For the Monroe Journal
The Amory swim team picked up another state medal on Saturday in Cleveland.
The boys’ 200-freestyle relay team, made up of Brock Balducci, Drew Huffman, Tucker Robbins and Walker Todd, took home the bronze medal at Saturday’s state championships. The group also placed fifth in the 200-medley relay.
The men’s team finished fifth overall while the girls placed ninth on the day.
The girls 200 freestyle relay team of Ashlee Parham, Kailee Bates, Cameron Tubb and Emily Pierce finished sixth, while the 400-freestyle relay team of Parham, Tubb, Pierce and Lauren Alford placed fifth. The boys 400 freestyle-relay team, consisting of Hayden Plunkett, Eli Black, Will Corley andSam Wilkerson, placed sixth.
In individual competition, Cameron Tubb placed 6th in the 50 freestyle in the preliminaries and finished in 7th overall in the finals and also placed 7th in the 100-freestyle.
Walker Todd placed fourth in the 50-freestyle and fifth in the 100-freestyle. Brock Balducci placed eighth in the 100-freestyle, while Tucker Robbins picked up a seventh-place finish in the 500-freestyle.
Other swimmers who participated in the preliminaries were Ashlee Parham, 200-freestyle, 12th place; Will Corley, 200-freestyle, 9th place; Drew Huffman, 50-freestyle, 12th place; Sam Wilkerson, 50-freestyle, 17th place; Hayden Plunkett, 50-freestyle, 20th place; Emily Pierce, 100-butterfly, 10th place; Tucker Robbins, 100-butterfly, 10th place; Ashlee Parham, 100-freestyle, 13th place; Hayden Plunkett, 100-freestyle, 10th place; Will Corley, 100-freestyle, 11th place; Emily Pierce, 500-freestyle, 12th place; Brock Balducci, 100-backstroke, 9th place; Sam Wilkerson, 100-backstroke, 12th place; and Drew Huffman, 100-breaststroke, 11th place.