HUNTERSVILLE — Local East Surry swimmers competed in the 1A/2A Regional Swimming Championships on Friday in Huntersville.
For the girls, freshman Kelsey Tunstall led the way for the Lady Cards with a win in the 200 Individual Medley. This marks the first regional swimming title in school history, according to Coach Leah Tunstall. She also picked up a third place in the 500 yard freestyle.
Sophomore Katherine Martin finished fifth in the 200 Individual Medley and 10th in the 100 Butterfly.
Both Tunstall and Martin qualified for the state championships in each individual effort.
East Surry also had two relays each finishing in seventh place overall. Tunstall and Martin teamed up with senior Mikayla Elliott and freshman Avery Tilley for the 200 Freestyle Relay. Also, Martin, Tunstall and Tilley then added sophomore Kayla Simmons to finish seventh in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Overall, the Lady Cards placed eighth, the highest team finish in Surry County.
On the boys side, Christopher Holshouser placed 12th in the 100 Breaststoke and qualified for the state championships.
The 1A/2A State Swimming Championships will be held in Cary next Saturday.