In their final home meet of the season Monday evening, the Cleveland Aqua Tigers had another smooth victory
Even with the threatening weather, the Aqua Tigers filleted the Red Bank Gators with a score of 249-157.
Logan Stutzman, Megan Mitchell, Jason Chung, and Robert Parr led the scoring for the visitors with 12 points apiece, while Bri Foley was right behind with 11.
Trey Parris, Meredith Borst, and Ben Cooper rounded out the double-digit scoring for the Aqua Tigers with 10 points each. CAT’s boys and girls relay teams won first in their IM relays.
Two senior swimmers, Bri Foley and Robert Parr, were also recognized for their hard work and dedication.
Foley has swum with the Aqua Tigers for eight years. Planning to study nursing, she is attending the University of Tennessee in the fall with academic, Kiwanis Club, and Carrie Lawson scholarships.
Parr is also planning to attend Tennessee on an academic scholarship with an emphasis on engineering. Both swimmers graduated fro Cleveland High School with high honors.
Monday’s event was also special as the Tigers hosted a second annual Pink Meet to benefit Emily’s Power for a Cure. At 2 years old, Emily Ransom was diagnosed with cancer, Neuroblastoma, stage IV. In February 2006, Emily lost her battle with cancer. Since then, her family has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research.
In early 2010, Emily’s Power for a Cure was able to give two $50,000 grants to a pair of top researchers in the nation for a cure of this disease. During the meet, the Aqua Tigers sold everything pink, including: pink lemonade, brownies, strawberry and angel food cupcakes, bubbles, and tea cookies.
Miss Tennessee contestant and Miss Mountain Lakes, Madyson Foster, sold princess tiaras and wands so younger swimmers would feel like royalty. Foster also organized the Pink Meet and will present $350 to Emily’s Power for a Cure.