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Hawks Dominate Swim Regionals

The Heath Swim and Dive Team had strong performances over the weekend at the Region 3 Championships! The Girls ended up 5th overall and the Boys finished 6th overall in the Team Standings. Some of the highlights from the weekend are below. The team as a whole came out and competed well, both in the pool and on the boards, and through their results, we are sending 10 athletes to the 6A State Meet on February 14-15.

Alaya Smith won the Girls Swimmer of the Meet award with a strong performance in the 100 Breaststroke, 100 Butterfly, 200 Medley Relay, and 200 Freestyle Relay!

Regional Champions (and Automatic State Qualifiers):
Lucius Yu-Kisselbach in the 500 Freestyle
Alaya Smith in the 100 Breaststroke
Grayson Tidwell in the 100 Backstroke (Regional Runner Up)
Darby Ratcliffe in the 1 Meter Diving Event (3rd Place Finish)

Regional Top 8 Finishers (And State Call Ups):
Girls 200 Medley Relay of Kylee Conrad, Alaya Smith, Amelia Bird, Josie Gillentine (State Qualified)
Boys 200 Medley Relay of Will Knox, TJ Vitanza, Ricardo Villarreal, John Papp
Karly Merriott (200 Freestyle) (State Qualified)
Lucius Yu-Kisselbach (200 Freestyle) (State Qualified)
Grayson Tidwell (200 Freestyle)
Logan Graham (200 Freestyle)
Amelia Bird (200 IM)
Josey Forrest (1 Meter Diving)
Karly Merriott (500 Freestyle) (State Qualified)
Girls 200 Freestyle Relay of Alaya Smith, Grace Oliver, Josie Gillentine, Karly Merriott
Boys 200 Freestyle Relay of John Papp, Logan Graham, Grayson Tidwell, Lucius Yu-Kisselbach (State Qualified)
Logan Graham (100 Backstroke) (State Qualified)
Josie Gillentine (100 Breaststroke)
MaryClare Oliver (100 Breaststroke)
Girls 400 Freestyle Relay of Karly Merriott, Skylar Tranberg, Kylee Conrad, Amelia Bird
Boys 400 Freestyle Relay of Logan Graham, John Papp, Grayson Tidwell, Lucius Yu-Kisselbach (State Qualified)

Wish these incredible athletes luck as they go to State in a couple weeks!