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Columbia County swimmers do well at state meet

Posted: February 13, 2013 - 1:09am
Special photo  Five Evans High School swim and dive team members, Luca Castresana (from left), Dillon Keeler, Tim Arnette, Aaron Hendry and Mitchell Petras, made it to the finals at the State Meet in Atlanta at Georgia Tech on Feb. 8-9. Dillon Keeler placed 11th in the Diving competition. Mitchell Petras placed 6th in the 200 yard Individual Medley and 14th in Breaststroke. Tim Arnette, Dillon Keeler, Aaron Hendry and Luca Castresana placed 16th in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay.
Special photo Five Evans High School swim and dive team members, Luca Castresana (from left), Dillon Keeler, Tim Arnette, Aaron Hendry and Mitchell Petras, made it to the finals at the State Meet in Atlanta at Georgia Tech on Feb. 8-9. Dillon Keeler placed 11th in the Diving competition. Mitchell Petras placed 6th in the 200 yard Individual Medley and 14th in Breaststroke. Tim Arnette, Dillon Keeler, Aaron Hendry and Luca Castresana placed 16th in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay.

Lakeside High School freshman Katy Older and Evans sophomore Mitchell Petras were standout individual county performers Friday and Saturday at the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA State Swimming and Diving Meet at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

With 16 swimmers advancing from Friday preliminaries to Saturday’s finals in individual events, Holder qualified in the 200 yard individual medley and the 500 freestyle while Petras qualified for the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke.

Older was 15th in the 200 IM Friday and moved up to 12th in the finals and moved from 13th to 11th in the 500 free. Petras stayed the same both days finishing sixth in the 200 IM and 14th in the 100 breaststroke.

Greenbrier’s Ayanna Woods was the county’s highest placer, taking fifth in the girls 1 meter diving competition.

In girls team scoring, Greenbrier tied for 23rd, Lakeside tied for 30th and Grovetown was 33rd. For the boys, Evans was 24th and Greenbrier finished 32nd.

Evans head coach Tiffanie Douglas was proud of the way both her teams performed and has high hopes for the future.

“We are only losing three seniors and I expect next year to be a great year as they continue to improve,” she wrote in an email.

“I especially expect to see great things from Mitchell Petras and Dillon Keeler for the boys and Elliott Triplett from the girls after having such a strong finish this season.”

Girls

T-23. Greenbrier (27); T-30. Lakeside (11); 33. Grovetown (9).

200 IM: 12. Katy Older (Lakeside), 2:12.29; 1 meter diving: 5. Ayanna Woods (Greenbrier), 395.60; 9. Meghan Zets (Grovetown), 326.60; 23. Katelyn Morgan (Grovetown), 105.35; 24. Shantel Rausch (Grovetown), 93.30; 100 freestyle: Leah Haney (Greenbrier), 54.51; 500 freestlye: 11. Katy Older (Lakeside), 5:12.95; 100 breaststroke: 14. Rebecca Troutman (Greenbrier), 1:10.06; 400 freestyle relay: 13. Greenbrier, 3:52.61.

Boys

28. Evans (24); 32. Greenbrier (21)

200 IM: 6. Mitchell Petras (Evans), 1:59.27; 1 meter diving: 7. Carey Simmons (Greenbrier), 372.35; 11. Dillon Keeler (Evans), 336.95; 17. Ryan Vincenzetti (Lakeside), 207.60; 31. Chris Lee (Evans), 110.60; 32. R.J. Clements (Lakeside), 106.95; 33. Chase Manley (Evans), 106.30; 500 freestyle: 10. Brennan Day (Greenbrier), 4:50.22; 200 freestyle relay: 16. Evans, 1:33.77; 100 breaststroke: 14. Mitchell Petras (Evans), 1:01.66; 400 freestyle relay: 16. Greenbrier, 3:26.90.

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