State Champ

Scottsboro Kyle Vosen won two state titles during the 2016 AHSAA Swim Championships.


Kyle Vosen entered the state meet as a true contender for state swimming titles, and the Scottsboro junior did not disappoint.

Vosen won the Class 1A-5A state championship in the 200-yard Individual Medley and 100-yard Breaststroke, setting new 1A-5A state records in the process during the 2016 AHSAA State Swim Championships at Auburn University on Saturday.

Vosen won the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke with a record times of 1:54.11 and 58.69 seconds respectively. 

His efforts helped Scottsboro post a third-place finish in the Class 1A-5A boys team standings. St. Paul’s won the team state title with a score of 128. Randolph (69 points) edged Scottsboro (57) by 12 points for the runner-up spot.

Scottsboro also got a state runner-up finish in the boys 400-yard Freestyle, with Vosen, Ben Gossett, Tony Pereira and John Dalton Sanders teaming up to post a time of 3:34.

Gossett, Vosen, Pereira and Tanner Gossett teamed for a fourth-place finish in the boys 200-yard Medley Relay (1:51.70).

Pereira also notched top-five finishes, placing third in the 50 Freestyle (22.74) and fourth in the 100 Freestyle (50.29). Ben Gossett finished fifth in the 100 Butterfly (59.94). 

Meanwhile, Scottsboro posted an eighth-place finish in the 1A-5A girls standings. St. Paul’s won the title.

The SHS girls’ top finish was a fifth-place finish in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay, as Olyvia Stone, Jessica Vincent, Cheyenne Vincent and Katharyn Sanders teamed up for a fifth-place finish (3:57.31). Stone, Jessica Vincent, Cheyenne Vincent and Claire Megehee teamed up for a sixth-place finish in the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:50.04) while Megehee, Katharyn Sanders, Jessica Vincent and Cheyenne Vincent teamed up to finish seventh in the 200 Medley Relay (2:03.98). 

Katharyn Sanders recorded an eighth-place finish in the 50 Freestyle (25.75) while Cheyenne Vincent swam in the 200 Freestyle prelims and recorded a new school record time.


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