Hayden Chambers

The Fort Payne Aquacats hosted their first home meet Tuesday where they fell by a score of 242-241 to Centre.

Sophie Hood won the 9-10 girls 50-yard butterfly. She also finished second in the 50-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard individual medley.

Cullen Roberts won the 11-12 boys 100-yard individual medley, the 50-yard breaststroke and the 50-yard butterfly.

Eli Goggans placed second in the 6-under boys 25-yard freestyle and backstroke events. He was also a part of two relay teams that won their events.

Jubilee Rogers won the 6-under girls 25-yard freestyle and backstroke events. Brynna Justice came in second in the same events.

Aiden Walston won the 7-8 boys 25-yard freestyle and breaststroke events. Hayden Chambers finished behind Walston in the freestyle and also won the 25-yard backstroke.

Rachel Clayton won the 8-under girls 25-yard butterfly and the 50-yard freestyle. She also placed second in the 25-yard freestyle.

Andrew Gullage won the 9-10 boys 50-yard freestyle. Parker Wilson finished in second. Wilson also won the 50-yard breaststroke and backstroke events.

Anna Carter placed second in the 9-10 girls 50-yard freestyle. She finished third in the breaststroke and was a part of three winning relay teams.

Lizzie Wilson placed second in the 11-12 girls 50-yard breaststroke. She finished fourth in the freestyle and sixth in the backstroke events.

Giles Roberts finished second in the 13-14 boys 50-yard freestyle and backstroke events.

Abigail Mann won the 13-14 girls 50-yard freestyle. She placed second in the backstroke and was part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Michael Gullage won the 15-18 boys 50-yard freestyle and placed second in the 100-yard freestyle.

Cody Davis won the 15-18 boys 50-yard butterfly. He also finished second in the freestyle and third in the breaststroke events.

Anna Henderson won the 8-under girls 25-yard breaststroke. She placed third in the butterfly and was on the winning 7-8 girls 100-yard freestyle relay team. Kaydence Pace finished second in the 25-yard breaststroke. She placed fifth in the freestyle and fourth in the backstroke.

Coach Lisa Shaddix said the team had several members swim well in their first meet.

“I’m proud of how hard the kids work to improve,” Shaddix said. “It’s a team effort, and I’m so proud of those who did their part to score points. However, as I’ve said it’s not about the points we score it’s about improving and taking time off events each meet.”

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