State champ

Scottsboro's Tony Pereira won a state title in the Class 1A-5A boys 100-yard Butterfly.


The Scottsboro High School swim teams turned in solid performances at the 2018 AHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Scottsboro girls finished third and the SHS boys placed fifth during the Class 1A-5A state meet Saturday at Auburn University.

UMS-Wright and won the Class 5A girls title with 285 points while Whitesburg Christian (209) was second and Scottsboro third (149). 

Boaz and T.R. Miller tied for the Class 5A boys title with 161 points while St. Michael’s was third (149), Jasper fourth (140.5) and Scottsboro fifth (122).

Scottsboro did have a state champion in the Class 1A-5A boys division, as senior Tony Pereira won the 100-yard Butterfly with a time of 55.20. 

Pereira also finished third in the 50 Freestyle (22.28). while John David Sanders was seventh in the 100 Freestyle (53.12). 

Pereira, Sanders, Jake Benson and Luke Armour teamed up for a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard Medley Relay (1:56.62) while Pereira, Sanders, Gabriel Lyle and Luke Armour were fifth (3:49.13).

In the diving competition, Scottsboro’s Kaje Jordan finished third.

The top finish for the Scottsboro girls came in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay, a second-place finish (1:47.27) from Jessica Vincent, Paige Giles, Olyvia Stone and Kathryn Sanders. 

Scottsboro also got a third-place finish (2:00.14) from the 200 Medley Relay team of Giles, Stone Kathryn Sanders and Cheyenne Vincent and a third-place finish (4:15.63) from Caroline Sanders, Jessica Vincent, Mark Cook and Cheyenne Vincent.

Giles posted a trio of sixth-place finishes in the 50 Freestyle (26.27), the 100 Backstroke (1:05.48) and the 100 Butterfly (1:07.42) while Olyvia Stone was seventh in the 50 Freestyle (26.30).

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