Butler, Reynolds lead Lady Hornets to home meet victory
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Jessica Butler and Ella Reynolds each won and individual event then combined on another as the Bryant Lady Hornets compiled 401 points to win the team title at a meet they hosted at the Bishop Park Aquatic Center on Thursday.
Magnolia was second in the field of 12 teams with 261 points.
Individually, Butler won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:00.91. Hannah Tennison was fourth in 7:16.64 and Hailey Addison fifth in 1:08.42.
Reynods won the 50-yard freestyle with a 25.93 clocking. Lara Kockaya was fourth in 7:16.64 with Taylor Vaughn 12th in 8:38.09.
The duo combined with Kockaya and Taylor Wilson on a winning time of 4:18.96 in the 400 freestyle relay.
In addition, Sara Weber took top honors in the one-meter dive with a score of 171.20. Jaden Heath was fourth at 118.70.
Third-place finishes were turned in by Wilson in the 100-yard backstroke and Helen Woodham in the 200 free. Wilson finished in 1:15.14 with Tennison fourth in 1:17.80. Charlotte Bryant added points for the Lady Hornets by finishing 14th in 1:50.04.
Woodham’s 2:40.21 earned third-place in the 200. Taylor Vaughan was ninth in 2:56.44.
Butler added fourth-place points in the 200 individual medley, turning in a 2:35.95 with Wilson sixth in 2:45.71.
In the 100-yard butterfly, Dayanne Maldonado came through with a fourth-place finish in 1:16.27. Erin Vaughn was fifth in 1:17.36.
Reynolds, a freshman, picked up a sixth-place finish in the 100 breast stroke. Addison took seventh in 1:28.01 with Erica Legate 13th in 1:36.78.
Bryant was sixth in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. In the former, Legate, Addison, Maldonado and Erin Vaughn combined on a 2:26.45. In the latter, it was Jaden Heath, Woodham, Taylor Vaughn and Erin Vaughn teaming up on a 2:18.91.
The next outing for Bryant will be Jan. 19-20, in Conway. The first day will be a diving contest at UCA with the second day meet at Hendrix.