Enterprise High School took nine swimmers – with seven competing – to Auburn to compete in the AHSAA State Swimming Championships on Dec. 3.

Enterprise’s Huk Blunt competed in the boys 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle, while Zack Gayford competed in the boys 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle. Abigail Arne also competed in the girls 50-yard freestyle.

The girls 400-yard freestyle relay team also competed. The relay team consisted of Jolee Fernandez, Alana Mishler, Carina Spurill and Arne. EHS also took two alternates to the state meet.

Arne put up her personal best at the meet but just missed moving onto the finals of the 50-yard freestyle, while the girls relay team also put up their personal best time also just missing the finals.

Both Blunt and Gayford advanced to the finals in their individual events. Gayford finished 11th in the state in the 50-yard freestyle and placed ninth in the 100-yard freestyle. Blunt also took 11th in the 200-yard freestyle and 10th in the 100-yard freestyle.

“The AHSAA swim championships had 55 schools present this year with over 270 swimmers,” EHS swim coach Jill Blunt said. “Each swimmer gave their all trying to place in the top ranks of Alabama swimming.

“It was a fast and fun meet. EHS represented our school and community with great sportsmanship and true hearts of athletes. It has been a great year for EHS swimming placing on top at every meet and sending 23 swimmers to the sectional and pushing nine swimmers to state. These swimmers have truly put EHS swim back on top of 6A-7A swimming. We look forward to next season.”

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