Botetourt’s Katie Cross reaches out for more water during Monday night’s first high school swim meet at the new Botetourt Family YMCA competition pool.
Photo by Aila Boyd
LB’s James Lively swims the backstroke in Monday night’s swim meet at the new Botetourt Family YMCA.
Photo by Aila Boyd

James River swam against Lord Botetourt and Carroll County was also included in the first high school swim meet at the new Botetourt YMCA Monday. LB swept the meet in the combined results.

“All in all, it was an exciting evening to swim at the new YMCA in Daleville,” said River coach Kevin Franceschini.

LB beat River by a men’s and women’s combined score of 231 to 74, and defeated Carroll County 202-116. River beat Carroll, 149-137.

In the men’s competition, LB beat River but Carroll’s men defeated both local teams. In the women’s scoring, LB beat both opponents and River beat Carroll County.

For River, Dillon Minnix had a third place finish in the 50 free. Megan Cox and Ellie Holter went second and third in the 500 free. Kayla Alford went second in the 100 backstroke with a personal best and Landyn White went second in backstroke. Caleb Meador also went second in the 500 5reestyle.

No LB scores were reported.

Both teams also competed in the All-Timesland meet at the Gator Center last Saturday that included 13 schools. The Botetourt girls were third and the boys were fifth. Team champions were the Patrick Henry girls and the Albemarle boys.

Patrick Henry won the girls meet. Some strong performances for LB included a fifth in the 200 free for Miranda Kirtley, a sixth in the 200 IM and a fourth in the 100 back for Angelina Zeidan, a fifth in the 50 free and a sixth in the 100 free for Katelyn Arney and a fifth in the 100 free for Madelyn Sprouse.

For the LB boys, Zeke Wolfe was fourth in the 100 free.

James River had three swimmers make it to the consolations, Caleb Meador in the 500 free, Ellie Holter in the 200 free and Adeline Bisese in the 200 free. Holter and Adeline Bisese had personal best times.

James River will be hosting the “Swim For The Cure Meet” this Friday, Jan. 25, at Hollins University at 7 p.m. against Galax and Glenvar. The meet is held to bring awareness to the public about cancer.

Botetourt is scheduled to compete in the Blue Ridge District meet at the Salem YMCA on Friday.