Jaguars News · SPHS Swim and Dive Team State Results




SPHS Swim & Dive team competed at the 2018 State Swim & Dive Meet held on November 30th and December 1st at Auburn University. We had 10 swimmers and 1 diver who qualified for state.   Our swimmers had many best times and our diver surpassed his competition with ease. We had 2 – State Champions and 8 – Top 3 Finishes.  Our diver Zachary El-Fallah placed 1st in the 1 mt Diving competition. He was also our first ever diving state champion in Spain Park history. Ward Lockhart, our distance swimmer, placed 1st in the 500 Free, and reset his 6A-7A state record in that event.  He is also a back to back state champion in the 500 free. Three team records were broken. Abby Brown Strohmeier reset her 200 yd Freestyle record and the Boy’s 200 & 400 yd Free relays were also broken. The following swimmers/diver competed at 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. Anyone placing in the top 16 scored points for the team.  Here are the highlights and the swimmers/diver that placed in the top 16.



Zachary El-Fallah (Senior) – STATE CHAMPION – 1 mt Diving




Katie Groves (10th grade): 8th – 100 yd Fly


Ward Lockhart (11th grade) – STATE CHAMPION – 500 yd Freestyle (6A-7A State Record)  & 2nd – 200 yd Freestyle


Carson Muir  (8th grade): 4th – 500 yd Freestyle &  10th – 200 yd IM


Austin Stallworth (11th grade): 2nd  – 50 yd Freestyle & 3rd – 100 yd Freestyle


Abby Brown Strohmeier (11th grade): 3rd – 100 yd Freestyle & 5th – 200 yd Freestyle (New Team Record)

New Team Record 200 yd Free – 1:55.13 (Old record 1:59.37)


Evan Trueb (12th grade): 16th – 100 yd Freestyle


Justin Zhang (12th grade): 6th  – 100 yd Freestyle & 9th – 100 yd Backstroke





Girl’s 200 yd Free Relay (Katie Groves, Carson Muir, Taylor Trible, Abby Brown Strohmeier) – 10th

Boy’s 200 yd Free Relay (Ward Lockhart, Evan Trueb, Justin Zhang, Austin Stallworth) – 2nd

New team Record  200 Free Relay – 1:28.40 (Old Record 1:28.83)

Boy’s 400 yd Free Relay (Ward Lockhart , Evan Trueb, Justin Zhang, Austin Stallworth) – 3rd

New team Record  400 Free Relay – 3:15.65 (Old Record 3:19.20)



Abby Brown Strohmeier 3rd – 100 Free
Boys 200 Free Relay – 2nd, Ward Lockhart, Austin Stallworth, Justin Zhang, Evan Trueb
Austin Stallworth 2nd – 50 Free, 3rd – 100 Free
Ward Lockhart 1st – 500 Free, 2nd – 200 Free
Zachary El-Fallah Diving Champion