AUBURN, AL – Huntsville High School captured the AHSAA boys state swimming and diving championship Saturday, and McGill-Toolen Catholic swam to the girls’ title as the 2012 state swim meet concluded Saturday at Auburn University’s James E. Martin Aquatic Complex.
The Panthers scored 239.5 points to edge out runner-up McGill-Toolen in the boys’ competition. Fairhope finished third in the field of 42 schools competing with 211 points.
McGill-Toolen piled up 174 points to win the girls’ competition. Saint Paul’s was second with 162 points and Spain Park finished third with 156. A total of 39 schools competed in the girls’ division.
Six records fell with McGill-Toolen senior Will Glass setting two with his winning times in the 100-yard butterfly (48.21 seconds) and 100-yard backstroke (48.41). Spain Park junior Will Freeman also set a new record in the 200-yard freestyle with his 1:38.22 time.
Marlin Brutkiewicz, a senior from UMS-Wright, swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 55.51 to set a new AHSAA state record in that event. Paige Madden, an eighth grader on the UMS girls’ squad, set a new mark in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:50.23 time. She also won the 500-yard freestyle.
Marie Reed, another eighth grader in the competition, won the 100-yard freestyle with a record time of 51.33 seconds.