Darlington School: Darlington swim & dive team places 3rd at home meet 
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Darlington swim & dive team places 3rd at home meet

November 19, 2021 | 99 views

The Darlington Swim & Dive team placed third in their home opener on Thursday night against Rome, Holy Innocents’, Cartersville, Dawson County and Floyd County.

Junior Addison Payne opened the meet with a state qualifying score in the 1-meter dive event, becoming the first Tiger on the state team roster this season. Later in the meet, junior Daria Karamushkina broke the school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:03.39. 

Other notable swims include freshman Charlotte Dillmon and sophomore Maya Pandya's first- and second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke and senior Anne Marie Wright's top-five finishes in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events. The Tigers took second in both the 200-yard medley relay (Pandya, junior Allison King, Dillmon, Wright) and 200-yard freestyle relay (Dillmon, King, Pandya, Wright).

On the boys' side, senior Marcus Mumber led the team with a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. Sophomore Link Lignell and Mumber placed second and third in the 50-yard freestyle. The Tigers also placed second in the 200-yard medley relay (Mumber, Jiaho Lou, Lignell, junior Philip Lataif) in third the 200-yard freestyle relay (Lignell, sophomore Joseph Hall, Lataif, Mumber). 

The Tigers will resume competition at Adarisville on Dec. 4.