Spain Park Swim & Dive Team Qualify for 2018 State Meet
The Spain Park Swim & Dive Team competed at the AHSAA Central Sectional Meet on Nov.16th & 17th at the Birmingham Crossplex. This was the qualifying meet for the State meet which will be held at Auburn University on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st . The boys team placed 3rd overall and the girls team placed 4th overall. We had a lot of best times and top 8 swims. Two team records were also set. Nine swimmers and 1 diver qualified for the state meet. Here are some of the highlights from the meet.
Diver: Zachary El-Fallah – 1st – New team record with 466.15 pts (old record 420.25 – Zachary El-Fallah).
Katie Groves – 1st in 100 Fly
Austin Stallworth – 1st in 100 Free, 2nd 50 Free
Ward Lockhart – 2nd in 200 & 500 Free
Abby Brown Strohmeier – 2nd 100 Free ; Reset her own team record in the 200 free with a 1:58.59 (old record 1:59.37).
Justin Zhang – 2nd 100 Free, 3rd 100 Back
Girls 200 Free Relay – 2nd (Carson Muir, Katie Groves, Abby Brown Strohmeier and Taylor Trible)
Boys 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay – 1st (Ward Lockhart, Justin Zhang, EvanTrueb, & Austin Stallworth)
The following diver and swimmers qualified for the state meet: Ben Deas, Zachary El-Fallah, Katie Groves, Ward Lockhart, Carson Muir, Austin Stallworth, Abby Brown Strohmeier, Taylor Trible, Evan Trueb, and Justin Zhang.