July 13, 2013

Dolphins behind at meet

Despite a record-setting performance from the senior boys relay team and nearly sweeping all of Friday’s relay events, the Dalton Dolphins still find themselves trailing Signal Mountain after the first day of the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s City Meet at The Baylor School.

Signal Mountain scored 1,163 points to Dalton’s 1,068 points on Friday headed into today’s conclusion of the meet.

“I thought we would be up, so we are down from where we thought we would be points-wise,” Dalton Dolphins coach Charles Todd said. “I am hoping the troops can rally with the butterfly, backstroke and freestyles (today). The girls did well (Friday). We will try to shoot down these Green Giants.”

The 18-under boys relay team of Ethan Young in the backstroke, Austin Richard in the breaststroke, Taylor Dale in the butterfly and Taylor Mathis in the freestyle, overcame a late Signal Mountain lead to win the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:38.92, eclipsing the previous meet mark of 1:39.12 set by Dalton in 2006.

The only relay event not won by Dalton came on a disqualification for the 8-under boys. Complete results were not available.

The competition concludes with action beginning this morning at 8:30.

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