Cheatham represents Marshall County at state swim meet

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Members of MCHS Swim Team having a good luck send off for Gabby Cheatham before she left for the State Meet.
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The High School Swim season ended February 11 with a trip to the State Swim Meet by Gabrielle Cheatham, sophomore at MCHS.

All three Marshall County high schools have a swim team that just completed their fourth season. Swimmers from MCHS, CHS and FHS practice and travel as one team coached by Jeff Borne (Head Coach) and Alison Mulliniks (Assistant Coach), but the swimmers compete at meets for their individual schools.

The swim program began in 2014 and has had swimmers qualify for the MTHSSA (Middle Tennessee High School Swimming Association) Regional Swim Meet in Nashville all four years.

This year was no exception as Gabby Cheatham (MCHS) qualified for 6 Regional Events: 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke.

Camron Middaugh (MCHS) qualified in the 100 Freestyle, Hayley Jager (MCHS) qualified in the 50 Freestyle, and Kayla Richter (CHS) qualified individually in the 100 Freestyle.

MCHS also had three relay teams and Cornersville had one relay team compete in six events at the Regional Meet.

Cheatham became the first MCHS swimmer to qualify for the TISCA (Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) State Swim Meet at Knoxville. Cheatham qualified in 200 and 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Butterfly, and 200 Individual Medley. Swimmers are only allowed to compete in two individual events at the state level, so Cheatham swam the 200 and 500 Freestyle with great finishing times. Gabby swims year round with Excel Aquatics out of Brentwood and with the Marshall County Marlins Swim Club in the summer.

The Cornersville and Marshall County Girls 200 Yard Relay Teams at the Regional Meet.

The following students make up the High School Teams (MCHS): Gabby Cheatham, Aaron Collins, Noah Curran, Viviana Granados, Madison Head, Hayley Jager, Kolton Johnson, Gisela Lopez, Camron Middaugh, Savannah Middaugh, Ashley Parker, Macey Pickle, and Nissa Urbieta.

Cornersville: Moira Borne, Anne Howes, Carleigh Kaufman, Steven Kaufman, Joseph Mulliniks, and Kayla Richter. Forrest: Sydnee Mitchell.