CHS Swim Team Wins LHSAA Division I State Championship!
The CHS Swim Team won the LHSAA Division 1 State Championship on Saturday, November 23, at SPAR Aquatics Facility in Sulphur, Louisiana. This marks the team’s seventh overall Louisiana State Championship, with five in the last seven years and six in the last 10 years.
The top 10 final score was:
1. Catholic High School – 489.5
2. Jesuit High School – 367
3. St. Paul’s School – 181
4. Mandeville High School – 131
5. Northshore High School – 128
6. Zachary High School – 95
7. Baton Rouge High School – 91
8. Fountainbleau High School – 83
9. Sulphur High School – 82
10. Destrehan High School – 81
The Bears won in dominating fashion, with 30 out of 31 swims in prelims making it back to score in the finals. Sixteen out of the 17 swimmers who competed in individual events scored points. The 489.5 points scored is a school record for a state championship, and the margin of victory is the third largest in school history. The Bears also won three events, including two relays. Mitchell Gillem was the lone individual champion for the Bears in the 100 freestyle.
Scoring points for the Bears:
200 Medley Relay: 2nd place Stewart Black, Landon Godso, Jeffery Talbot, Joseph Duncan
200 Freestyle: 2nd place Mason Nyboer, 4th place Will Cooper, 5th place Harrison Russell, 7th place Adam Werth
200 IM: 4th place William Kitto, 5th place Nicholas Domingue, 7th place William Dejean, 13th place Sean Melancon
50 Free: 2nd place Mitchell Gillem, 9th place Landon Godso, 10th place Jeffery Talbot
100 Fly: 4th place Stewart Black, 11th place Chris Shannon, 13th place Reid Schroeder
100 Free: 1st place Mitchell Gillem, 3rd place Garrett Accardo, 4th place Joseph Duncan, 7th place Harrison Russell
500 Free: 2nd place Mason Nyboer, 3rd place William Kitto, 4th place Nicholas Domingue, 5th place Will Cooper
200 Freestyle Relay: 1st place Garrett Accardo, Mitchell Gillem, Landon Godso, Mason Nyboer
100 Back: 3rd place Stewart Black, 6th place Joseph Duncan, 7th place Adam Werth, 8th place Jeffery Talbot
100 Breast: 5th place Garrett Accardo and Landon Godso, 9th place William Dejean, 15th place Sean Melancon
400 Freestyle Relay: 1st place Mason Nyboer, William Kitto, Mitchell Gillem, Garrett Accardo
It was a great season for the Bears. The seniors finish with two state championships, with senior Mason Nyboer, ending his career with three titles because he swam on the Bears’ state championship team as an eighth grader 2015.
A Special Message From Coach Doug Logsdon
I know Coach Roberts and I consider it a real honor to coach the Catholic High School swim team, but this group made it even more special. It was team depth that ultimately won it for the Bears, and the boys competed together with tenacity, toughness and good sportsmanship with a great attitude and support for one another. To cap it off with a come from behind victory in the 400 freestyle relay with the incredible cheering, was a great way to finish a great season. It was a total team effort, Coach Roberts and I could not be more proud.