Wesleyan, Parish shine at Metro Invitational swimming and diving meet

Jessie Parish

Wesleyan’s swimming and diving teams had impressive showings at the challenging Metro Invitational last weekend.

The Wolves placed second in the girls division to champion Westminster, and also took fourth in the boys standings behind Westminster, Woodward Academy and Milton.

Freshman Jessie Parish was the Metro champion in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.28 seconds. Teammate Hannah Wasmuth was third in the 200 freestyle (1:59.15) and second in the 100 backstroke (59.42), and Carson Schiller was sixth in the 50 free (25.01) and sixth in the 100 free (55.94) for the girls team.

The Wesleyan boys got top individual finishes in the distance races from Colton Villa (seventh, 200 free, 1:53.35 and 10th, 500 free, 5:33.92) and Mac Howie (ninth, 200 free, 1:56.45 and seventh, 500 free, 5:16.99). The Wolves’ other top boys performers were Christopher Harrell (third, 50 free 22.29), Ian Venkatesan (eighth, 100 back, 57.91) and Isaiah Erb (seventh, 100 breast 1:02.52).

Buford’s Caroline Irwin was runner-up in the 100 fly (56.78) and seventh in the 50 free (25.33). Other Buford top finishers were Katherine Alsobrook (fifth, 500 free, 5:30.36), Avery Shoemaker (seventh, 500 free, 5:32.90).

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