Dalton swimmer celebrated on senior night
Dalton senior Maggie Kinney and her parents, Jen and Dan Kinney.
PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography
By Ariel Stahler
Gazette & News sports writer
Dalton High School’s sole senior swimmer Maggie Kinney was honored during their Senior Night meet against Lake on Jan. 15. Before she took to the water, Kinney joined the other senior swimmers and their parents as they walked across the pool deck, which was decorated with balloons and flowers to honor them.
Kinney came close to earning a best time, finishing the 50-freestyle in 30.05. In the 100-freestyle, she finished in 1:07.87.
Dalton’s coach Tammy Lyons was happy with the results of Senior Night. “It was a very great night,” she said. She mentioned how Kinney did not earn a best time, but she came very close.
Junior Makenna Stoller set a best time at the meet. She finished her personal best time of 1:17.70 in the 100-freestyle. Stoller also swam the 50-freestyle in 34.36.
Lyons said after the meet the swimmers enjoyed a treat of pizza and snow cones. There were also awards and poster boards decorated with photos displayed around the pool to celebrate the seniors.
The sectional meet is approaching and Lyons said her swimmers will soon start preparing for that meet. Her sectionals goal is for her swimmers to earn personal best times.