Swim Bucs claim nine events at P-B tri-meet

PHILIPPI – The Buckhannon-Upshur swim team took first place in nine of the 10 events they competed in during a tri-meet with Grafton and Philip Barbour last Tuesday at Alderson-Broaddus University.

Preston Bennett, Sam Squires and Garrett Butler each won two events.

Bennett won the 50-yard freestyle (24.44) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.04) while Squires claimed the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.60) and the 100-yard freestyle (57.97).

Butler was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle (2:38.69) and the 500-yard freestyle (6:47.79).

Dane Ammons had the other first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:13.33).

The Bucs had two relay teams that were triumphant.

The foursome of Owen Caynor, Ammons, Squires and  Bennett won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.65 while Bennett, Butler, Squires and Ammons claimed the 200-yard medley relay with a clocking of 2:05.45.

Team scoring results were not provided.

The Bucs were schedule to swim at Salem this past Friday but that meet was canceled.

They will swim again Friday at the Brooke Winter Invite.

The results:


50-yard freestyle – Preston Bennett (1st) 24.44; Owen Caynor (5th) 29:23; Reis Leonard (7th) 30.87.

100-yard backstroke – Dane Ammons (1st) 1:13.33; Reis Leonard (2nd) 1:17.00.

100-yard breaststroke – Sam Squires (1st) 1:14.60; Owen Caynor (2nd) 1:31.45; Rhett Ammons (3rd) 1:41.04.

100-yard butterfly – Preston Bennett (1st) 1:04.04.

100-yard freestyle – Sam Squires (1st) 57.97; Dane Ammons (2nd) 1:04.76.

200-yard freestyle – Garrett Butler (1st) 2:38.69.

500-yard freestyle -- Garrett Butler (1st), 6:47.79

200-yard freestyle relay – Owen Caynor, Dane Ammons, Sam Squires, Preston Bennett (1st) 1:46.65.

200-yard medley relay – Preston Bennett, Garrett Butler, Sam Squires, Dane Ammons (1st) 2:05.45.

400-yard freestyle relay – Disqualified.


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