Swim team competes against OLA and St. Stanislaus

The St. Patrick Fighting Irish Swim Team competed against St. Stanislaus and Our Lady Academy in their second meet of the season this past Wednesday. It was a very exciting competition with several of the Irish swimmers finishing at the top of their events. There were also several time improvements for the team.

The girl’s team of Mary Agnes Mestayer, Annie Torp, Lauren Skinner, and Sarah Alexander started off the meet with the 200 yard Medley Relay, and finished strong in second place. Following the girl’s relay was the exciting 50 yard Freestyle sprint. The boy’s race was especially entertaining, with Sam Hewes and Clayton Stoddard swimming neck and neck to the end, finishing in second and third place. Finally, to finish off the meet, the girl’s 400 yard Freestyle Relay of Jeanne Torp, Annie Torp, Madison Gillam, and Laurie Pisciotta swam a great race and finished second, while boy’s 400 yard Freestyle Relay of Sam Hewes, Jack McKee, Christian McKee, and Clayton Stoddard finished first.

Several of the swimmers dropped time on their individual events during this meet, including Stephen Azar in the 100 yard Butterfly, Jack McKee in the 200 yard Freestyle and the 100 yard Butterfly, and Jordan Walker, Clayton Stoddard, Chase Vivian, Laura Silva, Sam Hewes, and Madison Gillam in the 50 yard Freestyle.

The team also had several swimmers finish first in their events, including Christian McKee in the 200 yard Individual Medley and the 100 yard Backstroke, Laurie Pisciotta in the 200 yard Individual Medley and the 100 yard Butterfly, Clayton Stoddard in the 100 yard Breaststroke, and Jeanne Torp in the 500 yard Freestyle and the 100 yard Backstroke.

Though the boy’s and girl’s teams were defeated by SSC and OLA, it was a great meet with amazing improvements by the team all around. Be sure to support the Irish Swim Team as they compete against Ocean Springs and Pascagoula in their next meet at the Ocean Springs YMCA September 14 at 5:00!

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Story by Jeanne Torp