HS swimming poll: Walton jumps after weekend sweep

By Score Atlanta

Walton hosted the Margaret Gilbert Memorial at the Cobb Aquatic Center over the weekend, with the Raiders winning both the boys and girls competitions. The Class AAAAAA No. 9 boys beat out Hillgrove, Marietta, Riverwood, North Springs and McEachern. Walton’s 200 medley relay teams finished first and second to set the early tone. John Gosnell claimed first in the 50 and 100 freestyle events while Cody Pitts won the 100 breast. The Class AAAAAA No. 4 girls took out Riverwood, Hillgrove, Marietta, North Springs and McEachern thanks to strong efforts in the 200 medley relay, individual freestyle events and Katherine Malcolm’s efforts in the 100 butterfly.

Gwinnett swimming powers met at Mountain Park over the weekend for the Clody Memorial Invitational. While no team winners were declared, several teams left pleased with individual performances. The boys Class AAAAAA No. 1 Parkview Panthers relay teams competed well in nearly all of the events while No. 10 Dacula’s Stephen Brinkley has the Falcons thinking they could do damage at the state meet. On the girls’ side, No. 1 Parkview and No. 2 Brookwood were impressive as well.

The Class A-AAAAA No. 10 Rome earned impressive wins over Woodland and Calhoun late last week, but it was the Rome boys who claimed a third straight event to move to the threshold of the A-AAAAA rankings. The Rome boys 200-meter medley relay team qualified for the state meet with an impressive time in the competition against Calhoun and Woodland.

Darlington diver Miles Bearden took first place in the boys 1-meter dive event late last week as Darlington competed against Northwest Whitfield and River Ridge.

AAAAAA BOYS

1. Parkview

2. Lassiter

3. Brookwood

4. Alpharetta

5. Milton

6. North Gwinnett

7. Collins Hill

8. Chattahoochee

9. Walton

10. Dacula

AAAAAA GIRLS

1. Parkview

2. Brookwood

3. Kennesaw Mountain

4. Walton

5. Peachtree Ridge

6. Etowah

7. Lassiter

8. Mill Creek

9. North Gwinnett

10. Archer

A-AAAAA BOYS

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

A-AAAAA GIRLS

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

2 comments Add your comment

BullDawg Rick

December 10th, 2012
9:46 pm

At the Region meet this Saturday – Brookwood and or Parkview looked pretty impressive on both sides..

A lady

December 15th, 2012
11:39 pm

How / what are these polls based on? Wins? State qualifiers?