2015 DeKalb Co. Swim and Dive Champions — Chamblee Bulldogs
The Chamblee Bulldogs set four DeKalb County Swimming and Diving Championships records on the way to their third consecutive county title on Saturday at Dynamo Swim Club.
Three of the records were all three relay events including the 200 yard medley relay to open the day’s competition. The team of Nick Oh, Jacob Jordan, John Mitchell and Wesley Cheung came out fast knocking 3.51 seconds off a the 38-year old record of 1:41.40 set by Dunwoody in 1977. Cheung hit the wall and the clock 1:37.89 to set the tone for the rest of the day in the boys’ competition.
Four more boys’ records would fall on the day and one girls’ record for six total new marks set in a fast 45th edition of the DeKalb County Championships.
Chamblee won eight 12 events on the day on the way to piling up 265 points for a 62 point victory over the Lakeside Vikings (203) while Dunwoody finished a distant third with 162 points.
Noah Oh gave the Bulldogs two consecutive wins to open the meet as he finished just .43 seconds off another record in winning the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:43.88.
The next record to fall came in the 100 freestyle as John Mitchell swam 46.62 to break the 1996 record of 47.11 set by Lakeside’s Chris Read.
The relay team of Nick Oh, Mitchell, Cheung and Jordan set their second new standard of the meet by swimming a DeKalb County record 1:27.52 to trim 3.19 seconds off the old record of 1:30.71 set by Lakeside in 2006.
The two-time record setting trio of Nick Oh, Mitchell and Jordan were joined by Noah Oh in the 400 freestyle relay to finish off the boy’s completion with another record setting performance of 3:14.06. The foursome trimmed an amazing 5.59 seconds of the 1990 record of 3:19.85 set by Dunwoody.
Other Bulldog winners included Jacob Jordan in the 50 freestyle (21.75), Caleb Wickle in one-meter diving (424.60) and Noah Oh won his second gold medal with a time of 4:45.14 in the 500 freestyle. All eight Chamblee gold medal winners were repeat champions from the 2014 meet.