Fresh off a strong second-place finish in the Marshall County Championships, the Albertville Gators were hoping to spring a surprise upon the host Scottsboro Swim Association Wet ‘n’ Wildcats on Tuesday.
However, Scottsboro’s swimmers were in no mood to let their record-setting winning streak come to an end as they coasted to a 521-200 victory to improve to 7-0 on the season.
Seven Scottsboro swimmers turned in a hat trick, as Zachary Strogov, Izzy Nelson, Maggie Ella Robbins, Ben Gossett, Clay Giles, Kyla Reichle and Kyle Vosen each swept their three individual events. Robbins, Gossett, Reichle and Vosen remained undefeated, and Reichle threw in a new team record of 29.17 in the 13-14 Girls 50 Fly.
Dylan Phillips, Grayson Gattis, Ashton Childress and Zach Beason each won two races. For Phillips, the two wins were the first of his young career.
Winners of single events were Les White, Craft Sanders, Ava Kahler, Arlen Parr, Aiden Goggans, Ansel Goggans, Kimberly Calderon-Diaz, Christian Swain, Brady Peek, Jessica Vincent, Olyvia Stone and Tony Pereira.
Scottsboro’s depth was evident in the number of swimmers who scored with second- and/or third-place finishes, a group that included Miles Hodges, Linda Rudder, Baylie Giles, Morelia Calderon-Diaz, Ayden Mashburn, Carter Hodges, Hannah Grace Shelton, Taylor Bell, Harrison Stone, Jordan Sosebee, Luke Armour, Lily Turlington, Gabe Lyle, Rex Green, Brayden Bell, Diana Swain, Maddie Gossett, Paige Giles, Abram Peek, Tanner Gossett, Sarah Vance, Paige Megehee, Creed Wooden, Staton Robbins and Jacob Megehee.
Scottsboro’s depth contributed mightily to the Wildcats winning 21 of the 22 relay events.
Also swimming well for the home team were Luke Lusk, Eli Armour, Cora White, Caroline Hodges, Taylor Guttridge, Keyton Allen, Nina Gardner, Dessie Ellison, Jossy Boles, Faith Beason, Preston Worley, Troy Reichle, Trip Nelson, River Green, Joseph Gardner, Holder Benson, Jake Benson, Addison Thompson, Caroline Sanders, Kate Gomez, AnnaClaire Childress, Amelia Armour, Jake Vance, Quent Cox, Rebekah Riddle, Abby Ray, Reese Edward, John Sanders, Will Rogers, Wesley Connor and Cole Bellomy.
Scottsboro’s win streak will be tested Thursday night as they face the powerful Madison Dolphins in the final dual meet before the district championships.