Alicia Stamey, Episcopal
BY THE NUMBERS: STAMEY, A SOPHOMORE, WON THE 3-MILE GIRLS RACE AT THE KNIGHTS ANNUAL ROUND TABLE RUN AT HIGHLAND ROAD PARK ON SATURDAY. HER WINNING TIME OF 18 MINUTES, 54 SECONDS ON THE CHALLENGING HIGHLAND COURSE IS A NEW PERSONAL BEST.
WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN: STAMEY BROKE 19 MINUTES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER YOUNG CAREER, WHICH IS A MAJOR MILESTONE THAT MAKES HER ONE OF THE AREA’S ELITE RUNNERS. IT SHOULD MEAN MORE GOOD THINGS ARE ON THE HORIZON FOR THE SOPHOMORE THIS FALL.
EPISCOPAL COACH EDDIE COLE SAYS: SHE’S BEEN A DELIGHT TO COACH. SHE CAME ON AS A YOUNGER MEMBER OF THE SQUAD AND HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE STATE MEET FOR A COUPLE YEARS. SHE’S COME UP THROUGH THE RANKS AND THE ONE THING THAT HASN’T CHANGED IS HER WORTH ETHIC. SHE WANTS TO BE THE BEST SHE CAN BE AND VERY FOCUSED ON THAT.”
By the numbers: Liles was a double winner in one of Saturday’s two Capital City Swim League meets, placing first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.87 seconds and in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.96.
What the numbers mean: Liles is an eighth-grader and one of several rising stars in the CCSL. Both times are impressive for a September meet, considering that the championship season is still nearly two months away.
PBS coach Kate Cramer says: “With Jolee, you always know she is going to go out and fight and race. She’s in heavy, heavy training right now, but I also knew she’d still go out and swim fast times because that’s the kind of competitor she is. When Jolee competes, she leaves everything she’s got in the pool.
“She’s someone you can depend on.”