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Johns Creek swim and dive repeats as Fulton champs

Gladiators sweep boys, girls and overall title



NORCROSS, Ga. — Johns Creek swim and dive retained their title as Fulton County champions Jan. 10 at West Gwinnett Aquatic Center, sweeping both the boys and girls titles from a field of nine schools.

Johns Creek bested bested Alpharetta by 42 points for the boys title. Sophomore Ethan Davey finished 0.2 seconds ahead of Alpharetta freshmen Charles Lu in the 100-yard free and Adrian Iannamico won the 100-yard backstroke. Iannamico, Davey, Samuel Song and Davis Hsi won the 200-yard medley over Alpharetta by 1.6 seconds.

The girls team also won three events to power their first place over Alpharetta and Cambridge. The Gladiator girls won by a 100-point margin. Tatum Smith won the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard fly.

Johns Creek’s 200-yard medley relay team, comprised of Ryan Showfety, Addie Farrington, Tatum Smith and Julia Ford, set a meet record but finished second. Centennial’s team of Elly Deas, Katharine Ward, Tessa Sergile and Brianna Bender finished 0.04 seconds ahead of the Gladiators for the win.

The Gladiators’ 200-yard freestyle relay won behind strong performances from Smith, Farrington, Ford and Sydney Petrie.

Alpharetta placed second in both boys and girls competition. The Raiders swept the 100-yard breaststroke and stood atop the podium in the boys 50-yard freestyle.

Alpharetta freshman Nathan Jin won the boys 100-yard breaststroke while fellow freshman Alicia Henry captured the girls title. Senior Brandon Lu beat out Johns Creek’s Leon Grinberg by 0.34 seconds to win the 50-yard freestyle title.

Milton won six events in boys and girls competition with senior Raunak Khosla setting a meet record in the boys 100-yard fly. Kholsa also won the boys 200-yard individual medley. Along with James Dailey, Jack and Wilson Dubuois, Kholsa and Milton won the 200-yard freestyle relay. That same team won the boys 400-yard freestyle relay.

Dubois won the boys 500-yard freestyle ahead of Centennial’s Noland Deas. He also beat out Deas for the boys 200-yard freestyle title.

Centennial’s girls team captured wins in four events to place fourth overall. Senior Brianna Bender won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle. Elly Deas won the 100-yard backstroke by over two seconds and joined Bender, Sergile and Madeline Singletary to win the girls 400-yard freestyle relay by six seconds over Johns Creek.

Cambridge sophomore Abigail Grottle secured the girls 200-yard freestyle title.

Fellow Cambridge Bear Turner Mignerey placed atop the podium in the boys 1-meter dive, 30 points ahead of Alpharetta’s Kevin Nyquist in second.

Johns Creek’s Tori Templet placed second and Abby Etter finished third in the girls 1-meter dive which was won by Riverwood’s Haley Allen.

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