Dynamo Wins Georgia State Champs: SwimAtlanta’s Amanda Weir Blazes 55.87 in the 100m Free

ATLANTA, July 14. DYNAMO Swim Club won the 2002 Long Course Senior State Championships that concluded at Dynamo's Swim Center tonight.

Dynamo's Elizabeth Hill and Aiken-Augusta's Christian kata won the "Outstanding Swimmer" awards for women and men, respectively.

Sixteen year-old Amanda Weir of SwimAtlanta had the meet's outstanding performance — a state record 55.87 in the 100m freestyle.

Dynamo won the combined team title 4,393- 3,870 over SwimAtlanta, which continually threatened to take the lead throughout the four day meet. The Stingrays were third and Kennesaw fourth, also in a tight race. Dynamo won the men's and women's titles as well.

State records were broken by Hill in the 15-16 200 free, Savannah's Judson Cuttino in the 15-16 800 and SwimAtlanta's Amanda Weir in the 15-16 100 free.
The versatile Hill won eight of nine events over the four-day meet losing only once, to Weir, in the 100 free.

Hill went wire to wire with Weir in the 200 free with Hill going 2:02.47 to Weir's 2:03:36. Hill broke her own state record of 2:02.55, set while placing third at the 2002 Spring Nationals.

Weir'S 55.87 in the 100 sliced almost a second off the previous state record, set by Ashley Chandler in 1995. Weir also won the 50 free in a PR 25.97.

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