Louisiana High School Division I Championships Highlighted By Sprint Records

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The Louisiana High School Division I State Championships concluded this weekend, with Catholic High and St. Joseph’s Academy taking the respective boys and girls titles in dominant fashion. See below for a recap of the meet, including team scores and full results.

Boys Meet Recap:

Top Five Boys Team Scores:

  1. Catholic High – 445
  2. Jesuit High – 299
  3. St. Paul’s School – 196
  4. Hahnville High – 284
  5. Mandeville High – 145

On the boy’s side, the highlight was surely Catholic High School senior Colin Bone, who won four events over the weekend. The senior completed a double in the 50 and 100 freestyle, setting state records in both events. Bone won the 50 freestyle in 20.60, more than a second ahead of his closest competitor Jack Johnson from Jesuit High School. Bone then came back to win the 100 freestyle in 44.71 by nearly two seconds over Hahnville senior Warren Massimini. With those wins, Bone ends his high school career with an unprecedented 16 for 16 wins over four years of competition at the State Championships.

Bone’s performance was key to vaulting Catholic High School to two relay wins as well, contributing to titles in the 200 medley and 200 free relays. The 200 medley (Sion Cavana, Jonathan McKeough, Richard Carter, Colin Bone) opened the meet with a 1:36.21 win, while the 200 free relay (Colin BoneLance Rodriguez, Richard CarterBrandon Nyboer) won in 1:26.55.

In a notable swim, Catholic junior Brandon Nyboer came into that relay directly after a close 500 freestyle win where he won by just half a second. Nyboer finished in 4:39.80 to just out-touch out Jesuit junior Josh Armond.

Catholic closed the meet by winning the final relay to complete a sweep of the relay events. Catholic took the 400 free relay (Nicholas Romero, Sion Cavana, Lance Rodriguez, Brandon Nyboer) in 3:12.62 to clinch the title.

The only other multiple event winner was Archbishop Rummel junior Thomas Vanderbrook. The junior took the 200 IM in 1:50.78 to break the 21-year-old state record of 1:52.06 formerly held by St. Paul’s Kris Babylon. Vanderbrook returned late in the meet to win the 100 backstroke title in 51.18.

Other event winners included Hahnville senior Warren Mssimini in the 200 free (1:43.18), St. Paul’s senior Griffin Guan in the 100 fly (50.31), and Lafayette senior Jacob Bares in the 100 breast (59.23).

Girls Meet Recap:

Top Five Girls Team Scores:

  1. St. Joseph’s Acadmey – 472
  2. Mandeville High – 261
  3. Mount Carmel High – 260.5
  4. Dominican High – 257
  5. Northshore High – 162.5

Not to be out-done, the girl’s meet featured some impressive sprint performances that helped propel St. Joseph’s Academy to a dominating victory. Senior Amy Miller was the highlight of the St. Joseph’s squad, winning the 100 freestyle in 49.97 for a new state record. Later in the meet Miller also won the the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.35, which is only a tenth off the existing state record. With her 100 freestyle performance, Miller became the first high school girl in Louisiana history to go under 50 seconds in the 100 freestyle. Miller also contributed to relay wins in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.

St. Joseph’s won all three relay titles and also earned six individuals titles for a total of nine event wins. Senior Clayton Black and junior Bethany Seagraves joined Amy Miller as double event winners for St. Josephs. Black won both the 200 (1:51.19) and 500 (5:04.65) freestyles while also contributing to wins in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Seagraves won the 200 IM (2:09.02) and the 100 backstroke (56.98) in addition to relay titles in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.

The relay teams from St. Joseph’s took all three events, winning the 200 medley (Bethany SeagravesAmy Miller, Claire Charpentier, Lauren Bass) in 1:46.98, the 200 freestyle (Lauren BassAnnalane Lee, Abigail Caze, Clayton Black) in 1:39.39, and the 400 freestyle (Clayton Black, Bethany Seagraves, Claire Charpentier, Amy Miller) in 3:29.15.

Other event winners included Mandeville senior Denise Frantz in the 50 freestyle (24.58) and Lafayette junior Ashlyn Hunt in the 100 butterfly (57.02).
2015 Louisiana High School Division I State Championships – Results

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    Swimfan

    CHS swimmer is Braden Nyboer. Could you possibly edit the first name? Thanks.

Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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