NEWVILLE — Boiling Springs and Big Spring split their annual swim meet Tuesday at Big Spring High School as the Bubbler girls won 103.5-76.5 while the Bulldog boys edged the Bubblers 107-78.
Despite the split, both coaches were pleased with the results and the expectations.
“I was very pleased with the girls. Abbie Erme had a good day and we had a best time in the 100 free from Maggie Biss,” Bubblers head coach Matt Brenner said. “Biss’ time of 58.81 really set the tone for our girls in the second half of the race. Liza Capozzi had a great swim in the 100 fly.”
“Our guys really swam well today,” Big Spring head coach Greg Walker said. “We have a lot of depth and that was huge for us today.”
Boiling Springs swept all three relays on the girls side. Madeline Bubb, Erme, Capozzi and Kyleigh Hostetter set the tone with a win in the first relay: the 200 medley. Erme took the lead on the second leg and Capozzi gave the Bubbler san insurmountable lead.
Erme and Biss collected four wins, while Bubb, Capozzi and Callie Asper each won three events.
For the Bulldogs, Mattea Penner rallied from behind to win the 200 IM, edging teammate Chloe White. Penner finished second in two other races.
Erme came back in the second leg to edge Bubb and Bulldog Lauren Shank in the 50 free, and then Kevin Barnes barely beat Bulldog Ian Ward in the boys 50 free.
Lily Reighard and Jack Still swept the diving events for the Bubblers.
Big Spring swept the 500 free races, with Chloe White and Matthew Raudabaugh winning. White won two events and had two seconds.
“Raudabaugh is swimming very well for a freshman. He wants to break school records, and he is so focused on his races and doing what he needs to do,” Walker said.
Raudabaugh and Vallie each won four events for the Bulldogs. Quinton Egger won three events for the Bulldogs, while Ward and Dane Hand won two events.
Barnes won two events for the Bubblers. Evan Kase took three second places for the visitors, who just didn’t have the depth to match up to the Bulldogs.
“Their boys have stepped up, and the Bulldogs have the depth to take those seconds, thirds and fourths that give points,” Brenner said.