Cambridge Athlete of the Week-Jake Todd, Varsity Swimming
Congratulations to Freshman Jake Todd, the Cambridge Athlete of the Week!
Jake Todd is a freshman on the varsity swim team and has been a phenomenal athlete all season. He was the only swimmer to qualify to compete in the fastest heat in any event from the Cambridge squad at North Fulton County Championships in mid-January. He finished 8th overall in the 500-freestyle event. During the weekend of January 19th, Jake qualified to compete at the North Georgia Regions in his 500-freestyle and 100-backstroke. In his 500-freestyle, Jake dropped almost ten seconds from his best time to swim a 5:18.79 and earn third place, which qualified him to compete in Georgia State Championships at Georgia Tech in February. Jake also swam a best time in his 100-backstroke with a 1:02. He will attempt to swim a state-qualifying time at the Karen Blackman Invitational this upcoming weekend, January 26th, in order to expand his State Meet schedule. He will also be joining the 200-medley relay, the 200-freestyle relay, and the 400-freestyle relay in an attempt to get the Cambridge boys' relays to qualify to compete in championships as well.
Swimming Head Coach Lauren Hall: "He is always willing to swim whatever event I need him to and continues to push himself to do better than he did before. Jake always has a great attitude and supports his teammates in all circumstances. He has given up swimming in many bigger competitions through Swim Atlanta to participate in the Cambridge meets so that he can be a good teammate. Jake always puts his team ahead of himself and is an overall outstanding person. I am especially excited to see him improve this year because he has three more seasons after this to keep improving and representing our school. Jake Todd is one of the best examples of what Cambridge has to offer. His team is extremely proud of him, and so am I."
Congratulations Jake ... You are the Cambridge Athlete of the Week!