Dunwoody and Lakeside win state swim medals

Members of the Dunwoody and Lakeside high school swim teams won six state championship medals on Feb. 10.

The Lakeside Lady Vikings and Dunwoody Wildcats swim teams both collected three state championship gold medals and finished in the top 10 of the Class 6A GHSA State Swimming Championships held at Georgia Tech from Feb. 6 – 10.

Lakeside finished the meet with 257 points to pick up a fourth-place spot behind Lassiter (403), Marist (304), and Johns Creek (301). It was the second consecutive fourth-place finish for Lakeside and fourth consecutive top-five finish.

Senior Sophia Hook finished her Lakeside career with two gold medals by sweeping the 50-yard (23.47) and 100-yard (51.66) freestyle races. The win brought Hook’s career total to three gold medals and one silver medal.

Senior Lyla Richards also capped her final season by winning the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.69) and finishing with a silver medal in the 100-yard breaststroke. She has also won bronze twice at the state meet.

Lakeside also brought the silver in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.62) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:32.27) for the second year in a row.

The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats finished 17th in the team standings behind Reese Benton’s performance. Benton finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:02.99) and seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.45).


Dunwoody got its fourth top 10 finish in five seasons when the Wildcats took sixth overall in the team standings and brought home three gold medal wins at the Class 6A GHSA Boys’ State Swimming Championships.

The 213-point performance was fueled by the performances of juniors Luke Amerson and Luke Sandberg, who have two gold medals and one silver each in state competitions.

Sandberg claimed a second consecutive gold in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.14) and finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (44.94) to score 45 points for the Wildcats.

Amerson brought home his second consecutive state gold in the 200-yard individual medley (1:38.14).

The pair then teamed up with Graham Chang and Lucas Waasdorp to swim to gold in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:33.40.

Lakeside finished 12th in the team standings with 129 points, led by a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:40.52) and eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:29.33).


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