March 20, 2019
18 SMRT Swimmers competed in The ESSZ Age-Group Sectional Championships in Atlanta Ga. this past weekend. Competing against the top age-groups swimmer from over 140 teams from 10 states in the southeast USA. SMRT finished 18th as a team with 342.5 points, improving over last years 40th place finish.
Leading the way in points and team records was 12 year old Wells Cloud. Winning SMRT Swimming first Sectional title in many years, winning the 400yd IM on the first night of competition. He went on to set new team records in 6 events. 100yd Free (52.73), 500yd Free (5:14.91), 100yd Fly (1:01.01), 100yd Back (59.93), 200yd IM 2:10.58), 400 IM 4:40.21. Linnea Ransford (14) broke two new teams records, 100yd Back (58.69), 200yd Back (2:03.74). 10 year olds Daniyal Eldridge & Parker Hamilton broke one record each, Daniyal 100yd Breast (1:22.73) and Parker 50yd Free (27.48).
SMRT Swimmers scoring in the Top 20:
Rhett Andrews (14) - 1650yd Free (11th)
Wells Cloud (12) - 400yd IM (1st), 100yd Free (2nd), 100yd Back, 200yd IM, 200yd Free (3rd), 200yd Back, 500yd Free (4th), 50yd Back (6th)
Daniyal Eldridge (10) - 100yd Breast (7th), 50yd Free (14th), 50yd Fly (16th), 50yd Breast (18th), 100yd IM (20th)
Kayleb Eldridge (12) - 100yd Fly (17th)
Cecilia Ford (12) - 1000yd Free (5th)
Parker Hamilton (10) - 50yd Free (4th), 100yd Free (8th), 200yd Free (12th)
Cassidy Lima (14) - 50yd Free (7th)
Linnea Ransford (14) - 200yd Back (3rd), 100yd Back (12th)
The 11 - 12 Girls - 200 Free Relay (13th) Cecilia Ford, Kendall Nicholson, Courtney Tedesco, Clair Porter