Floyd Central powers to wins over BNL

BNL’s Isaiah Conner slides through the water during the 100-yard butterfly race. Floyd Central swept two meets from the Stars during the Alumni Day celebration at BNL on Saturday.

BEDFORD – Floyd Central powered to dominating victories over Bedford North Lawrence during high school swimming action on Saturday.

The Highlanders won the girls meet 140-35, and they blasted to a 123-53 triumph in the boys meet. Floyd claimed the top three spots in every event in the water in the girls, and finished 1-2 in every individual event in the boys meet.

BNL’s Francesca Orozco and Talon Hooten both won the diving unopposed.

The Stars finished second in all three relays in the boys meet. Jayden Duke, Isaiah Eicle, Carson Puckett and Isaiah Conner clocked 1:56.51 in the 200 medley relay. Porter Brown, Dustin Haltom, Ezekiel Eicle, Oliver Brown finished in 1:51.93 in the 200 freestyle relay, while Oliver Brown, Puckett, Duke and Isaiah Eicle posted 3:52.71 in the 400 free relay.

“First off, it was Alumni Day, and I love that annual tradition we started a couple of years ago,” BNL coach Adam Young said. “It is so awesome to see so many previous swimmers in the house. Really drives home what our sport is all about.

BNL’s Cookie King comes up for air during the 100-yard freestyle.

“As for the meet, starting the season with a couple of powerhouses like Floyd and Bloomington North (next on the schedule) can take some wind out of your sails if you let it. However, there are still plenty of wins when you get past the team score. 

“As always we have our sights set on the postseason and HHHC, and that is what we are working toward. All of our new swimmers continue to improve and impress.  Many of our veterans are right around lifetime bests. One of the best parts of my job is seeing a team evolve and improve over the course of a season. We had a couple of nice comebacks in relays on the guys side to grab second instead of third in those races. 

“The effort was there across the board.  Both the girls and guys put it out there today and I am really starting to see some fantastic things ahead for both these teams.”

BNL will compete at Bloomington North on Thursday.

BNL’s Oliver Brown cuts through the surf during the 100-yard freestyle.