Wellness Center to host East Regional event

By David Stewart

For the Mountain Advocate

Paul Dole, CEO of KCEOC, has more than one hat to wear. This weekend, Feb. 12- 14, Dole will be the meet director for the Kentucky High School Association’s East Regional event.

Dole said, “Twenty-five high schools will converge on Barbourville and bring almost 500 swimmers to the Stivers Center this weekend. Our region covers all aquatic competitors from east of Pulaski County and South of Lexington to our state border.”

The competition will open Thursday when 35 divers will compete from 5-9 p.m. Friday swimming preliminaries will begin at noon. The day’s events will end with the top two qualifiers for each event being determined.

Those top 16 qualify to come back on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. to determine the regional meet’s winners. Regional winners earn a berth at the state championship to be held in Louisville in two week.

The public is invited to attend.