Evans junior standout Martin Kata spearheaded an impressive performance by the Evans Knights at this year's state swim meet.
The top swimmers from around the state were at Westminster School in Atlanta to decide who were the best in Georgia.
Kata, an All-State performer as a sophomore, stepped up his game this year. He garnered gold medal honors in the 100-yard breaststroke and a silver medal in the 100-yard freestyle.
For his efforts, Kata was named All-State for a second consecutive season and also was awarded All-American status.
Joining Kata with strong performances were a trio of Evans juniors. Most notable was the performance of C.J. Hendry.
Hendry became the first female swimmer to earn a medal for the Knights in more than 10 years when she captured silver in the 200-yard individual medley. Hendry also won a bronze in the 100-yard freestyle.
Like Kata, Hendry was named to the All-State squad, and she also received All-American consideration.
Josh Andrews and Nicole Moody rounded out the top performances by the Knights. Andrews finished fourth in the 200-yard individual medley and took sixth in the 500-yard freestyle, while Moody took sixth in the 100-yard freestyle.
Also, Evans had solid showings in the team competitions, with a fourth place finish in the girls' 200-yard medley relay and a sixth place for the boys in that event.
With all four of these talented young swimmers returning next season, Evans is definitely a team to keep an eye on in 2006-07.
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