Middle School Swim Team Wins Metro 10

Pinecrest’s Middle School Swim Team was one of seven teams competing in the Metro 10 Championship Meet at the Cumming Aquatic Center on Friday, January 26. 
Our Paladins blew it out of the water with another first place – winning the Metro 10 Championship!  This is the second consecutive year our Middle School Swimmers have taken first in the Metro 10.  We finished first across the board – combined, women’s and men’s.  And, 44 personal records were set during this meet!
Pincrest Academy and METRO 10 Records:
(PA & Metro) MS Women's 200 Medley Relay = Carter, Brown, Birozes, Persichetti = 2:06.41 - This actually is a GHSA State Qualifying Time! If these young ladies were in high school on the Varsity Swim Team, they would be going to State!
(PA & Metro) MS Women's 200 Free Relay = Davis, Carter, Birozes, Persichetti = 1:57.41
(PA & Metro) Mercedes Persichetti = 50 free - 26.90
(PA) Rachael Brown = 50 breast - 34.75 (ties current record)
(Metro) Tommy Davis = 100 free - 56.63
(Metro) MS Men's 200 Free Relay = Clawson, Adams, Steinert, Davis - 1:54.22 
MS Boys:
1st: TIE - Tommy Davis & Jackson Steinert = 30 points
2nd: Nick Clawson - 27 points
3rd: TIE - Kyle Adams & Justin Smith - 21 points
MS Girls:
1st:  Mercedes Persichetti - 30 points
2nd: TIE - Maria Birozes & Rachael Brown - 21 points
3rd:  Lexi Carter - 19 points

SPECIAL RECOGNITION to those who placed 1st in all four events:  Tommy Davis, Jackson Steinert
200 Medley Relay:  Smith, Steinert, McCarthy, Figueredo - 1st
200 Free Relay:  Clawson, Adams, Steinert, Davis - 1st
400 Free Relay:  Clawson, Adams, Smith, Davis - 1st
Tommy Davis - 1st in 50 fly; 1st in 100 free
Nick Clawson - 1st in 50 free; 2nd in 50 back
Kyle Adams - 2nd in 100 IM
Nicholas Figueredo - 3rd in 50 free
Jackson Steinert - 1st in 50 breast; 1st in 100 IM
Justin Smith - 3rd in 50 back
SPECIAL RECOGNITION to swimmers who placed first in all four events:  Mercedes Persichetti
200 Medley Relay: Carter, Brown, Birozes, Persichetti - 1st
200 Free Relay:  Davis, Carter, Birozes, Persichetti - 1st
400 Free Relay:  Labiche, Shelton, Davis, Brown - 3rd
Mercedes Persichetti - 1st in 100 free; 1st in 50 free 
Rachael Brown - 3rd in 200 free; 2nd in 50 breast
Maria Birozes - 3rd in 50 fly
Meagan Davis - 3rd in 50 breast
Lexi Carter - 2nd in 50 back
Way to go, Middle School Swimmers!  And congratulations to all of the coaches and dedicated parents who supported this talented group.
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The mission of Pinecrest Academy is reflected in the word Integer, which is Latin for “whole,” or “entire,” and reflects our goal of forming the whole child as an authentic “Person in Christ.” The school motto Semper Altius, means “Always Higher,” and challenges our students, parents, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in all areas of Integral Formation® - intellectual, spiritual, human and apostolic.