BSC Splashers back in action against Bridgeport Swim


BRIDGEPORT — The Buckhannon Swim Club Splashers traveled to Bridgeport on Tuesday, June 21 for a date with the Bridgeport Swim Team. Through 80 events on Tuesday evening, the Splashers saw 2 mixed relay team picked up victory, had the girls team win nineteen event wins, while the boys combined for eight event wins for a total of 29 wins. 

The Splashers Mixed 13-14 200-meter Freestyle Relay pairing, consisting of: Rylee Yardley (13), Sammie Shay (13), Liz Hurst (13), and Brody Jeran (13) picked up the team’s first win of the day, with the four combining for a time of 2:25.53. This mixed relay picked up their second win of the day in the very last event of the meet, the 13-14 200-meter Medley Relay with a combined time of 2:53.55. 

Augusta Richardsheld off the Bridgeport pair of Scotlin Snell and Amelia Horne for the win in the girls 6-under 50-meter Freestyle, touching the wall in just 1:13.42. In her next event, Richards coasted her to her second win of the day, this time in the girls 6-under 25-meter Backstroke. Richards’ time of 39.06 seconds bested her closest competition in the race to the finish by over 10 seconds. Richards’ dominance of her events was capped off with her third and final win of the day in the girls 6-under 25-meter Butterfly with a blazing fast time of just 42.14 seconds. 

Splasher and Lady Buccaneer swimming star Cadence Vincent matched Richards’ dominance by also earning three event wins last Tuesday against Bridgeport Swim Team. Vincent won the girls 15-18 50-meter Backstroke with a time of 30.20 seconds, the girls 15-18 50-meter Freestyle with a time of 26.96 seconds before completing her hat trick of victories in the girls 15-18 50-meter Butterfly with a time of 29.33 seconds; tying with Richards three event wins on Tuesday to lead all Splashers in terms of event wins. 

Sammie Shay earned her first of two wins on Tuesday in the girls 13-14 year old 100-meter Freestyle with a time of 1:20.80 before crushing to her second in the in the girls 13-14 50-meter Backstroke with a time of 42.92 seconds. 

Aubry Shay was the fourth Splasher girl to win at least two events, first earning a victory in the girls 11-12 year old 50-meter Backstroke with a time of just 42.23 seconds before winning the girls 11-12 year old 50-meter Breaststroke with a time of 44.17 seconds. 

Rylee Yardley was the fifth and final girl Splasher to win multiple events, winning the girls 13-14 year old 50-meter Freestyle with a time of 37.42 seconds then the girls 13-14 year old 50-meter Butterfly with a time of 46.79 seconds. 

Eight-year old Holden Cabrera continued his strong Summer in the pool on Tuesday evening, earning the boy Splashers first event win of the day in the boys 8-under 50-meter Freestyle with a time of 1:10.78. 

Buccaneer swimming star and 2021-22 state champion Preston Bennett enjoyed a near perfect evening on Tuesday, dominating the field of 15 to 18 year old boys. Bennett won the boys 15-18 100-meter Freestyle with a time it 56.61 seconds, beating out Bridgeport’s Mason Titchenal’s time of 58.30 seconds in a thrilling race. Tichenal again found himself below Bennett on the podium, as Preston won the boys 15-18 100-meter IM with a time of 1:06.37 for his second victory of the day. Bennett completed his trifecta of event wins in the boys 15-18 50-meter Breaststroke with a time of 35.80 seconds. 

Up-and-coming Splasher star fourteen year old Brody Jeran picked up a pair of events wins in the boys 13-14 year old 50-meter Backstroke and boys 13-14 year old 50-meter Freestyle with times of 40.04 seconds and 29.72 seconds, respectively. 

Thomas Wilsoncroft won the boys 9-10 year old 25-meter Breaststroke with an outstanding time for his age group, touching the wall in just 26.95 seconds, while five-year old Roy Gentry also impressed for the little Splashers winning the 6-under boys 25-meter Freestyle with a time of 28.50 seconds. 

See a full list of BSC Splashers winners and times below:

Mixed 13-14 200-meter Freestyle

Brody Jeran (13)

Sammie Shay (14)

Rylee Yardley (13)

Liz Hurst (13)

Time: 2:25.53

Girls 8-under 50-meter Freestyle 

Tori Wilsoncroft (7)

Time: 47.46 seconds 

Girls 6-under 50-meter Freestyle 

Augusta Richards (6)

Time: 1:13.42

Boys 8-under 50-meter Freestyle

Holden Cabrera (8) 

Time: 1:10.78

Girls 13-14 100-meter Freestyle 

Sammie Shay (14)

Time: 1:20.80

Girls 9-10 25-meter Backstroke

Cora Cottrill (10)

Time: 21.77 seconds

Girls 9-10 25-meter Breaststroke 

Cora Cottrill (10)

Time: 27.80 seconds

Boys 15-18 100-meter Freestyle

Preston Bennett (17)

Time: 56.61 seconds 

Girls 6-under 25-meter Backstroke

Augusta Richards (6)

Time: 39.06 seconds

Girls 11-12 50-meter Backstroke

Aubry Shay (11)

Time: 42.23 seconds

Girls 13-14 50-meter Backstroke

Sammie Shay (14)

Time: 42.92 seconds

Boys 13-14 50-meter Backstroke 

Brody Jeran (14)

Time: 40.04 seconds

Girls 15-18 50-meter Backstroke

Cadence Vincent (17)

Time: 30.20

Girls 11-12 100-meter IM

Aspen Manning (11)

Time: 1:55.91

Boys 15-18 100-meter IM

Preston Bennett (17)

Time: 1:06.37

Girls 9-10 25-meter Breaststroke 

Cora Cottrill (10)

Time: 27.80 seconds

Boys 9-10 25-meter Breaststroke

Thomas Wilsoncroft (9)

Time: 26.95 seconds 

Girls 11-13 50-meter Breaststroke 

Aubry Shay (11)

Time: 44.17 seconds 

Girls 15-18 50-meter Breaststroke

Alayna Whitehair (17)

Time: 39.12 seconds

Boys 15-18 50-meter Breaststroke

Preston Bennett (17)

Time: 35.80 seconds

Boys 6-under 25-meter Freestyle

Gentry Roy (5)

Time: 28.50 seconds

Girls 13-14 50-meter Freestyle

Rylee Yardley (13)

Time: 37.42 seconds

Boys 13-14 50-meter Freestyle

Brody Jeran (13)

Time: 29.72 seconds

Girls 15-18 50-meter Freestyle

Cadence Vincent (17)

Time: 26.96 seconds

Girls 6-under 25-meter Butterfly

Augusta Richards (6)

Time: 42.14 seconds

Girls 9-10 25-meter Butterfly

Berkeley Jeran (9)

Time: 21.00 seconds

Girls 11-12 50-meter Butterfly

Makenzie Egress (12)

Time: 59.11 seconds

Girls 13-14 50-meter Butterfly

Rylee Yardley (13)

Time: 46.79 seconds

Girls 15-18 50-meter Butterfly

Cadence Vincent (17)

Time: 29.33 seconds

Mixed 13-14 200-meter Medley Relay 

Brody Jeran (13)

Sammie Shay (14)

Rylee Yardley (13)

Liz Hurst (13)

Time: 2:53.55

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