The Scottsboro swim teams celebrated “Senior Night” in strong fashion.

The Scottsboro varsity girls and boys teams won the combined division title while finishing second in the varsity girls and varsity boys divisions during the annual Scottsboro Invitational at the Rec*Com Thursday night.

“It's always nice to have the opportunity to compete at home. In our sport, we aren't able to do that much, but it’s refreshing to have a chance for our friends and family to come out and watch the hard work that these athletes have put in,” said Scottsboro head coach Shalyn Benson. “We had 13 PRs (personal records), 15 top-3 finishes and a big cheering section. I’d say it was a pretty successful night.”

Scottsboro honored seniors Maddy Childress, Tony Pereira, Katharyn Sanders and Cheyenne Vincent during the meet.

 “Senior Night…is always a special night,” Benson said. 

Pereira had a big night, wining two individual races and one relay race while finishing second in another. He took the top spot in the 50-yard Freestyle (22.56 seconds) and 100-yard Butterfly (57.06). Pereira teamed with John David Sanders, Luke Armour and Gabriel Lyle to win the 200-yard Freestyle Relay (1:47.30) while teaming with Sanders, Armour and Jake Benson to finish second in the 200-yard Medley Relay (1:58.34).

Sanders won in the boys 200-yard Freestyle (2:15.22) and finished second in the 50 Freestyle (25.85). Scottsboro also got a second-place finish from Benson, Lyle, Harrison Stone and Joseph Garner in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay (4:52.78) and a fourth-place finish from Joseph Gardner, Andrew Stevenson, Parker Peach and Harrison Stone in the 200 Freestyle Relay (2:08.67).

Stone was fourth in the 200-yard Individual Medley (2:49.27), Armour sixth (1:12.35), Andrew Stevenson eighth (1:14.37) and Jake Vance 10th (1:17.03) in the 100 Butterfly, Lyle eighth (1:24.80) and Gardner ninth (1:27.15) in the 100 Backstroke and Stone eighth (1:26) and Benson 11th (1:29.83) in the 100 Breaststroke.

For the SHS girls, Olyvia Stone posted three race runner-up finishes. She was second in the 200-yard Individual Medley (2:28.55) and the 100 Backstroke (1:08.90) while teaming with Cheyenne Vincent, Kathryn Sanders and Jessica Vincent to finish second in the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:53.15). 

Jessica Vincent finished second (2:22.88) and Paige Giles fourth (2:30.35) in the 200-yard Freestyle while Childress was fifth (3:06.93) in the 200 Individual Medley, Jessica Vincent fourth (1:11.73) and Kathryn Sanders seventh (1:16.20), Cheyenne Vincent fifth (1:02.55), Mary Cook sixth (1:08.60), Lily Robertson ninth (1:13.54), Ashton Baker 11th (1:22.33), Marie Guldner 16th (1:29.33), Paige Megehee sixth (1:21.57) in the 100 Backstroke, Kimberly Calderon-Diaz sixth (1:34.18), Childress seventh (1:40.05), Makenna Worley ninth (1:43.15), Shelton McCormack 10th (1:46.28) and Lydia Cook 11th (1:46.69) in the 100 Breaststroke.

In the 50-yard Freestyle, Kathryn Sanders finished third (27.23 seconds), Cheyenne Vincent seventh (28.49), Mary Cook eighth (28.80), Paige Giles 10th  (29.71), Robertson 13th (32.57), Megehee 14th (32.76), Caroline Sanders 14th (32.76), Lydia Cook 15th (33.32), McCormack 17th (33.47), Baker 21st (35.01), Worley 22nd (35.15) and Guldner 25th (36.99).

Robertson, Megehee, Mary Cook and McCormack finished fourth (2:15.70) in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay while Calderon-Diaz, Guldner, Baker and Worley were sixth (2:22.45).

Childress, Mary Cook, McCormack and Jessica Vincent teamed up to finish second (4:53.85) for Scottsboro in the 400 Freestyle relay while Lydia Cook, Worley, Kimberly Calderon-Diaz and Robertson posted a third-place finish (517.24). Megehee, Caroline Sanders, Childress and Cook finished fifth in the 200 Medley Relay (2:26.84).


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