The Wildcat swimmers and divers proved to be one of the teams to beat in the region after a dominant performance at the 48th annual Metro Swim Meet held at the School's Pete Higgins Pool January 19 and 20.
The boys and girls teams won their individual divisions and the Wildcats combined to be the top team competing in the field of 40 schools. The boys team earned 202 points, which was 51 points ahead of second-place Milton High School. The girls team earned 184 points to best runner-up Roswell High School by 32 points.
The boys swim team had eight top three finishers in the 24-event meet:
200 Yard Medley Relay: First Place—Aidan Linkins '19, Cole Hinkes '20, Chris Staley '18, Connor Hinkes '20
200 Yard Freestyle: Second Place—Jack Stone '18
200 Yard Individual Medley: Third Place—Cole Hinkes '20
50 Yard Freestyle: Second Place—Connor Hinkes '20
100 Yard Freestyle: First Place—Jack Stone '18
200 Yard Freestyle Relay: First Place—Cole Hinkes '20, Donovan Mitchell '19, Jack Stone '18, Chris Staley '18
100 Yard Breaststroke: Second Place—Cole Hinkes '20
400 Yard Freestyle Replay: Second Place—Dylan Vroon '19, Bryan Weselman '18, Grayson Harralson '19, Jack
The girls swim team had eight top three finishers in the 24-event meet:
200 Yard Medley Relay: First Place—Eliza Normark '19, Tara Pillai '19, Virginia Hatcher '21, Amy Zhao '21
200 Yard Freestyle: First Place—Samantha Bertschi '21
50 Yard Freestyle: First Place—Eliza Normark '19
100 Yard Freestyle: Second Place—Amy Zhao '21
500 Yard Freestyle: First Place—Samantha Bertschi '21
200 Yard Freestyle Relay: First Place—Kelsey Yao '18, Cecie Bassett '19, Amy Zhao '21, Samantha Bertschi '21
100 Yard Backstroke: First Place—Eliza Normark '19
400 Yard Freestyle Relay: First Place—Cecie Bassett '19, Kelsey Yao '18, Samantha Bertschi '21, Eliza Normark '19
Santiago Morales '18 represented the boys diving team and had a third-place finish out of a field of 22
A number of Wildcat swimmers qualified for the state championship swim meet, to be held at Georgia Tech starting Thursday, February 1. For full meet results and to see all those who qualified for the state meet, click here.