Page leads Barracudas in Rocky Mount Fall Invite

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ROCKY MOUNT — Ben Page won a total of three events over the weekend to pace the Wilson Barracuda Swim Team at the Rocky Mount Y Fall Invitational, held at Harrison Family YMCA.

The meet represented the team’s first short-course event of the season.

Page, 12, captured the Boys Ages 11-12 50-yard freestyle in a time of 25.74, the Ages 11-12 100-yard breaststroke in 1:18.87 and the Ages 11-12 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.27.

Hunt’s Ethan Maddrey came away with a quartet of second-place swims. Maddrey, 16, was second in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly. the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle.

Other competitors for the Barracudas included Kate Kopka, Avery Bissette, Rubygail Coulter, William Ward, Ethan Martinez, Anirudh Prakash,and Eli Coetzer. Each swimmer posted at least one personal best.

“This was our first meet of the short course season and the Barracudas swam very well,” WBST head coach Tyler Ziegler said. Our kids have been working very hard over the summer and we couldn’t be happier with how we swam this past weekend. Every swimmer had at least one personal best time and we saw major improvement across the team. One area we have been focusing on lately has been our starts, and we really noticed the improvement at this meet. The swimmers brought a great attitude to the meet and we are really looking forward to continuing to improve throughout the season!”