Piranhas defeat Maumelle, Conway
By Chad Matchett
The Cabot Piranhas had a fight on their hands, but came out on top of a three-team meet, taking down the Maumelle Marlins and Conway Crocodiles.
Cabot scored 663 points in the meet, while Maumelle finished second with 484 points and Conway third with 404.
Gideon Breedlove won the silver freestyle and bronze backstroke, while Connor Hayre won the platinum freestyle.
Jacob Taylor won the gold butterfly.
Andrew Deese took the gold free and silver breaststroke, while Ozbourne Melton won the gold breast and silver individual medley. Maddux Bowen won the gold IM and the bronze back, Logan Atkinson took the silver fly and bronze breast, while Joshua Breedlove won the bronze fly.
Jason Bongfeldt had a big day, winning the platinum breast along with the gold free, back and fly.
Dylan Skinner won the silver free, breast and IM, Cameron Sanden won the bronze free and back, Thomas McDonough won the silver back and bronze fly, while Tyce Wright took the gold IM.
Tristen Bowen won the platinum and took second in every other platinum event.
Seth Fox had a huge day for Cabot, winning the platinum free, back and IM and the gold breast.
Payton Jones won the platinum fly and bronze breast, while Chris Daniel won the silver back and fly. Brent Brockel won the gold fly and IM, Ben Cameron the gold back, Hunter Carmical the silver IM and Garrett Cardenas the bronze back.
Annie Thomas was dominant on Saturday, winning the platinum breast and the gold back, fly and IM. Ava Harrod won the bronze back, while Valerie Garcia won the bronze breast.
Grace Esteban swept the platinum categories, winning the free, back, breast and fly. Elizabeth Esteban won the silver back and fly, while Sarah Knowlton won the bronze free and back.
Kendal LeQuiei won the silver breast, Savannah Tolbert the bronze fly and Abby Jennings the bronze IM.
Carly Madar swam past everyone in her gold events, winning the free, breast, fly and IM. Christina Smith won the silver free and fly, while Abigail Thomas won the silver back and IM. Evie Bender won the bronze free.
Jessica Bongfeldt won the platinum breast, gold back and silver free, while Molly Madar won the bronze free, fly and IM. Grace Mackey won the platibum back, Izzy Dulin the gold fly, Sarah Breedlove the silver breast and Emma Havel the bronze breast.
Melanie Abbott and Abigail Breedlove looked great in the pool, each winning three events. Abbott won the platinum breast and IM and the gold fly, while Breedlove won the gold free and breast and the silver fly. Rachel Sweeney added a win in the gold back.
Jessie Baldwin gave the Piranhas plenty of points with platinum wins in the back, breast and IM and a bronze free. Katie Frederick won the gold breast, while Caytee Wright won the gold fly.