Tennessee HS Finalist Lily Parr Stays Local, Commits to Carson-Newman (2021

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Lily Parr of McCallie GPS Aquatics in Tennessee is staying close to home with a commitment to in-state Carson-Newman University (D-II). She’s a senior at Ooltewah High School.

I chose Carson-Newman because it offered everything I was looking for. It is the perfect size, a Christian university, not too far from home, and a great environment.

TOP TIMES (SCY)

  • 50 free – 24.63
  • 100 free – 54.71
  • 100 fly – 1:02.08

Parr, a sprinter, recently clocked lifetime bests in the 100 free and 100 fly at the 2021 Southeastern LSC Championships in February.

At the 2020 Tennessee HS State Championships, Parr made the B-final in the 50 free, hitting a 24.69 to take 14th place.

Carson-Newman competes in the Bluegrass Mountain Conference, and they placed third at the women’s meet this past season. Parr would’ve scored in the 50 free B-final at that meet. She’ll join the team in the fall, with an immediate impact on their sprint free group.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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