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Swimming & diving roundup: Collins Hill sweeps past Norcross

Collins Hill's swimming and diving team opened its season last weekend with a pair of victories over Norcross.

The Eagles won by a 215-96 margin in girls and squeaked out a 171-141 win in the boys competition.

Collins Hill's Mary Kate Young and Bruce Janzen each set school records in the victory. Young won diving with a record score of 258.70 and Janzen's first-place swim of 52.30 seconds in the 100 butterfly also was a record. Janzen added a victory in the 200 freestyle (1 minute, 48.01 seconds).

The Eagles' other event winners were Anna Burdette (200 free, 2:06.55 and 100 fly, 1:04.70), Joe Strauss (200 individual medley, 2:00.88), Aeriel Breneman (200 IM, 2:21.15 and 100 backstroke, 1:04.03), Bradley Miller (diving, 290.35), Justin Robinson (100 free, 51.16), Shelby Chikazawa (500 free, 6:24.42) and Jackie Rajek (100 breaststroke, 1:16.23).

Norcross' Connor Stickney set a school record in the 100 fly at 52.69, just behind Janzen's Collins Hill record.

The Blue Devils' first-place finishers were Sean Bagent (50 free, 22.30 and 500 free, 5:08.76), Meghan Feeney (50 free, 26.12 and 100 free, 57.38), Kevin Spiwak (100 back, 55.54) and Andrew Feeney (100 breast, 1:00.14).

Brookwood, Duluth open with wins

The Brookwood girls and Duluth boys opened the season with victories in a tri-meet that also featured Shiloh.

Brookwood scored 346 points in girls to Duluth's 228, while Duluth narrowly won the boys division over Brookwood 272-267.

Duluth's first-place performers were Zachary Simonini (50 free, 23.25 and 100 free, 51.87), Sara Halliburton (diving, 210.00), Hailey White (100 free, 55.90), Brian Reed (500 free, 5:15.86) and Young Jeong (100 back, 1:01.10).

The Broncos' race winners were Mark Dunn (200 free, 1:53.16 and 100 fly, 56.47), Jana Mangimelli (200 free, 1:52.64 and 100 fly, 57.27), Brandon Clay (200 IM, 2:00.71 and 100 breast, 1:01.54), Meghan Faulkner (200 IM, 2:10.53 and 100 breast, 1:10.08), Kelsey Gouge (50 free, 25.11), Taylor Brown (diving, 143.80), Catherine Hanley (500 free, 5:20.07) and Carly Egan (100 back, 1:03.56).

Parkview has strong showing

Parkview's boys and girls teams each finished third at the Cobb Relay Meet, combining for an overall second-place finish.

The Panthers also qualified three divers - Matt Kavis, Glenn Branscomb and Tabitha Banks - for state at the Marist Invitational.

Andrew Ruffing and Clarence Messler were on both of Parkview's first-place boys relays. They joined Ben Hudlow and Eloi Furtado in the 200 free relay and Ryan Bigg and Alex Huston in the 200 fly relay.

Parkview also won three co-ed relays, including Ruffing and Messler's participation in the 200 free relay with Laurel Christopher and Elizabeth Charter.

The co-ed 200 free relay that broke a meet record at 1:33.18 included Christopher, Huston, Christina Rogers, Kevin MacDonald, Julianne Kurke, Bigg, Laura Wight and Hudlow. Parkview also won the co-ed 200 medley race with Amelia Shaw, MacDonald, Anna Heffernan, Richard Tait, Madelyne Stephens, Bigg, Katherine Vaux and Ricky Lehner.

Mill Creek sweeps North

Mill Creek defeated North Gwinnett to open the season, winning 182-132 in girls and 174-132 in boys.

Meghan Gordon set a Mill Creek record in diving and Rachael Dudley (4:53.23) had an All-American consideration time in the 500 free. Dudley also won the 50 free in 24.90.

The Hawks also got wins from Sommers Creed (200 IM, 2:11.26 and 100 fly, 59.12), Frederique Lefebrve (200 free, 1:58.34), Cameron Cowgill (diving, 298.40) and Parker Schwab (500 free, 5:01.87).

North's event winners were Eric Madden (200 free, 1:48.51 and 100 fly, 53.93), Mike Peribonio (200 IM, 2:02.46 and 100 breast, 1:04.51), Jack Clark (50 free, 23.20), Megan Kurdelmeier (diving, 204.10), Kyle Wright (100 free, 50.69 and 100 back, 59.27), Caroline Kenney (100 free, 53.08 and 100 back, 59.00) and Allison Carr (100 breast, 1:10.15). Peribonio's 100 breast time was a new school record.

Dacula edges Central

Dacula swept Central Gwinnett in the season opener, winning 174-120 in boys and narrowly taking first 151-148 in girls.

Dacula's first-place finishers were Adam Day (200 free, 2:07.31 and 500 free, 6:04.02), Megan Taylor (200 free, 2:37.22), Robby Hendley (50 free, 24.04), Megan Heller (50 free, 26.63 and 100 breast, 1:18.57), Daniel Shadrach (100 fly, 1:09.03), Matt Newman (100 free, 1:00.36) and Melissa Wynn (100 back, 1:12.61).

Central's race winners were Jeffrey Griffiths (200 IM, 2:09.71 and 100 breast, 1:07.57), Valerie Kearny (200 IM, 2:42.76), Erickfer Salas (diving, 130.15), Victoria Monetta (diving, 166.60), Virginia Bradbury (100 fly, 1:17.31), Meghan Jackson (100 free, 1:06.40), Heather Donaghy (500 free, 8:06.24) and Kory Gabriel (100 back, 1:12.29).

Peachtree Ridge falls in opener

Peachtree Ridge lost a competitive meet to Northview in its season opener, falling by a combined boys and girls score of 688-633.

The Lions' first-place finishers were Tommy King (200 free, 1:55.68 and 100 free, 48.25), John Simmons (200 IM, 2:07.77 and 500 free, 5:04.96), Hannah Burke (200 IM, 2:18.54 and 100 breast, 1:11.88) and Luke Upchurch (100 breast, 1:03.23).

Hall, Wesleyan get debut wins

Lauren Hall opened her high school diving career with a huge victory in the Marist Invitational and Wesleyan also fared well with a boys victory at the Wildcat Invitational. The Wolves were the overall winners at the Wildcat Invitational as the girls placed fifth.

Hall broke Wesleyan's school record with a diving score of 464.30. Teammates Zach Hernandez and Bobby Chambless placed third and fourth in the boys diving competition with state-qualifying scores.