2019 Missouri Boys Class 1 HS State: Glendale Topples Central for Team Title

2019 MSHSAA Boys State Championships – Class 1

The boys of Glendale High School impresses at the 2019 Missouri High School Class 1 State Championships, breaking Central (Cape Girardeau)’s 3-year winning streak. In the process, five new class/state records were broken, two of which were Missouri state records.

This is the third season where the state meet was broken up into two classes based on school size.

  • Click here to view the class 2 state meet recap

Meet Highlights:

It was a tough battle between the top 2 teams, Glendale and Central. While Central saw two relay victories in the 200 medley relay (1:36.34) and 400 free relay (3:09.78), their 200 free relay was what suffered in the race for the team title. Their relay won the consolation final, but only picked up 18 points. Glendale, on the other, won the relay with a 1:27.40, which was worth 40 points.

Individually, Central saw senior Daniel Seabaugh win two events for the program. After swimming the breaststroke leg in the medley relay, Seabaugh controlled the mid-distance free events with his top times in the 200 free (1:40.51) and 500 free (4:28.94). In the 500 free, Seabaugh’s time was good enough to break the class 1 record.

While Glendale’s lone victory of the meet was in the 200 free relay, they had a deeper roster than Central that powered their team title. Looking at individual scoring swims, including diving finalists, Glendale (13) had 3 more scoring swims than Central (10).

Other highlight swimmers include Oak Park’s Robbie Hill, who broke the class 1 record in the 200 IM (1:48.62) and the Missouri state record in the 100 back (48.98). Also earning 2-for-2 record-breaking victories was Nevada’s Ben Hines, breaking the 50 free state record at 20.07 and the 100 free class 1 record (45.28).

Other Class 1 State Champions:

  • AJ Huskey (Battle) — 100 fly, 49.87
  • Brayden Cole (Carthage) — 100 breast, 56.69

Top Five Teams:

  1. Glendale — 247
  2. Central (Cape Girardeau) — 222
  3. Park Hill South — 207
  4. Chaminade — 199
  5. Parkway West — 188

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Managing Speed

Missouri always seems like an odd swimming state – lots of participation, and their winning times seem pretty legit, but their depth is pretty weak.

JP input is too short

It’s kind of like Oklahoma in the sense that there are two decent sized metro areas with good swimming tradition for Midwestern states, but most of the rest of the state is very rural and doesn’t really have the infrastructure (read: acceptable pools) to support high-quality swimming.

Also, the way the club/high school rules work mean that most kids have to choose between either club or high school – and most of the venerable clubs (Rockwood, Clayton-Shaw Park, Parkway, etc) push their kids to do club.

swimmom

It worked so much better as one large meet. Then event winners were really the State Champion. Top times are great but I agree that depth is really lacking. Adding consideration times simply because not enough meet the state qualifying times is like adding a participation medal so everyone feels included.

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