Senior Alex Kemenov captured the 100 yard breaststroke state title at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on Saturday to lead the Chamblee Bulldogs to a seventh place finish in the Class A-AAAAA State Swimming and Diving Championships.
Kemenov swam a time of 57.93 in capturing the gold medal while also taking a fourth place finish in the 50 yard freestyle (21.10).
He was also part of the Bulldog 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay teams that finished third and sixth, respectively. Kemenov teamed with Nicholas Oh, Jordan Jacob and Wesley Cheung in the 200 to swim a time of 1:28.43.
Oh, Mathew Williams and Cheung were part of the sixth place 400 relay team with Kemenov.
Oh picked up 13 points for the Bulldogs with a sixth place finish in the 100 yard freestyle in 48.68 as the Bulldogs totaled 131 points for the meet.
Caleb Wickle aided the Chamblee cause with an 8th place finish in the boys’ one meter diving with a total of 362.00.
Tucker sophomore Cash DeLoache picked up a pair of top 10 finishes to lead Tucker to a tie for 17th in the team standings. DeLoache took a pair of fifth place finishes in the 100 yard butterfly (51.18) and the 100 yard backstroke (52.44).
Hayes Burdette-Sapp picked up a bronze medal in the 100 yard freestyle in a time of 47.67 to help Lakeside to a tie for 25th in the team standings.
The only top 10 finish in the girls’ state meet for DeKalb was eighth in the 400 yard relay by the Lakeside Lady Vikings’ team of Rachel Hu, Lizzy White, Julia Acosta and Anna Ewing. The team swam a time of 3:47.26. Lakeside finished 17th overall with 42 points.
Mark Brock is the Information Officer/Statistician/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics
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