NORCROSS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity girls swim and dive team are coming back to the Glenn Campus with some hardware.
On Saturday morning, Feb. 2, the Mustangs captured the 1A Swim and Dive Championship at the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center by more than 100 points over second place finisher King's Ridge.
Below are top finishes from the varsity girls meet with event, placement, time and athlete(s):
-400 Yard A Relay - 1st - 4:37 - Caroline Betz, Kate McGee, Brooke Johnson, Jordan Helton.
-400 Yard B Relay - 2nd - 5:01 - Madison New, Delainey Foster, Harriet Middleton, Emma Markland.
-100 Yard Breast - 1st - 1:11 - Kayla Winters.
-100 Yard Breast - 2nd - 1:19 - Rachel Turner.
-100 Yard Back - 2nd - 1:07 - Savanna Messner.
-100 Yard Back - 3rd - 1:13 - Caroline Clemons.
-500 Yard Free - 1st - 6:50 - Caroline Betz.
-500 Yard Free - 2nd - 7:19 - Emma Markland.
-100 Yard Free - 2nd - 1:03 - Sarah Eaves.
-100 Yard Fly - 2nd - 1:15 - Haley Agin.
-100 Yard Fly - 3rd - 1:18 - Caroline Betz.
-1 Mtr Diving - 3rd - 172.60 - Grace Griswold
-50 Yard Free - 2nd - 26.51 - Savanna Messner
-200 Yard Free - 1st - 2:28 - Sarah Eaves
-200 Yard Free - 2nd - 2:33 - Kate McGee
-200 Yard Medley Relay - 1st - 2:02 - Savanna Messner, Caroline Clemons, Rachel Turner, Sarah Eaves.
The varsity boys swim and dive team took second place, finishing just 28 points behind Riverside Military Academy.
Highlights from the boys meet are as follows:
-400 Yard Free Relay - 3rd - 3:51 - Patrick Casey, Brock Torres, Banks Lanham, August Durlacher.
-100 Yard Breast - 2nd - 1:02 - Sam Whiting.
-100 Yard Back - 2nd - 59.25 - Evan Bell.
-200 Yard Relay - 2nd - 1:36 - Evan Bell, Brock Torres, Skylar Stefaniak-Early, Sam Whiting.
-500 Yard Free - 4th - 5:43 - Banks Lanham.
-500 Yard Free - 5th - 6:18 - Jack McGuire.
-1 Mtr Diving - 2nd - 164.20 - Andrew Lee.
-1 Mtr Diving - 3rd - 154.10 - Hayden Moore.
-100 Yard Fly - 1st - 55.65 - Sam Whiting.
-50 Yard Free - 2nd - 22.54 - Evan Bell.
-200 Yard Medley Relay - 1st - 1:47 - Evan Bell, August Durlacher, Sam Whiting, Patrick Casey.
Below are the overall team scores from Saturday's event:
1. Mount Vernon - 265
2. King's Ridge - 136
3. Galloway - 116
4. Walker - 93
5. St. Francis - 88
6. Mt. Pisgah - 87
7. Landmark - 8
1. Riverside Military Academy - 232
2. Mount Vernon - 204
3. St. Francis - 140
4. Galloway - 114
5. Landmark - 65
6. King's Ridge - 62
7. Mt. Pisgah - 50
8. Walker - 34
Congratulations to all Mustang swimmers and divers!
The Mustangs will close out the 2018-19 campaign next week at the GHSA State Championships Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 7-9, at Georgia Tech.
Check @MV_Athletics on Twitter and www.mountvernonathletics.com for updates on the Mustangs at State Meet.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, relentlessness, innovation, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.