GAINESVILLE — The Loganville High School swim team has gotten the season off to a great start by winning the first meet of the season, the North Hall Invitational in Gainesville and placing second in the Fall Frenzy Classic Invitational also located in Gainesville.
In the North Hall Invitational, both the boys and girls placed first and the Red Devils had 45 top-10 finishes and two state qualifying times against seven other teams.
As for the Fall Frenzy Classic, LHS competed against 15 other teams, where the boys placed first and the girls placed fouth. The team combined for 23 top-10 finishes and three state qualifying times.
The Red Devil boys had a terrific North Hall meet where the A relay of Griffin Hammett, Kyle Cassara, Jonathan Schlenz and Jack Vincent placed first and qualified for state in the 400-meter free relay with a time of 3 minutes, 40.21 seconds, and also placed fourth in the 200 medley relay.
The B 400-meter relay of J.C. Bartlett, Eden Meyers-Read, Tudor Hadade and Zach Sweatman swam well and placed second overall.
The A 200-meter free relay of Bartlett, Hadade, Zach Rhoades and Austin Brooks swam fast and placed fifth overall.
Individually, freshman Griffin Hammett placed third in the 200-meter individual medley and qualified for state as well as placed fourth in the 100-meter free.
Junior Jonathan Schlenz finished fifth in the 50 free and sixth in the 100 free.
The girls also swam extremely well in the North Hall invitational with the A relay of Ashley Hyers, Skylar Tafelski, Kazia Patzer and Jose Cleveland placing first in the 400 free and second in the 200 medley relay.
The B 200 medley relay of Katie Nealy, Madison Crawford, Madeliene Morris and Victoria Schlenz swam fast and placed third overall, while the A 200 free relay of Nealy, Morris, Crawford and Jenna Bentley placed fourth.
Individually, junior Kazia Patzer finished first in the 100 butterfly and second in the 50 free, while senior Skylar Tafelski placed second in the 200 free and third in the 100 free.
Senior Ashley Hyers placed third in the 100 back and fellow senior Jose Cleveland placed third in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 free.
The Red Devil girls had a great day in the Fall Frenzy Invitational. The A relay of Patzer, Hyers, Tafelski and senior Bailee Hammett placed second in the 400 free and qualified for state with a time of 4:11.32.
The 400 free B relay of Meredith Calhoun, Brittany Nealy, Victoria Schlenz and Cleveland placed fourth overall.
“The girls individually had a terrific day,” coach David Smith said.
Kazia Patzer placed second in the 100 free and third in the 200 IM. Senior Bailee Hammett finished third in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 butterfly, while teammate Skylar Tafelski finished fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 50 free.
For the boys in the Fall Frenzy Classic, the A relay of Jonathan Schlenz, Cassara, Sweatman and Hammett placed third and qualified state with a time of 1:38.67. In addition, the A 400 free relay of the Bartlett, Hadade, Sweatman and senior Ty Imler finished first and the B 200 medley relay of Brandon Bell, Rhoades, Hadade and Sweatman placed fourth overall.
Individually Hammett the boys when he won the 500 free and qualified for state and placed fourth in the 100 butterfly.
Jonathan Schlenz swam fast and placed third in the 100 free and sixth in the 50 free, while teammate Cassara finished fifth in the 100 back fifth in the 100 breaststroke.
Loganville was scheduled to swim again Saturday in Cumming at the Holiday Splash Invitational.