Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
This week, GCS “Players of the Week” celebrates our 2016 State Championship Swim Teams:
The Riverside Warriors Girls & Boys Swim Team each captured their fourth straight state championship, this year in the newly created Class AAAAA. The girls team, though small in numbers, managed to win 8 out of the 11 events, while the boys team used its advantage in numbers to rack up points as both teams defended their state championships! Head Coach Eddie Hughes was named the Class AAAAA Coach of the Year!
After winning the Class AAA state championship last year, the Eastside Eagles Boys Swim Team looked to go back to back in the newly realigned Class AAAA. The Eagles used their depth to grab scoring opportunities and repeat as state champions! Head Coach Tiffany Watson was named the Class AAAA Coach of the Year!
Here are the Individual and Relay State Champions from Greenville County Schools:
Anna Havens Rice, Greenville Swim – Class AAAA State Champion - 100 Breaststroke and 200 Individual Medley
Eastside High Boys Swim Team – 2016 Class AAAA State Champions
Joseph Brooks, Eastside Swim – Class AAAA Boys State Champion 200 Individual Medley
Riverside High Girls & Boys Swim Team – 2016 Class AAAAA State Champions
Emily Horomanski, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champion 200 Freestyle
Jessi Snover, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champion 100 Butterfly and 200 Individual Medley
Brandon Meier, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champion 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle
Maegan Rudolph, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champion 100 Freestyle
Michael Juengel, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champion 100 Backstroke
Hannah Ownbey, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champion 100 Breaststroke
Madelinne Reilly/Rachel Lentz/Maegan Rudolph/Ariana Schneider, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champions Girls 200 Medley Relay
Emily Horomanski/Ariana Schneider/Jessi Snover/Hannah Ownbey, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champions Girls 200 Freestyle Relay – NEW STATE RECORD
Hannah Ownbey/Emily Horomanski/Maegan Rudolph/Jessi Snover, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champions Girls 400 Freestyle Relay
Jake Prewette/Jake Young/Cope Viney/Brandon Meier, Riverside Swim – Class AAAAA State Champions Boys 400 Freestyle Relay
Congratulations to all of our 2016 State Champions in Swimming! Also congratulations to Eddie Hughes, Riverside Swim Coach and Tiffany Watson, Eastside Swim Coach on being named 2016 Swim Coaches of the Year!