Catholic High’s Colin Bone won 4 events at the Louisiana High School Division 1 State Championships over the weekend to complete a perfect 16-for-16 sweep over his four high school seasons.
Meawhile, Amy Miller led the Saint Joseph’s Academy girls to a Division 1 title, becoming the first high school girl in Louisiana history under 50 seconds in the 100 free.
Catholic High ran away with the boys meet on the strength of Bone’s sprinting ability. The senior set a pair of state records individually while sweeping the 50 and 100 frees. His 20.60 won the 50 free by a full second, and he became the first Louisiana high schooler under 45 in the 100 free with his 44.71 that won by over two seconds.
Bone now holds state records in every single freestyle event, including relays. He’ll swim for the Auburn Tigers next year.
Catholic High also won the 200 medley and 200 free relays. Sion Cavana, Jonathan McKeough and Richard Carter teamed with Bone to go 1:36.21 in the medley, getting a 20.33 anchor leg from Bone. It was Bone, Lance Rodriguez, Carter and Braden Nyboer going 1:26.55 to take the 200 free relay later on.
Nyboer’s leg of that relay was especially impressive considering he was coming directly off a win in the 500 free. His 4:39.80 just edged out Jesuit’s Josh Armond by half a second.
Catholic won the 400 free relay as well, with Nicholas Romero, Cavana, Rodriguez and Nyboer going 3:12.62 on a 48.0 leadoff from Romero and a 47.7 anchor from Nyboer.
Also winning twice individually was Archbishop Rummel’s Thomas Vanderbrook. The junior broke a 21-year-old state record in the 200 IM, going 1:50.78 and returned to go 51.18 to win the 100 back.
On the girls’ side, St. Joseph’s dominated, sweeping the relays and getting double wins from Amy Miller, Clayton Black and Bethany Seagraves.
Miller became the first Louisiana high school girl under 50 seconds in the 100 free, going 49.97 for a new state record – the previous mark was 24 years old, from Ashley Tappin in 1991.
Miller also won the 100 breast in 1:03.35, just missing a 22-year-old state mark by a tenth of a second. She’s set to attend Texas A&M next season.
Black, meanwhile, went 1:51.19 to win the 200 free and 5:04.65 for the 500 title. Seagraves won the 100 back in 56.98, blowing out the field by 4 seconds, and took the 200 IM in 2:09.02.
Seagraves, Miller, Claire Charpentier and Lauren Bass combined to go 1:46.98 to win the 200 medley relay, getting a 28.8 breaststroke leg from Miller and a 26.51 leadoff out of Seagraves.
Black led the 200 free relay, splitting 23.9 on the anchor leg to help Bass, Annalane Lee and Abigail Cazes go 1:39.39. And Miller, Black and Seagraves teamed up on the 400 free relay, joining Charpentier to go 3:29.16 and break the state record by six tenths. Miller was 50.01 anchoring.
Other event winners:
- Mandeville senior Denise Frantz went 24.58 to win the girls 50 free.
- The 100 fly went to Lafayette’s Ashlyn Hunt, who beat out Charpentier in 57.02.
- Hahnville senior Warren Mssimini put up a 1:43.18 to take the 200 free title on the boys side.
- Another senior, Griffin Guan of St. Paul’s School, won the 100 fly in 50.31.
- Lafayette’s Jacob Bares, also a asenior, won the boys 100 breast in 59.23.
Top 5 Teams:
- Catholic High – 445
- Jesuit High – 299
- St. Paul’s School – 196
- Hahnville High – 284
- Mandeville High – 145
- St. Joseph’s Acadmey – 472
- Mandeville High – 261
- Mount Carmel High – 260.5
- Dominican High – 257
- Northshore High – 162.5