Away Fencing Meet
While most of the veteran fencers were away on Jan Term, it was left to the younger fencers to represent the Sabers for the first competition of the new year on January 12th. While there were two experienced fencers, Favor Idika and Praise Idika, who both performed excellently, the rest of the day was carried by first-year fencers Mira Fitch, Layke Jones, and Margot Burke.
Individual results haven’t been published as of Friday, but team results are known. Salem finished the day in fine standing, taking 2nd place for the Team Competition.
For the year so far, Salem and their crosstown rival, RJ Reynolds, have battled it out for first place. In all three competitions, it came down to the final bout ending in one first-place and two second-place finishes for the Sabers. At least two of the bouts were decided by one point. All fencers finished the day with individual wins and most ended in the plus column.