PCI Warriors win big at final meet

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Poarch Creek Indians’ Warriors Swim Team finished with top awards and ribbons at the 2016 GCAAL City Meet Championships last weekend at the Bodenhammer Recreation Center.

The Warriors finish their summer season, winning high points wards in the girls 6U, girls 7 year old and girls 9 year old age groups, as well as swimmers who medaled in received ribbons in many other events. “Our swimmers did an amazing job in representing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians,” Warriors head coach Sarah Allen said.

Sydney Gregson, daughter of Tricia and Michael Gregson, earned a trophy in the 6U age group. Gregson won the overall High Point trophy for her age group and medaled in every event she swam.

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“Sydney has only been swimming for one summer and it just proves how much dedication and hard work pays off,” Allen said.

Kylee Langham, daughter of Cade and Gia Langham, earned a trophy in the 7-year-old age group division and won the overall High Point trophy for her age group.

She previously won the 6U trophy last summer at the 2015 GCAAL City Meet Championships.

“She is an amazing swimmer and is getting better each and every day. She has the potential to go far and represent Poarch Creek well,” Allen said.

Kamryn Langham, daughter of Cade and Gia Langham, earned a trophy in the 9-year-old age group division and tied for first runner up alongside, Skylar Grant from Gulf Shores’ Swim Team. Langham previously placed 1st runner up last summer in the 8-year-old age group division at the 2015 GCAAL City Meet Championships.

“To be only 9 years old, Kamryn has proven to herself that if she works hard anything is possible,” Allen said.

McKenna Pettis, daughter of Carla Hammonds and Roy Pettis, medaled in all five individual events. “McKenna is a hardworking swimmer who has gotten better and better every day since joining the team,” Allen said.

Allen was awarded the 2016 GCAAL Coach of the Year due to her dedication and hard working attitude.

The warriors had many other standout swimmers who medaled or received ribbons including Hannah Johnson, McKenna Pettis, Tiffany Gookin, Alexis Barnhill, Shane Gregson, Natalynn Lee, Krislynn Lee, Mya Pettway, Seth Hammonds, Kamden Martin, Maci McGhee, Meredith McGhee, Kadence Bailey, Aubree Wiggins and Marlie McGhee.

The Warriors will be in action again on July 28 for a fun meet with Brewton’s local area swim team at the Poarch Creek Recreation Center.