TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers placed three swimmers on the 2021 Big-10 All-Conference Team that was recently announced.
Buckhannon-Upshur’s Preston Bennett and Sam Squires were named to the First Team while Reis Leonard was selected to the Honorable Mention team.
Bennett shared high point honors for the Bucs at the Big 10 Conference meet at the Harrison County YMCA.
He broke the Big 10 Conference and B-U school record in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:59.16 while taking first place in the event and won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:08.02.
Squires took second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.89 and third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.35.
Leonard took sixth and seventh in the 200-yard freestyle (2:21.64) and the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.47).
The trio joined Owen Caynor to take second place in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:43.02) and the 200-yard medley relay (1:57.92).
Bridgeport led First Team selections with five while the Bucs and Robert C. Byrd each had two and Robert C. Byrd one.
Bridgeport won the conference title while Elkins finished second, Robert C. Byrd was third and the Bucs took fourth with just five swimmers.
Randy Keener of Bridgeport was named the Big 10 Conference Swimmer of the Year while Christy Fubio of Robert C. Byrd was named Coach of the Year.
Boys Big 10 All-Conference
Preston Bennett – Buckhannon-Upshur
Sam Squires – Buckhannon-Upshur
Reese Allen – Bridgeport
Randy Keener – Bridgeport
Luke Pinti – Bridgeport
Marcel Rodriguez – Bridgeport
Reed Smith – Bridgeport
Joshua McPherson – East Fairmont
Patrick Fubio – Robert C. Byrd
Kaden Meighen – Robert C. Byrd
Mason Tichenal -- Bridgeport
Austin Whetsell – East Fairmont
Luke Anger – Elkins
Jasper Clark – Elkins
Braxton Kenney – Elkins
Ivan Looney-Sanders – Elkins
Izaak Whetsell – Elkins
Grant Broadhurst – Fairmont Senior
Will Angus – Grafton
Jackson Howe – Robert C. Byrd
Reis Leonard – Buckhannon-Upshur
Kirt Drennen – Fairmont Senior
Ezra Johnson – Robert C. Byrd
Swimmer of the Year – Randy Kenner (Bridgeport)
Coach of the Year – Christy Fubio (Robert C. Byrd)