Swimming Bears End Regular Season on a High Note
The Catholic High swim team competed against McGill-Toolen on Saturday, October 24 at the Pennington YMCA. McGill-Toolen, a Brothers of the Sacred Heart school in Mobile, Alabama, is a co-ed school that has an enrollment of 1,200 students. It competes in Class 6A, Alabama’s highest classification. Their swim team is coached by Geoffrey Hart, a graduate of Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. Hart swam for Catholicí´s head swimming coach Doug Logsdon in Baton Rouge when he was in high school. McGill-Toolen won the boys and girls state championships in 6A in 2011 and were runners up in 2012 in the boys competition.
Individual and Relay result winners for the Bears:
200 Freestyle- 8th grader Mason Nyboer
200 IM- freshman Michael Padial
50 Free- Senior Colin Bone
100 Free- Senior Colin Bone
500 Free- 8th grader Mason Nyboer
200 Free relay- Colin Bone, Lance Rodriguez, Mason Nyboer, Carter Richard
100 Back- sophomore Sion Cavana
100 Breast- freshman Michael Padial
400 Free relay- Colin Bone, Lance Rodriguez, Mason Nyboer, Carter Richard
The Bears won all events, but one, and added three more state meet qualifying swims. The Bearsí´ regular season ended and now head to the city meet prelims at 12:15 on Saturday, October 31, and the finals of the City meet on Sunday, November 1, at 1 p.m. at Crawfish Aquatics. The Bears are seeking their 26th straight city meet title. The LHSAA Division 1 state meet starts in Sulphur, Louisiana on Friday, November 20, and continues with finals at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. The Bears have 21 swimmers qualified to compete at the state meet as they seek their third consecutive state championship.