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Gators give strong showing against Elks

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Louisa Gators swim team competed against the Charlottesville Elks on June 27 for their first away meet of the 2017 season. The girls’ and boys’ teams combined for a score of 399 points, finishing just behind the Elks’ 408 points.

Several Gators had strong showings along the way. In the boys’ races, Craig Fields brought home three individual first place finishes in the 13- and 14-year-old age group, winning in the 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter freestyle races.

Fields also swam on the 200-meter medley relay team along with Marshall Koll, Kyler Soriano and Josh Cutright. Soriano finished first in the 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly, and placed second in the 50-meter freestyle.

In the nine- and 10-year-old age group, Taylen Soriano brought home three individual wins for the Gators in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly races. Eli Schulz claimed a pair of wins in the 11- and 12-year-old age group for the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle races.

Holden Pekary and Dillon Schultz earned respective first- and second-place finishes for the Gators in the eight-and-under 25- and 50-meter freestyle races. In the youngest age group (six-and-under) Lucas Schultz took first in the 25- and 50-meter freestyle competitions.

To read the entire story, see the July 6 edition of The Central Virginian.