Freshmen put names in record book during first BL swim meet

Freshman Stella Todd broke a 14-year-old school record in her first varsity swim meet Thursday. (Courtesy photo)
Freshman Stella Todd broke a 14-year-old school record in her first varsity swim meet Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

The Bishop Lynch Swim Team swam lights out Thursday night – literally – as they completed their first swim meet of the season early due to a power outage. Thursday's meet took place against Bryan Adams and Mesquite ISD.

During the competition, two new school records were set on the ladies' side. In their first individual events as Friars, freshmen Hadley Beeson and Stella Todd both broke team records in their respective events. 

Beeson set a new record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.61, breaking the old record of 53.97 set by Kristen Stempak in 2011. Todd shattered the team record in the 100 butterfly with her time of 57.97, breaking a 14-year-old record set in 2004 by Emily Cardone-Dennis. 

Freshman Callen Singhania, sophomore Sophie Robertson, and senior Ailish Tierney won their respective events. Singhania won the 500 freestyle in just his second ever swim as a Friar. Robertson was able to go a lifetime best with a time of 30.03. Tierney stepped up and easily took the 500 freestyle.

The girls swim team easily defeated both Bryan Adams and Mesquite ISD with the scores of 86-52 and 98-33. The boys swim team split their evening, beating Mesquite 75-64 and losing to Bryan Adams 74-60. 

The Friars next host an invitational meet on Saturday against rivals Jesuit and Ursuline as well as Bishop Dunne and John Paul II. The meet starts at 12 pm.