Four victories

Maggie Ella Robbins post four first-place finishes for SSA during the 2018 ARPA District 2 Swim Championships.


The Scottsboro Swim Association’s Wet ‘n’ Wildcats posted a third-place finish in the 2018 Alabama Recreation and Parks Association’s District 2 Swim Meet in Madison.

Defending state champion Madison won the district title with 1,398.5 points. Boaz (573.5) edged Scottsboro by 31 points for the second place. Cullman (412.5), Albertville (350) and Guntersville (224), Arab (208), Decatur (135) and Fort Payne (three) rounded out the nine-team standings.

The 2018 ARPA State Swimming and Diving Championship is July 26-28 at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Scottsboro posted 120 state-qualifying spots in various events for the upcoming state meet.

Maggie Ella Robbins and Ryder Linville turned in dominant performances at the district meet. 

Robbins won four gold medals. She claimed first place in the 13-and-14-year-olds girls Individual Medley and the 50-yard Fly while teaming up with Daisy Baker, Jessica Vincent and Hope Harrell to win the 200-yard IM relay and with Baker, Vincent and Paige Giles in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay.

Linville won three gold medals, taking the top spot in the 8U boys 25-yard Breaststroke, the 25-yard Freestyle and the 25-yard Backstroke.

Meanwhile, Cullen Roberts in the 13-14 boys IM; Lily Turlington in the 11-12 girls 50-yard Breaststroke; Baker in the 13-14 girls 50-yard Breaststroke; Kyle Vosen in the 15-18 boys 50-yard Freestyle; and Bethany Dugan in the 15-18 girls 50-yard Backstroke each won gold medals in individual races.

SSA also won gold in three relays. Along with the aforementioned 13-14 200-yard girls IM and Freestyle Relay wins, SSA’s Ben Branford, Jake Benson, Arlen Parr and Luke Armour teamed up to win the 11-12 boys 200 Freestyle Relay.

Runner-up finishes for SSA were turned in by Isabelle Nelson in the 9-10 girls 50-yard Breaststroke; Vosen in the 15-18 boys Breaststroke; Zachary Strogov, Les White, Ayden Mashburn and Craft Sanders in the 9-10 boys 200-yard Medley Relay; Vosen, Creed Wooten, Tony Pereira and Ben Gossett in the 15-18 boys 200-yard Medley Relay; Strogov in the 9-10 boys 50-yard Backstroke; Parr in the 11-12 boys 50-yard Backstroke; Cullen Roberts in the 13-14 boys 50-yard Backstroke; Weston Colus, Lane Benson, Trig Partin and Henry Tate Talley in the 6U boys Freestyle Relay; and John Dalton Sanders, Gossett, Pereira and Vosen in the 15-18 boys 200-yard Freestyle Relay.

Third-place event finishers were Strogov in the 9-10 50-yard Breaststroke and the 50-yard Fly; Armour in the 11-12 boys 50-yard Freestyle, Harrell in the 13-14 girls 50-yard Freestyle; Parr, Benson, Armour and Bradford in the 11-12 boys 200-yard Medley Relay; Roberts in the 13-14 boys 50-yard Fly; Vosen in the 15-19 boys 50-yard Fly; Bradford in the 11-12 boys 50-yard Backstroke; Baker in the 13-14 girls 50-yard Backstroke; Morgan Guttridge, Isabella Sosebee, Annabella Edwards and Shane Miley Edwards in the 6U girls 100-yard Freestyle Relay; Linville, Miles Hodges, Eli Armour and Jacob Fanning in the 8U boys 100-yard Freestyle; Sanders, White, Strogov and Mashburn in the 9-10 200-yard Freestyle Relay; and Kathryn Sanders, Stephanie Bradbury, Dugan and Olyvia Stone in the 15-18 girls 200-yard Freestyle Relay.


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