Tucker High School is well known for its prowess and winning tradition on the football field. After Cash Deloache’s weekend performance in the DeKalb County Swim Meet, the Tucker High School Swim and Dive team is beginning to make a big splash too.
Deloache broke two county records on Saturday: the 100M Butterfly and the 100M Backstroke. The previous records were held by Lakeside swimmers Jack Lane (2009) and Chris Read (1997) respectively.
The Tucker High School student won the 100M Butterfly in a startling 50.50 seconds and won the 100M Backstroke by racing to a 52.52 second time. The THS Boys Swim team placed fourth in the overall Dekalb County standings, and will represent Tucker in the state of Georgia High School Association (GHSA) swim and diving competition Feb. 8-9 at The Georgia Tech Recreation and Aquatic Center.
Deloache will compete for individual state honors, as well as join fellow team members Soloman Jackson, Ben Ashby, Colin Kelly, and Noah Nicholas in relay events. Seniors Anthony McEwen (Co-Captain) and Eli Jacobs made a huge contribution to the points total with a strong performance in the 100M Breaststroke.
Tucker High School Diver Johnny Sabin placed second in the Dekalb County diving competition which was held on last Thursday at Chamblee High School. Sabin will compete in the GHSA state diving competition. The high school girls swim team placed sixth in the Dekalb County meet with only four members competing: Seniors Beja Turner (Co-Captain) and Lenna Rodriguez, as well as Charlie Magunson and Ella Holloway.
However, it was the Dekalb County record breaking performance by Deloache that electrified the crowd at the Dynamo Swim Club where the meet was held, and he is well positioned to make a strong showing at the state meet.
“I marvel at Cash’s ability and await the opportunity to tell people one day when he makes it to the Olympics that we were on the same high school swim team,” said Turner.
The Tigers swim team is coached by Becky Caldwell, Roger Brooks and Lisa Carlysle. Deloache, only a sophomore, will have ample opportunity to continue to break county and even state records.