Liam Walker Powers St. Joseph’s to South Carolina 3A Title; Bishop England Girls Win

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In the final of three South Carolina High School State Championships meets Bishop England put together a dominating performance to win the girls 3A meet with 427.5 points. May River was second with 315, just better than Christ Church Episcopal School with 307. The St. Joseph’s boys totaled 462 points to Bishop England’s 415. Academic Magnet was third with 389.

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The girls meet featured three double winners in the individual events. May River’s Kaitlyn PangilinanAlora OrrAllie Ingram, and Alondra Janicek touched in 1:55.51 to win the 200 medley relay.

Ingram returned for 100 fly victory with a 1:01.55. Bishop England’s Claudia White (1:02.26) and Fox Creek’s Laura Bachelder (1:02.50) completed that podium.

Emma Sullivan of Waccamaw crushed the 200 freestyle field with her 1:55.65. She then dominated the 500 free in 5:06.91. In the 200 IM it was Brashier Middle College sophomore Elizabeth Jensen racing well ahead, touching in 2:08.58. Jensen was the only swimmer two clear the minute marker in the 100 back, touching in 59.24.

Greenville Tech Charter senior Anna Patterson registered a 25.17 to win the 50 free, just ahead of Academic Magnet’s Skyler Ayers (25.30). Patterson also picked up 100 free gold with her 55.61. Ayers was second again in 55.87, just .02 ahead of Christ Church Episcopal’s Mollie Folk (55.89).

Folk’s Christ Church teammate Kailee Morgan raced to a 1:07.56 for a win in the 100 breaststroke.

Bishop England’s Adesuwa EmovonSidney BrusseBella Kissell, and Emma Pizzo combined for a 200 freestyle relay victory in 1:43.44.

May River ended the meet how they began it, with a relay victory. Janicek, Ingram, Orr, and Pangilinan were victorious with a 3:46.82.


Christ Church Episcopal swam ahead of the 200 medley relay field. Arthur BishopJack SandersNathan DePiero, and Alec DiBattista combined for a 1:39.80. DePiero was back on top of the podium minutes later after finishing the 200 free in 1:45.46.

St. Joseph’s’ Liam Walker led three boys under two minutes in the 200 IM. He swam a 1:57.93 while Academic Magnet’s Zachary Moody (1:59.49) and Bishop England’s Noland Griffith (1:59.54) followed. Walker won again, this time in more dominant fashion, with a 51.82 100 fly.

Addie Laurencell, a junior at Bishop England, clocked a 21.19 for 50 freestyle victory. He made it a sprint double with his 46.77 100 free.

Three men cleared five minutes in the 500 free. Silas Crosby of St. Joseph’s battled with Academic Magnet’s Zachary Moody. Crosby ultimately won the event in 4:46.65 though Moody (4:47.21) was not far behind. Moody’s teammate Ryan Troy (4:50.27) joined them on the podium.

Griffith, Carter JoseJosh Adams, and Laurencelle led the way for Bishop England in the 200 freestyle relay, finishing in 1:29.54.

Nathan Walto, a junior from Brookland Cayce won the 100 backstroke in 53.67, not far ahead of Bishop England’s Griffith (53.99). Mid-Carolina’s Ben Hawkins (1:00.76) won the 100 breaststroke while Bluffton’s Samuel Schwabauer (1:01.38) finished second.

The meet ended with Christ Church Episcopal on top of the podium again. DiBattista, Michael Melton, Bishop, and DePiero combined for a 3:18.48 in the 400 freestyle relay.

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  1. Yvette Putter

    Marie Wilson… any chance of dairy intollerance?

  2. Laura Griner

    Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!!

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