Record Setting Day As Johns Creek Defends County Championship
On Thursday, the Fulton County Swimming Championship were held as the defending County Champs, the Johns Creek Gladiators, looked to defend their title on a night where several meet records would be broken. The Gladiators would get the day started on a good note as the boys 200 medley relay team would get Johns Creek their first win of the day with a record setting first place finish of 1:36.34. The previous record of 1:38.10, was also set by Johns Creek.
The girls 200 medley relay would go to the Cambridge Bears, who would finish in a time of 1:52.21, helping the Lady Bears get off to a great start as they would eventually win the girls division championship. Centennials’ Sebastien Sergile would have one of the top performances of the day as he would set a new record in the boys 200 freestyle with a first place finish of 1:38.21. The finish would also be an in season best for Sergile, who said that although he was looking to finish with a good time, he surprised himself a bit with the finish.
“It was definitely a big accomplishment for me, coming off a tough winter training cycle, it really means a lot,” Sergile said following his 200 freestyle win, adding, “I wasn’t really expecting to go that time, but super glad I could get it done”. Another meet record that was broken was in the boys 200 individual medley in which Alpharetta’s Thomas Xiao set a new time with his first place finish of 1:54.13. In the end, Johns Creek would defend their title, winning the combined meet as their boys placed first and girls finished second behind Cambridge.