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Cherokee Cyclones Dominate Districts

One Cyclone swimmer broke a GRPA 5th District swimming record that stood for ten years!

Swimmers from Cherokee County came out on top in the July 7 GRPA 5th District Summer Swim Meet in Cartersville. 

The Cherokee Cyclones team was made up of swimmers from these county teams:

Arbor View Devil Rays

Bradshaw Farm Barracudas

Bridge Mill Barracudas

Canton YMCA

Deer Run Dolphins

Eagle Watch Eaglerays

Laurel Brooke Lightning

Towne Lake Hills Tidal Wave

Towne Lake Sharks

Woodlands Wave

Woodmont Wahoos

Wyngate Waves

The top three swimmers in each event in the District Meet qualified for the GRPA Class “A” State Meet on July 27 & 28 in Carrollton.   Each swimmer could compete in a maximum of 2 individual and 2 relay races.  Twelve Cherokee swimmers qualified for two individual events at the State Meet, led by six Bradshaw Barracudas:

Dylan Villhauer/Wyngate Waves (Boys 15-18)  50 Freestyle – 1st (23:16), 50 Butterfly – 2nd (25:04)

Benjamin Hendrickson/Canton YMCA  (Boys 15-18) 50 Breaststroke – 1st (28:96), 100 IM – 1st (57:46)

Royce Dingley/Laurel Brooke Lightning (Boys 15-18) 50 Breaststroke – 3rd (30:48), 100 Freestyle – 1st (52:82)

Kimberly Norton/Woodmont Wahoos (Girls 15-18) 100 Freestyle – 3rd (59:54), 50 Freestyle – 2nd (27:80)

Morgan Williams/Laurel Brook Lightning (Girls 13-14)  50 Breaststroke – 1st (37:48), 100 IM – 3rd (1:14:44)

Meghan Peterson/Laurel Brook Lightning (Girls 13-14) 50 Backstroke – 1st (31:49). 50 Butterfly – 3rd (32:04)

Luke Roness/Bradshaw Barracudas (Boys 9-10)  50 Freestyle – 2nd (32:63), 25 Backstroke – 2nd (18:39)

Jessica Hill/Bradshaw Barracudas (Girls 9-10) 25 Freestyle – 1st (15:14), 25 Butterfly – 1st (17:48)

Grant Davis/Bradshaw Barracudas (Boys 7-8) 25 Backstroke – 1st (19:00), 50 Freestyle – 1st (34:51).  Grant’s 50 Freestyle time broke a 10-year-old record for GRPA 5th District!

Madison Logan/Bradshaw Barracudas (Girls 7-8) 100 IM – 3rd (1:45:58), 25 Butterfly – 3rd (23:52)

Lauren McCloskey/Bradshaw Barracudas (Girls 7-8) 25 Freestyle – 2nd (18:70),  25 Backstroke – 3rd (23:05)

Laurel Blase/Bradshaw Barracudas (Girls 7-8) 50 Freestyle – 1st (40:03),  25 Butterfly – 1st (18:32)

In the Girls 13-14 100 IM, the Cyclones finished in the top three spots:

Chantal LaFlamme (Woodland Waves)  1:09:75

Lindsey Ballard (Bradshaw Barracudas) 1:14:29

Morgan Williams (Laurel Brooke Lightning) 1:14:44

The team from Cherokee County also qualified to contend at the State Meet in 14 of 20 relay races.

The final team rankings for the GRPA 5th District Meet look like this:

1 - Cherokee County

2 – City of Cartersville

3 – City of Dalton

4 – City of Smyrna

5 – Paulding County

6 – Douglas County

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