Published DateEight year-old Bradley McIntire of Gilford, NH led the Gunstock Stingrays Swim Team by winning eight individual events during last weekend's New England Regional swim meet in White River Junction, Vt. On his way to victory, McIntire set five new personal best times.
Wolfeboro's Anya Found, 11, followed with two victories, both of which qualified her to compete at next month's prestigious New England Age Group Championship. Found improved her time in three of her four events. "Anya and Bradley represent the efforts of a group of swimmers who have been improving their technique and building fitness, and it shows," Stingrays coach Martha Kidder McIntire said. "I couldn't be more proud of our athletes, families and coaching staff."
The meet drew competitors between the ages of 6 and 21 from 24 teams around New England. In addition to their 10 victories, Stingray swimmers also finished in the top 15 on 33 occasions. Abby Larkin of New Durham finished in the top five in two events and teammates Joshua Kelleher of Laconia, Paige Fenderson of New Durham, Reagan McIntire of Gilford, Beck McLean of Gilford and Sarah Bellefleur of Wolfeboro all had multiple top 15 finishes.
Gunstock Swim Team finishes its season at the Tri-State Swim Association Championship Meet, held March 16-17 at the University of New Hampshire.