Sports

July 14, 2013

Dolphins second at City meet

Dalton Dolphins coach Charles Todd thought his team had the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s postseason City Meet won Saturday night, and he said everyone else felt the same way.

But Tennessee’s Signal Mountain edged the Dolphins by 44.5 points at Baylor School with a score of 2,504.5-2,460. Since 2003, the Dolphins have won just two City Meet titles (2006 and last year), while Signal Mountain has claimed all the others.

Todd said his team trailed by 204 points entering the evening’s events before closing the gap.

“We clipped away at the Signal Mountain team,” he said. “We thought we were 20 points ahead.”

However, the Dolphins were announced as the runners-up. Ooltewah, another Tennessee team, finished third with 2,008.5 points.

“I’m not disappointed at all,” Todd said. “I figured we’d be top three and ended up second. (Signal Mountain) thought they lost, too. Everyone thought we won. When they announced it, everyone’s jaws dropped, our team and theirs.

“It was a really good swim meet. I’m really proud of the team. It was a great overall performance.”

Todd added he was told the point differential was the closest in City Meet history.

Specific individual point totals were unavailable, but select standouts for the Dolphins were: Alexis Vaughn, high-point earner for the 8-and-under girls; Roman Valdez, high-point earner for the 8-and-under boys; Henry Bethel, runner-up point earner for the 10-and-under boys; Raul Valdez, high-point earner for the 14-and-under boys; and Taylor Dale, runner-up point earner for the 18-and-under boys.

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