Scruggs, Taliaferro Help GPS Swim And Dive Past Nationally Ranked Harpeth Hall



Fresh off an impressive win over Dalton last Friday, the GPS Swimming and Diving program kept their momentum moving forward in another home meet tonight. This time, rather than a state powerhouse program from Georgia, the victim in the final team scoring was nationally-ranked Harpeth Hall from Nashville. The Bruisers once again used their depth to pick up key wins throughout the night and ended with a 100-86 triumph over the Honeybears.

GPS won all 11 swimming events for the second meet in a row with victories from five different swimmers.

Emma Scruggs, Ellie Taliaferro, and Brighton Smith each won two individual events in addition to assisting on various first place relay teams. Scruggs won the 200 Yard Free and the grueling 500 Yard Free events. Taliaferro won the 100 Yard Fly by almost 10 seconds and also captured the 100 Yard Backstroke. Smith collected winning times in the 200 Yard IM and the 100 Yard Free.

  

Additional first place finishes were turned in by Keller Williamson in the 50 Yard Free (26.26) and by Catherine Lynch in the 100 Yard Breast (1:11.58). Jordan Billups from Harpeth Hall won the 1-Meter Diving competition with a final score of 161.30. Ninth grader Kendall Rizer was the top finisher from GPS in that event with a mark of 136.85, good enough for third place overall. 

  

With the final result of the meet still in doubt, GPS closed out the meet with a dominating first place finish in the 400 Yard Free Relay. Smith, Williamson, Scruggs, and Alana Ratchford finished the race in 3:53.59, just over 25 seconds better than the closest foursome from Harpeth Hall.

 

Next up for the Bruisers is a meeting with the Baylor School next Thursday. 



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