2016 Girls Swimming and Diving Finalists
Cape Central, senior
The Tiger standout swam in two events at the state meet, finishing in 23rd in the 500-yard freestyle (5:28.37) and 33rd in the 200 individual medley (2:17.71). She was the Show Me Conference champion in the 500 free.
After winning a state championship in the 50-yard free as a junior, Palmer went back to state in two events this season. This time around she finished 15th in the 50 free (25.16) while swimming in the championship heat and landing in eighth in the 100 butterfly (58.30)
Poplar Bluff, sophomore
The Show Me Conference meetís MVP for a second straight season, Norwood was the conference champion in the 200-yard individual medley, 100 butterfly and a pair of relays while helping the Mules to a team title for the first time. She was the first swimmer in the conference to ever qualify for state in every individual event, and went on to finish seventh in both the 200 IM (2:09.73) and 100 fly (58.12), while swimming a leg in the 200 medley relay that qualified for the consolation final.
Poplar Bluff, junior
Part of a young and talented Mule core, McAtee is the elder statesman of the group, having earned a Semoball finalist nod a year ago. In 2016 she was a conference champ in the 100-yard breaststroke for a third consecutive year and finished 17th (1:09.68) in the event at state, where she also swam on two Bluff relay teams.
Poplar Bluff, freshman
In her first season, the younger McAtee was a conference champion in the 100-yard free and 100 backstroke, as well as two relay events. At the state championship meet she swam in the 50 free and 100 free, while competing on her schoolís 200 free and medley relays.