Tuscola girls impressive in pool; boys loseMountaineers split with visiting Franklin in season opening dual meet
The Tuscola High girls swim team had an impressive showing in Monday’s season opening dual meet against Franklin at the Haywood Regional Fitness Center pool.
The Mountaineer girls (1-0) cruised to a 122-48 victory over the Panthers, while the Tuscola boys (0-1) were edged by Franklin, 90-73.
Picking up wins in the individual events for the Tuscola girls were senior Hannah McLeod (200 free, 100 breast), junior London Schumacher (200 IM, 500 free), senior Katy Stringfield (50 free, 100 free), freshman Annie Ly (100 fly) and freshman Cora Dobson (100 back).
The Tuscola girls also picked up wins in the 200 medley relay (Dobson, sophomore Erin Peterson, Annie Ly and junior Chloe Zacher), 200 free relay (McLeod, junior Vanessa Ly, Schumacher and Stringfield) and the 400 free relay (Schumacher, (Vanessa) Ly, McLeod and Stringfield).
Picking up wins in the individual events for the Tuscola boys were senior Collin Purrman (200 free, 500 free), sophomore Mason Calhoun (200 IM, 100 fly) and freshman Jack MacDonald (100 free, 100 breast).
The Tuscola boys also picked up wins in the 200 medley relay (sophomore Carson Matthews, MacDonald, Purrman and Calhoun) and the 400 free relay (Matthews, MacDonald, Purrman and Calhoun).
Other notable individual finishes for the Tuscola girls were Annie Ly (2nd - 200 free), junior Tess Steele (4th - 200 free), Vanessa Ly (2nd - 200 IM; 2nd - 100 breast), Zacher (3rd - 50 free; 3rd - 100 free), junior Megan Jameson (2nd - 100 fly; 2nd - 100 back), Dobson (2nd - 500 free), Peterson (3rd - 500 free), freshman Sydney McDowell (4th - 100 back) and freshman Karalee Corbeil (4th - breast).
Other notable individual finishes for the Tuscola boys were freshman Liam McLeod (4th - 200 IM; 4th - 100 breast), sophomore Stefan Emsheimer (50 free; 4th - 100 free), junior Ramon Garcia Maurino (4th - 50 free), Matthews (3rd - 100 back),
Tuscola’s next swim meet is at Reynolds (6 p.m.)