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SWIMMING: Rome relay team takes 15th at state

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Members of Rome High’s 200 freestyle relay team are Bogah Silvery (from left), Winston McCormick, Grady Edmondson and Carter Hightower. The foursome finished 15th at Saturday’s state meet.

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Rome High swim team members Grady Edmondson, Bogan Silvey, Carter Hightower and Winston McCormick punctuated the end of a great season at the GHSA State Swimming Championships on Saturday afternoon at Georgia Tech.

After qualifying for the finals in the boys 200 freestyle relay by grabbing 16th place in the preliminaries on Friday night, the relay team took it up a notch Saturday to move up to 15th with a time of 1:33.72.

Both their prelim time and their finals time were more than two seconds faster than their original state qualifying times during the regular season.