Chamblee’s Liam Bell doing the backstroke on the way to the gold in the 200 individual medley. (Photo by Mark Brock)
The next event win for the Bulldogs came in the 200 freestyle relay for the fifth consecutive season. Miretsky, Hardy, Oh and Bell put together a time of 1:28.75 for the gold.
Bell would come back to win his second consecutive DCSD gold in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.78.
The Bulldogs wrapped up their title in grand style by winning their fourth consecutive 400 freestyle relay gold as Fadjariza-Dumais, Cardot, Oh and Bell swam to the top of the podium with a time of 3:16.77.
Dunwoody’s best team finish since 2012 was fueled by Grant Allison and Christopher Thames who each won two individual gold medals on the day.
Thames won the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.29 and came back to break his own record of 51.15 he set a year ago in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.94 for his second gold of the meet. Allison swept the sprint races taking the 50 freestyle in 22.18 and the 100 freestyle in 48.13.
Other gold medal winners include new diving record holder Sam Witcher of Lakeside who put up 490.25 points in his 11 dives to break the old record of 37-year-old record of 442.60 set by Doug Dawson in 1980 and Decatur’s Jake Abrahamse prevented Chamblee’s Noah Oh from winning his fourth consecutive 500 freestyle gold with a time of 4:53.39.
Overall 48 state qualifying times were met in the boys’ competition including all event winners.