Tifton Gazette


January 26, 2014

Girls swim team outpoints others at region meet

TIFTON —  The Tift County Swim Devils put up a huge performance at this week's region tournament. Colquitt County hosted the event held at Darton College.

The Swim Devils are overall champs in regards to points. Their 154 combined score was eight better than 2nd place Camden County. The girls won their side with 96 points while the boys came in third.

They had five first places finishes in the meet, nits coming in freestyle events. Katelyn Seymour won the 200 freestyle and was part of the 200 relay team with Madison Honeycutt, Mary Shoup and Anna Lee Atwater. Atwater had her own victory in the 100. Casey Hall won in the 500. In Atwater's win, Tift swimmers took the first three spots. Hunter Cross won the boys 500 freestyle. The lone non-freestyle win belonged to Shoup, who was first in the 200 individual medley.

Other points earners were:

Boys 200 medley relay: Cross, Hank McElroy, Connor Jacobson and Drew Wyatt (3rd) and Alex McElroy, Matthew Fisher, Henry McWilliams and Ezequiel Bautista (5th).

Girls 200 medley relay: Shoup, Honeycutt, Atwater and Seymour (2nd).

Boys 200 freestyle: Hank McElroy (3rd) and Tyler Coker (4th).

Boys 200 individual medley: Wyatt (6th).

Girls 200 individual medley: Honeycutt (3rd).

Boys 50 freestyle: Jacob Harper (4th) and Alexander Meadows (6th).

Girls 50 freestyle: Claire Ryland (2nd).

Boys 100 butterfly: Cross (3rd) and Jacobson (4th).

Girls 100 butterfly: Atwater (2nd).

Boys 100 freestyle: Meadows (5th).

Girls 100 freestyle: Ryland (2nd) and Seymour (3rd).

Boys 500 freestyle: Wyatt (4th) and Alex McElroy (5th).

Girls 500 freestyle: Haley Walker (6th).

Boys 200 freestyle relay: Ben Douglas, Noah Daniels, Meadows and Harper (3rd) and Hank McElroy, Wyatt, Jacobson and Cross (4th).

Girls 200 freestyle relay: Ryland, Macy Jones, Hannah Holloway and Hall (5th).

Girls 100 backstroke: Hall (2nd) and Shoup (3rd).

Boys 100 breaststroke: Daniels (6th).

Girls 100 breaststroke: Honeycutt (4th).

Boys 400 freestyle relay: Douglas, Daniels, Meadows and Harper (3rd) and Coker, McWilliams, Bautista and Tracy Blanchard (5th).

Girls 400 freestyle relay: Ryland, Jones, Megan Bowen and Hall (3rd).

The state meet will be Feb. 6. A "last chance" meet  is scheduled for Tuesday.

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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

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