The Bishop Watterson boys and girls swim teams each took second place at the 2018 Columbus Catholic League championships on January 27, bolstered by eight first-place finishes by the girls and four from the boys, two of which were school records.
Among the first place finishers for the girls were junior Elizabeth Intihar in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, sophomore Mia Brown in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle, senior Cecilia Moore in the 100 backstroke, and senior Julia St. John in the 100 breaststroke. Also finishing in first place was the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams of Brown, Intihar, St. John and Brown.
Second-place finishes included Moore in the 200 individual medley and St. John in the 100 freestyle.
The boys swim team set two new Bishop Watterson school records, led by a 200 freestyle relay first place performance of 1:27.74 by seniors Thomas Clark, David Coss, Perry Finnegan and sophomore Michael Vondran (breaking their own 2017 record).
Thomas Clark also broke a 26-year-old school record in the 200 freestyle with his first-place time of 1:45.41.
Other first place finishes included Clark in the 100 breaststroke and Finnegan in the 50 freestyle.
Second-place finishes included Coss in the 200 individual medley, Finnegan in the 100 freestyle, and Clark, Coss, Finnegan and Vondran in the 400 freestyle relay. Third-place finishes included Coss in the 100 butterfly and Vondran in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
Third-place finishes included junior Alyssa O’Sullivan in the 200 individual medley
Up next for the BWHS swim team is Senior Night, Friday, February 2 at the Worthington Pool at 6:00 p.m. Please come out to support your Watterson Eagles!