GA 14 & Under State Championship Re-cap

Jim McGinnis
Jan 2, 2019

Tidal Wave swimmers spent last weekend at the 14 & Under Georgia State Championships at Georgia Tech. A number of individuals came home with hardware, medals and/or ribbons, and many of the participants scored points for the team. Here is a list of top 20 finishes:

Allie Byerly – 2nd 200 IM, 3rd 100 Fly, 4th 200 Fly, 5th 200 Free, 7th 50 Fly, 11th 100 Back, 11th 100 IM, 12th 200 Back & 16th 50 back; Isabella Klinefelter – 5th 50 Free, 7th 100 Back, 12th 100 Back, 13th 400 IM, 14th 100 Free, 14th 200 Back & 15th 50 Fly; Jonathan Stephens – 10th 500 Free, 13th 1000 Free & 17th 200 Fly; Bennett Baer – 15th 200 Back, 19th 100 Back & 19th 400 IM; Jonathan Borden – 14th 100 Free, 17th 1000 Free & 19th 200 Free; Gracie Byerly – 8th 200 Fly & 12th 100 Fly; Stella Newton – 20th 200 Fly; Noah Smith – 18th 200 Breast.

Seven Tidal Wave swimmers recorded 24 new Tidal Wave All-time Top 10 swims.   A full list of those performances follows:  11-12:  Allie Byerly:  200 free – 9th (2:03.77), 100 back – 9th (1:04.49), 50 fly – 6th (27.92), 100 fly – 6th (1:02.20), 200 fly – 7th (2:21.15), 100 IM – 9th (1:05.68), 200 IM – 5th (2:17.56); Isabella Klinefelter:  50 free – 9th (26.30); Bennett Baer:  1000 free – 9th (12:13.04), 200 back – 6th (2:23.26), 400 IM – 10th (5:13.04); Jonathan Borden:  100 free – 10th (58.91), 200 free – 10th (2:08.71), 1000 free – 4th (11:44.89), 200 back – 9th (2:28.24); Jonathan Stephens:  500 free – 3rd (5:35.22), 1000 free – 2nd (11:36.78), 200 fly – 10th (2:33.48); 13-14:  Gracie Byerly:  100 fly – 5th (58.94), 200 fly – 6th (2:14.56); Noah Smith:  50 free – 3rd (23.32), 100 free – 6th (51.48), 100 breast  - 8th (1:07.93), 200 breast – 6th (2:23.35).