Swimmers and divers from Davidson and Baker high schools posted several impressive finishes in the AHSAA state championship meet last month in Auburn.
The Warriors and Hornets boys teams finished in a tie for ninth place at the 6A-7A division. Baker’s girls placed 17th and Davidson’s girls were 25th.
Swimmers and divers finishing in the top 15 in their respective events included:
— Baker’s Maria Reed, who placed second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle. Reed, a senior, will swim at Alabama next year.
— Baker’s Harry Waltsgott, who was fourth in the 200 medley and the 100 breaststroke.
— Baker’s Cain Wilkerson, who was eighth in the 500 freestyle and 15th in the 200 freestyle.
— Davidson’s Thomas Do, who was ninth in the 50 freestyle.
— Davidson’s Garrett Yarbrough, who was 14th in the 50 freestyle.
— Baker’s Mitchell Edwards, who was 15th in the 50 freestyle.
— Baker’s 200 freestyle relay team of Mitchell Edwards, Reese Earheart, Cain Wilkerson and Harry Waltsgott, which finished eighth.
— Baker’s 200 medley relay team of Aiden Earheart, Harry Waltsgott, Golden Gill and Mitchellk Edwards, which placed ninth.
— Davidson’s 200 freestyle relay team of Thomas Do, Dustin Reeves, Noah Latiolais and Garrett Yarbrough, which finished fifth and broke the school record in the event.
— Davidson’s medley relay team of Thomas Do, Dustin Reeves, Calvin Bylinowski and Garrett Yarbrough, which placed seventh and just missed a school record by 1 second.
— Davidson’s 400 freestyle relay team of Thomas Do, Dustin Reeves, Noah Latiolais and Garrett Yarbrough, which placed ninth.
— The Baker girls’ 200 medley team of Madison Moe, Savannah Wilkerson, Maria Reed and Amber Ellzey, which finished 14th.
— Baker’s 400 relay team of Aiden Earheart, Avery Alexander, Johnny Kupersmith and Mitchell Edwards, which placed 15th.
— Davidson’s Destiny Baugh, who placed sixth in girls’ diving, and Parker Inman, who placed 14th in boys’ diving.
Also representing Davidson were Caitlyn Smith and Jackson Craft, who turned in personal-best performances in the 100 breaststroke, with Craft finishing 16th. Murphy was represented at the meet by Jon Duke.