Swimmers notch personal bests despite being shorthanded

Swimmers notch personal bests despite being shorthanded

The Friar swim teams competed Friday night against St. Marks and Hockaday. 

Missing swimmers on both sides, the girls ended up losing to Hockaday 87-63, while St. Marks ended up winning by the score of 106-64. Depth proved to be too much on both ends. 

A tip of the swim cap goes out to sophomore Sophie Robertson, who ended up winning the 50 freestyle with a time of 29.52. A tip of the swim cap also goes out to sophomore Martha Collins, who went a lifetime best in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:32.01. 

On the boy's side, a tip of the swim cap goes to sophomore Luke Weber for going lifetime bests in both the 200 freestyle (2:00.14) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.13). 

Finally, a tip of the swim cap goes to sophomore Jacob Heck for dropping 15 seconds in his 500 freestyle and went a lifetime best of 6:16.41. 

The Friars will now march towards a state title starting with the TAPPS Regional Championships. The girls aim to win their first regionals championship in a number of years while the boys are looking to defend last year's title. 

The TAPPS Regionals Championship will take place on Friday, Jan. 25 in Mansfield.