Six winning events each lifts Bryant teams to victory at pared down meet


What was planned as a 15-team meet wound up as a seven-team affair as the Bryant High School swim team hosted the December Invitational meet at the Bishop Park Aquatic Center Thursday. Threatening winter weather whittled the field down.

“The hard thing was several teams dropped out about an hour or an hour-and-a-half before the meet,” noted Bryant coach Angel Dale. “So we ended up having to re-do the meet. I have wonderful parents and meet volunteers that did an excellent job of making this happen. Needless to say, we had a smaller meet but we were finished in time to get everyone home long before our predicted winter weather.”

And it was a good day for the Bryant teams. Each garnered first-place finishes in six events. In the women’s rankings, Bryant finished with 5:30 points to 236 for second-place Pulaski Academy. Hot Springs Lakeside was third (204) followed by Magnolia (180), Benton (163), Little Rock Parkview (106) and Arkadelphia (86).

In the men’s division, Bryant finished with 382 points to Magnolia’s 306. Pulaski Academy was third (288) followed by Benton (251) and Parkview (216).

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