WELLSBURG – With a partial roster of just four swimmers competing at the Brooke Winter Invitational this past Friday, the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers still finished in fourth place out of eight teams.
The Bucs compiled 49 points despite only competing in seven of the 11 events.
Brooke won their own invitational with 103 points while Weir was second with 67 and Wheeling Central was third with 60.
Preston Bennett led Buckhannon-Upshur as he swam to two first place victories.
Bennett claimed first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.79) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:11.75).
For his efforts, Bennett was named to the Brooke Winter Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Sam Squires picked up a pair of runner-up honors for the Bucs.
He took second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.28) and in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.71).
Both relay teams earned third-place finishes.
Reis Leonard, Garrett Butler, Bennett and Squires took third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.40) and that same foursome placed third in the 400-yard freestyle (4:04.43).
The Bucs will return to action next Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Penguin Invite at the Parkersburg YMCA.
1. Brooke 103; 2. Weir 67; 3. Wheeling Central 60; 4. Buckhannon-Upshur 49; 5. John Marshall 43; 6. East Fairmont 30; 7. Martins Ferry 25; 8. Hampshire 24.
50-yard freestyle – Sam Squires (2nd) 24.28; Reis Leonard (11th) 30.13.
100-yard backstroke – Reis Leonard (7th) 1:16.25.
100-yard breaststroke – Sam Squires (2nd) 1:09.71.
100-yard butterfly – None.
100-yard freestyle – None.
200-yard freestyle – Preston Bennett (1st) 1:54.79; Garrett Butler (10th) 2:19.90.
200-yard IM – None
500-yard freestyle – Preston Bennett (1st) 5:11.75; Garrett Butler (11th) 6:34.45.
200-yard freestyle relay – Reis Leonard, Garrett Butler, Preston Bennett, Sam Squires (3rd) 1:47.40.
200-yard medley relay – None.
400-yard freestyle relay – Preston Bennett, Garrett Butler, Reis Leonard, Sam Squires (3rd) 4:04.43.