BSC Splashers earn 21 event wins in road meet

Thomas Wilsoncroft

CLARKSBURG — The Buckhannon Swim Club Splashers were back in action Tuesday, June 28 as they hit the road for an away meet with the Clarksburg Country Club Swim Team.  

The Splashers posted 21 event wins against the Clarksburg Country Club Swim Team, finding success on every age level. Although team scores were not recorded, the Splashers competed at a very high level, with several young swimmers turning in their best showing of the Summer so far.  

The Little Splashers that fell in the 8-and-under age division earned four total event wins. Camdyn Egress led the way for the Little Splasher boys with a pair of event wins, claiming victories in both the 50-meter (m) Freestyle with a time of 46.68 seconds and the 25m Freestyle with a time of 20.25 seconds to cap off an outstanding day. Both Tori Wilsoncroft and Charlotte Helmick picked up an event win each, with Wilsoncroft touching the wall first in the 25m Backstroke with a time of just 26.12 seconds, while Helmick won the 25m Freestyle with a time it 30.75 seconds for the Splasher girls in this age grouping.  

In the 9 to 10-year-old age division, the Splasher claimed six total event wins, with four individuals and two relay teams earning top honors. For the 9 to 10-year-old Splasher boys, Thomas Wilsoncroft shined as he took home a pair of wins in both the 50m Freestyle with a time of 41.50 seconds and the 25m Breaststroke with a time of 28.65 seconds, while Marishka Ware Kara Hildreth both picked up a win each for the girls.  

Ware picked up her event win in the 25m Backstroke with a time of 29.00 seconds, while Hildreth earned her event win in the 25m Butterfly with a time of 39.47 seconds. The mixed relay pairing of Ware, Hildreth, Wilsoncroft and Lydia Wood earned a pair of wins in the 100m Freestyle Relay and the 100m Medley Relay for the Splashers in this age group, with combined times of 1:36.46 and 2:09.57, respectively.  

Rylee Yardley stole the show in the 13 to 14 age grouping competition, earning a team-high three event wins for the Splasher girls. Yardley chalked up her three event wins in the 100m Backstroke with a time it 1:36.15, the 200m IM with a time it 3:28.03 and the 50m Freestyle with a time of 38.18 seconds. Liz Hurst picked up the 13 to 14-year-old Splasher girls’ fourth and final event win of the day. In the boy’s field for this age group, Riley Bender picked up two event wins in the 100m Breaststroke with a time of 2:00.94 and the 50m Freestyle with a time of 41.37 seconds. 

Finally, the 15 to 18-year-old Splasher boys dominated the opposition, sweeping all three individual events and both relay races, earning five event wins in total.  

Preston Swift kicked things off for the Splasher boys in this age grouping with a win in the 200m Freestyle, touching the wall in 2:50.71. Preston Bennett took over from there; the 2021-22 state champion proved why he is one of the state’s top swimming prospects, crushing to a win in the 100m Breaststroke with a time of 1:27.91. Owen Caynor picked up the third and final individual win of the evening for the 15 to 18-year-old Splasher boys in the 50m Freestyle, finishing with an outstanding time of 31.09 seconds. The lead Splasher boy relay pairing of this age group, consisting of: Caynor, Bender, Swift and Bennett earned two relay wins to complete the sweep. The foursome posted times of 2:14.94 in the 200m Freestyle and 2:46.28 in the 200m Medley Relay.  

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

Mixed 9-10 100m Freestyle Relay 

Marishka Ware (9) 

Kara Hildreth (9) 

Lydia Wood (9) 

Thomas Wilsoncroft (9) 

Time: 1:36.36 

Mixed 15-18 200m Freestyle Relay

Owen Caynor (17) 

Riley Bender (13) 

Preston Swift (15) 

Preston Bennett (17) 

Time: 2:14.94 

Boys 8-and-under 50m

Freestyle

Camdyn Egress (7) 

Time: 46.68 seconds 

Boys 9-10 50m Freestyle 

Thomas Wilsoncroft (9) 

Time: 41.50 seconds 

Girls 13-14 200m Freestyle 

Liz Hurst (13) 

Time: 3:21.13 

Boys 15-18 200m Freestyle

Preston Swift (15) 

Time: 2:50.71 

Owen Caynor (17) 

Time: 2:51.02 

Girls 8-and-under 25m 

Backstroke

Tori Wilsoncroft (7) 

Time: 26.12 seconds 

Girls 9-10 25m Backstroke

Marishka Ware (9) 

Time: 29.00 seconds  

Girls 13-14 100m Backstroke 

Rylee Yardley (13) 

Time: 1:36.15 

Girls 13-14 200m IM  

Rylee Yardley (13) 

Time: 3:28.03 

Boys 9-10 25m Backstroke 

Thomas Wilsoncroft (9) 

Time: 28.65 seconds 

Boys 13-14 100m

Breaststroke

Riley Bender (13) 

Time: 2:00.94 

Boys 15-18 100m

Breaststroke

Preston Bennett (17) 

Time: 1:27.91 

Girls 8-and-under 25m

Freestyle

Charlotte Helmick (8) 

Time: 30.75 seconds 

Boys 8-and-under 25m

Freestyle

Camdyn Egress (7) 

Time: 20.25 seconds 

Girls 13-14 50m Freestyle

Rylee Yardley (13) 

Time: 38.18 seconds 

Boys 13-14 50m Freestyle

Riley Bender (13) 

Time: 41.37 seconds 

Boys 15-18 50m Freestyle

Owen Caynor (17) 

Time: 31.09 seconds 

Preston Swift (15) 

Time: 36.66 seconds 

Girls 9-10 25m Butterfly 

Kara Hildreth (9) 

Time: 39.47 seconds 

Mixed 9-10 100m Medley Relay 

Kara Hildreth (9) 

Marishka Ware (9) 

Thomas Wilsoncroft (9) 

Lydia Wood (9) 

Time: 2:09.57 

Mixed 15-18 200m Medley Relay

Preston Swift (15) 

Preston Bennett (17) 

Owen Caynor (17) 

Riley Bender (13) 

Time: 2:46.28 

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