Mady Bragg, Sarah Sorensen Lead Pope to 6A Win; Brockwood Girls Take 7A Georgia State Crown

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At the 2018 Georgia High School swimming state championships the Brookwood boys took home the 7A title while Dalton won the 6A meet. In the girls competition, Pope won the 6A meet with 349 points while Johns Creek was second with 338 points. The 7A title went to Brookwood with 363 points while Lambert was runner up with 325.5 points.

6A

Johns Creek had the upper hand to begin the meet on Saturday afternoon. Ryan ShowfetyAdeline FarringtonTatum Smith, and Julia Lauren Fod combined for a 1:44.78 in the 200 medley relay ahead of the Pope team in 1:45.57. Smith was victorious in the 50 free with a 23.38.

Pope’s Mady Bragg edged Alpharetta’s Cali Murray 1:51.03 to 1:51.70 for the 200 freestyle victory. Bragg also touched in 55.89 to win the 100 butterfly.

Centennial sophomore Katharine Ward won the 200 IM in 2:02.92. Pope’s Anna Prestel picked up second place points (2:06.78).

Another Pope victory came in the 100 free when Sarah Sorensen touched the wall in 50.85. Sorensen also won the 100 backstroke with her 56.05.

Cambridge’s Abigail Grottle was the lone swimmer under five minutes in the 500 freestyle final. The sophomore swam a 4:53.19.

Johns Creek’s second relay victory came in the 200 freestyle relay when Ford, Sydney Petrie, Farrington, and Smith touched in 1:35.80.

Farrington also added gold in the last individual event of the meet, the 100 breaststroke, with a 1:02.52.

Sorensen, Julia Keith, Prestel, and Bragg put an exclamation point on the team victory with a 3:27.22 400 freestyle relay.

7A

Lambert’s Caroline Aikins, Lauren MartinSyndey Havrilla, and Lilia Smith raced to a 1:45.61 to win the 200 medley relay to open the meet.

Smith was then second in the 200 freestyle with a 1:49.75, just behind Collins Hill’s Haley Arner and her 1:49.04. Arner’s 4:49.72 earned her 500 freestyle gold.

Lambert added another victory in the 200 IM as senior Aikins touched in 2:01.34.

Walton swimmers finished first and second in the 50 freestyle. Sophomore Jasmin Hoffmann (23.61) and senior Melissa Cox (23.69) earned gold and silver in the sprint.

Addie Rose Bullock, a junior from Keenesaw Mountain, won the 100 fly with a 54.50.

Eventual team champions Brookwood finally got a victory in the 100 freestyle as freshman Lily Burke touched in 50.92. Walton duo Hoffmann (51.63) and Cox (51.67) followed.

Powered by their sprint duo, Walton won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:35.49 with the team of Hoffmann, Abby BelinskiJami Williams, and Cox.

After leading off her team’s winning medley relay, Aikins swam a 55.58 to win the 100 backstroke. West Forsyth senior Sheridan Schreiber won the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.36.

Brookwood ended the meet on top with the quartet of Maddie CordleEmma Claire CohenReagan Sweeney, and Tegan Sweeney touching in 3:30.30 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Full results available here.

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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