The First Presbyterian Christian Academy swimmers did well at the Georgia Independent School Association State Meet on Jan. 30 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
According to FPCA coach Jonnie Larson, all Highlander swimmers dropped time and set personal records.
“Mackenzie (McCartney) finished first in her heat for the 100-yard individual-medley event,” Larson said. “When she got out of the water, she came to me and said, ‘Coach, I saw the girl in the lane next to me and all I thought was I did not want her to touch to the wall first.’”
Xavier McCartney, the only varsity swimmer on the team, earned a total of 11 points in his three events. He qualified for state in all eight events but could swim in only three events, Larson noted.
Will and Jackson Magan, who compete on the Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team swim team with coach Donna Hooe, earned a combined score of 17.5 points for the junior-varsity team.
50 Backstroke — 39.73 seconds, 20thplace
50 Breast — 47.13, 23rdplace
100 Individual Medley — 1:22.98, ninth place
200 Freestyle — 2:12.29, fifth place
500 Freestyle — 6:15.82, fifth place
100 Breaststroke — 1:14.94, sixth place
50 Freestyle — 29.27, eighth place
100 Freestyle — 1:04.73, third place
100 Individual Medley — 1:18.49, sixth place
50 Backstroke — 36.76, sixth place
50 Breaststroke — 43.29, seventh place
50 Fly — 39.76, sixth place
Varsity Team — 14thplace with 11 points
Junior Varsity Team — 13thplace with 17.5 points