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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:14am

Westminster Triumphs At Metro Swim Meet

Westminster swept the 43rd Metro Swimming and Diving Championships over the weekend in Buckhead. The host Wildcats won the boys meet with 180 points and the girls meet with 233. Marist came in second overall and was followed by Milton, Northview and Woodward Academy. A total of 25 teams converged on Westminster for the event, which featured programs from Fulton County and beyond, including programs like Colquitt County which came from a different part of the state.

Two Westminster swimmers won multiple events, with senior Nicole Stafford taking the 100 backstroke (56.11) and the 200 freestyle (1:50.79) and Jamie Christy winning the 100 breaststroke (1:05.84) and 200 IM (2:08.44). Rachel Koch of Wesleyan won the 100 butterfly (58.37) for the Wolves, who came in fifth in the girls meet and sixth overall. Westminster was aided by its winning four relay races, including the girls 400 freestyle (3:32.37), the boys 400 freestyle (3:15.80), the girls 200 medley (1:49.54) and the girls 200 freestyle (1:38.88).

In the Cobb County Championships, Lassiter won four of six relays to propel into a second-place finish overall and in the girls meet. The Trojans also saw four swimmers win two events each, including Zach Bunner (100 backstroke, 100 butterfly), Jimmy Yoder (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Daniel Bridgers (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) and Jordan Drake (100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle). Walton, the county champ, was led by Nathan Hufnagle won the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke while Allatoona’s Aja Malone took the girls 50 free and 100 fly. Kennesaw Mountain was led by Melissa Postoll who won the 100 back and 200 free.

Most teams will take the weekend off to prepare for the state championships, which will be held on Feb. 8-9 at Georgia Tech.