Rathle Sets Pair of Records at Louisiana D3 Championships

2019 LHSAA DIVISION 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • November 20-21, 2019
  • 25 Yards
  • SPAR Aquatic Center
  • Sulphur, LA
  • Results

FINAL TOP 5 TEAM SCORES – GIRLS

  1. E.D. White Catholic High 257
  2. Calvary Baptist Academy 233
  3. Lusher Charter School 231
  4. Episcopal School Baton Rouge 200
  5. University High Swimming 192

FINAL TOP 5 TEAM SCORES – BOYS

  1. E.D. White Catholic High 345
  2. University High Swimming 238
  3. Episcopal School Baton Rouge 204
  4. Calvary Baptist Academy 194
  5. Lusher Charter School 169

The E.D. White Catholic boys set a new D3 Record in the 200 medley relay to kick off the 2019 LHSAA Division 3 Championships. Collin Klingman (back- 25.16), Jacques Rathle (breast- 25.89), Dawson Jeansonne (fly- 23.99), and Brendan Martin (free- 22.29) combined to set the mark in 1:37.33. That lowered their own former record by over 2 seconds. The Calvary Baptist boys also set new D3 Records in the 200 free relay (1:29.81) and 400 free relay (3:13.63).

Rathle went on to win the 200 IM individually, breaking the LHSAA Record with a 1:49.91. He then broke his own D3 Record with a 56.41 win in the 100 breast, narrowly missing another LHSAA Record by just over a tenth.

University High’s Chris Richardson took down the first individual record of the night. Richardson clocked in at 1:40.91 to beat the old D3 Record by almost 2 seconds. He also set a new D3 Record in the 100 back, winning in 50.61 ahead of Lusher Charter’s Derek Zhang (51.02), who was also under the old mark. Zhang set a record with a win of his own in the 100 fly, as he claimed that title with a 50.61 earlier in the meet.

University High’s Maddilyn Geyer set the lone D3 Record on the girls’ side. Geyer broke the record by nearly a second and dominated the field by 4 seconds with her 1:06.39. Calvary Baptist’s Sarah Holt nearly achieved a D3 Record in the 200 free. She was just 3 hundredths shy as she won in 1:52.54. Holt also won the 100 fly with a 56.36.

ADDITIONAL EVENT WINNERS:

  • Girls’ 200 Medley Relay: Calvary Baptist, 1:53.42
  • Girls’ 200 IM/100 Back: Rylee Moore, Parkview Baptist, 2:06.12/55.03
  • Girls’ 50 Free/100 Free: Katherine Bush, Loyola College Prep, 24.72/53.22
  • Girls’ 500 Free: Elizabeth Benoit, E.D. White Catholic High, 5:16.36
  • Girls’ 200 Free Relay: Calvary Baptist, 1:42.85
  • Girls’ 400 Free Relay: E.D. White Catholic High, 3:48.50
  • Boys’ 50 Free/100 Free: Brennon Conner, Jennings High, 21.33*/46.24*
  • Boys’ 500 Free: Collin Klingman, E.D. White Catholic High, 4:36.38

*= D3 Record

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Correction: Rylee Moore broke two D3 records, one of which is also a LHSAA. In 100 back, she broke the D3/LHSAA record with her prelim time of 54.73; her lead-off (52.16) in the 400 relay in the final is also a new D3 record.

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