Brookwood boys, girls dominate AAAAAAA for second straight year at state swimming

Mill Creek's Jake Magahey won the 500 freestyle with a national record time at the State Swim Meet Saturday night held at Georgia Tech. (Photo: Anthony Stalcup)

FANS CHOICE WINTER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Who: Jake Magahey

School: Mill Creek

Sport: Swimming

Class: Junior

Highlights: Won individual state titles in the 200 and 500 freestyle, breaking the state and national record in the 500 free with a time of 4 minutes, 15.63 seconds

Coach Rick Creed’s take: “Jake is not only an exceptional athlete, he also an exceptional student, captain, teammate and person. He is one of the most driven, focused and determined athletes that I have ever encountered. It was amazing to see the entire crowd cheer and support Jake as he willed his way to a national record in the 500 free with a time of 4:15.63. He broke a 35-year-old record. He set his sight on this record over a year ago. He is well liked by everyone that meets him because of his humility, sportsmanship, integrity and genuine character.”

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