BRIDGEPORT, Neb. – It was a day of records and first place finishes for the Torrington Sharks on the road Saturday at Dee Berg Memorial Pool in Bridgeport.
With just two meets to go before their home Medal Meet, the Sharks brought home 16 first-place ribbons in multiple events on their way to setting six meet records, coach Ethan Creagar said.
“I’m really proud of how we swam (Saturday),” Creagar said. “Overall, I think we really stepped up our game from last week, which is really exciting.”
In the youngest age group, Evie Reinekie won the 8 and under 100-meter freestyle, setting a meet record for the event. Trinity Martin also brought home the gold in the 8 and under 25-meter freestyle, finishing very close to a meet record in the event, Creagar said.
The big winner for the Sharks was Abby Dykes in the 9-10-year-old girls division. She captured first place finishes in four events, setting records in all of them, Creagar said.
“And I’m really happy with the 15-18-year-old mixed relay team,” he said. “They won the freestyle relay. It’s always fun to win with those older age groups.”
The team returns to the road this weekend, traveling to a meet in Hemingford, Neb. Creagar said he’s looking forward to the event. The team will return to Torrington July 14 for their annual Medal Meet. In the interim, Creagar and his swimmers will work primarily on individual’s strokes to prepare them for their events.
“Hemingford is a yard-pool, which we swim in,” he said. “The last two meets have been in meter pools. They were a little longer and the times were a little slower.
“Next meet, I think it will be really fun for the kids, I think they’ll set a lot of personal records,” Creagar said. “It will be fun to see where our progress is.”