NASHVILLE — Last week, several Marshall County swimmers competed in the MTHSSA regional meet and the middle school state championship, which were held at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. …
NASHVILLE — Last week, several Marshall County swimmers competed in the MTHSSA regional meet and the middle school state championship, which were held at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville.
On Friday, the region meet was held and featured swimmers from all three Marshall County high schools.
Alli Wells took a 10th and 15th place in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle races.
She took .20 off her seed time in the backstroke and took 1.22 off her freestyle seed time.
Tyler Kauffman, also of Cornersville High School, competed in the 50-yard freestyle and finished in 25.82 and took .77 off his seed time.
He followed up in the 100-yard freestyle and took 1.16 off his seed time to finish in 59.28.
Aidan Hurt, of Marshall County High School, competed in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, and like the Cornersville duo, dropped time off his seedings.
In the freestyle, Hurt finished in 26.17, dropping 3.35 seconds off his time and knocked even more off the butterfly.
Hurt’s final time in the 100-yard butterfly was 1:09:13, which was 4.24 faster than his seed time.
Hayden Milligan, representing Forrest High School, competed in the 50-yard freestyle where he knocked off .51 seconds off his seed time to finish 24.21.
In his 100-yard freestyle event, Milligan knocked off .78 off the seed time to finish in 53.79.
Tyson Ries was the final Marshall County athlete to compete in the region meet as an unattached swimmer.
Ries, like the other Marshall County swimmers, also knocked a significant amount of time off his seed time in the 100-yard breaststroke. He took off 3.42 seconds off his time and finished in 1:09:95.
After the conclusion of the high school regionals on Friday, the middle school state meet was held on Saturday and also featured several swimmers who improved on their seed times in their final outing in 2022.
Anna Kate Bass competed in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. She finished her freestyle event in 32.14, knocking .46 off her time, while she finished the breaststroke in 1:30.64, taking nearly 2.09 off her final time.
Addison Allen also competed in a pair of events, including the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.
She took 1.21 off her freestyle seed and finished her butterfly race in 1:40:68, good enough for 8.58 off her seed.
Olympia Cathey finished her run in the 50-yard freestyle in 32.40 and turned in a 1:14.01 in the 100-yard freestyle.
Abigail Terrell finished her 50-yard freestyle in 35.15 and knocked 1.71 off her 100-butterfly time of 1:30.17.
T.J. Ries entered unattached and competed in the 50-yard freestyle, where he finished in 29.35 and in the 100-yard breaststroke where he knocked 2.97 seconds off his time to finish in 1:25.48.
Madalyn Wilsford also knocked .25 off her 50-yard freestyle time of 35.10.
In addition to their individual events, Allen, Cathey, Terrell and Wilsford all competed in the 200-yard medley and in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
As with their individual events, the teams knocked a considerable amount of time off their seed times in both races.
In the medley, the team combined to improve 11.61 to finish in 2:45.77 and the team dropped a staggering 24.25 off the freestyle relay to finish in 2:26.32.
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