Baylor Takes Combined, Boys TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Baylor School won the combined and boys TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships in Knoxville over the weekend. This is the 13th year in a row that Baylor has captured the combined team title, while the boys have taken the title five times out of the last six years. The Baylor girls finished second overall behind a very good Harpeth Hall team.

 

Baylor had four individual event state championships, and one relay state title to clinch the team awards on Saturday evening.

Trey Freeman had his final individual high school swim of his career and he did not disappoint. His time of 4:15.53 in the 500 freestyle got him his second state championship of the meet. He has ended his career as one of the most decorated swimmers that Baylor has ever produced. On the girls side, junior Addison Smith turned in a stellar performance in the 500 yard freestyle swimming it in a state championship time of 4:48.18. Junior, Jack Kirby was a double winner on Saturday evening finishing as a state champion in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke events.

 

The relays swims on Saturday evening were also important on their way to a taking the team titles. The boys 400 yard freestyle relay of Trey Freeman, Piotr Kurleto, Zach Althoff, and Jack Kirby took the state title in the event with a time of 2:59.52. The Baylor School girls finished second in both the 200 freestyle relay (Jamee Mitchum, Jewel Gordon, Dallas Woods, Addison Smith) and the 400 yard freestyle relay (Addison Smith, Sarah Riley, Angara Sinclair, Jamee Mitchum).

 

Baylor also had some big time production from the 1 meter diving competition. Elodie Nix finished 2nd scoring 366.70 points, and Olivia Bettis rounded out the scoring in tenth place. In the boys 1 meter diving competition senior Anthony Kranis placed seventh overall scoring 368.00 points.

 

The highlight of the meet on Friday came from senior Trey Freeman. He finished with a state title in 200 yard freestyle breaking his own state record and a new National High School Record with a time of 1:33.06. The Baylor boys 200 yard Medley Relay of Jack Kirby, Luis Sebastian Weekes, Zach Althoff, and Piotr Kurleto came away with the state title and the fastest time in the country in the event. Luis Sebastian Weekes also swam to a state championship in the 200 yard IM with a time of 1:50.22.


Other Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athletes finishing in the Top 16


Girls

Olivia Bettis (10th-1 meter diving); Heidi Dierig (11th-200 IM, 12th-500 FR); Jewel Gordon (5th-50 FR, 10th-100 FR); Jamee Mitchum (7th-100 BK, 8th-100 FLY); Elodie Nix (2nd-1 meter diving); Cecilia Porter-SMHS (7th-100 BR); 11th-50 FR); Sarah Riley (7th-200 FR, 8th-500 FR); Angara Sinlcair (9th-100 FR); Addison Smith (1st-500 FR, 2nd-200 FR); Ellie Waldrep (3rd-100 BK, 6th-100 FLY); Avery Wilson (14th-200 FLY); Dallas Woods (5th-200 IM, 6th-100 BK)

 

 

Boys

Zach Althoff (3rd-100 FLY, 3rd-100 BK); Trey Freeman (1st-200 FR, 1st-500 FR); John Hollowell (8th-100 BK); Zacg Kangiser (9th-500 FR, 11th-200 FR); Jack Kirby (1st-100 FR, 100 BK); Piotr Kurleto (3rd-50 FR); Aidan Sims (16th-200 FR, 16th-500 FR); Daniel Unhuryan (7th-100 BR, 13th-100 FLY); Chapman Varnell (13th-100 FR, 15th-200 FR); Luis Sebastian Weekes (1st-200 IM, 3rd-100 BR);

 

Final Team Scores

Combined Team Scores Girls Team Scores Boys Team Scores
1. Baylor School- 590 1. Harpeth Hall- 353 1. Baylor School- 315
2. Maryville- 202.5 2. Baylor School- 275 2. McCallie School- 257
3. Ensworth- 183 3. Hardin Valley Academy- 178 3. Memphis University School- 201.5
4. Hardin Valley Academy- 179 4. St. Georges School- 118.5 4. Maryville- 188.5
5. Collierville- 172.5 5. Ravenwood High School- 109 4. Bearden- 129


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