CLARKESVILLE, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity girls and boys swim and dive teams were in action over the weekend, competing in the Jingle Jam Invite at the Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center.
It was a historic day for the varsity girls as the squad qualified for state for the first time in program history.
Overall the varsity boys finished in second place overall and the varsity girls finished in third.
Below are highlights from Saturday's meet:
-Varsity Girls 200 Medley Relay qualified for State: Savannah Messner, Rachel Turner, Caroline Clemons & Sarah Eaves.
-Evan Bell makes another State Cut by taking five seconds off his 200 Free.
-Sam Whiting took first in the 100 Fly, taking two seconds off and a State cut.
-Savanna Messner, Jordan Helton, Rachel Turner, and Sarah Eaves qualify for State in the 200 Free Relay Cut.
-Evan Bell took two seconds off to beat the State Cut by 1.5 seconds In the 100 Back.
-In the leadoff position of the 400 Freestyle Relay, Evan Bell makes the 100 Freestyle cut by .55 seconds.
The Mount Vernon varsity swim and dive teams return to the water after the Christmas break on Jan. 10 in a meet hosted by St. Francis.
Events are set to begin at 4 p.m.
Congratulations to our State Qualifiers!
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