PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Bishop McGuinness Villain boys claimed the title as 1A/2A Conference Champions in the finals swim meet held at the Armfield Civic Center on Saturday.
Bishop commanded a hefty 200 point score over West Stokes 98, Mount Airy 75, North Surry 45, East Surry 31, Surry Central 30 and South Stokes 21.
First- and second-place finishes were awarded to individuals and teams and were designated as All-Conference.
Bishop took 10 gold first-place awards in the 200 medley relay (Charlie Ladka, William Johnson, Jeffrey Davidson, Matthew Brackett); 200 freestyle (Jeffrey Davidson); 200 IM (Grant Davidson); 50 free (Ben Coon); 100 butterfly (Alex Strasser); 100 free (Ben Coon); 200 free relay (Daniel Gomez-Perry, Sean Gorham, Joseph Farley, Ben Coon); 100 backstoke (Grant Davidson); 100 breaststroke (Sean Gorham); and 400 free (Ben Coon).
Bishop Coach Kenny Christensen said, “We had a solid night.”
Coon took four gold medals, the highest of anyone in the conference championships.
The overall first- and second-place finishes were:
• BM 200 medley relay (Charlie Ladka, William Johnson, Jeffrey Davidson, Matthew Brackett), MA Jacob Puckett, William Judd, Blake Bond, Mason Epperson);
• 200 freestyle, BM Jeffrey Davidson, ES Christopher Holshouser;
• 200 IM, BM Grant Davidson, BM Sean Gorham;
• 50 free, BM Ben Coon, BM Joseph Farley;
• 100 fly, BM Alex Strasser, WS Robbie Scoville;
• 100 free, BM Ben Coon, BM Joseph Farley;
• 500 free, WS Sam Stevenson, BM Matthew Brackett;
• 200 free relay, BM (Daniel Gomez-Perry, Sean Gorham, Joseph Farley, Ben Coon), WS (Josh Zolnierowicz, Dylan Turner, Robbie Scoville, David Hughart);
• 100 backstroke, BM Grant Davidson, BM Jeffrey Davidson;
• 100 breaststroke BM Sean Gorham, NS Payden Simmons;
• 400 free relay (Ben Coon, Joseph Farley, Daniel Gomez-Perry, Grant Davidson), WS (Josh Zolnierowicz, Sam Stevenson, Robbie Scoville, David Hughart).