Chamblee’s John Mitchell doubled up on gold winning the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events at the state meet.
John Mitchell become the first individual double gold medal winner for DeKalb since Lakeside’s Jack Lane won the 100 and 200 freestyle in 2011. Mitchell captured gold in the 50 freestyle (20.89) and 100 freestyle (45.73).
Mitchell’s win in the 50 was the first gold for DeKalb in the event since Chamblee’s Nigel Plummer (21.03) in 2008. The 100 victory was the first for DeKalb since 1995 by Dunwoody’s Donny Johnson (47.90).
The 400 freestyle relay team of Noah Oh, Liam Bell, Alex Perry and John Mitchell made it back-to-back state titles for the Bulldogs with the gold in a time of 3:08.28. The victory gave Chamblee the honor of being the only DeKalb 400 relay team to win back to back gold medals in the event.
Liam Bell picked up two silver medals with second place finishes in the 200 individual medley (1:50.53) and the 100 breaststroke (55.76).
Druid Hills finished 25th in the teams standings with two Top 10 finishes including a bronze medal for Jackson Ford in the 100 breaststroke (57.23).
The Lakeside swim teams both finished in the Top 25 in the Class 6A Swimming and Diving competition.
The Vikings came in 20th with 51 points behind a pair of Top 10 finishes by Kyle Bundesman. Bundesman was seventh in the 200 individual medley (1:55.08) and 10th in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.04).
Sam Witcher put together a score of 386.00 in the 1 meter diving to finish ninth overall.
Jordyn Sak led the Lady Vikings to a 21st place finish with a 1 meter diving total of 407.90 to capture the bronze medal.
Julia Shuford added to the Lady Vikings’ total with a fifth place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.64).