Brookwood boys, girls win state titles
Brookwood took home the boys and girls Class AAAAAAA team titles Saturday in the GSHA state swimming finals at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Individual medals and team titles were given for the AAAAAAA, AAAAAA, AAAAA-AAAA and AAA-A divisions.
The boys won with 359 points while Lambert (266) placed second and Lakeside-DeKalb (255) was third. The girls scored 349 points,with Parkview (274.5) placing second ahead of third-place South Forsyth (241).
The Brookwood boys placed first in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400yard freestyle relay for the second year in a row. Senior Aidan Stoffle defended his 100-yard freestyle gold medal with a time of 44.05, besting his 2018 first-place time of 45.94. Stoffle also repeated his 2018 first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, scoring 47.62 to best his previous gold medal time of 48.98.
The Brookwood girls’ team of Maddie Cordle, Emma Cohen, Lily Burke and Reagan Sweeney placed first in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:29.39, edging out second-place Parkview (3:32.03).
In Class AAAAAA, the Johns Creek boys denied Dalton their consecutive title, scoring 476.5 to place the 2018 champions in second with 399. The Johns Creek 400-yard freestyle team backed up their 2018 first-place finish by getting a time of 3:05.34 to best second-place Dalton (3:06.25) by 0.91 seconds. Senior Adrian Iannamico earned a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 48.99, jumping up one spot on the podium from his 2018 finish. The Centennial girls climbed from third to first (329 points over Alpharetta’s 263) since their performance last season, placing first in the 200yard medley relay (1:46.71) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:31.07). In the 200yard IM, Centennial’s Katharine Ward defended her title, placing first with a time of 2:03.80. Madeline Singletary also placed first for the Knights in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.59).
The St. Pius X boys claimed the Class AAAAAAAAA state title for the third year in a row with a score of 364 to best second place Woodward Academy (280.5). The Golden Lions 400yard freestyle relay team of Henry Halloran, Noah Daniels, Blake Reynolds and Ian Grum placed first with a time of 3:10.4. Grum also placed first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.1) and the 500yard freestyle (4:26.38). The Chamblee girls placed first with a score of 262, besting second-place St. Pius X, who scored 256. The Chamblee 200-yard medley relay team consisting of Kyla Maloney, Jade Foelske, Sophie Bell and Teresa Maloney placed first with a time of 1:45.94. Foelske also placed first in the 200-yard IM (2:00.22) and the 100-yard butterfly (53.81).
In Class AAA-A, the Westminster boys and girls both earned consecutive state titles. The boys scored 572 to best second-place Calhoun (215) while the girls scored 445 to beat second-place GAC (273). The boys placed first in the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.3), the 200yard freestyle relay (1:24.7) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:26.85). The girls placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:34.89) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:26.85). First place finishes for the Westminster girls also came from Gigi Johnson in the 200-yard IM who swam a 1:59.87. The freshman also placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.09.