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Cyclones swim team small but mighty

BY KELLI BROUSSARD

The Cyclones Swim team is undefeated after competing in their second meet of the season on Thursday night, outscoring Sullivan East 121-86.

The Patriots brought 19 swimmers to compete in 39 individual events against the 23 events swum by the seven members of the Cyclones’ team.

Several times were cut by significant margins.

Elijah Smith improved his previous 200 freestyle time by more than 27 seconds to win the event while Olivia Markley also dropped more than 20 seconds in her 500 freestyle to win.

Taylor McDougall bested her 100 backstroke time by more than eight seconds. Cadie Digby won the 100 butterfly while improving by more than six seconds, and RJ Brewer improved his 100 backstroke time by more than five seconds.

Two other members of the team would not be outdone.

Susanna Digby won all three of her races and improved in her 100 freestyle, and 100 backstroke by cutting 2.32 and 2.02 seconds respectively.

Kody Broussard also won all of his races while dropping approximately two seconds in each of the 200 Individual Medley and 500 freestyle events.

To round out the impressive night, all four female members of the Cyclones team took commanding wins in both the 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle relays.

In order to maintain Covid-19 regulations, spectators were able to view the meet via live stream on the NFHS network in the high school commons area or from home.

The Cyclones’ will face the Vikings in their next meet at Tennessee High School on February 18th.