Boys Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Girls Miss Win by 1 Point

Missing first place by one point would be heartbreaking for most, but the Vikings were proud of their swims, with several Personal Records (PR) and Season Bests (SB).  The girls were second with 91 points, with Russell getting first with 92.  The Rowan County Boys also got second and secured 2nd place for the Vikings overall with Ashland getting first.  Middle school swimmers were invited to participate in exhibition swims.  Three boys from Rowan County swam the 50 Free and obtained their PR’s so the next time they swim they will have new goals.  They were Joe Ammons 39.84, McKay Thacker 40.74, and Collin Tuerk 42.97, and would have placed 14th, 15th and 16th, respectively.

The team is always striving to improve their times, but if the plan comes together, EVERY swimmer will swim their best times at the Region 4 Meet, Feb. 13th & 14th in Erlanger, KY.

                Morehead State University Recreation & Wellness Center was the venue for Rowan County’s first home meet of the year.  Senior Swimmers from all teams were recognized before the meet started.  Rowan County’s Senior Swimmers are Garrett Baldridge, Mason Bush, and Kirsten Carreon.  Many swimmers from Bourbon, Fleming, Ashland, Boyd, Mason, Russell, East Carter and Rowan competed in the best pool environment this season.  Some parents from Russell commented about the facility.  “I would like to see a region meet held here,” said Bill Bloss.  Lee Seaton said it was impressive as the brightest, cleanest facility they have been to and looked forward to swimming there again. Even though Seaton and a few other parents offered to help time, they were thankful they could enjoy the meet without working it, all because of the Rowan County National Honor Students volunteering.  Students participating were:   Brandon Marcum, Jess Sizemore, Abby Kenney, Emma Lewis, Sam Yang, Samantha Bradley, Ray White, Adam Duff, Daniel Merritt, Allie McKenzie, and Abby Moore.

As the regular season wraps up, the Vikings will host their last regular season meet of the year at MSU on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, starting at 6pm.  Entry fee is $3 and Free for Students and Children under 18.  Also, Rowan Swimming Senior Night, will be held Thursday, Feb. 5th at the RCSHS Boys Basketball game at the high school.

Finishes are as follows in the order of events:

Girls 200 yard Medley Relay

1st & SB:  Starla Wilson, Kelsey Cyrus, Emily Moore and Kirsten Carreon Boys 200 yard Medley Relay 1st & SB:  Garrett Baldridge, Mason Bush, Ben Moore and Joe Gagliano Girls 200 yard Freestyle 2nd & PR:  Kristen Ammons Boys 200 yard Freestyle 3rd & SB:  Mason Bush

6th:  Ben Moore

8th:  Garrett Baldridge

Girls 200 yard Individual Medley

4th & PR:  Kelsey Cyrus

Boys 200 yard Individual Medley

Girls 50 yard Freestyle

6th:  Kirsten Carreon

18th:  Madison Walters

Exhibition:  Kelsey Cyrus

Boys 50 yard Freestyle

1st:  Mason Bush

6th:  Joe Gagliano

7th:  Ben Moore

Exhibition:  Joe Ammons

Exhibition:  McKay Thacker

Exhibition:  Collin Tuerk

Girls 100 yard Butterfly

1st & SB:  Emily Moore

Boys 100 yard Butterfly

Girls 100 yard Freestyle

4th:  Emily Moore

5th:  Kristen Ammons

6th:  Kirsten Carreon

Boys 100 yard Freestyle

5th: Joe Gagliano

9th & PR:  Romeo Perez

Girls 500 yard Freestyle

2nd & PR:  Starla Wilson

Boys 500 yard Freestyle

Girls 200 yard Freestyle Relay

Boys 200 yard Freestyle Relay

Girls 100 yard Backstroke

4th:  Starla Wilson

8th:  Madison Walters

Boys 100 yard Backstroke

4th:  Garrett Baldridge

Girls 100 yard Breaststroke

3rd & PR:  Kelsey Cyrus

Boys 100 yard Breaststroke

4th:  Romeo Perez

Girls 400 yard Freestyle Relay

1st & SB:  Kristen Ammons, Kirsten Carreon, Emily Moore, Starla Wilson Boys 400 yard Freestyle Relay

2nd:  Ben Moore, Mason Bush, Garrett Baldridge, Joe Gagliano