St Joseph Girls’ Relays Dominate Mississippi Class 1 High School State

The girls of St. Joseph Catholic swept the relay events to propel themselves to a 59-point victory in the Mississippi High School Athletics Association Class 1 Championships yesterday.

See the full results here and team scores here.

To start off the meet, Anna Nicholas, Avery Nicholas, Arilyn Thomas, and Ellie Smith teamed up for a 2:02.17 to win the 200 medley. Then, Avery Nicholas, Smith, Caleigh Hankins, and Emma Adkins came together for 1:47.79 for a 200 free relay victory. The St. Joseph Catholic team of Anna Nicholas, Hankins, Elizabeth Weisenberger, and Adkins closed out the meet with 4:04.05 for the 400 free relay championship.

Anna Nicholas and Weisenberger took an event victory apiece to contribute to their overall team victory. Nicholas, a fourteen-year-old, won the 100 back in 1:03.36, while Weisenberger won the 500 free in 5:51.95.

Cait Chandler of Vancleave High School scored a pair of victories in the 100 free (55.00) and the 200 free (2:00.14). Madison McLean of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was the other double victor with 2:19.65 in the 200 IM and 1:12.83 in the 200 breast.

Other event winners included Cameron Tubb of Amory High School in the 50 free (26.00) and Ginny Ray Clevenger of Itawamba in the 100 fly with 1:03.94.

TOP 5 TEAMS

  1. St. Joseph Catholic: 140
  2. St Andrews Episcopal School: 81
  3. Vancleave High School: 57
  4. Itawamba A.H.S.: 52
  5. Our Lady Academy: 42

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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