Four of the five local schools, along with Paulding County and Creekside High School, competed in a swimming meet at Boundary Waters over the weekend. Chapel Hill, Douglas County, Lithia Springs and New Manchester were the county schools in action.
Both the Tigers of DC and the Panthers of Chapel Hill were in a heated fight for the most first place finishes down the stretch, but Douglas County managed to pull away, winning the last five events. The Tigers took home 12 first place finishes. Chapel Hill won eight races. Creekside picked up the other two wins in the 22 event meet.
Douglas County picked up its first win in the second race of the evening. The girls 200-yard medley relay team of Thunwa Klaihathai, Elizabeth Farmer, Mallory Oslacky and Anne Norton took first place in a time of 2:20.44.
Andrew Fox followed with a win in the boys 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:44.46. Farmer picked up her second win and first individual win in the girls 200-yard IM. She finished in a time of 2:44.62. Nicholas Scherer won the boys 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.05
After a short winless spell, Scherer picked up his second win for DC, finishing the boys 500-yard freestyle in a time of 7:03.02. Norton followed with her first individual win, taking the girls 500-yard freestyle in a time of 7:55.96.
The girls 200-yard freestyle relay team of Bridgette Fox, Jenna Adams, Mallory Pollock and Mackenzie Phillips won in a time of 2:07.46. Two races later, Kailyn Kinchelow took first in the girls 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:25.49.
The Tigers swept the 100-yard breaststroke races. Fox picked up her first individual win in the girls race with a time of 1:31.83. Dominic Seales took first in the boys event in a time of 1:23.01.
The Tigers wrapped up the meet with two relay wins. The boys 400-yard freestyle team of Christopher Humes, Zach Camp, Adams and Scherer won in a time of 4:17.35. The girls team of Norton, Pollock, Farmer and Klaihathai won in a tim of 4:53.24.
Chapel Hill opened the meet on a high note, winning the first event, the boys 200-yard medley relay, in a time of 1:55.49. The team was comprised of Cameron Schneider, Josh Thruston, Sam Nokes and Bryce Schneider. Emily Austin won the girls 200-yard freestyle race in a time of 2:38.40, while Thruston picked up his first individual win in the boys 200-yard IM in a tim of 2:04.72.
Nokes won his first individual event in the boys 100-yard butterfly, with a time of 1:13.81. Austin followed with her third win overall. She took first in the girls 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:28.23. Keeping with the theme, Thurston picked up his third win of the evening, taking first in the boys 100-yard freestyle in a time of 49.10.
The team of the Thruston, Nokes and the Schneider brothers joined up for the second time in the meet to win the boys 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:41.27. Cameron Schneider picked up the Panthers’ last win. She took first in the boys 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:19.08.
Creekside’s Carmen Arnold won the girls 50-yard freestyle in a time of 25.70, and the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 58.22.