Aqua Tigers put up strong battle

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Posted 6/9/18

The Cleveland Aqua Tigers put up a good fight Thursday evening, but in the end came up a little short.Hosting the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club team, CAT came out on the short end of a 407-364 …

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Aqua Tigers put up strong battle

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The Cleveland Aqua Tigers put up a good fight Thursday evening, but in the end came up a little short.

Hosting the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club team, CAT came out on the short end of a 407-364 tally in their first home meet of the summer season at the Tinsley Park pool.

Grayson Payne and Jacob McDaniel topped the Aqua Tiger effort with 19 points apiece, while Grayson Officier was close behind with 17.

Breanna Belcher, Anna Thompson and Charlie Chittum helped out with 15 points each.

Posting 14 points apiece was Addie Taubert, Cameron McDaniel, Justin Martin and Braden Greear.

Ian Frakes and Trey Parris III pitched in with 13 and 12 points respectively, while Bryson Lake, Erin Lake and Owen Clemons notched 11 apiece.

CAT will return to its home water Thursday when the Big Ridge Raiders come to town for a 6 p.m. showdown.

Both teams are still looking for their first victory in Red Division action on the young season.

Earlier in the week, the Aqua Tigers took 47 swimmers to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to begin the summer swim season against the Catoosa Great White Sharks.

Despite falling 445-343 in the points total, CAT was able to see 39 individuals improve their best career times.

Four different swimmers for the Aqua Tigers shared a tie for the points lead as Charlie Chittum, Bryson Lake, Jacob McDaniel and Grayson Payne all scored 15 points.

Allanah Freeman and Grayson Officer were strong as well in their lanes with 13 points apiece, while Breanna Belcher, Ian Frakes, Anna Thompson and Leah Thompson all had 11.

Trey Parris rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points.

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