Defending champion Coosaw Creek had a strong second-day performance and moved into first place Monday at the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association’s Championship held at the Jewish Community Center.
Coosaw Creek, which ended a 22-year reign by Snee Farm last year, passed first-day leader Daniel Island at the completion of the breaststroke event. Snee Farm also moved ahead of Daniel Island as those teams are 1-2-3 heading into today’s relay events, which begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center.
Coosaw Creek has a 115-point lead over second-place Snee Farm, 2,0541/2 to 1,9391/2. Daniel Island has 1,9211/2 points. Hobcaw is fourth at 1,6491/2 and Shadowmoss climbed to fifth with 1,6311/2.
“It feels good,” said Coosaw Creek coach Jaeson May. “I told our big kids that our little kids held their ground and it was up to them to bring it on and we would be right where we wanted to be. They did that. I look forward to the relays (today).”
Coosaw’s brightest star Monday was 16-year-old Micah Bohon, who broke two meet records. She broke a 5-year-old record with a time of 30.51 seconds in the 15-18 girls backstroke and ended the night with a meet record 1:06.4 in the 100-meter individual medley.
Also, Shadowmoss’ 11-12 boys swimmer Ethan Thrasher equaled his sister Emorie’s performance Sunday by winning a triple crown in the 50-freestyle, 50-butterfly and 100-meter individual medley.
Coosaw Creek’s Brandon Rattigan broke a 6-year-old record in the 15-18 boys breaststroke with a time of 30.06.
A total of five meet records were set Monday. Casey Buck of Shadowmoss broke a 20-year-old record with a time of 25.49 in the 13-14 boys 50-freestyle. Snee Farm’s Andrew Bagley, with a time of 27.64 in the 15-18 boys 50-backstroke, broke the record set last year.
Daniel Island coach Rose Van Metre said she was pleased with her team’s performance.
“If kids are getting their personal bests, there’s nothing more you can ask,” Van Metre said. “The meet is incredible. There are so many teams in the hunt than in the past which makes it much more exciting. We’re really looking forward to the relays tomorrow.”
Several swimmers in addition to Bohon had multiple wins. Peyton Wilson of Parkshore won the 13-14 girls butterfly and backstroke. In addition to his meet record in the 13-14 boys freestyle, Buck also won the butterfly.
There also was a rare occurrence with Justin Lawrence of Shadowmoss and Will Shope of Coosaw tying for first place with identical times of 39.44 in the 11-12 boys breaststroke.