Catholic High Boys, St. Joseph’s Girls Win Louisiana D1 State Champs


  • Results
  • Friday, November 18th-Saturday, November 19th
  • SPAR Aquatic Center, Sulphur, LA
  • 25 yards


  1. Catholic High School- 483
  2. Jesuit High School- 450
  3. St. Paul’s School- 112
  4. Lafayette High School- 99
  5. Sulphur High School- 98


  1. St. Joseph’s Academy- 314.5
  2. Mount Carmel Academy- 280
  3. Mandeville High School- 268
  4. St. Mary’s Dominican- 238
  5. Northshore HS- 199

The 2016 Louisiana Division 1 High School State Championships took place last weekend, with the Catholic High School boys bringing home the title with 483 points. Not far behind them were the Jesuit High School boys with their 450 points. On the girls’ side, St. Joseph’s Academy won the title with 314.5 points over the runners-up from Mount Caramel Academy (280).

St. Joseph’s Bethany Seagraves pulled off a successful double to help her team to victory. She picked up her first state title in the girls’ 200 IM, where she was the only swimmer under 2:10 to win it in 2:08.54. Her 100 back victory was arguably even more impressive, as she picked up her 2nd gold medal there in a speedy 56.68.

Also picking up multiple individual state titles to help his team to the championship title was Catholic High School’s Sion Cavana. He got things started in the 200 free, swimming a 1:41.66 to outpace Jesuit’s Josh Armond, who took 2nd in 1:42.99. He then raced to gold in the 100 free with a 46.88 ahead of Jesuit’s Noah Wilkins (47.11).

Rummel’s Thomas Vanderbrooke picked up 2 individual golds of his own, winning the boys’ 200 IM and 100 back. His dominant winning time of 1:50.80 in the 200 IM put him over 3 seconds ahead of the field. He returned to the pool for his 2nd win in the 100 back with a 50.06 ahead of Jesuit’s Charles Korndorffer (50.85).

Additional Girls’ Event Winners:

  • Girls 200 free- Cora Delgado, Northshore High School, 1:55.85
  • Girls 50 free- Nora Scott, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, 24.72
  • Girls 100 fly- Ashlyn Hunt, Lafayette High School, 56.50
  • Girls 100 free- Emily Schexnayder, Mount Carmel Academy, 53.13
  • Girls 500 free- Hannah Morris, St. Marys Dominican, 5:16.33
  • Girls 100 breast- Kaylin Swoboda, Mount Carmel Academy, 1:05.41
  • Girls 200 medley relay- Northshore High School (Byrd, St. Pierre, Delgado, Morrison), 1:50.22
  • Girls 200 free relay- St. Joseph’s Academy (Lee, Cazes, Bass, Seagraves), 1:41.04
  • Girls 400 free relay- St. Joseph’s Academy (Lee, Cazes, Black, Seagraves), 3:38.28

Additional Boys’ Event Winners:

  • Boys 50 free- Noah Wilkins, Jesuit, 21.31
  • Boys 100 fly- Jack Jackson, Jesuit, 49.98
  • Boys 500 free- Mason Nyboer, Catholic High School, 4:35.60
  • Boys 100 breast- Ricky LaFleur, Lafayette High School, 59.57
  • Boys 200 medley relay- Catholic High School (Dawson, Mckeough, Richard, Romero), 1:35.04
  • Boys 200 free relay- Jesuit (Schwartz, Wilkins, Jackson, Baudouin), 1:26.19
  • Boys 400 free relay- Jesuit (Jackson, Armond, Schwartz, Foley), 3:09.66

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