Aquacats win 7 events at Boaz meet

The Fort Payne Aquacats traveled to Boaz Thursday to compete against the Barracudas and the Jacksonville Hurricane swim team.

Fort Payne placed second in point totals with 179 points after 86 events. Boaz won the meet with 808 points and Jacksonville scored 98.

The Aquacat swimmers won one relay and six individual events.

The team’s first win of the day came in the 8-under girls 100-yard medley relay. Lauren Woods, Anna Henderson, Brindlee Walston and Anna Traylor combined to clock a time of 1:41.69 which beat Boaz by 10 seconds.

Eli Goggans had a strong performance at the meet. He was responsible for two of Fort Payne’s individual event wins. He won the 6-under boys 25-yard freestyle with a time of 25.43 seconds and the backstroke in 30.97 seconds. He also joined Aiden Walston, Michael Stephens, and Hayden Chambers to place second in the 7-8 boys 100-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:00.43.

Aiden Walston had one win and a second place finish at Thursday’s meet. He won the 7-8 boys 25-yard freestyle in 21.44 seconds. He placed second in the backstroke at 28.29.

Michael Gullage placed first and second in the two events he participated in. He won the 15-18 boys 50-yard freestyle in 25.19 seconds and placed second in the 100-yard freestyle at 58.80.

Chambers had one win and two fourth-place finishes in individual events. He won the 8-under 25-yard breaststroke in 31.50 seconds. He finished fourth in the freestyle and backstroke events.

Brindlee Walston had a win and two third-place finishes. She won the 8-under girls 25-yard breaststroke in 28.69 seconds. Her finished third in the backstroke and freestyle events.

The team’s next meet is Thursday when they host Albertville.

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