Cards’ Swimmers Conquer Rivals; Regional Meet Ahead

Published 9:19 am Saturday, January 29, 2022

Cards’ swim team powered past a quartet of fast-lane teams to claim a sweet victory Wednesday at the Pavillion in Georgetown.

“Overall, our team did very well,” Cards’ Coach Ashleigh Richardson said. “Out of 5 teams, we placed first in combined scores, which I am very proud of.”

In combined scores (men/women) GRC (197 points) defeated Sayre School (188 points), Bryan Station (184 points), Scott County (162 points) and Great Crossing (149 points) high schools. GRC won the women’s competition while the Cards’ much smaller men’s team placed fourth out of five teams. Final results can be viewed online on the sports page at winchestersun.com

Regionals is a week away in Barboursville with prelims Friday, Feb 4, and then finals on Saturday, Feb. 5th. Next stop, Fastest swimmers dive into the next level — the state championship.

“I think we have some fine tuning to do before we head to Barbourville for our regional meet,” Richardson said. “There are some technique things that we can perfect, which will help drop even just a hundredth of a second off their times.”

Cards compete in Region 8, one of the toughest in Kentucky.

“Region 8 is a fast region and our year-round swimmers will have some tough competition,” Richardson said. “Everyone gets to go to regionals. Some may only be swimming 1 event, but they will still get to go and compete.”

Lastly, Richardson gave a big shout out to Riley Williams, a junior who placed first in the women’s 50-yard freestyle.