The Salem High swim team took on two opponents last week as the Spartans prepare for the Region 4D meet at the Christiansburg Aquatics Center on February 3rd.
On January 19 the Spartans split with Lord Botetourt at the Salem YMCA, with the boys posting a solid win and the girls’ losing, but keeping it close against a strong LB team. Achieving regional qualifying times were Eliza Fleenor, Samuel Miles Joren Poush and Hunter King in the 50 Free, Boone Fleenor and Zach Easter in the 100 Fly, King and Miles in the 100 Free and Eliza Fleenor in the 100 Breast.
A night later Salem swam against Patrick Henry at the Kirk Y in Roanoke and the boys won again. Joren Poush made his Regional qualifying times in the 200 Free and 100 Free while Easter made his Regional qualifying time in the 200 IM and both placed first in their events. Eliza Fleenor achieved her Regional Cut in the 200 IM. Boone Fleenor, Rafe Scaggs and Andrew Deese achieved their Regional qualifying times in the 50 free.
Salem had many best times achieved, including Thomas Miles in the 200 Free, Emma LaFountain and Kantner Eversole in the 100 Free and Walker Peterson crushed his 50 Free time, dropping two seconds.
The Spartans met PH again Wednesday night in their final meet before the regional.