Fifteen Tiger Sharks headed to state
The ball field was not the only place that had Troy athletes competing this past weekend. There were also some in the water.
The Troy Tiger Sharks took part in the District Meet in Eufaula, and when it was all said and done, the team made an impact.
Overall, Troy finished in third place out of four other teams, Dothan, Eufaula, Andalusia and Wiregrass Aquatics Club.
Out of the 35 swimmers that traveled from Troy, 15 different swimmers qualified for the state competition, which will begin in Valley on July 29.
There were nine different girls who advanced.
In the eight-and-under group, Gracie Redmon qualified in the 25-yard free, 100-yard medley relay, the 50-yard free and the 100-free relay.
Mary Stoltze, Peyton Sasser and Raegan Brown all qualified in both the 100-medley relay and the 100 free relays.
In the 11-and-12-year-old group, four girls qualified: Sarah-Cathyrn Snellgrove advanced in the 50-yard free, 200 medley relay, 50-yard fly, 100-yard free and the 200-free relay.
Both Lakin Turner and Fraukje Lieb qualified in the 200-medley relay and 200-free relay, while Jennifer Jordan qualified in the 200-medley relay, 100-yard relay and the 200-yard free relay.
The last girl to qualify came out of the 15 to 18 year olds, as Emily Dent advanced in the 50-yard and 50-yard back.
For the boys in the nine and 10-year-old category, Kendall Savoie advanced in the 50-yard breast, the 200-medley relay, the 50-yard back and the 200-free relay, while teammate Charlie Rawls qualified in the 50-yard breast, the 200-medley relay and the 200-free relay
Cole Coppage advanced in the 50-yard free, the 200-medley relay, the 50-yard fly, the 100-yard free, and the 200-free relay, while Ethan Wilkes qualified in the 200-medley relay and the 200-free relay.
Last but not least were the 15 through 18 year olds, where Jared and Justin Petty qualified for the 50-yard and 100-yard races, respectively.