Fighting Irish swim team sets record at Coastal Invitational

The Fighting Irish swim team competed at the Coastal Invitational on Saturday at the Biloxi Natatorium.  Both girls and boys teams finished in fourth place among seventeen schools.  Both teams finished second behind OLA and St. Stanislaus among Class 1 competitors. New team members Chase Vivian, Laura Silva, Joseph Agler, Caston Mestayer, Madalyn Smith, and Caroline Sullivan all turned in excellent swims to start their season.

Returning swimmers who dropped a lot of time from last year include David Alexander, Stephen Azar, Alex Moore, Vincent Pisciotta, Jordan Walker, and Sarah Alexander.

Lauren Skinner and Will McMackin turned in very strong swims in the 500 Freestyle.  Matt Bisner and Annie Torp were solid in the 100 Back and 200 Individual Medley.

Clayton Stoddard and Sam Hewes finished second and third in the men’s 50 Freestyle.  Jeanne Torp snagged second place finishes in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke.  Christian McKee also finished second in both the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Backstroke.  Laurie Pisciotta finished a strong third in the 100 Freestyle and fourth in the 200 Individual Medley.

Our relays were the highlight of the meet.  Girl’s 200 Medley relay of Jeanne Torp, Mary Agnes Mestayer, Laurie Pisciotta and Maddie Gillam finished fourth in a very competitive field.  Our boys 200 Freestyle relay of Sam Hewes, Christian McKee, Jack McKee and Clayton Stoddard won the event and set a meet record in the process.  Special thanks to Mrs. Moon and Mr. Gruich who came out to cheer on our swimmers.

Our next competition is this Wednesday at St. Stanislaus/OLA.  Go Irish!  Beat Rockachaws! Beat Crescents!