Girls Varsity Swimming, Varsity Swimming · Homewood Swim Competes in Finals at State Championship

The Homewood Patriot Swim Team competed in the state championship meet at Auburn University on December 4th and 5th.  Wyatt Harrison led the boys’ team qualifying for finals in all 4 of his allotted events.  He finished 3rd in the 500 yard Free and 9th in 200 yard Free.  He was also a member of the 200 yard medley relay, along with Jack Dominick, Jackson Merrell, and Will Ponce, that finished 13th and the 400 yard freestyle relay, along with Wilson McCraw, Max Breeden, Jackson Merrell, and Will Ponce, that also finished 13th.  The boys 200 freestyle relay, made up of Wilson McCraw, Max Breeden, Jackson Merrell, and Will Ponce, also made it to finals finishing 15th in the state.  Birch Ely led the girls’ team qualifying in her individual event, the 100 yard breaststroke, and finished strong in 9th place.  The girls 200 yard medley relay, made up of Addy McCraw, Birch Ely, Isabel Blish, Hanna Brook Gibbons, and Katie Lummis, finished 15th among a completive group of swimmers.  The following swimmers qualified for the state meet at the sectional meet in November:

Isabel Blish (200 Free, Relay Events)

Isabel Burgess (Relay Event)

Birch Ely (100 Breast, Relay Events)

Hanna Brook Gibbons (100 Fly, 50 Free, Relay Events)

Mary Elizabeth Harrison (50 Free, 100 Free, Relay Events)

Katie Lummis (Relay Events)

Addy McCraw (Relay Events)

Edie Smith (500 Free)

Max Breeden (Relay Events)

Jack Dominick (Relay Event)

Wyatt Harrison (500 Free, 200 Free, Relay Events)

Mason Kelly (Relay Events)

Wilson McCraw (50 Free, 100 Free, Relay Events)

Jackson Merrell (100 Fly, Relay Events)

Will Ponce (Relay Events)

Homewood had a strong showing at the state meet this year. The 2016 Homewood Swim Team finished their season strong and will return all swimmers next year minus our two seniors Addy McCraw and Wyatt Harrison.  Both seniors have been a great asset to the team and will be missed next year.  Go Patriots!