First Posted: 1/7/2009
There are victories and there are moral victories. On Wednesday, the North Surry swim team scored one of each against visiting Starmount.
For the first time this season, the Greyhound boys and girls each won their respective meets. The boys won 91-31, while the girls recorded a 90-62 victory. In just the programs fourth year, and with only five swimmers returning from last season, coach Kara Harris is pleased with her squad.
Theyre really stepping up for me, performing and improving, she said.
The boys won eight of 11 races. As a team they won the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay. Jessie Cockerham won the 200 freestyle in 3:00.79, Chandler Austin won the 200 Individual Medley in 4:18.07, Wes Hunter won the 50 freestyle in 28.71, Marc McKeithen won the 100 freestyle in 1:20.15, Hunter Gaines won the 500 freestyle in 9:37.37 and Lars Von Der Burg won the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.97.
The Greyhound girls swept the top three spots in the 50-yard freestyle.
Tiffany Casstevens came in first, followed by Mallory Smith in second and Eefje Ederveen in third.
Jenna Enfield took the top spot in the 100 backstroke in 1:31.09, and the girls also won the 200 freestyle relay.
So how big was the victory?
Very big, Harris said afterwards as a smile spread across her face.
Contact Ed Phillipps at [email protected] or 719-1921.