Byrd boys beat two county foes in the pool

By Sports editor Brian Hoffman

The William Byrd boys swept two Roanoke County opponents Monday night as the Terrier swim team returned to the pool. The boys beat Cave Spring and Glenvar at the Gator Center in Roanoke.

The Byrd girls lost to both teams, but that wasn’t a big surprise. Glenvar returns most of last year’s Class 2 state championship team and Cave Spring is also very strong. In fact, the Knights defeated Glenvar in Monday’s meet.

Scores in the boys’ meet were Byrd 77 to Glenvar’s 11 and Byrd 50 to 40 over Cave Spring. The Glenvar girls scored a 67-25 win over Byrd and Cave Spring beat the Terriers, 63-24.

“Our boys’ team is tough,” said Byrd coach Krista Martin. “Even though our season has been shorter and we haven’t had as much time in the water, the swimmers impressed me with their times. Many athletes had faster times than they swam last season and some even had big drops.”

First place finishers for the boys included the 200 and 400 Medley Relay teams as well as Austin Nielsen in the 200 IM and 100 Breast, Colin Murtaugh in the 50 Free and 100 Fly and Aiden Brinkley in the 100 Back.

The Terriers were back in the pool Wednesday for Senior Night. Their final regular season meet is next Wednesday, January 22, against Glenvar at the Gator Center, beginning at 8 pm.

Byrd’s Aiden Brinkley swims the breast stroke. (photos by Brian Hoffman)


Elsie Kincer does the backstroke.


Amber Vaughn (second from right) from Byrd is on the blocks and ready to dive in.

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