Alex Walsh Hits 58.8 Breast, Freeman Goes 4:15 500 at TISCA Champs


On the 2nd night of the 2018 TISCA Championships, Harpeth Hall’s Alex Walsh and Baylor School’s Trey Freeman stole the show again.

Walsh, who was part of a national high school record last night and won the 200 free shortly after, swam a 58.88 to win the 100 breast tonight. 2nd was Allie Raab of Brentwood Academy in 1:01.22. Walsh also anchored Harpeth Hall’s 400 free relay with a 48.78– the relay won the meet in 3:22.47.

Harpeth Hall also won the 200 free relay in 1:31.38, powered by Alex Walsh‘s sister Gretchen Walsh‘s 21.68 anchor leg. Gretchen Walsh also won the 100 backstroke in a best time of 52.85, a marked improvement from her 54.25 previous PR done in December at Winter Junior Champs. Ophelia Pilkinton was yet another winner for Harpeth Hall, going 50.05 to take the 100 free.

Freeman, meanwhile, unleashed a 4:15.53 to win the 500 free. That’s just off of his best time of 4:15.06. Baylor got two individual wins from Jack Kirby tonight, as he was 44.45 to win the 100 free and 48.23 to take the 100 back. Baylor closed things out with a 400 free relay win (2:59.52), helped by Freeman’s 43.87 lead-off leg.

Harpeth Hall girls and Baylor School boys are the 2018 TISCA team champions.



  1. Baylor School 315
  2. McCallie School 257
  3. Memphis University School 201.5
  4. Maryville High School 188.5
  5. Bearden High School 129


  1. Harpeh Hall 353
  2. Baylor School 275
  3. Hardin Valley Academy 178
  4. St. Georges Independent School 118.5
  5. Ravenwood High School 109

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6 years ago

Incredible club coaches in Tennessee. In addition to Dan Flack, John Morse.

6 years ago

would this be a new national independent record in the 100 breast?

6 years ago

Trey Freeman looks to be a great fit for the legendary Gregg Troy-led Florida mid-/distance program. The big question is whether he’ll trend towards a 500-200-1650 lineup (which he seems to fit better now) or a 500-200-100 lineup… either way, this kid definitely has an exciting career ahead of him!

Reply to  swimming
6 years ago

Troy might torture him as a freshman but this guy is headed for 100-200-500 territory and 100-200 internationally… cf Townley.

6 years ago

How about Dan Flack for the UNC job? Alum and a GREAT COACH!

Reply to  Doh
6 years ago

Yuri head coach, Dan Flack assistant would perhaps be the ultimate dream scenario to rebuild UNC into an elite program

tammy touchpad error
6 years ago

Walshies savin dat taper for Nationals tryna go to pan pacs? Top 3 in each event, right? Got a few choices for Alex.. Breast? IM? Back? Gretchen could pull a Penny and make that 4×1?

Reply to  tammy touchpad error
6 years ago

IM and Back for Alex, Gretchen could make he relay.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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