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Chamblee ends Lakeside's nine year reign as swimming champs

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CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- The Chamblee Bulldogs won the 2013 DeKalb County Boys' Swimming and Diving Championships 263-212 over the Lakeside Vikings bringing an end to the nine-year championship reign by the Vikings at Dynamo Swim Club on Saturday.

Caleb Wikle got the Bulldogs off to a great start by winning the one meter diving title on Thursday at the Chamblee High School pool as Chamblee went on to win six of the 12 events on the way to the championship.

Nicholas Oh won two of the Chamblee gold medals by taking the 200 yard individual medley (2:02.41) and the 100 yard freestyle (48.94).

Alex Kemenenov also took a gold for Chamblee with the 50 yard freestyle (22.18) to go with Chamblee's golds in the 200 medley relay (1:44.65), 200 freestyle relay (1:32.78) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:25.45)

Dunwoody's Justin Wulff won gold medals in the 200 (1:50.68) and 500 (4:56.17) freestyle events in leading the Wildcats to a third place finish overall with 156 points.

Tucker sophomore Cash DeLoache thrilled the fans and other swimmers with DeKalb County record setting performances in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke.

DeLoache's first record setting performance came in the butterfly as he swam a time of 50.90 to break the record of 51.39 set by former Lakeside and current Stanford University swimmer Jack Lane in 2009.

His second record came late in the day as he broke former Lakeside Chris Read's 16 year old record of 53.96 set in 1997 with a time of 52.52.

Jackson Ford of Druid Hills picked up gold in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:01.02

The boys' meet featured 42 state qualifying times as the swimmers prepare for the state meet coming up on February 8-9 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

Girls' Championships
The Lakeside Lady Vikings won five events including all three relays on the way to their second consecutive DeKalb County Girls' Swimming and Diving Championship.

Lakeside totaled 271 points to Dunwoody's 222 to win the 2013 championship with Chamblee in third with 145 points.

Dunwoody took the early lead in the points standing behind a one-two finish in the one meter diving by Abby Yates and Becca Briggs on Thursday at Chamblee.

Lakeside bounced back on Saturday at Dynamo winning the 200 medley relay (1:56.83) and then a two-three finish by Julia Acosta and Julianna Cartwright in the 200 freestyle to take the points lead at 90-77. Dunwoody could get no closer than 11 points the rest of the meet.

Rachel Hu aided the Lakeside cause with wins in the 200 individual medley (2:16.91) and the 100 breast stroke (1:12.51).

The Lady Vikings also won the 200 (1:44.35) and 400 (3:51.54) freestyle relays.

Dunwoody's second place finish was keyed by wins from Shawn Pyne in the 50 (25.48) and 100 (54.61) freestyle events.

Suzanne Lechner won the 100 backstroke (1:03.66) and Rachel Solomon won the 500 freestyle (5:28.78) to lead Chamblee to the third place finish.

Druid Hills picked up gold medals from Maddie Riggs in the 200 freestyle (2:03.37) and Caroline Olson in the 100 butterfly (1:03.67).

The girls' put together 32 state qualifying times in the meet.

DeKalb Co. Schools

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