Varsity Swimming & Diving · Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) North Sectional Championship Recap


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The AHSAA North Alabama Sectional Championship was held at the Huntsville Aquatic Center in Huntsville, AL. The meet format was preliminary/final. This meet had excellent participation from 32 different North Alabama high schools (1A-7A). The BJHS team finished 2nd overall with the BJHS Men finishing 2nd in the men’s 6A-7A division (versus 15 other men’s teams) and the and BJHS women finishing 4th in the women’s 6A-7A division (versus 18 other women’s teams). Preliminaries were swam against all 1A-7A schools and the finals were divided into a 1A-5A championship final (top 8 swam finals), a 6A-7A Consolation final and a 6A-7A Championship final (top 16 swam finals). Freshman Riley Groves finished as the men’s top scorer (34 pts, 2nd 100 Fly, 2nd 100 Back) followed closely by Juniors Jake (32 pts, 2nd 200 IM, 4th 100 Breast) and Joe Palenapa (32 pts, 1st 200 Free, 7th 100 Fly). Eighth Grader Samantha Chan led the women’s team with 35 pts (1st ,100 Fly 4th 200 IM) . The men’s divers (Nick Barnhart, Adam Adams, Josh Bryce, Mason Puholovic) also had a great meet giving the Men’s team a boost in scoring to start the day of finals and qualify for the AHSAA Diving Championship. Other top scorers from both the Men’s and Women’s team:
Other Top BJHS Men Scorers:
Bryson Tesseneer (10) – 31 pts (4th 200 Free, 4th 100 Back)
Boone Ramsey (10) – 27 pts (6th 50 Free, 5th 100 Free)
Vaughn Barnhart (12) – 24 pts (8th 50 Free, 6th 100 Free)

Other Top BJHS Women Scorers:
Jessica Nguyen (9) – 24 pts (4th 100 Breast, 9th 200 IM)
Regan Baker (9) – 22 pts (8th 100 Fly, 8th 100 Free)
Constance Wang (9) – 20 pts (5th 50 Free, 11th 100 Free)
Lucy Ramsey (10) – 18 pts (6th 100 Back, 12th 200 Free)

The relay teams did particularly well considering the stiff competition.
Men’s 200 Medley Relay – 3rd (1:43.81 – B. Tesseneer, J. Roh, R. Groves, V. Barnhart)
Men’s 200 Free Relay – 2nd (1:33.08 – V. Barnhart, Ja. Palenapa, B. Ramsey, Jo. Palenapa)
Men’s 400 Free Relay – 2nd (3:22.70 – Joe Palenapa, B. Ramsey, Jake Palenapa, R. Groves)
Women’s 200 Medley Relay – 4th (1:56.06 – L. Ramsey, D. Nguyen, S. Chan, C. Wang)
Women’s 200 Free Relay – 3rd (1:45.69 – J. Nguyen, C. Wang, Q. Burgess, ME Pell)
Women’s 400 Free Relay – 4th (3:48.67 – R. Baker, L. Ramsey, J. Nguyen, S. Chan)
NAHSSL North Alabama Championship Meet Summary:
Men’s Team Top 5: Huntsville, HS – 494 pts, BJHS – 361 pts (Men’s Runner-up), Grissom HS – 298 pts, JCHS – 267 pts, Buckhorn HS – 156 pts
Women’s Team Top 5: Westminster Christian Academy – 384 pts, Huntsville HS – 302 pts, JCHS – 286 pts, BJHS – 264 pts, Grissom HS – 255 pts.

The Bob Jones Men and Women Patriots wrap-up up the 2019 swim season at the AHSAA State Championships 12/6-7 in Auburn, AL. The following swimmers and divers will be representing BJHS at this meet:
Men
Vaughn Barnhart 50 FR, 100 FR 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
Jake Palenapa 200 IM, 100 BR 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Joe Palenapa 200 FR, 100 FL 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Bryson Tesseneer 200 FR, 100 BA 200 Medley Relay
Boone Ramsey 50 FR, 100 FR 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Riley Groves 100 BA, 100 FL 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Justin Roh 100 BR 200 Medley Relay
Nick Barnhart 1m Dive
Adam Adams 1m Dive
Josh Bryce 1m Dive
Mason Puholovic 1m Dive

Women
Quinn Burgess 200 Free Relay
ME Pell 200 Free Relay
Lucy Ramsey 200 FR 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Jessica Nguyen 200 IM, 100 BR 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Constance Wang 50 FR 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay
Regan Baker 100 FR 400 Free Relay
Samantha Chan 200 IM, 100 FL 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Danielle Nguyen 200 IM, 100 BR 200 Medley Relay

Congratulations to 2019 BJHS Men and Women’s Swimmers and Divers.