Smithson Sets Mississippi Class 1 Record, But St Stanislaus Wins State

Despite a new Class 1 record in the 100 fly from Jack Smithson of St. Andrews Episcopal School, St. Stanislaus was able to edge ahead to win this weekend’s Mississippi High School Athletics Association Class 1 State Championships by just 13 points.

See the full results here and team scores here.

Smithson’s record took down the previous mark (his own 51.82 from 2014) by .04 seconds, clocking 51.82 and winning event by over four seconds. Smithson also saw an individual victory in the 100 back with 53.46, and he anchored his 400 free relay team of Reeves Fisackerly, Will Davis, and Spence Carroll to a winning 3:41.11.

St. Stanislaus was able to outdo St. Andrews in depth. Their 200 medley relay team of Alexander Fuller, Boyd Housey, John Prikasky, and Matthew Townsend took the title in the 200 medley relay with 1:48.08, and Housey took an individual victory in the 100 breast with 1:09.53. However, most of their points came from lower down the score sheet; St Stanislaus came up with a total of 16 swims in finals.

The other major player in the championship meet was Cleveland High School, whose 200 free relay team of Trace Steadman, Cooper Oguz, Gibson LaMastus, and Will Baugh took the title in 1:36.28. Baugh also won the 200 free (1:49.90), while Steadman took the 50 free in 23.66.

Other event winners included Christian McKee of St. Patrick in the 200 IM with 2:08.90, Cooper Clevenger of Itawamba in the 100 free with 52.33, and Kenny Thomas of St. Joseph in the 500 free with 5:13.14.

TOP 5 TEAMS:

  1. St Stanislaus: 105
  2. St Andrews Episcopal School: 92
  3. Cleveland High School: 89
  4. St. Joseph Catholic: 57
  5. St Patrick Catholic: 56

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Yay, Jack!!!! Proud of you!!

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