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
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:
- Glendale — 247
- Central (Cape Girardeau) — 222
- Park Hill South — 207
- Chaminade — 199
- Parkway West — 188
— Marty M. Marsh (@martymmarsh) November 18, 2019