PAC claims 55 State Games medals


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Lee Beck claims a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle in the men’s 40-49-year-old division.


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PAC members grab 18 gold medals in the 31st annual Powerade State Games in Greensboro.


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GREENSBORO — Swimmers from the North Piedmont Aquatic Club (PAC) competed in the 31st annual Powerade State Games of North Carolina this past weekend at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. In all, members of PAC took home 55 medals including 18 gold medals in the short course event.

“The meet had a new format this year with different events offered. All of the kids had fun swimming some shorter events that are not part of regular meets,” said PAC Coach Leah Tunstall.

In the 9-10-year-old girls division, Kaci Collins finished sixth in the 200-yard freestyle, seventh in the 100-yard freestyle, eighth in the 50-yard backstroke, eighth in the 50-yard breaststroke, eighth in the 200-yard individual medley, ninth in the 50-yard freestyle, ninth in the 100-yard freestyle, and 10th in the 50-yard butterfly. Teammate Cierra Soriano finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke, 9th in 50-yard backstroke, 10th in the 100-yard freestyle, and 11th in the 50-yard butterfly.

For the 11-12-year-old boys division, PAC’s Jackson Graves earned a silver medal in the 50-yard backstroke and a bronze medal in the 200-yard freestyle. Graves also finished fourth in the 50-yard butterfly, and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle.

In the 11-12-girls division, Claire Hull finished fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke, took fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke, eighth in the 200-yard individual medley, ninth in the 100-yard butterfly, ninth in the 100-yard freestyle, 12th in the 50-yard backstroke, and 12th in the 200-yard freestyle.

For the 13-14-year-old women’s division, Cassidy Hull earned a silver medal in the 50-yard backstroke along with bronze medals in the 50-yard breaststroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard individual medley. Hull also finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke, fifth in the 200-yard individual medley, sixth in the 50-yard freestyle, and 13th in the 50-yard butterfly.

In the 15-16-year-old women’s division, Hadly Tucker took gold in the 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly, and 100-yard individual medley while also collecting silver in the 50-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly. Tucker added a bronze in the 100-yard backstroke while finishing sixth in both the 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle.

Julie Hicks took silver in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle while earning bronze in the 50-yard backstroke. Hicks also finished fifth in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events, seventh in the 50-yard butterfly, eighth in the 100-yard individual medley, and ninth in the 50-yard breaststroke.

PAC’s Abby Bruce took gold in the 50-yard backstroke and 200-yard butterfly while finishing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke, fifth in the 50-yard freestyle, sixth in both the 50- and 100-yard butterfly, ninth in the 100-yard individual medley, and 11th in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Sara Collins earned a silver medal in the 50-yard freestyle and also placed fourth in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, and 50-yard butterfly. Collins finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard individual medley, and 50-yard breaststroke while taking sixth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Avery Tucker earned a silver medal in the 100-yard freestyle and a bronze medal in the 50-yard butterfly while finishing fourth in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, and 100-yard backstroke. Tucker also placed fifth in the 50-yard backstroke, sixth in the 100-yard individual medley, and eighth in the 50-yard breaststroke.

Gracie Pruitt captured gold in the 100-yard breaststroke and also earned a bronze in the 200-yard breaststroke. In addition, Pruitt took fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke, fifth in the 50-yard butterfly, sixth in the 50-yard backstroke, seventh in the 100-yard individual medley, and ninth in both the 100-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle.

PAC’s Carly Bullington finished sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke while placing seventh in the 100-yard butterfly, 10th in the 50-yard breaststroke, and 11th in the 100-yard individual medley.

Katie Sidden finished seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke, eighth in both the 50 and 100-yard butterfly, eighth in the 100-yard freestyle, eighth in the 50-yard backstroke, 10th in the 50-yard freestyle, and 12th in both the 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard individual medley.

For the 15-16-year-old men’s division, Hunter York earned a bronze medal in both the 50- and 100-yard butterfly while also placing fourth in the 100-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle. York finished fifth in both the 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle while finishing seventh in the 200-yard freestyle and 10th in the 100-yard backstroke.

In the 17-18-year-old women’s division, Sydney Beck earned gold in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard backstroke along with the 100-yard butterfly. Beck also captured a silver medal in the 100-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle while finishing fourth in both the 50- and 200-yard freestyle events.

Mikki Nunn earned a gold medal in the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke along with silver in the 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard butterfly, and 200-yard breaststroke. Nunn also claimed a bronze in the 100-yard individual medley and finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle.

Sarah Shapiro took fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke and finished fifth in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle along with the 200-yard individual medley.

For the 17-18-year-old men’s division, Nolan Gilliam took gold in the 50- and 100-yard butterfly while earning a silver medal in the 50- and 100-yard backstroke. Gilliam also earned bronze in the 100-yard individual medley, 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle while finishing fifth in the 50-yard freestyle.

In the 19-29-year-old women’s division, PAC’s Kelsey Tunstall, a rising junior on the Campbell University swim team, took gold in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard backstroke events along with the 100-yard breaststroke. Tunstall took silver in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle along with bronze in the 100-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.

Ashley Hicks, a rising sophomore on the Mars Hill University swim team, earned silver in the 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard breaststroke along with taking bronze in the 100-yard backstroke. Hicks also finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly, 50-yard freestyle, and 50-yard butterfly while placing fifth in both the 100-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle.

In the men’s 40-49-year-old division, Lee Beck claimed a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle.

“Congratulations to all of the PAC swimmers who participated in this great meet,” said Tunstall. “It is always nice to compete alongside adults who still swim in competitions. It definitely makes an impression on our kids.”

Lee Beck claims a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle in the men’s 40-49-year-old division.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_2018PoweradeStateGamesBeckL.jpgLee Beck claims a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle in the men’s 40-49-year-old division. Contributed Photo

PAC members grab 18 gold medals in the 31st annual Powerade State Games in Greensboro.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_2018PoweradeStateGamesPAC.jpgPAC members grab 18 gold medals in the 31st annual Powerade State Games in Greensboro. Contributed Photo

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