GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School pupil Cadence Vincent has certified to participate in the 2020 YMCA National Short Course Championship.

On her very last day of competition, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School scholar Cadence Vincent did not drop time as she had was hoping. However, she did pass up in the ratings – by using 50 locations – from 149th to 99th vicinity inside the 100-yard freestyle at the 2019 YMCA National Short Course Championship.


During the week, Cadence, a Buckhannon native, competed within the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle, and 100-yard backstroke. Cadence is the youngest Elkins/Randolph County YMCA RAYS member in years to qualify for the National Competition, and her times all through the Championship train her to retake part in the coming year.

She began swimming with the RAYS at age 8.

On Wednesday, Cadence swam inside the hundred-backstroke and moved from the 150s to 122nd area with a time of fifty-nine .12. Thursday’s competition was the 50-backyard freestyle, and he or she jumped from a hundred and fiftieth to 83rd vicinity with a time of 24.Forty-six. In her performance Friday, Cadence clocked a time of fifty-three. Fifty-two.
Following her swimming performance on Friday, Cadence and her relatives’ circle rushed domestic, so she may want to compete early Saturday morning in the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School music meet. Before touring the 2019 YMCA National Short Course Championship, she stated her intention was to do her high-quality and drop time or swim each event faster than ever before.

“I concept it changed into a brilliant revel in,” Cadence stated. “I had so much amusement, and I enjoyed seeing new humans and places. I have the times for next year (to take part in the 2020 YMCA National Short Course Championship), and I can’t wait!”

Cadence’s coaches remarked how proud they have been of her performance. Coach John Schmidt said he “couldn’t be happier along with her overall performance throughout the competition.”

Coach Brendan Cain said, “Cadence did a great task.” “I’m thrilled together with her overall performance at the huge degree,” he said. In the following yr, Cadence stated she has some new goals. “I hope to make it to the Nationals from here on,” she stated. “And by the time I am 18, I desire to make it to the finals.”