Coed Varsity Swimming & Dive · Freshman Sergile breaks out and Girls finish 3rd at Fulton Championships


Freshman Sebastien Sergile continued his impressive Freshman season sweeping his two individual events with golds in both the 200 and 500 freestyle.  Sergile was just ahead of Cambridge Junior Matthew Gaines in both events.

The girls flexed their strength in their usual way behind strong relay performances and Senior Captains Elly Deas (Gold in both 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke) and Tessa Sergile (2nd in 200 IM and 3rd in 100 Butterfly).  Deas broke the Fulton County meet record in the 100 Backstroke.  The girls won both the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay and finished 6th in the 200 freestyle relay.

Overall, the Knights got four new state cuts.  Camden Bowers qualified in the dive portion and the boys relay team of M Bender, Yearout, Saunders, and Goodsite qualified in the 200 freestyle relay.   On the girls side, Venla Harkonen qualified in the 200 freestyle while Anna Teodorescu qualified in the 100 breaststroke.  Additionally, the Knights improved 16 seed times for state by swimming best times.

All of the swimmers below completed Top 10 swims:

Alexis Bender (8th in 200IM, 8th in 100BR)

Justin Bender (10th in 200IM, 8th in 100BR)

Camden Bowers (3rd in Diving)

Hannah Collerette (4th in 50FR, 8th in 100FR)

Elly Deas (1st in 100FL, 1st in 100BK)

Ben Engel (6th in Diving)

Venla Harkonen (8th in 500FR)

Allee Howard (8th in Diving)

Sebastien Sergile (1st in 200FR, 1st in 500FR)

Tessa Sergile (2nd in 200IM, 3rd in 100FL)

Maddie Singletary (2nd in 200FR, 2nd in 500FR)

Next Up: The Knights are back in the water tomorrow afternoon (Jan 12) against Roswell.