Swimming: Lambert girls win Meet of Champions

By Ricky Dimon

Score Atlanta

Lambert’s girls won and its boys finished second to prevail overall at the Madeleine J. Brown Meet of Champions, held last Saturday at Emory University. Marist finished second with 649 points to the Longhorns’ 713 after the War Eagle girls placed second and the boys came in third. Sarah Smith rolled to 200 and 500 freestyle victories for Marist.

Alpharetta’s boys won their meet going away (399-301.5 over runner-up Lambert), mainly thanks to freestyle domination. Max Lee won the 100-yard freestyle and 200 freestyle, Ryan Loushin won the 500 freestyle and the Raiders swam to victories in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Last Friday’s Wesleyan Invitational saw the host Wolves triumph over a field that also included Centennial, Holy Innocents’ and Roswell. Wesleyan’s girls dominated the competition while its boys finished runner-up to Holy Innocents’, 283-272. Caroline White led the Lady Wolves with individual triumphs in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle while also anchoring a victorious 200 freestyle relay team. Mark Kale played a major role in the Holy Innocents’ boys’ victory. Kale took home top honors in the 50 free and the 100 free in addition to his participation on a winning 200 freestyle relay foursome. Luke Hedrick of Wesleyan won by almost three seconds in the 100 butterfly.

Swimming at home last Tuesday, Westminster’s girls edged Lassiter 169-145 while the Wildcat boys had a much easier time of things and romped 242-67. Isabella Issa, Maddie Downs and Alex Clark all won two individual events to help the Lady Wildcats hold off Lassiter, which got a win from Ali Ramirez in the 100 butterfly. The boys were led by three swimmers who triumphed in a pair of individual events—Gabriel Bellott-McGrath, Sam Beadles and Erek Cox.
 Mill Creek and Peachtree Ridge faced off in a dual meet last Friday at the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center. They split the two competitions, with the Mill Creek girls winning by a greater margin than that of Peachtree Ridge’s boys. The end result was a 324-294 combined score in favor of the Hawks. Mill Creek sophomore Anna Guynes earned victories in the 200 medley relay, the 50 freestyle, the 100 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay. Kent Yang and Reed Wynn both won a pair of individual races to lead the Lion boys.

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