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Swim Team Dominates in Second Meet

The St. Joseph’s Academy swim team competed in the second Capital City Swim League meet of the 2022 season, scoring 636 points in a dominating performance. Second-place Baton Rouge High scored 364 points in the seven-team meet, held at Crawfish Aquatics. Rounding out the field were Dutchtown (219), East Ascension (130), Ascension Christian (84), West Feliciana (65) and Plaquemine (56).

“At the start of each meet, our intentions are for the girls to compete to the best of their abilities and try their hardest,” said coach Ali Buchart. “Per the usual, the girls did that, which led to our success. We won every event with the exception of one relay. The environment was uplifting and exciting.” 

SJA’s top four finishers in each event are as follows:

200 Medley Relay: Lyla Roper, Audrey Lemoine, Kate Fawley and Anna Guidroz, 1st place, 1:57.96: Grace Jackson, Auldyn Faulk, Claudia Magee and Vincenza Vendetto, 3rd place, 2:11.48

200 Freestyle: Maddox Saurage, 1st place, 2:08.02; Caroline Beck, 2nd place, 2:10.67; Meredith Martin, 4th place, 2:12.48

200 Individual Medley: Anna Guidroz, 1st place, 2:19.29; Lyla Roper, 2nd place, 2:23.56; Ainsley Roberts, 3rd place, 2:30.84; Claire Lofland, 4th place, 2:55.37

50 Freestyle: Caroline Munson, 1st place, 26.38; Mary Grace Talbot, 2nd place, 26.61; Caroline Roberts, 4th place, 27.62

100 Butterfly: Kate Fawley, 1st place, 1:02.53; Caroline Beck, 2nd place, 1:06.51; Isabella Vargas, 3rd pace, 1:07.15; Madeline Oubre, 4th place, 1:07.71

100 Freestyle: Anna Guidroz, 1st place, 56.27; Caroline Munson, 3rd place 1:00.58; Ainsley Roberts, 4th place, 1:01.21

500 Freestyle: Lyla Roper, 1st place, 5:35.19; Meredith Martin, 2nd place, 5:48.78; Sydney Kline, 3rd place, 5:58.53; Ella Ganuch, 4th place, 6:21.83

200 Freestyle Relay:  Maddox Saurage, Audrey Rothkamm, Madeline Oubre and Caroline Munson, 2nd place, 1:51.04; Kearra Grisby, Caroline Roberts, Caroline Beck and Katie Toncrey, 3rd place, 1:51.12

100 Backstroke: Kate Fawley, 1st place, 1:04:43; Ava Schoen, 3rd place, 1:06.35

100 Breaststroke: Audrey Lemoine, 1st place, 1:13.31; Claire Lofland, 3rd place, 1:20.95

400 Freestyle Relay: Caroline Roberts, Caroline Beck, Sydney Kline and Claire Lofland, 1st place, 4:01.59

Next up for the swimmers is the Mandeville Swim Meet on September 24. 

Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Communications Director

Photos courtesy of Craig Gannuch and Nan Murtagh