Chamblee, GA, February 6, 2017 – by Greg Valley, Contributor – The Chamblee Charter High School Swim and Dive teams finished off their winning season with strong showings at the 2017 GHSA State Championship meet, held February 2-4 at Georgia Tech. With a strong showing from four finalists, the girls powered to a State Runner-Up finish. Eight boys reached finals to help earn the Bulldogs a third place team finish.
The excitement began with the boys 200 Medley Relay (Louis Cardot, Liam Bell, Brian Fadjariza-Dumais, Theo Hardy) powering to a bronze finish. The girls 200 Medley Relay (Teresa Maloney, Julia von Biberstein, Jade Foelske, Brynn Lautenbacher) followed up with an impressive All-American consideration time as they brought home the gold.
Individually, several Bulldogs reached the medal stand. Senior Julia von Biberstein earned gold in the 100 Breaststroke. Sophomore Jade Foelske defended her State title in the 100 Fly and earned a silver in the 200 IM. Fellow sophomore Liam Bell earned a silver in the 100 Breast.
The boys 200 Free Relay (Grant Burke, Alex Miretsky, Hardy, Noah Oh) earned bronze and the girls 200 Free Relay (Lautenbacher, Maloney, von Biberstein, Foelske) finished with the silver medal.
The 2016-2017 season has been memorable for the Bulldogs–the boys repeated as County Champions for the fifth year in a row while the girls earned runner-up honors at both the DeKalb County Championship and GHSA State Championship. Both teams are excited for the 2017-2018 season!