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El Dorado’s swim teams leaped into the deep water Saturday, competing in the Tiger Invitational, hosted by Little Rock Central. The highly competitive meet featured 15 girls’ teams and 12 on the boys’ side.

The Wildcats finished eighth while the Lady Wildcats placed ninth.

“This is one of the largest meets the team has been to this season. We had lots of fast competition,” said El Dorado coach Courtney McDiarmid Canady. “We hit some new PRs and are now prepping for our next meet this Thursday at Hendrix.”

Individually, the Lady Wildcats’ Adrianna Arnold and Abigail Thompson finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the girls’ 50-yard freestyle. Arnold clocked in at 28.0 with Thompson touching at 28.04.

Arnold placed 10th in the 500-yard freestyle with Thompson finishing 10th in the 100 breaststroke. Jana Powell was 10th in the 100 freestyle.

Powell, Rachel Murphree, Thompson and Arnold placed fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Murphree, Thompson, Powell and Arnold finished eighth in the 200 medley relay.

In boys, El Dorado’s Everett Gati finished ninth in the 200 freestyle.

Branden Major, Jansen Shaffer, Edwin Gonzalez and Jack Dunn placed 10th in the 400 freestyle relay.

The Wildcats scored 42 points. Central won the boys title with 611 followed by Conway (420), Cabot (402), Fayetteville (249), Batesville (162), Mountain Home (117) and North Little Rock (66).

The Lady Wildcats tallied 99 points. Central won the girls with 460 with Fayetteville (448), Cabot (299.5), Conway (242) and Mountain Home (145.5) rounding out the top five.

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