The Friar swim team put together a stellar performance at the 2018 North Zone 6A TISCA Swim Meet on Nov. 16-17.
Sixty of the top high schools in the state of Texas from UIL and TAPPS gathered just before Thanksgiving break for a prelims-finals swim meet. The boys and girls teams combined to finish 18th with a total of 124 points. The girls team amassed the majority of the points, taking in a total of 122, which would have placed them 5th place among all girls teams.
The finals session was a night of new standards as four school records were broken. To start things off, the girls medley relay – comprised of freshman Hadley Beeson, freshman Stella Todd, junior captain Lindsay Hudspeth, and senior Ailish Tierney – moved up an impressive six spots in finals to finish second overall with a new school record time of 1:49.66.
The same foursome proved to be too fast in the 200 freestyle relay, also finishing in what would have been an impressive second place if not for a disqualification.
Freshman Hadley Beeson came within half a second of an individual TISCA title. Her time of 1:51.82 was a new school record, a lifetime best, and it was good enough for 2nd place overall. She also managed to finish 8th overall in the 100 breaststroke.
Freshman Stella Todd also made herself known, finishing 2nd overall in the 100 butterfly with a new school record of 58.35 as well as 3rd overall in the 200 individual medley with another school record of 2:05.98.
The boys held their own against some fierce competition. The 200 freestyle relay comprised of senior captain Joe Weber, sophomore Luke Weber, freshman Callen Singhania, and senior captain Shaughnessey Smith was able to move up four spots in finals to finish 20th overall with a time of 1:34.92, which was their fastest of the season.
Freshmen boys Callen Singhania and Austin January were able to put together lifetime bests in their respective events and will continue to lead the talented freshmen class.
The Friars swim team will be back in competition on Dec. 5 as they take on Greenhill.