Aqua Tigers Dunk Cumberland As They Surpass 400 Points

Cleveland Swimmers Down Currents, 407-326

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • Joe Cannon
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Snapping a nine meet losing streak, the Cleveland Aqua Tigers broke the 400-point barrier to taste victory for the first time since 2022's lone win, turning the tide on the Cumberland Currents Monday, at Tinsley Park pool.

"It was great to get our first win of the season and see the kids pumped up after the victory at home," praised second-year CAT head coach Trey Parris Tuesday morning of the 407-326 blowout.

"They have been working hard all season, and it paid off last night.
We had a lot of time dropped across the board in all of our age groups.

"Looking to keep this momentum as we go in our next meet at home against Big Ridge on Thursday."

The Aqua Tiger fell to the Raiders 409-287 in the second meet of the season, but after having just 42 swimmers that night  the Cleveland squad is currently putting more than 50 in the pool.

Big Ridge (3-1) is coming off huge 412-391 win over previously unbeaten Red Bank (4-1) Monday evening to knot the teams atop the White Division standings.

CAT (1-3) will travel to Cumberland (0-3), whose only win in the last three seasons came over the Aqua Tigers last summer, on Monday, June 24, after the Currents trek to Red Bank Thursday.

With an impressive five "Perfects 19s" in 21 double-digit scorers, the Cleveland club controlled the meet from beginning to end.

Winning all of their races (three individual and a relay) for the victors were Addie Aubert, Carol Lynn Elliott, Reed Blackmon, Elias Eldred and Kevin Curley.

Olivia Hughes and Teddy Elliott both put up 15 points in the victory, while Sophie Hughes, Ashley Pesterfield and Joseph Scully notched 14 apiece.

The Aqua Tiger total also included 13 points from Jaxon Moseley, and a dozen each by Caroline Kate Elrod, Nathan Jossart and Santiago Eldred.

Abagail Parrish, Ben Condo and Andrew Rutledge tallied 12 points each in the victory, while Sophia Hildebrand, Elana McNeese, Lee Elliott and Logan Gregory rounding out the CAT double-digit tallies with 10 apiece.

The Currents had 13 swimmers reach double digits with Lydia Mizutani and Zach Schurr both putting up 19 points.

James Chatard and Jude Carpenter collected 17 markers each for Cumberland, while Lola Phipps and Marin Bennett notched 14 apiece.

Posting baker's dozen (13) for the visitors were Ingrid Michael, Elle Grubbs, Kathryn Plemons, Carter Young and David Davenport.

Landry Hubbard helped out with 11 and Rosey Honeycutt 10 for the Currents.

 

(Contact Joe Cannon at joe.cannon@clevelandbanner.com)

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