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AquaDogs win KISL, BHS girls sweep 13
FHS 2nd, Webb 3rd, Hardin Valley 4th


It was total domination for Bearden’s AquaDog girls — sweeping to victory in all 13 events at the 39th Annual Knoxville-area Interscholastic Swim League Championship “City Meet.”

As first reported on Farragut First Edition at www.farragutpress.com, such domination helped BHS reclaim the “City Meet” team crown won last year by rival Farragut, outstroking the runner-up Admirals 718-611 in Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the UT campus Saturday evening, Jan. 31.

Bearden head coach Marshall Goodman said about his team, “This morning they were on fire, and tonight the energy was just crazy.”

Among a 25-team field, westside teams comprised the top four spots and six of the top eight. Webb School took third-place (451) and Hardin Valley Academy fourth in its first-ever “City Meet” appearance (348). Christian Academy of Knoxville was seventh. Knoxville Catholic took eighth.


Bearden’s girls championship run began with Tori Lamp in 1-meter diving Friday, as the defending state and City Meet champ won easily. Laurel Chaney was champ in the 100-yard-butterfly and 100-backstroke, Hannah Pinion won the 200-IM and 500-freestyle, Ally Hardesty claimed the 100-free and 50-free, while Kennedy Hidgon was champ in the 100-breaststroke and 200-free. Meg McWhorter joined Chaney, Hidgon and Pinion to win the girls 200-medley relay, while Caroline Lutz joined McWhorter, Chaney and Hardesty to capture the 200-free relay. Its 400-free relay featured Ashley Campbell with Hardesty, Pinion and Higdon.

Highlighting FHS was its boys 400-free relay meet record (3:15.18) earned by Hayden Baker, Eric Craig, Isaac Taylor and Seth Carter. “I told the boys that I wanted them to walk away with a record, a lasting memory, and they stepped up and did it,” FHS head coach Michael Bowman said.

(Other westside first-place results in caption on this page).

 

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