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SMRT 4th at States

SMRT Swimming’s age-groupers stormed into Columbia for The 2019 South Carolina Long Course State Championships last weekend. They had the best state championship meet in years. Leaving most of our senior swimmers home, as they get ready for The ISCA Sr. Championships next week in St. Petersburg, SMRT Swimming came home with a very strong fourth place team finish with 2116pts, The SMRT women finishes fourth with 1,240.5pts, and our men finished fifth with 875.5pts.

The Team came home with 10 individual state titles, 2 new South Carolina State Records, and 9 new SMRT Team Records. Leading the way for SMRT was 12 year old Wells Cloud, winning all 8 individual events he swam, setting new team records in all 8 of those swims, while setting 2 new South Carolina State Records. Individual scoring 192pts. The perfect score and 11 – 12 boys High Point Winner. Wells times in the 200m Back (2:21.37) is currently the 6th fastest 200 back in the country for 11 – 12 year olds, his 100 Back (1:06.78) is the 11th fastest. Also having won individual state titles were 12 year old Lily Brunette (50m Free) and 14 year old Linnea Ransford  (200m Backstroke).


Individuals scoring points and top 10 finishers:

Rhett Andrews (14) 108pts – 3rd 1500m Free, 4th 800m Free, 7th 400m Free, 9th 50m & 200m Free, 10th 200m IM.

Parker Azevedo (14) 52pts – 5th 100m Free, 6th 50m Free, 9th 100m Fly

Lindsay Burbage (14) 85pts – 2nd 200m Breast, 3rd 100m Breast, 10th 400m IM

Lily Burbette (12) 117pts – State Champ 50m Free, 3rd 50m Back, 5th 100m Back, 6th 50m Fly, 7th 100m Free

Jake Calvert (10) 87pts – 3rd 50m Fly, 5th 100m Fly, 7th 100m Free, 8th 50m Breast, 10th  50m Free

Wells Cloud (12) 192pts – State Champ 100m, 200m Free, 50m,100m 200m Back, 50m Fly, 200m,400m IM. New State Records 200m Back & 50m Fly

Lyra Cooksay-Coale (11) 46pts – 4th 800m Free, 5th 400m Free

Wheeler Cooper (9) 6pts

Emma Durham (11) 56pts – 5th 50m Breast, 10th 100m Breast & 400m IM

Daniyal Eldridge (11) 9pts

Cecilia Ford (12) 123pts – 3rd 200m Back, 4th 100m , 100m Free, 200m Free, 7th 50m Free

Eliza Ford (14) 50pts – 9th 50m Free, 100m Back

Carley Foust (10) 3pts

Gray Gladwell (15) 29pts – 8th 800m Free, 9th 1500m Free

Parker Hamilton (11) 9pts

Pheobe Hayes (9) 25pts

M.K. Huddleston (14) 6pts

Isa Lickling (10) 109pts – 6th 100m Free, 7th 50m Free, 50m Fly, 100m Fly, 8th 400m Free

Caitlin Lima (12) 75pts – 2nd 100m Free, 4th 50m Free, 6th 200m Free, 9th 400m Free

Cassidy Lima (15) 21pts – 2nd 50 Free

Kendall Nicholson (12) 13pts

Luke Nixon (14) 20pts – 10th 200m Fly

Claire Porter (12) 68pts – 2nd 50m Breast, 200m Breast, 4th 100m Breast

Linnea Ransford (14) 58.5pts – State Champ 200m Back, 2nd 100m Back

Zane Ransford (12) 74pts – 6th 200 Fly, 9th 100m Fly, 10th 50m Fly

Mason Scott (12) 9pts

Reid Scott (10) 54.5pts – 7th 100m Fly, 8th 50m Fly

Courtney Tedesco (12) 85pts – 2nd 50m Free, 4th 50m Back, 7th 100m Back, 8th 200m Back

Top 10 Relays:

9 – 10


200 Free Relay (7th) Pheobe Hayes, Isa Jickling, Leah Whipkey, Carley Foust

200 Medley Relay (7th) Pheobe Hayes, Carley Foust, Ashlyn Cook, Isa Jickling


200 Free Relay (5th) Reid Scott, Simon Ford, Wheeler Cooper, Jake Calvert

200 Medley Relay (4th) Reid Scott, Simon Ford, Wheeler Cooper, Jake Calvert

11 – 12


200 Free Relay “A” (2nd) Cecilia Forn, Caitlin Lima, Courtney Tedesco, Lily Burnette

                        “B” (4th) Kendall Nicholson, Emma Durham, Lyra Cooksey-Coale, Claire Porter

200 Medley Relay “A” (2nd) Courtney Tedesco, Claire Porter, Kendall Nicholson, Lily Burnette

                              “B” (6th) Cecilia Ford, Emma Durham, Caitlin Lima, Lyra Cooksey-Coale          


200 Free Relay (2nd) Calen Becvinovski, Parker Hamilton, Daniyal Eldridge, Wells Cloud

200 Medley Relay (3rd) Zane Ransford, Daniyal Eldridge, Wells Cloud, Parker Hamilton

13 – 14


400 Free Relay (4th) Linnea Ransford, Eliza Ford, Claire Green, Sienna Schaay

400 Medley Relay (4th) Linnea Ransford, Eliza Ford, Lindsay Burbage, Claire Green


400 Free Relay (4th) Parker Azevedo, Rhett Andrews, Cage Mero, Luke Nixon

400 Medley Relay (7th) Parker Azevedo, Rhett Andrews, Kayleb Eldridge, Luke Nixon