ABSC Hosts Multi-State Senior Circuit Meet
- Name: Athens Bulldog Swim Club
- School or league: Age group swimming
- Award: Swim meet results
January 5-7 Athens Bulldog Swim Club’s senior team of age 13 and up swimmers hosted athletes from swim clubs in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Participants had to possess specified qualifying times to enter, and competition intensified as younger athletes swam for 14 & under state cuts while some older athletes tried for top finishes as well as senior sectionals (regional) qualifying times.
A number of ABSC swimmers placed in the top 8 finishes, or top heat. These included Danielle DellaTorre, 13 (6th – 50-yard freestyle; 7th – 100-yard breaststroke); Abbie Fish, 23 (1st – 100-yard freestyle; 3rd – 50-yard freestyle; 4th – 200-yard freestyle); Caroline McElhannon, 15 (8th – 100-yard breaststroke); Chris Powell, 17 (1st – 100-yard freestyle; 8th – 200-yard freestyle); Kara Powell, 15 (8th – 100-yard backstroke); Annie Williamson, 15 (6th – 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM; 7th – 50-yard freestyle); and Jacob Wiltse, 18 (7th – 50-yard freestyle). Many of these swimmers had additional finishes in the top 16.
Other swimmers whose times earned them one or more slots in the top 16 included Caroline Allen, Garrett Devaney, Alex Hentenaar, Ian Hentenaar, Wil Masters, Megan Measel, Anna Rose Moore, Madison Rogan, Skylar Rogan and Emily Weimer.
ABSC will take younger swimmers to City of Atlanta Dolphin’s MLK Meet next weekend and Georgia Tech’s Winter Kickoff January 19-20, while the entire team will travel to Lanier’s Winter Qualifier February 8-10.