By Marty Gordon
The Radford High School boys’ swimming team is the 2022 Region C Class 1 and 2 champions, while the Bobcat girls’ team finished second. The boys tallied 146 points to second-place Appomattox’s 70 points. George Wythe was third with 61 points.
On the girls’ side of the pool, Radford finished second to Glenvar in Thursday’s competition at the Christiansburg Aquatics Center. Glenvar tallied 106 points to Radford’s 101. George Wythe finished third with 91 points.
Auburn, which is in its first full year as a program, finished eighth in both divisions.
The Radford boys’ 200-yard medley relay team took first in the competitions as did the 400 freestyle relay team.
Radford teammates Kyle Martin and Greg Vinson were 2-3 in the 200-yard freestyle. Nate Hurst and Hunter King finished 3-4 in the 500-yard freestyle.
Caleb Vaughn took third for the boys in the 100-yard butterfly.
The Radford girls’ 200-yard medley relay team finished second to George Wythe. Radford’s Tommie Bloomer was first in the 1-meter diving event with Auburn’s Kendra Scaggs second and Radford’s Cassidy Mann third. Auburn’s Jocelyn DeHart was fourth in the event.
Maggie Dent was second for Radford in the girls’ 200-yard individual medley, and Havva Gasimova finished second in the girls’ 50-yard freestyle. Freshman Evie Grim gave the Lady Cats a first place in the 100-yard freestyle. Dent also claimed third place in the 500-yard freestyle.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team that includes Gasimova, Dent, Grim and Madison Graham also swam to a second place finish. Grim also finished second in the 100-yard backstroke.