Wildcat Swimmers Excel at Atlanta Girls School Invitational
Many swimmers dropped seconds off their times!
You should’ve seen the look on Jack Tabb’s face when he finished his 100free. “No way, nu uh!” He shook his head in disbelief. Yes way! Jack’s 6 second drop was just one of MANY crazy fast swims. With almost everyone in attendance, Westminster swimming brought their A-game Saturday night to the Atlanta Girls School invitational at Georgia Tech on Saturday, January 11. This was the last meet before state in 2 weeks and everyone left with a qualifying time; so, Tech, we will see you again soon!
Varsity girls placed 4th overall and saw excellent personal best times, notably Katelyn Dawkin's 200 IM (woot woot!) winning her heat and Bethany Williams’ completes her first 500 free....and got the cow bell 🔔 as she was fastest in her heat as well! With 36 schools and close to 700 swimmers in attendance a top 5 finish was quite the feat that Elizabeth Rucker pulled off with a 2nd in the 200 free and 5th in the 500 free.
Varsity boys placed 12th. Beyond placing, all the boys swam at least one race with a faster time . Sam Williamson also saw a 6 second drop in the 100 free racking up another state qualifying time. Harrison Rucker earned a hard to get 5th place in the 200 Free & 100 Breast, and placed 3rd in the 100 Free as an exhibition event.
Our Middle School Boys placed 3rd with Adam Lippe and Brock Hasten both placing in the top 5 in their events. Adrienne and Hannah were our only middle school girls this meet and both had excellent breastroke races. Hanna placed 5th in the event.
Since October, a dedicated group of Wildcats have been getting up and racking up laps at the Aquatic Center before school. Swimming is a sport of personal discipline and your classmates who have been consistent and dedicated saw the fruit of their labor this weekend! Give them a high five and encourage them as they wrap up two more weeks of training and early mornings.
A special shout out to the grownups who assisted with making the meet a success and helped with driving, coordinating food, timing and hearing cats. You are appreciated!
Well done wildcats! One more to go!