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Sharks swimming off to state

By Kevin Eckleberry

keckleberry@civitasmedia.com

The Troup County Sharks are competing in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state meet in Cumming this weekend. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/07/web1_7-24-sharks.jpgThe Troup County Sharks are competing in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state meet in Cumming this weekend. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

LAGRANGE – The Troup County Sharks are well-represented at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state meet that is being held this weekend in Cumming.

Fifteen members of the Sharks are competing in 22 total events in the meet that kicked off on Friday and wraps up today.

The local swimmers qualified for state by finishing high in the district tournament that was held at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center two weeks ago.

“They all swam well (at district),” Sharks head coach Peter Doig said. “I would say that all of them that competed set at least one (personal) record.”

It was the first time the Sharks have hosted a meet in a year, and Doig said everything went smoothly.

“It went very well,” Doig said. “It was well run with the parents that helped organize it and the recreation department here. There were no glitches.”

Troup County Sharks state participants

Matthew Bass – 25-yard freestyle, 100-yard medley relay, 100-yard freestyle relay

Kai Crisp – 100-yard freestyle relay

Edward Doig – 200-yard freestyle relay

Isabelle Estes – 25-yard freestyle, 25-yard backstroke

Silas Estes – 200-yard freestyle relay

Andrew Ingram – 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard butterfly

Nikki Kamalanathan – 25-yard backstroke, 100-yard medley relay

Sydney Mauldin – 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard butterfly, 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay

Christopher Moore – 25-yard freestyle, 25-yard butterfly, 100-yard medley relay, 100-yard freestyle relay

Kate Moore – 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay

Robert Polk – 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard medley relay, 100-yard freestyle relay

Camille Preston – 50-yard breaststroke, 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay

Jaxon Veal – 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle relay

Ashton Wright – 200-yard freestyle relay

Christine Yin – 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard individual medley, 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay

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