Dunwoody’s Allie Reiter became a five-time DCSD champion with wins in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. (Photo by Mark Brock)
Dunwoody swept the 200 medley relay (1:54.22) and 200 freestyle relay (1:43.81) for the second consecutive season. It was the third consecutive win in the 200 freestyle relay and the time set by Laura Spratling, Allie Reiter, Hannah Robison and Kaleigh McGrady (the same team that won the medley relay) was just 1/100th of second of tying the record set by Dunwoody in 2014.
Chamblee which claimed its only DCSD title in 1985 finished second for the 14th time since the 1971 inaugural event for the girls as the team claimed 11 medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 5 bronze).
Julia Von Biberstein won the 200 freestyle (2:04.26) and Jade Foelske won the 100 butterfly (58.81) to claim the two gold medals for Chamblee.
Lakeside’s Rachel Hu claimed her first gold medal since her freshman season (2013) in taking the 100 backstroke gold (1:02.66) to become a three-time gold medalist. Hu had won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke in 2013.
Decatur’s strong fourth place finish was fueled by the gold medal winning team of Lisa Studstill, Jane Pfeufer, Nadine Abrahamse and Torey Brierley (50 freestyle champ in 2015) in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:48.65 to prevent a Dunwoody sweep of the relay events.
The girls’ competitors combined for 38 state qualifying times in the meet and seven divers set state qualifying scores.