Grafton swimmers compete at AB


GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats’ swim team competed in a tri-meet this past Wednesday on the campus of Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi.

Other schools who participated in the event were Philip Barbour and Notre Dame, with the Colts placing first with an overall score of 181 points.

Grafton would score 78.50 points on the day and place well in several events.

For the boys, the team of Will Angus, Layne England, Luke Nibert, and Zach Nibert would place first in the boys’ 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:08.52.

Those four would also go on to earn solid points in other events during the day as well.

In the boys’ 50-yard freestyle event, it was Luke Nibert taking first place, followed by England (3rd), Zach Nibert (4th), Levi Miller (5th), and Will Angus (6th). In the 100-yard event, Nibert would finish second, followed by England (4th), Z. Nibert (6th), and Miller (7th).

On the girls’ side, the team was led by senior Jocelyn Countryman, who placed first in the girls’ 200-yard individual medley with a time of 3:09.89.

And in the girls’ 100-yard freestyle event, Countryman would finish in the fourth spot, just behind teammate Leah Jackson who placed third with a solid time of 1:14.47.

Jackson would also place third in the girls’ 50-yard freestyle with a time of 31.53, finishing just ahead of teammate Skylar Wooddell who placed sixth with a time of 35.68.

Jackson, Countryman, Woodell, and teammate Emily Cather would also place third in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:21.52.

Also posting solid times in various events throughout the day were freshmen Jordan Niggemyer, Emily Poling, and Hannah Hobbs.

The Bearcats returned to action on Sunday at the Mohawk Invitational in Morgantown but results from that meet were not immediately available.

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