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Daniel Park Twisters win county championship

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ATLANTA — After finishing in third place the past two years, the Daniel Park Twisters made a big move in this weekend's Gwinnett County Swim League Championships at Georgia Tech.

The Dacula-based club won its first county title on Sunday with a score of 1,861 points, good enough to hold off runner-up Chateau Elan (1,820) and the third-place Thunderbolts (1,764.5), two teams accustomed to winning at county. The Thunderbolts won the meet last summer and Chateau Elan won the title in 2009 and 2010.

Lansmoore (1,397), Flowers Crossing (1,090) and Hamilton Mill (1,022.5) also topped the 1,000-point mark and finished fourth through sixth. River Oak (896), Evergreen (867.6), Peachtree Corners/North Manor (860) and Morning View (846) rounded out the top 10.

Daniel Park's Ryenne Ulett broke one of the 10 county-meet records that fell in the two-day meet with a time of 17.15 seconds in the girls 7- and 8-year-old 25-yard backstroke.

Lansmoore's Evan McInerny broke two county marks in the boys 10-and-under division, winning the 100 individual medley (1:09.31) and the 25 butterfly (13.93).

Wild Timber's Chantal Jordan established a 9- and 10-year-old division record with a time of 12.40 in the 25 free, and Taylor Schick of Peachtree Corners/North Manor broke the 15-18 record in the 50 free at 22.91. River Oak's Erin Scott (30.46 in the 50 breaststroke, 13-14) and Cedar Creek's Matthew Scalzi (20.15 in the 25 backstroke, 6-and-under) also posted meet-record times, along with the Thunderbolts' Joyce Kim (28.60 in the 50 back, 11-12).

A pair of relay teams also topped previous county records. Chateau Elan's girls 13-14 200 medley relay set a new mark at 1:52.69 and Flowers Crossing's boys 15-18 200 medley relay had a record time of 1:36.67.

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1031 2 years, 3 months ago

Congrats to Daniel Park, Coach Kathy, and ALL the many other Gwinnett teams and Coaches! Hats off to Apalachee Aquatics for placing 1st in their Division and 11th Overall breaking 8 team records in the process! Way to Go Team Apalachee!

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