#IMAMUSTANG: Jack Hale is Runner Up in State Wrestling Tournament

Feb 23, 2016 | Highlights, IMAMUSTANG, Upper School News, US Athletics

Three wrestlers become Century Men (100 career wins)
Junior Jack Hale: (38-6) wins second place in the 125-pound division,
Senior Matt Lewis: (30-9) finished fifth in the 138-pound division
Junior Tommy Stupek: (35-8) placed fifth in the 182-pound division
Coach Edmonson’s Top 5 Things to celebrate about this year’s Wrestling Team:
5. Every active wrestler made it out of the Area Tournament!
4. Many upcoming freshmen will join the team next year to DOUBLE the size of the team!
3. Three wrestlers earn All-State honors in Class A as the entire team placed ninth in the competition!
2. Jack Hale became 3rd wrestler to make it to the State Championship match, earning the runner up spot!
​1​. Matt Lewis-Hardwick breaks his hand in 1st Area match. Matt wrestled one-handed to qualify for State and medals. Not once did he complain or make excuses. He exemplified Mustang Pride, won big, lost close, kept fighting and won his last match as a Mustang.

State Results: Team finished as 1A State runners-up! (GHSA names one champion for divisions 1A-5A, but for our division, we were named 1A Runner Up).

Relays: 200 Medley Relay – Steven Butz (Back), Garrett Hahn (Breast), Connor Hughes (Fly), and Ben Martin (Free) – 1:51.23 (45th overall) – boys all swam Personal Best splits
Made Finals:
  • 200 Free Relay – Charlie Goldman, Nic Lew, Ben Martin, and James McGuire – 1:31.15 (15th in State) – new Mount Vernon Record
  • 400 Free Relay – same lineup – 3:24.38 (16th in State) – new Mount Vernon Record
Charlie Goldman, senior:
  • 50 Free – 22.78 (Personal Best; 30th in State)
  • 100 Back – 58.55 (Personal Best; 45th in State) – new Mount Vernon Record
Ben Martin, senior:
  • 50 Free – 23.35 (48th in State)
James McGuire, junior:
  • 200 IM – wins B Final in PR 1:54.47; new Mount Vernon Record
  • 100 Breast – 6th in State in 58.85 [in last meet of season, James set new Pace Academy Pool Record of 58.75, besting a time that had stood for 15 years]
BA2_9289Girls Basketball
The Girls won their first round of Region playoffs for first time in program history. They could not have accomplished this without the great leadership and determination of the seniors (Abby Watkins, Alyse-Noel Hicks and Autumn Burnette), who have made a huge impact on this team. Autumn was named to the All-Region Team for her last season and had an incredible comeback after a long recovery from injury.