City of Weatherford Swim Team quartet wins state title

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The City of Weatherford’s Swim Team foursome of John Russum, Travis Prince, Dylan Wright and Jeremiah Carlson took the gold in the boys (13-14) 200-yard Freestyle Relay at the State Swim Meet held in Corpus Christi July 25-28.

The relay team swam to a nail-biting first place with a time of 1:47.43, followed by Lake Jackson (1:47.67) and McKinney (1:48.12) in the meet’s final event.

Other medal winners for the City team include:

- Gabby Huggins who swam to a silver in the 50 Backstroke and a bronze medal in the 50 Freestyle. Huggins also competed in two other events, placing 6th in the 100 Individual Medley and 8th in the 50 Butterfly.

- Jaelle Carlson also took home a bronze for her performance in the 25 Freestyle along with an 8th place finish in the 100 Individual Medley.

- First-year team member Victoria Glover also found success finishing 3rd in the 50 Breaststroke, 6th in the 100 Individual Medley, 7th in the 100 Freestyle and 10th in the 50 Freestyle.

- Jeremiah Carlson was the final swimmer to take home a medal with his 3rd place performance in the 200 Freestyle. Jeremiah also had success in the 50 Freestyle and 50 Breaststroke swimming to a 9th place and a 15th place finish respectfully.

Other relays from the extended weekend include the 100 Medley Relay team of Abby Morrison, Sloan McGuire, Jaelle Carlson and Aislyn Wright who finished in 11th place. Morrison also had individual success with a 15th place in the 25 Backstroke and 16th in the 25 Freestyle. Two mixed gender relays containing the same foursome of Tanner Babcock, Joe Carlson, Emily Wahlenmaier and Jessie Opella also would finish with a top 15 times; 12th place in the Mixed 200 Medley and 9th place in the Mixed 100 Free Relay.

Other top performers include:

- Luke Hamilton, 21st in 100 Freestyle, 25th in 50 Breaststroke

- Jessie Opella, 39th in the 100 Freestyle, 20th in the 200 Freestyle

- Emily Wahlenmaier, 22nd in the 50 Backstroke, 39th in the 50 Freestyle

- Travis Prince, 4th in 100 Individual Medley, 5th in 50 Backstroke, 7th in 50 Freestyle

- John Russum, 21st in 50 Breaststroke

- Joe Carlson, 9th in 200 Freestyle, 13th in 50 Backstroke, 17th in 100 Individual Medley, 36th in the 50 Freestyle

- Tanner Babcock, 18th in 100 Individual Medley, 19th in 50 Breaststroke

- Tyler Sievert, 5th in 50 Breaststroke, 5th in 50 Butterfly, 5th in 100 Individual Medley, 8th in 50 Freestyle

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