Alicia Henry Gets 100 Breast Record as Centennial Earns 6A Title at Georgia Girls State Championships; Brookwood Wins 7A

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The 2019 Georgia 6-7A Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships took place on February 9 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga.

The meet was highlighted by Alpharetta’s Alicia Henry, who broke the Georgia state record in the 100 breast. Centennial was named the 6A team champion after a dominant performance with 329 points, while Brookwood earned the accolade on the 7A side with 349 points.

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6A Meet

Top 5 Team Scores:

1. Centennial – 329
2. Alpharetta – 263
3. Cambridge – 202
4. Johns Creek – 196
5. Harrison – 194

The meet began Centennial’s Elly Deas (26.58), Katharine Ward (29.21), Tessa Sergile (26.25) and Madeline Singletary (24.67) opened up scoring with a win in the 4×50 medley relay in 1:46.71, two seconds ahead of runner-up Alpharetta (1:48.23).

Not too long after, Ward was back in the water to claim an individual gold in the 200 IM after stopping the clock in 2:03.80. Allatoona’s Hannah Stumpf dove to first on the 1-meter board, finishing with a final score of 570.60.

After anchoring the winning medley relay, Singletary extended the distance swum to achieve the gold medal in the 500 free. Her time of 4:56.59 won by 10 seconds and was the only swimmer in the race to crack five minutes.

Pope’s Mady Bragg cruised to first in the 200 free by nearly a full second in 1:50.27. The senior also flew to the top of the podium in the 100 fly, taking the crown in 55.31 ahead of Deas (55.97). Deas later led the charge in the 100 back, winning in 56.00.

Henry stole the show at this meet, winning the 100 breast in record-breaking fashion. The sophomore’s time of 1:01.64 took down Adeline Farrington’s state mark of 1:01.92 set in 2017. This was a three-second time drop for Henry.

Apalachee’s Alexis Doherty splashed-and-dashed her way to the gold medal in the 50 free, posting a time of 23.05 for the victory. Sequoyah’s Delaney Harrison was also under the 24-second mark in 23.84 for second. It was deja-vu in the 100 free: Doherty won in 50.79, again followed by Harrison in 52.74.

Harrison’s Emily Kelly (25.17), Laura Kate Dekle (24.53), Kamden Batchik (24.84) and Camryn Lewis (24.08) combined for a 4×50 free relay victory in 1:38.62. Just as the meet began, the same medley relay squad of Deas (52.35), Sergile (53.55), Ward (52.41) and Singletary (52.76) won the 4×100 free relay in 3:31.07.

7A Meet

Top 5 Team Scores:

1. Brookwood – 349
2. Parkview – 274.5
3. South Forsyth – 241
4. Walton – 233.5
5. North Gwinnett – 222

The 7A meet commenced as North Gwinnett’s Joyce Kim (28.10), Caroline Izaguirre (29.53), Courtney Niemann (26.40) and Chantal Jordan (23.38) won the 4×50 medley relay in 1:47.41, just ahead of runner-up Brookwood (1:47.87).

Parkview’s Abigail McCulloh led the way in the 200 free, cruising to the wall first in 1:49.04 for the win. Also sneaking under the 1:50-barrier was Woodstock’s Elizabeth Byrne (1:49.44). McCulloh then dominated the 500 free as the only swimmer under the 4:50 mark, doing so in 4:48.21.

Brookwood’s Lily Burke posted a three-second victory in the 200 IM, using a strong back half to pull away to take the gold in 2:02.30. She later went on to win her second title of the day in the 100 free after posting a swift 51.18 during finals.

North Forsyth’s Hailey Galbraith sprinted her way to the top of the podium in the 50 free, stopping the clock in 23.74 to out-touch silver medalist Jordan (23.75) by .01. Collins Hill’s Abigayle Wood got her hands to the wall first in the 100 breast with a final time of 1:04.25, just ahead of second-place finisher June Phang (1:04.81) of West Forsyth.

Kennesaw Mountain’s Addie Rose Bullock dropped well over a second from her prelims time to earn the state title in the 100 fly, getting her hands the wall first in 54.33. She also won the 100 back, taking off 2.5 seconds from her morning swim to prove victorious in 54.98. Her teammate Kyler Dixon posted a final score of 542.20 to win the 1-meter board.

The 4×50 free relay title went to Walton’s Elizabeth Isakson (24.31), Anna Heisterberg (24.62), Abby Belinski (23.94) and Jasmin Hoffmann (23.52) in 1:36.39. Brookwood’s 4×100 free relay squad of Maddie Cordle (53.56), Emma Claire Cohen (53.11), Reagan Sweeney (51.65) Burke (51.07) concluded the meet win a win in 3:29.39.

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5 years ago

Go Knights!!! Congratulations Centennial!

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