WHEELING - It was the consistent second- and third-place finishes that helped propel the Linsly boys' and girls' swim teams to a pair of victories against Wheeling Park during a Wednesday night meet at Linsly's campus pool.
Linsly's boys won 97-72, while the Cadets girls pulled out a 97-71 victory against the Patriots.
"It was the No. 2 and No. 3 swimmers who came through. A lot of the second and third people stepped up real big," Linsly coach Bill Brubaker said. "We had some good swims. We still have to work on the little things - things off the foot turns - things that we do with our starts, but as far as how we are swimming ... everything is looking really good right now.''
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Linsly standout Zoe Scarpone makes her way to victory Wednesday night in the 100-yard butterfly
Wheeling Park coach Pat Durkin said while some of the times were very good, other times may have been a bit slow. He said it is still early in the season and he is looking forward to a meet scheduled for Saturday.
Six members of the Linsly squad took first place on both of their individual events. On the girls' side - Carleigh West won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle and Zoe Scarpone won the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.
On the boys' side, Reese Boyd took the 200 and 500 freestyles, Kevin Pietz claimed the 100 butterfly and 100 yard backstroke, Drew Bastian won the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, and Liam McNeil took the 50 and 100 freestyles.
Park's Kaitlyn Curnes won both the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.
Both the Linsly boys' and girls' teams improved their records to 6-0 on the season.