After finishing third by a substantial margin in the regular season, the Stonegate Swim Club used a strong performance during the Roanoke Valley Association championship to finish second overall. The annual “City-County” meet was held at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center last weekend.
Olympic Park finished first with 14,457 points, adding 60 percent of the regular-season total to 40 percent of the City/County total. Stonegate finished second with 12,221 points, passing defending champion Hunting Hills on the final day.
Stonegate was led by 11-year-old Mike Bateman, who had first-place performances in the 50 backstroke and 100 free, where he was seeded fifth. Jacob Daniel of Stonegate won the 50 freestyle and 100 individual medley in the 11-12 age group.
Hidden Valley was 12th but received strong performances from Chris Tucker, who had five first golds, and Caleb Hagadorn, who had three first golds in the boys’ 15-16 age group.