The Times West Virginian

November 25, 2013

Campbell makes splash for Polar Bears

Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — For any sport, it’s important to start the season in the right way.

Fairmont Senior’s Taylor Campbell did just that when the Polar Bears’ swim team took to the waters to start its season this past week.

Campbell led Fairmont Senior’s boys’ squad to a first-place overall finish and took home some hardware of his own in the team’s first meet at the Elkins Autumn Invitational.

He, along with a team of three others, took home first place in the boys’ 200-yard medley relay and the boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay. The team consisted of Campbell, Jeremy Sheppard, Issac Kinder and Daniel Cremeans.

The day was not over for Campbell, though, as he also competed in several individual races.

In those, Campbell took home first place in the boys’ 50-yard freestyle and the boys’ 100-yard butterfly.

In all, Campbell left the team’s opening meet with four first-place finishes on the day.

The fast start, paired with the girls’ sixth-place finish, was good enough to give Fairmont Senior a third-place overall finish out of the 10 teams that competed Saturday.

For his strong performance in the water, Campbell is this week’s Times West Virginian high school player of the week.