Five North Gwinnett swimmers posted first-place finishes at last weekend’s Clody Memorial Invitational at West Gwinnett.
Ayden Meierarend won two events, the boys 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 3.02 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 57.56. North’s boys team also got first-place finishes from Ethan Dawidowicz (100 butterfly, 56.86) and Mikael Getahoun (100 free, 50.95).
The Bulldogs’ girls winners were Anna Freeman (200 individual medley, 2:26.04) and Emma Cooley (50 free, 26.71).
Duluth’s Lauren Eigen won the girls 100 free (57.06) and 100 backstroke (1:05.46), and the Wildcats’ Jackson Avey won the boys 50 free (22.77).
Mill Creek’s Jessie Hernandez had first-place finishes in the girls 200 free (2:06.38) and 500 free (5:40.20). Teammate Tristen Thompson won the girls 100 fly (1:02.45).
Other event-winners were Collins Hill’s J.P. Kirouac, (boys 200 free, 1:52.90), Norcross’ Kevin Li (boys 200 IM, 2:11.85 and 100 breast, 1:03.14) and Peachtree Ridge’s Zada Streeter (girls 100 breast, 1:14.03).
Brookwood leads way in Clody Invitational at Mountain Park
Five Brookwood swimmers won events over the weekend in the Clody Memorial Invitational at Mountain Park.
Two of those athletes, Joshua Pingel and Sam Mauldin, were double-winners. Pingel won the boys 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 55.74 seconds) and the 500 free (5:04.14), while Mauldin won the boys 200 individual medley (2:09.89) and 100 free (50.42). The Bronco boys also got victories from Daniel Martinez (100 butterfly, 56.15) and Chris Scalzi (100 backstroke, 58.11). Brookwood’s Kate Heffner won the girls 100 free (1:00.85).
Discovery’s Abby Wenham also won two races — the girls 200 free (2:02.83) and 100 back (1:03.55).
Parkview’s girls got wins from Zoe Wilson (200 IM, 2:26.00) and Caitlyn Petmecky (500 free, 5:34.68). The Panthers’ Will Stanley won the boys 100 breaststroke (1:05.12).
Madilyn Hays (50 free, 26.59) and Gabriela Pastore (100 breast, 1:16.30) won races for the Archer girls. Grayson also had two winners — Ethan Steidle (boys 50 free, 21.99) and Condi Britton (girls 100 fly, 1:05.71).
Turner, Bennett win Hudson Invitational titles
North Gwinnett’s Kennedy Turner and Parkview’s Carter Bennett won the individual titles at the Bettie Hudson Memorial Invitational last week.
Kennedy won the girls division with a six-dive score of 222.95 points, edging Mountain View’s Maggie Hennebaul (212.80). Brookwood’s Gillian Lee (199.00) was third, followed by Parkview’s Grace Littrell (181.15) and Brookwood’s Jessica Evenchick (174.05).
Bennett’s winning boys score was 220.15. He was followed by three of his Parkview teammates in second through fourth — Thomas Forbes (209.45), Lance Deane (196.85) and Chas Ward (191.05). Grayson’s Stephen Muessle was fifth (181.00).
Tennell, Goodman win Clody diving titles
Mountain View’s Samuel Tennell and Collins Hill’s Dominique Goodman won the diving titles at the Clody Memorial Invitational last week.
Tennell won the boys division with a six-dive score of 183.50, finishing ahead of runner-up Haven Maruyama of Parkview (156.15) and third-place Zach Kohberger of Mill Creek (154.55).
Goodman’s winning score in the girls division was 175.05. Lanier’s Shelby Savitz was second at 151.05 and Brookwood’s Delaney Livengood was third at 146.00.
Hebron fourth at Habersham meet
Hebron Christian’s boys swimming and diving team placed fourth last weekend at the Habersham Central December Invitational.
The Lions scored 279 points to finish behind three teams, including champion North Oconee (475), in the 12-team field. The Hebron girls placed eighth among 11 girls teams.
The Hebron boys were led by Ethan Robinson (second in 50-yard freestyle, 23.76 seconds and third in 100 backstroke, 1:04.38), Preston Potra (fourth in 100 butterfly, 1:08.18) and Flynt Morrow (third in 100 free, 1:01.15).