HS swimming poll: Rome girls impressive early

By Score Atlanta

Rome has seen several swimmers qualify for the state meet including several relay teams that could be heard from later this year. Rome’s girls 200 medley relay team, 200 free relay team and 400 free relay team qualified in a recent meet against River Ridge and Cherokee while the boys 200 and 400 free relay teams also qualified. Grady Edmondson, Carter Hightower and Winston McCormick were on both of the boys teams while Christine Hostetler was on all three of the girls squads.

The No. 3 AAAAAA boys and No. 1 AAAAAA girls Brookwood teams are once again looking for state hardware. Sam Tate has been improving his backstroke and IM times while Dylan Brown is proving to be a two-event threat for the Broncos. On the girls’ side of the pool, Haylie Dixon and Anna Jahns have the Brookwood faithful dreaming of the program’s first girls title since 2004. The boys won three straight from 2008-10.

Brookwood’s Gwinnett rival Parkview is also looking for a pair of titles this year. The boys Class AAAAAA No. 1 and girls Class AAAAAA No. 2 recently dispatched Alpharetta as Peter Meadows, Geoffrey Carter and Rory Martin paced the boys while Megan Yang, Morgan Fleming, Marianna Markley and Chelsea Keown led the girls to blowout wins.


1. Parkview

2. Lassiter

3. Brookwood

4. Alpharetta

5. Milton

6. North Gwinnett

7. Collins Hill

8. Chattahoochee

9. Mill Creek

10. Johns Creek


1. Brookwood

2. Parkview

3. Kennesaw Mountain

4. Walton

5. Etowah

6. Lassiter

7. Peachtree Ridge

8. Mill Creek

9. North Gwinnett

10. Archer


1. Marist

2. Wesleyan

3. Westminster

4. Dalton

5. Sequoyah

6. St. Pius X

7. Woodward Academy

8. Oconee County

9. Pope

10. North Hall


1. Westminster

2. Marist

3. Woodward Academy

4. St. Pius X

5. North Paulding

6. Calvary Day

7. Pope

8. Wesleyan

9. Greenbrier

10. Rome

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November 26th, 2012
6:34 pm

Great Job reporting on High School swimming throughout the State. Looking forward to continued coverage throughout the season and recognition for these dedicated athletes.


November 27th, 2012
10:09 am

Anybody know why they still are scoring only the top 16 swimmers for High School State since they now swim finals in a ten-lane pool? I heard a rumor it was due to the lobbying of an old-timer with a lot of clout who wants his top-heavy but not very deep teams to still be competitive…perhaps a school name that begins with a W?