The Cabot Piranhas gave the powerhouse Sherwood Sharks a run for their money on Saturday, but couldn’t quite give the 10-time CASL champions their first loss.
Sherwood scored 908 points to Cabot’s 614 at the meet in Cabot. Conway was a distant third at 254. Sherwood’s massive team hasn’t been outscored in years and won their last meet by over 1,000 points, making this week a relatively close one as Cabot put up some excellent times across the board, especially in the older divisions.
The Lady Piranhas had a lot of success on Saturday. The oldest girls swept some of their races, while the 11-12s won 11 races.
Annie Thomas won the gold breaststroke and also the silver butterfly.
Grace Esteban had a dominant day against some elite competition, winning platinum races in the backstroke, breast, butterfly and individual medley.
Madalyn Peck took the bronze back and butterfly races, while Kendal LeQuieu took the gold butterfly. Emmalee Crow won the silver butterfly, while Elizabeth Esteban won the bronze IM.
Carly Madar had another solid day, winning the gold freestyle, the silver breast and the bronze back. Abigain Thomas added a win in the silver butterfly, while Greenlee Crow won the bronze IM.
Emma Havel gave this group the most points with four wins in two divisions. She won the silver back, butterfly and IM to go with a bronze free.
Rachel Montanaro won the platinum breast and the gold IM, while Grace Mackey won the platinum back and the gold free. Izzy Dulin took the gold back and free, Emily Lynch the gold breast, Jessica Bongfeldt the silver free and Charlotte Ball the bronze breast.
Rachel Sweeney had three firsts in three different divisions, winning the platinum IM, the gold back and the silver breast. Abigail Breedlove won the silver IM, while Samantha Scott won the bronze butterfly.
This group of Piranhas won every freestyle race and swept through the IMs as well.
Jessie Baldwin led the way with platinum wins in the back and breast and a gold win in the butterfly.
Katie Frederick had gold wins in the free and breast and a silver butterfly. Allison Kindrex won three races as well, taking the silver free and IM and the bronze butterfly. Caytee Wright made the most of her two wins, taking the platinum free and IM, while Kristin Meyer won the bronze breast and IM. Maddie Darcey won the gold IM, and Chelbi Dulin won the bronze free.
Jacob Taylor won the silver butterfly and the bronze free, while Grant Goodnight won the gold breast.
This group had almost as many swimmers finish first in various races as the rest of the age groups combined, although only Maddux Bowen won multiple races. Bowen took the gold breast and the silver free.
Ozbourne Melton won the silver back, while Tyce Wright won the silver butterfly. Jacob Knowlton won the bronze back, Cameron Sanden the bronze butterfly and Kolton Fulcher the bronze IM.
Jason Bongfeldt won the platinum breast and the gold IM, while Thomas McDonough won the bronze back.
Tristan Bowen finished first in the platinum back.
Chris Daniel had a big day, taking first in four races. Daniel won the silver free and breast, while also winning the bronze back and butterfly.
Payton Jones won the platinum butterfly, Noah Joyner the gold free and Seth Fox the gold breast.