Chamblee, Lakeside win DeKalb swim and dive championships

The Chamblee Boys’ swim team won its second consecutive DeKalb County title while the Lakeside girls’ won its 25th county title.

The Chamblee boys’ swim and dive team along with the Lakeside girls’ team repeat as DeKalb County champions at the 2014 DeKalb County Swim and Dive Championships.

The Lakeside Lady Vikings won first place with 276 points, edging out the Dunwoody Lady Wildcats who placed second with 250 points. Chamblee’s girls swim team finished third with 158 points.

On the boys’ side, Chamblee won first place by a landslide of 274 points. Lakeside placed second with 220 points and Dunwoody finished third with 156 points. Chamblee head coach Wesley Graham said it felt great to win the county title for a second consecutive season.

“I’m proud of my swim team, especially Patrick Lindstrom, who qualified for state,” Graham said. “It was his third year trying and he got in.”

Lindstrom finished fourth in the men 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.40, which was 0.10 seconds better than the state qualifying time. Chamblee relay teams had first place finishes in the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

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Chamblee junior swimmer Nicholas Oh finished first in the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. He qualified for state in each race. Chamblee also had first place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (Jacob Jordan) and the 1-meter dive (Caleb Wikle).

County swim records were also broken during the meet as Tucker junior swimmer Cash DeLoache broke two records that were set by him at last year’s county swim meet. He broke his record of 52.52 seconds in the backstroke with a time of 51.48 and he broke his record of 50.90 seconds in the butterfly with a time of 50.35.

Lakeside girls’ swim team also had record-breaking finishes that helped lead it to its 25th county title. Freshman Raleigh Bentz broke a 19-year county record of 59.92 seconds in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.81 seconds.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team broke a 36-year county record of 3:47.71. The relay team finished first with a time of 3:46.22. Junior Julianna Cartwright had first place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle, and Bentz also finished first in the 200-yard individual medley.

Lakeside also had first place finished in the 100-yard butterfly (Nicole Hollahan) and the 200-yard medley relay.

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