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Swimmers Open Season with Dominating Win

The 12-time defending state champion St. Joseph’s Academy swim team opened the 2023 season with a big win in the first Capital City Swim League meet of the year. With first-place finishes in all 11 events, the Redstickers scored 642 points to outdistance the eight-team field. The meet was held at Crawfish Aquatics. 

Rounding out the top five were Baton Rouge High School (291), Dutchtown (204), West Feliciana (66) and Brusly (56).

The top three finishers in each event are as follows:

200 Medley Relay: Maddox Saurage, Madeline Oubre, Audrey Lemoine and Mary Grace Talbot (SJA A Team), 1st place, 2:00.67; Ava Schoen, Mignon Prochaska, Sydney Kline and Audrey Rothkamm (SJA B Team), 2nd place, 2:03.31

200 Freestyle: Lyla Roper, 1st place, 2:00.70; Laura Purgerson, 3rd place, 2:04.63

200 Individual Medley: Molly Mayo, 1st place, 2:20.19; Caroline Roberts, 2nd place, 2:21.34

50 Freestyle: Anna Guidroz, 1st place, 26.82; Mary Grace Talbot, 2nd place, 27.05; Kearra Grisby, 3rd place, 27.27

100 Butterfly: Audrey Lemoine, 1st place, 1:03.29; Sydney Kline, 3rd place, 1:06.91

100 Freestyle: Anna Guidroz, 1st place, 57.26; Kearra Grisby, 2nd place, 1:00.06; Mary Grace Talbot, 3rd place, 1:01.33

500 Freestyle: Caroline Roberts, 1st place, 5:36.87; Mary Claire Roberts, 2nd place, 5:38.88; Madeline Oubre, 3rd place, 5:42.35

200 Freestyle Relay: Kearra Grisby, Anna Guidroz, Mary Grace Talbot and Katie Toncrey (SJA A Team), 1st place, 1:49.42; Rachel Schroeder, Mary McCormick, Amelia Gilcrease and Juliana Robillard (SJA B Team), 3rd place, 2:02.69

100 Backstroke: Lyla Roper, 1st place, 1:01.35; Laura Purgerson, 2nd place, 1:03.13; Ava Schoen, 3rd place, 1:04.25

100 Breaststroke: Madeline Oubre, 1st place, 1:10.20; Audrey Lemoine, 2nd place, 1:10.85; Molly Mayo, 3rd place, 1:12.74

400 Freestyle Relay: Anna Guidroz, Laura Purgerson, Kearra Grisby and Audrey Lemoine (SJA A Team), 1st place, 3:54.47; Lyla Roper, Caroline Roberts, Madeline Oubre and Molly Mayo (SJA B Team), 2nd place, 3:56.78

Next up for SJA is League Meet #2 on September 30 at Crawfish Aquatics. 

Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Communications Director