Vincent breaks two meet marks, school record at Elkins tri-meet

Cadence Vincent

ELKINS – Cadence Vincent broke two event records and a school record for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc swim team in a tri-meet with Elkins and Liberty at Davis & Elkins College.

Vincent broke meet records in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM and the school record in the 200-yard IM.

Taking first place in both events, she had a time of 59.94 in the 100-yard backstroke and a time of 2:15.32 in the 200-yard IM.

The event records were held by Elkins’ Samantha Hall in the 100-yard backstroke (59.94) and Cora Fry of Elkins in the 100-yard backstroke (2:15.94).

The Buckhannon-Upshur record in the 200-yard IM belonged to Courtney Miller at 2:17.42 which she set in 2011.

Vincent’s new record bested the old school record by 2.10 seconds.

Vincent had two of the Lady Bucs 10 victories in the 11 events held.

Cameron Zuliani and Alayna Whitehair each claimed two victories.

Zuliani won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.94) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.82) while Whitehair won the 50-yard freestyle (28.03) and the 500-yard freestyle (6:03.13).

McKenzie Reynolds had the other first place for the Lady Bucs as she won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:04.35.

All three Lady Buc relay teams won their events -- the 200-yard freestyle relay foursome of Merrody Malone, Jenny Williams, Reynolds and Zuliani (1:55.43), the 200-yard medley relay team of Vincent, Whitehair, Reynolds, and Zuliani (2:01.51) and the 400-yard freestyle relay quartet of Whitehair, Abby Loudin, Emma Reger and Vincent (4:21.02).

Team scores of the event were not provided.

The Lady Bucs were slated to compete in a home meet Wednesday as it the meet was designated “Senior Night.”

The Lady Bucs will be back in the pool this Saturday at the Fast Water Invite at Parkersburg.

The results:


50-yard freestyle – Alayna Whitehair (1st) 28.03; McKenzie Reynolds (2nd) 29.00; Abby Loudin (5th) 32.96.

100-yard backstroke – Cadence Vincent (1st) 59.94; Emma Reger (2nd) 1:16.98; Abby Loudin (3rd) 1:21.79.

100-yard breaststroke – Cameron Zuliani (1st) 1:14.94; Jenny Williams (2nd) 1:19.90; Olivia Caynor (6th) 1:40.32.

100-yard butterfly – Cameron Zuliani (1st) 1:02.82; Merrody Malone (3rd) 1:18.92.

100-yard freestyle – McKenzie Reynolds (1st) 1:04.35; Olivia Caynor (4th) 1:14.88; Beth O’Neil (6th) 1:23.07.

200-yard freestyle – Emma Reger (2nd) 2:26.24; Merrody Malone (3rd) 2:30.22.

200-yard IM – Cadence Vincent (1st) 2:15.32; Jenny Williams (2nd) 2:37.62.

500-yard freestyle – Alayna Whitehair (1st) 6:03.13.

200-yard freestyle relay – Merrody Malone, Jenny Williams, McKenzie Reynolds, Cameron Zuliani (1st) 1:55.43.

200-yard medley relay – Cadence Vincent, Alayna Whitehair, McKenzie Reynolds, Cameron Zuliani (1st) 2:01.51; Emma Reger, Jenny Williams, Merrody Malone, Olivia Caynor (2nd) 2:21.14.

400-yard freestyle relay – Alayna Whitehair, Abby Loudin, Emma Reger, Cadence Vincent (1st) 4:21.02.


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