Poplar Bluff swimming holds 'Covid Classic' to finish shortened swim season

Paige Bradley adjusts her goggles before swimming the 100-meter freestyle, her last career event, during the Poplar Bluff Swim Team's meet Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the R.W. Huntington Pool in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Poplar Bluff swimmers ended their abbreviated season Saturday with the final of three home meets at the R.W. Huntington Pool.

With no conference championships this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Piranhas hosted the meet, dubbed the “Covid Classic.” It also featured swimmers from Perryville and Pocahontas, Arkansas, with the Piranhas winning with 588 points, 54 more than the Dolphins from Pocahontas.

Swimmers can still compete at an optional meet July 25 at Perrvyille.

Morgan Cisne won all three of her individual events, cutting half a second off her 100-meter backstroke time to 1 minute, 27.55 seconds. She also won the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke in the 13-14 Division.

Paige Bradley and Hope Cram each competed in their final meets with Bradley winning three events and Cram placing second in her three events while cutting 16.55 seconds in the 100 butterfly and 2.26 seconds in the 50 freestyle to 34.99 seconds. Also in the 15-18 Division, Casey Browning was second in the 200 freestyle, cutting her time, and placed third in the 50 freestyle.

Carson Todd won two events in the 13-14 Division, the 200-individual medley and the 50 freestyle, while placing second in the 100 backstroke.

Cyr Sagharichi cut 7.66 seconds off his time in the 13-14 Division 100 butterfly and 2.24 seconds off his 50 freestyle. Owen McDaniel placed second in the 200 freestyle and 200 breaststroke and cut his time in the 100 breaststroke.

The Poplar Bluff Swim Club was represented by Dakota Collins won four events in the 10-under division, the butterfly, back stroke, breaststroke and freestyle events. Reece Prenger placed second in the 50 freestyle and cut 3.44 seconds in her 100 breaststroke while also lowering her time in the 100 backstroke.

For the Piranhas, Carly Cisne won the 11-12 Division 50 butterfly in 54 seconds. Kennedy Shell placed second in two events and lowered her time in two more, Keira Willis placed second in all three of her events, Marley Spain cut her time in the 50 backstroke while Cameron Huck cut time in two events and placed third in the 50 breaststroke. Huck and Gracie Brown had the same time in the 100 freestyle while Brown placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke.

Tristan Morgan won the 50 butterfly and cut 4.73 seconds in his 50 breaststroke while also placing second in the 50 backstroke. Axel Tamez was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the backstroke while Mauricio Tamez followed in the 50 freestyle.

In the 10-under Division, Forrest Huck cut nearly 19 seconds from the previous meet in the 50 freestyle and was faster in the backstroke and breaststroke. Parker Hays cut 8.3 seconds in the 100 freestyle and was faster in the 50 breaststroke.

Kelsey Crismon cut 16.5 seconds in her 100 freestyle and was second in the 50 breaststroke. Gracie Muse cut 8.19 seconds in her 100 backstroke and also placed second in the 100 freestyle and 50 breaststroke. LJ Benson was third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle.

In the 8-under Division, Sophia Mulholland won her three events, cutting 9.34 seconds in the 50 breaststroke and 7.31 seconds in the 50 freestyle.

Willa Cisne placed second in the 50 freestyle, Laney Benson was third followed by Raylee Barnett and Paisley Hill.

Logan Crunk cut 21.76 seconds in his 50 backstroke and was nearly 10 seconds faster in his 50 freestyle. Jude Soriano cut 10.24 seconds in his 50 freestyle while Austin Crismon was third in the 50 freestyle and Graydon LaTrasse placed fourth in the 50 backstroke.

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