EHS swim teams cruise to victories

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Elkins High School’s Elijah Jones captured the 200 freestyle and was part of two winning relays Wednesday night at George A. Myles Pool.

ELKINS — The Elkins High School boys and girls posted wins over East Fairmont and Doddridge County Wednesday night at Davis & Elkins College’s George A. Myles Pool.

The Tigers defeated East Fairmont by a score of 111-45 and Doddridge County (136-29).

East Fairmont earned a 74-47 decision over the Bulldogs.

Elkins claimed six of eight individual events and all three relays.

Austin Whetsell won the 200 IM (2:27.78) and 100 freestyle (59.12), Luke Anger the 100 butterfly (1:01.47) and 100 breaststroke (1:19.44), Elijah Jones the 200 freestyle (2:12.59) and Braxton Kenney the 100 backstroke (1:14.63).


The 200 medley relay of Austin Whetsell, Izaak Whetsell, Anger and Jones won in a time of 2:01.37, Anger, Rafael Caniello, Ivan Looney-Sanders and Austin Whetsell teamed to take the 200 freestyle (1:47.08) and Jones, Izaak Whetsell, Caniello and Looney-Sanders claimed the 400 freestyle (4:13.40).

The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, swam to victories in all eight individual events, while taking the three relays.

They defeated East Fairmont, 229-82, and posted a 259-53 verdict over Doddridge County, which also lost to East Fairmont (167-76).

Hannah Phillips claimed the 200 freestyle (2:17.54) and 500 freestyle (6:13.57), Isabelle Judy the 100 butterfly (1:09.60) and 100 breaststroke (1:20.81), Joslyn DeWeese the 200 IM (2:46.91), Ruby Jackson the 50 freestyle (30.39), Addie Berdine the 100 freestyle (1:07.65) and Kaleigh Edwards the 100 backstroke (1:16.63).

Winning relay teams for the EHS girls included the 200 medley of Edwards, Phillips, Judy and Jackson in a time of 2:13.84, the 200 freestyle of Berdine, DeWeese, Kiara Sanchez-Gomez and Jackson (2:06.11) and the team of Phillips, Berdine, Edwards and Judy in the 400 freestyle with an effort of 4:24.69.

Elkins will conclude the home portion of its schedule against Liberty and East Fairmont at 6 p.m. Wednesday.