Dalton Swims Past Waterdogs, 406-380

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024
  • special to The Chattanoogan.com
 CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Putting a cap on the Chattanooga Area Swim League summer season the Dalton Dolphins got past the Cleveland Aqua Tigers in a battle for second place in the Red Division race, Monday.

Claiming the runner-up spot behind unbeaten Chattanooga Golf & Country Club Wavemakers (6-0), the Dolphins (2-2) posted a 406-380 win over the Waterdogs, who finished the campaign at 2-4.

Both teams will now get ready for the 64th annual Bill Caulkins City Meet Friday and Saturday at the Fort Oglethorpe (Ga.) pool, at Fort Stephenson Park.

Dalton won seven of the dozen age brackets, despite having nine less swimmers (54-45), but nine more double-digit scorers (21-12).

Four Dolphins — Layla Brackett, Vincent Bash, Sophie Martinez and Sebastian Rodriguez — won all of their races for the maximum 19 points.

Jazlynn Watson, Francis Cuaresma and Avery Loftis put up 15 points each for the victors.

Posting 14 markers were Melissa Rios, Laney Fowler and Georgia Brackett, while teammates Harper Loftis, Spencer Valencia and Natalie Edds were right on their fins with 13.

Putting up a dozen points on the winning side of the scoreboard were Eli Mickelson, Cailynn Miller and Joseph Moore.

Favio Caceres and Jacob Moore pitched in with 11 markers each, while Aurora Caceres, Connor Loftis and Kiptyn Evans rounded out the double-digit scored with 10 apiece.

Topping the Waterdog effort was Gracelyn Dauphinias and Christian Chai with the max 19 points, while Lincoln Eberly helped out with 17.

Marit Chapman and Carter Gray each put up 15 markers, while Turner Davis had 13.

Laura Ward pitched in with 12, while Ella Cusion notched 11 to go with 10 each from Elle Richardson, Alaina Chapman, Fiddy Burgueno and Timothy Collier.

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