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Wildcat Middle club team wins Southeastern championship

The Duluth Wildcat Middle Swim Club competed and won in the Southeastern Middle School Championships last weekend in Chattanooga.

The girls scored 212.5 points to finish fourth while the boys scored 240 points to finish third. Their combined score of 452.5 points was first among participating club teams. The Wildcats are coached by Willie Hildebrand, Jim Reason, Kailyn Dunn and Todd Weyandt.

Ashley Neas was a double event-winner in the 200 and 500 freestyle races.

The Wildcats’ top-eight finishers were Matt Lee (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), Ryan MacKinnon (100 back, 200 free), Josh Garces (200 free, 500 free), Molly Botting (50 free, 100 back), Erin Perdue (200 free), Juan Suarez (50 free) and Will English (500 free). All six Duluth relays also finished in the top eight.

Other Wildcat finalists who scored points were Erin Perdue (500 free), Tyler Reason (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke), Melody Giberson (100 breast), Juan Suarez (100 free), English (200 free), Noah McEarchern (200 free), Hannah Subrin (200 IM), Claire Alder (100 back, 100 free), Jessica Harris (100 free), Haley Bernardo (200 free, 100 free), Bobby Pelland (100 fly, 200 IM), Bret Hazen (100 breast), Sabrina Somphone (100 back) and Lindsey Norrell (100 fly).