HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville High School and T.R. Miller were each crowned AHSAA swimming champions Friday at the AHSAA 61h State Boys’ Swimming and Diving Championships being held …
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville High School and T.R. Miller were each crowned AHSAA swimming champions Friday at the AHSAA 61h State Boys’ Swimming and Diving Championships being held at the Huntsville Aquatics Center.
The girls’ competition was held Friday with Huntsville and Bayside Academy claiming titles.
The Panthers of Coach Arthur Fortin totaled 332 points to claim the Class 6A/7A state title for the fifth straight year, winning Saturday by a whopping margin of 74 points over runner-up Auburn, which finished with 258 points. The 2020 state crown was the school’s 16th overall and ties rival Huntsville city school Grissom for the most boys’ swimming crowns in state history.
Rounding out the Top 10 Saturday were: Bob Jones, 204; St. Paul’s Episcopal, 200; Daphne, 158.50; Fairhope, 156; Grissom, 148; James Clemens, 123; Briarwood Christian, 82; and Mountain Brook, 82.
T.R. Miller, coached by Lisa Atkinson, won the 1A/5A state boys’ swimming title for the third straight year – sharing the 2018 crown with Boaz and winning the Tigers’ first out-right title in 2019. T.R. Miller totaled 218 points to edge Boaz, which was just 10 points back at 208.
Other teams finishing in the top 10 included: LAM), 181; Randolph, 148; Faith Academy, 101; St. John Paul II Catholic, 96; Guntersville, 93; Satsuma, 86; Orange Beach, 64; and Indian Springs, 37.
Five state records also fell at Saturday’s competition with St. Paul’s junior Stephen Conrad setting new marks in the Class 6A/7A 100-yard Butterfly and 100-yard Backstroke. He clocked
48.96 seconds to win the 100-yard Butterfly, beating the old 6A/7A state record (49.93) he set last year. He came close very close to beating the all-time record (48.07) set by Andrey Tretyakov of Bob Jones in 2015. Conrad swam the 100-yard Backstroke in 48.24 seconds to beat his 6A/7A division record (49.03) he set last year. His time also set the overall AHSAA record – besting the time of 48.41 swam by McGill-Toolen Catholic’s Will Glass in 2012.
St. Paul’s Episcopal’s 200-yard Medley Relay team, anchored by Conrad, set a new AHSAA overall and 6A/7A record in that event with a winning time of 1:34.01. The old mark (1:34.52) was set by Bob Jones High School in 2015.
Daphne junior Andrew Jordan won the Class 6A/7A 200-yard Freestyle race with a record time of 1:37.47. The old mark (1:37.39.64) was set by Jordan in 2019. The overall mark is 1:37.31 swam by Will Freeman of Spain Park in 2013. Jordan also won the 500-yard Freestyle Saturday with a 4:29.41 time.
Grissom junior Owen Harlow won the 6A/7A 50-yard Freestyle competition with a 20.29 time, which broke the old 6A/7A record (20.47) set by Wen Zheng of Northview in 2018. UMS-Wright’s T.J. Leon holds the overall state record (20.24), swimming that time in 2008. Harlow also won the 100-yard Freestyle race Saturday with a near-record time of 45.11. Zheng also holds that mark (44.24), which he also set in 2018 at the state meet held at Auburn University.
While no records fell in the 1A/5A division, T.R. Miller of Brewton had one swimmer claim an individual event titles with senior Mac Baxter winning the 200-yard Freestyle (1:55.93). Montgomery’s Brian Hammond, swimming for LAMP, posted two wins with a 54.57 time in 1A/5A 100-yard Butterfly and a 50.24 time I the 1A/5A 100-yard Freestyle.
Bayside Girls win AHSAA State Swimming Championships
Spanish Fort sisters Letitia and Levenia Sim each win multiple individual championship events
HUNTSVILLE –Bayside Academy and Huntsville High were each crowned AHSAA swimming champions Friday at the AHSAA 58th State Swimming and Diving Championships being held at the Huntsville Aquatics Center.
The Admirals of Bayside out-pointed Randolph 245 to 167 to claim the Class 1A/5A girls title. Huntsville’s girls totaled 230 points to beat defending champion Westminster Christian in Class 6A/7A.
Individually, Letitia Sim and Levenia Sim of Spanish Fort each won two individual championship events, set new state records and led the Toros to a top-10 finish.
Rounding out the Class 6A/7A Top 10 team finishers were: Bob Jones 174.50; St. Paul’s 163; Fairhope 156.67; Hoover 142; Auburn 137.50; James Clemens 118.50; Grissom 114; Spanish Fort 112.
The Class 1A/5A teams finishing in the Top 10 behind the Lady Admirals and Raiders were: Cottage Hill Christian 141.50; Boaz 104; John Carroll Catholic 90.5; Guntersville 89; Tallassee 66; Madison County 56; Section 40; Montgomery Academy 32.
Three AHSAA state records fell Friday with sisters Letitia and Levenia Sim of Spanish Fort setting all three new marks. Letitia broke her own record in the 200-yard Individual Medley, clocking 1:57.72. She set the record in 2018 swimming a 2:01.64 time. She also set a new mark in the 100-yard Breaststroke with a 1:00.11 time. She also set the current mark (1:01.64) in 2018. Both marks are Class 6A/7A and overall AHSAA state records. Levenia clocked 53.42 in the 100-yard backstroke to set the new overall and 6A/7A record. Kobie Melton of Athens held the mark (54.67).
Double winners Friday included:
1A-5A – Macey Stewart of Tallassee won the 200 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle
1A-5A – Maggie Robbins of Section won the 50 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly
6A-7A – Eboni McCarty of Westminster Christian Academy won the 50 and 100 Freestyle
6A-7A – Letitia Sim of Spanish Fort won the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke
6A-7A – Levenia Sim of Spanish Fort won the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke
Complete individual results can be found at on the AHSAA website at AHSAA.com.
Boys’ individual and results from Saturday’s state meet can be found at on the AHSAA website at the following link:
Girls’ results from Friday’s state meet are at the following link: