Aggies kick off swim season
The Jackson High School Swim Team competed in their first swim meet of the 2010 high school season on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. The meet was held in Fairhope with over 100 swimmers from Jackson, Fairhope, Foley and Baldwin County High Schools competing. The JHS team is made up of eight girls and three boys. Coaching the JHS team is Abby Beverly.
"High school swimming is open for students in grades 7 - 12. The boys all swim and compete together and the girls all swim and compete together. There is no division for age groups," explained Coach Beverly.
The girl's team competed in two relays. The "A" Relay team was made up of Katie Anderson, Carrie Beverly, Anna Kate Bolen, and Sophia Hussain. Swimming on the "B" Relay team was Sarah Hussain, Megan Ice, Destiny Nash, and Dacey Slayton. In the 200 yard Medley Relay, the "A" Relay finished in 2nd place and the "B" Relay finished in 5th place. The relay teams also swam the 200 yard Freestyle relay. The "A" Relay finished in 1st place and the "B" Relay finished in 6th place.
Individual results include:
Katie Anderson (8th grade): 5th place 50 yard Freestyle - 29.90; 7th place 100 yard Freestyle - 1:09.67
Carrie Beverly (9th grade): 2nd place 200 yard Individual Medley - 2:37.45; 2nd place 100 yard Backstroke - 1:13.76
Anna Kate Bolen (8th grade): 3rd place 50 yard Freestyle - 29.80; 1st place 100 yard Breaststroke - 1:23.31
Sarah Hussain (7th grade): 9th place 50 yard Freestyle - 33.03; 4th place 100 yard Breaststroke - 1:30.70
Sophia Hussain (12th grade): 2nd place 50 yard Freestyle - 29.62; 4th place 100 yard Freestyle - 1:07.25
Megan Ice (12th grade): 11th place 50 yard Freestyle - 34.05; 4th place 100 yard Backstroke - 1:35.14
Ben Morseth (11th grade): 1st place 50 yard Freestyle - 23.21; 1st place 100 yard Freestyle - 52.51
Destiny Nash (10th grade): 35th place 50 yard Freestyle - 59.52; 21st place 100 yard Freestyle - 2:30.73
Trayon Nash (11th grade): 17th place 50 yard Freestyle - 41.86; 15th place 100 yard Freestyle - 1:50.21
Dacey Slayton (7th grade): 16th place 50 yard Freestyle - 37.59, 7th place 100 yard Breaststroke - 1:35.56
"I was very proud of the effort of all of our swimmers. We have several new members on our team this year, including 3 students that did not know how to swim at the beginning of the season. It was very exciting to see them compete. Our 8 member girl's team finished the meet in 2nd place in the Girls - Team rankings. All swimmers started the season with excellent times and I look forward to those times dropping and getting lower with each meet", said Coach Abby Beverly. "Ben Morseth's individual times in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events qualified him to compete in the Alabama State High School Athletic Associations State Championship Meet that will be held at the University of Alabama on December 3 and 4. I am excited about Ben's times and look forward to other swimmers also making state qualifying times this year."
The JHS swim team will compete on October 12 against BC Rain, Alma Bryant, LeFlore High Schools and Faith Academy. This meet will be held at Bishop State Community College in Mobile at 6:30 p.m.