Tallassee Swimmer Breaks Record
By Wil Crews
A number of local swimmers made their mark and the Auburn High School girls’ swimming team placed third in the 62nd AHSAA Swimming Championships at Auburn University’s James E Martin Aquatics Center on Dec. 3.
In single-swimmer and team events, the Tigers of Auburn — as well as a number of other individual athletes from various schools — performed well enough to place.
The best single-event team performance came from the Auburn girls, who placed third overall in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50:83.
Individually for the Tigers, junior Layne Tucker finished third in the 100-yard Breaststroke for boys Class 6A-7A with a time of 59:18; and junior Piper Long placed third in the 50-yard freestyle for Class 6A-7A with a Tallassee’s Macey Stewart, a sophomore, broke the girls’ 1A/5A 100-yard backstroke record with a time of 55.75, surpassing the mark (56.09) set by Sara Cimino of Randolph in 2016. Stewart also won the 100-yard freestyle race in 1A/5A with a time of 51.27.
Her Tiger teammate, freshman Camden Mask, placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke for Class 1A-5A with a time of 1:05:15.
Randolph School of Huntsville swept the Class 1A-5A boys’ and girls’ state championship, and Huntsville High School swept the 6A/7A state titles.
For more information on the results of the state meet, visit ahsaa.com, go to the sports tab and click swimming.