The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News 2

December 9, 2013

Athens girls swim team sets state record; finish second in AHSAA championships

ATHENS —

The Athens High girls swim team set a state record and freshman Mallory Underwood was a double individual medal-winner in the AHSAA state swimming & diving championships Saturday.

The Lady Eagles quartet of eighth-grader Kobie Melton, juniors Lindsey Martin and Ellen Haapoja and Underwood won the 200 freestyle in a record 1:38.50. Athens finished second in the 200 medley in 1:50.25 behind the efforts of Melton, Underwood, Katelynn Melton and Haapoja.

Underwood won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.16 to win the gold medal and she was clocked at 2:06.23 in her silver-medal winning performance in the 200 individual medley.

The team’s record-setting swim was among five state records set in the girls competition.

Auburn and Huntsville captured team titles at the two-day event at Auburn’s James E. Martin Aquatic Center. Auburn won the girls title with 239.2 points. Athens finished second with 154 points, followed by McGill-Toolen (145.4) and Huntsville (140).  A total of 36 girls teams competed in the competition.
     

Huntsville’s boys totaled 261 points to claim the championship. Bob Jones was second with 234 points, McGill-Toolen (204) third and Auburn (193) fourth.
     

1
Text Only
Local News 2
Poll

Do you think Athens-Limestone County is better prepared than in April 2011 to provide shelter from a major tornado?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee