams progression this season.

 

“Our goal each week was to improve our personal best times,” she said. “We’re a little behind some of the other teams in numbers, so we had to set realistic goals for the season. Each of our swimmers put in the time and effort to reach those goals, and I’m proud of the progress they’ve made. They’re all better now than they were at the beginning of the season.”

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