Prior to the Holiday break, the Eastern Alamance men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in a tri-team match the evening of December 16 against Southern Alamance High and River Mill Academy. It was a solid meet for the Eagles, as both the EAHS men’s and women’s teams proved dominant against their two local opponents. The Eagles women’s squad recorded 160 total points in the meet, compared to 69 points for Southern Alamance, and 14 points for River Mill Academy. The Eagles men’s squad defeated Southern Alamance by a score of 152-14.
In the women’s individual races, Braylee Carter placed first for the Eagles in both the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard freestyle races. Carter recorded the fastest time in the 100-yard backstroke by clocking in at 1 minute, 8.13 seconds. In the 200-yard freestyle, Carter recorded a time of 2 minutes, 6.08 seconds. Teammate Grace Dobson placed second in the 200-yard freestyle race (3 minutes, 0.67 seconds), while Catherine Parker placed third (3 minutes, 2.75 seconds). Parker also placed third in the 100-yard backstroke race (1 minute, 30.15 seconds).
Audrey Hupman gave the Eagles another first place finish in the 200-yard individual medley race, recording the top time of 3 minutes, 0.69 seconds. Hupman also came in second place in the 50-yard freestyle race, recording a time of 31.56 seconds. Teammate Molly Widderich won the 50-yard freestyle event with a top time of 30.64 seconds.
Chloe Scott prevailed in the 100-yard butterfly race (1 minute, 13.87 seconds), while teammate Quincie Loy placed second (1 minute, 54.45 seconds). Scott added a second place finish for the Eagles in the 100-yard backstroke, with a time of 1 minute, 20.86 seconds. Another first place time came for EAHS in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke event, as Sydney Leventhal came in with a top time of 1 minute, 22.86 seconds. Kaitlyn Mason placed second in the same race with a time of 1 minute, 38.02 seconds.
Leventhal also won the 100-yard freestyle race, coming in amidst a packed field with a time of 1 minute, 9.41 seconds. Abby Brinker placed second for the Eagles (1 minute, 15.46 seconds), while Molly Widderich placed third (1 minute, 16.54 seconds). Eagles also recorded the top three times in the 500-yard freestyle race, with Maddison Page placing first (9 minutes, 11.66 seconds), Carson Story placing second (9 minutes, 38.71 seconds), and Quincie Loy placing third (9 minutes, 56.79 seconds).
Eastern also dominated the women’s relay events, taking first overall in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 2 minutes, 13.73 seconds to edge Southern Alamance’s time of 2 minutes, 15.57 seconds. The 200-yard freestyle relay team consisted of Kaitlyn Mason, Grace Dobson, Abby Brinker, and Ryen Gibbs. Eastern also won the 200-yard medley relay, as Braylee Carter, Chloe Scott, Sydney Leventhal, and Molly Widderich bested Southern Alamance by more than 20 seconds with a top time of 2 minutes, 14.36 seconds.
The quartet of Leventhal, Scott, Widderich, and Carter completed a clean sweep of the relay events with another strong performance in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Eastern’s time of 4 minutes, 33.81 seconds bested Southern Alamance by just under 30 seconds.
The Eastern Alamance men’s squad largely competed against itself in this particular meet, with exception of Southern Alamance’s William Bivins, who placed first in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races.
Andrew Evans prevailed in the 200-yard freestyle race (2 minutes, 19.64 seconds), while teammate Noah Wiggs placed second (2 minutes, 22.67 seconds), and Nathaniel Williams placed third (3 minutes, 26.25 seconds). Owen Sawyer won the 200-yard individual medley race with a time of 2 minutes, 16.71 seconds, while Brett Hupman came in second place (2 minutes, 53.23 seconds), and Porter Rutledge third (3 minutes, 1.83 seconds). Sawyer added another victory for EAHS in the 100-yard butterfly race (58.80 seconds) while Rutledge placed second (1 minute, 28.67 seconds).
Evans came in first a second time in the 100-yard backstroke race, beating teammate Joel Thomas with a time of 1 minute, 22.29 seconds. Thomas came in second with a time of 2 minutes, 18.05 seconds. Ethan Brouwer came in first place in the 100-yard breaststroke race (1 minute, 15.61 seconds), while Ryan Lewis placed second (1 minute, 45.58 seconds). Brouwer also won the 500-yard freestyle race with a top time of 6 minutes, 14.00 seconds, while Wiggs came in second (6 minutes, 52.57 seconds).
The Coble brothers - Joe and Jacob - were both in the top three in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races. Joe Coble placed second in the 50-yard freestyle race (27.09 seconds) and third in the 100-yard freestyle race (1 minute, 10.27 seconds), while Jacob Coble placed second in the 100-yard freestyle event (1 minute, 3.86 seconds) and third in the 50-yard freestyle event (27.83 seconds).
In the relay events, the quartet of Brett Hupman, Owen Sawyer, Ethan Brouwer, and Jacob Coble recorded a time of 2 minutes, 2.57 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley, while teammates Joe Coble, Andrew Evans, Ryan Lewis, and Porter Rutledge recorded a time of 2 minutes, 26.46 seconds. Evans, Hupman, Wiggs, and Joe Coble recorded a time of 2 minutes, 4.44 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle relay, while Thomas, Lewis, Williams, and Rutledge posted a time of 2 minutes, 37.98 seconds. Only one quartet competed in the 400-yard freestyle relay, as Wiggs, Brouwer, Sawyer, and Jacob Coble recorded a time of 4 minutes, 9.52 seconds.