Both men’s and women’s swim teams earned 4th place overall at the TAPPS Division II State Championships on Thursday.
Strong performances in the relay events helped the Lady Lions secure their highest position ever at the State Tournament. The 200 Medley Relay placed 3rd, 200 Freestyle Relay placed 10th, and the 400 Freestyle Relay placed 4th overall. Individual podium performances of note were, Megan Troyer placing 3rd in the 500 Freestyle and Aubrie Hutson finishing 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke.
On the men’s side, the increased depth on the team and also led to fast relay finishes as the 200 Medley Relay placed 2nd overall, the 200 Freestyle Relay finished 7th, and the 400 Freestyle Relay placed 3rd. Grayden Nelson led the men’s team in points, finishing 2nd in both of his individual events, the 200 and 500 Freestyle, as well as anchoring the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle Relay.
The swim team has no seniors on the team and will return all 16 athletes in the fall semester. Students interested in the swim program are encouraged to contact coach Mark Saroni at- firstname.lastname@example.org.