Girls Varsity Swim Team is State Runner Up!
Congratulations to all of our swimmers for their hard work this season!
Here's a little math for ya
24/36. Twenty-four is the number of times a Wildcat placed in the top eight out of the thirty-six total races.
Of those twenty-four races, twelve swimmers were top three finishers.
Today all twenty-three Westminster swimmers earned the opportunity to race at the GISA State Championships at Georgia Tech. We cannot recall the last time that the entire team was eligible and participated in this meet, this is a major milestone for Wildcat Swimming! Westminster blue and white caps could be found in almost every single event, allowing us scoring opportunities across the spectrum of events. Way to represent, Wildcats!
- Our girls finished second in state, a whopping twenty-six points ahead of the third-place team, St. Andrews.
- Finished second in both the 200 Medley and 200 FreeStyle.
- Massive five-second drop (and fourth-place finish) in the 100 Breaststroke, Katelyn Dawkins.
- "I don't stand a chance," Famous last words by Charlotte McGregor, who surprised herself by dropping two seconds in the 100 Fly and finishing fifth.
- Elizabeth Rucker and Bethany Williams buckled down one last time this season for the 500 Free, finishing third and sixth.
- Our boys placed seventh in state!
- Harrison Rucker made the medal stand in his 200 Free, 100 Free, and 100 Breaststroke. It's always a good meet when you get to drop time.
- Ogden Tabb found himself swam every stroke in the state meet, competing in the IM and Backstroke.
- John David Kassner and Jack Tabb helped lead the middle school boys and ensured they knew where to go for all of their meets. In addition to being an extra pair of eyes, they had amazing times in Backstroke and Freestyle.
Middle School Girls
- Our girls placed eighth overall! They may be small, but they are mighty.
- The successful shift for varsity girls this season is in large part to the aging up of several girls from 8th to 9th grade this year.
- Anne Hensley Young, Hannah Case, and Adrianne Massie held their own! Together, they scored 15 points for the team and swam their personal best times.
- Anne Hensley Young finished sixth in the 50 Backstroke and went a whopping 33 seconds in the 50 Fly.
- Hannah Case placed sixth in the 50 Fly and third in the 50 Breaststroke.
- Adrianne Massey dropped three seconds in her 50 Breaststroke.
Middle School Boys
- Our boys placed third overall!
- The A-relays for 200 Medley and 200 Free finished third in both!
- Jack Durrell surprised us all when he caught up the relay with his breaststroke and managed to keep that same quick tempo for the rest of his races, earning him the best times in all events.
- Matthew Martin and Eric Robinson III also shined at their first state meet.
- This is the second season for Benjamin Malzer and Ben Scott. From newbies last year to qualifying in enough events that they got to choose what to swim. Their progress has been remarkable. We can't wait to see what they do next season!
- Adam Lippe rocked the Butterfly (and his other events), finishing third and almost breaking 30 seconds for the 50!
- Brock Hasten took the medal stand in the 50 Freestyle and 100 IM and finished fourth in his 50 Backstroke!
Now that the season is over and a time of rest begins, we want to thank the athletes and their families for their commitment throughout the season. We did something new this year to increase the amount of pool time - and it came at the expense of sleeping in. As a team, we also made memories and proudly represented Westminster at all of our competitions. Swimmers, take time to rest, you've earned it!
Good job! See you at the pool!
- Westminster Varsity Swim Coach, Amy Shillingsburg