Story by Krystle Bono,
Shore Swim hit the road and headed west to Hampden-Sydney College Jan. 25 to battle Prince Edward, Appomattox, and Goochland for a quad meet. Goochland ended the day on top, finishing first for both the boys and the girls. Shore Swim brought home a second-place finish overall for both the boys and the girls teams, as they defeated Prince Edward and Appomattox.
Individually, the boys relay team of Cade Williams, Luke Parks, Carter Harmon, and Chad Saunders finished third in the boys 200-meter medley, and the girls finished first with Lacy Gouldin, Madison Johnson, Lauren Johnston, and Taylor Thornes.
Patrick Lilliston finished second in the boys 200-meter freestyle and Donathon Johnson took sixth. Rachel Gouldin placed fifth for the girls.
Carter Harmon earned second in the boys 200-meter IM, with Grady Harmon finishing in third. Parks grabbed a fourth-place finish in the boys 50-meter freestyle. Saunders grabbed sixth.
Johnston finished first in the girls 50-meter freestyle. Gouldin placed fifth and Thornes was eighth. Johnston earned another first in the girls 100-meter butterfly.
Parks placed second in the boys 100-meter freestyle and Saunders was sixth. Thornes finished fourth, Nora Bahn was eighth, and Allie Penland was ninth in the girls 100-meter freestyle.
Lilliston finished second in the boys 400-meter freestyle and Rachel Gouldin was third for the girls.
The boys relay team of Carter Harmon, Lilliston, Saunders, and Parks finished second in the boys 200-meter freestyle relay. The girls relay team of Johnston, Lacy Gouldin, Thornes, and Madison Johnson were third.
Williams finished second in the boys 100-meter backstroke and Lacy Gouldin was third for the girls.
Harmon placed second in the boys 100-meter breaststroke, and Johnson was second for the girls.
The boys relay of Donathan Johnson, Lilliston, Williams, and Grady Harmon finished third in the 400-meter freestyle relay. The girls team was third with Gina Pryor, Rachel Gouldin, Penland, and Bahn.
Shore Swim traveled to Cambridge to compete Tuesday night for their last meet of the regular season.Both the boys and girls teams fell to their host swimmers, but fought hard against a club of over 20 swimmers per group, compared to Shore Swim’s humble teams of seven boys and eight girls.
The squad headed to their regional meet Thursday night at Maggie L. Walker in Richmond.