Andalusia Stingrays make strong showing at state
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Several members of the Andalusia Stingrays swim team put up strong numbers at the 2016 state swim meet at Crossplex in Birmingham over the weekend.
“I’m extremely proud of what this group of swimmers did at Crossplex,” Stingray coach Gavin Donaldson said. “It just proves that their hard work and dedication to be faster. We had many big time drops just in the first day of competition.”
One the first day of the competition the Stingrays had 11 top 15 finishes. Results are as follow.
The girls 9-10 Medley Relay took 10th place and set a Andalusia pool record with their time.
Girls 12-14 Medley Relay came in 13th place.
Girls 15-18 places eight in the Medley Relay.
Alex Browning was 13th in boys 11-12 50-meter breast stroke.
Grace Philpott finished 8th in girls 13-14 50-meter breast stroke.
Lael Owens eased into the top 10 with a ninth place finish in the 6-and-under 25-meter freestyle.
Emma Younce was on top of her game as she grabbed first place in the girls 13-14 50-meter freestyle.
In the girls 15-18 50-meter freestyle, Mary Beth Baker had a strong day with a second place finish.
Baker also had a third place finish in the girls 15-18 100-meter IM.
Cali Filmer finished 14th in the girls 15-18 100-meter IM.
On day-two of the state meet, the Stingrays where entered into 39 events, continued to rack up big finishes with 16 top 15 finishes. Results are as follow.
Girls 11-12 A freestyle relay finished in 11th place.
Girls 13-14 freestyle relay finished in 13th place.
Girls 15-18 freestyle relay finished the day in ninth place.
In the girls 8-and-under 25-meter fly, Kelby Cox finished in 12th place.
Eliana Forry finished 15th in the girls 9-10 50-meter fly.
Connor Tillman finished 14th in the boys 13-14 50-meter fly.
Younce continued to stack up solid times and took home the top spot in the girls 13-14 50-meter fly.
Younce also finished first in the girls 13-14 100-meter freestyle.
In the girls 15-18 50-meter fly Filmer grabbed a ninth place finish.
Owens picked up another top 10 finish with a sixth place finish in the boys 6-and-under 25-meter back stroke.
Josh Riley edged into the standings with a 15th place finish in the boys 11-12 50-meter back stroke.
Phillpot grabbed 12th place in the girls 13-14 50-meter back stroke.
Phillpot picked up a top 10 finish with an eighth place finish in the girls 13-14 100-meter freestyle.
Anna Grace Scott took home a 14th place finish in the girls 9-10 100-meter freestyle.
Baker also continued her strong state meet with a second place finish in the girls 15-18 100-meter freestyle.
Filmer finished in 13th place in the girls 15-18 100-meter freestyle.
The strong two days of swimming gave the Andalusia Stingrays a 16th place finish out of the 30 teams that competed in the 2016 Alabama Parks and Recreations State Swim Meet.