BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon-Upshur will send a total of 11 swimmers to the state meet after Saturday’s Region III Championships held at the West Virginia Wesleyan College pool.
The Lady Bucs finished as regional runner-ups with 130 points, qualifying seven in the individual events and two relay teams for state competition.
Seniors Brooke Newcome and Kailyn Bosley are headed to the state meet for the fourth straight year.
Bosley crossed the line first in the 200 freestyle (2:15.33) and was third in the 500 freestyle (6:15.61).
Fellow senior Ivy Ward, meanwhile, qualified for her third state meet, placing fourth in the 100 backstroke to earn an at-large berth with a time of 1:10.94.
Junior Madi Shepherd and sophomores Jenny Williams
Shepherd placed second in both the 100 freestyle (56.04) and 100
Sophomore Emma Reger earned a spot in the 200 freestyle, placing third in a time of 2:26.87.
B-U’s foursome of Newcome, Ward, Bosley
They placed first in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:04.18 and second in the 200 medley with an effort of 2:03.96.
Bridgeport won the team title with 164 points.
The Buccaneer boys placed sixth overall with 45 points and qualified two individuals and a relay team.
Freshman Sam Squires qualified in the 50 freestyle, placing sixth and earning an at-large berth with a time of 24.86.
Sophomore Florian Cramer was the other individual qualifier for B-U as his sixth-place time of 6:05.30 earned him an at-large berth.
Bridgeport tallied 125 points to win the regional title.
The state meet will be held Feb. 15-16 at the WVU Natatorium.
Region III Championship results:
Bridgeport 164, B-U 130, Robert C. Byrd 46, Elkins 42, Woodrow Wilson 40, Philip Barbour 34, Notre Dame 19, Grafton 18, Lincoln 10, Liberty 2
200 freestyle: Kailyn Bosley, first, 2:15.33; Emma Reger, third, 2:26.87; Sarah Cunningham, sixth, 2:32.43
200 IM: Brooke Newcome, first, 2:26.45; Jenny Williams, fourth, 2:33.11;
50 freestyle: McKenzie Reynolds, ninth, 29.73; Olivia Caynor, 22nd, 33.28; Summer Aguiar, 25th, 35.14
100 butterfly: Malone, fifth, 1:10.35
100 freestyle: Madi Shepherd, second, 56.04; Reynolds, seventh, 1:05.08; Aguiar, 19th, 1:18.23
500 freestyle: Bosley, third, 6:15.61; Cunningham, eighth, 7:12.22
100 backstroke: Newcome, first, 1:06.46; Shepherd, second, 1:08.47; Ward, fourth, 1:10.94; Reger, ninth, 1:17.86
100 breaststroke: Williams, third, 1:18.32; Caynor, 12th, 1:32.91
200 medley: (Ward, Bosley, Shepherd
200 freestyle: (Reynolds, Reger, Malone
400 freestyle: (Newcome, Ward, Bosley
Bridgeport 125, Elkins 89, Robert C. Byrd 71, Notre Dame 50, PikeView 47, B-U 45, Philip Barbour 38, Riverside 11, Woodrow Wilson 6, Grafton 5
200 freestyle: Cade Garrett, seventh, 2:23.58; Garrett Butler, eighth, 2:26.41
200 IM: Florian Cramer, seventh, 2:30.55
50 freestyle: Sam Squires, sixth, 24.86; Will Sparks, eighth, 25.60; Sam Walker, 31st, 31.96; Kalen Harley, 36th, 41.01
100 butterfly: Drew Griffith, sixth, 1:07.16
100 freestyle: Butler, 10th, 1:03.62; Garrett, 11th, 1:04.18; Dane Ammons, 12th, 1:05.93; Walker, 21st, 1:12.01
500 freestyle: Cramer, fourth, 6:05.30
100 backstroke: Squires, seventh, 1:11.74; Ammons, 10th, 1:21.42
100 breaststroke: Sparks, ninth, 1:19.39
200 medley: (Sam Squires, Will Sparks, Drew Griffith and Florian Cramer), third, 1:56.78
200 freestyle: (Squires, Butler, Garrett
400 freestyle: (Butler, Griffith, Garrett