Eight swimmers from the SAS Varsity Swim Team traveled to Nashville on Friday, January 27, for the MTHSSA Region Swim Meet. Javier Arellano, Aidan Gruman, Jackson Frazier, Toby Van de Ven, Siena Barry, Loulie Frazier, Sarah Russell Leonard, and Reese Michaels competed against hundreds of swimmers from the central Tennessee region.
Loulie Frazier earned a TISCA State Swim Meet Qualifying Time with a 1:07.23 in the Girls’ 100 yd Backstroke, a season best with a 3.66 sec time improvement. Frazier added to her impressive performance with a time of 1:11.22 in the Girls’ 100 yd Butterfly, a season best by 9.1 sec and a lifetime best swim by 4.3 seconds. Teammate Sarah Russell Leonard had already qualified for the TISCA State Swim Meet in both of her Region events, the 100 yd Butterfly and the 200 yd Freestyle; she improved upon her qualifying time in the 100 Butterfly and set a new SAS Team Record with a 1:03.57, a time drop of 0.24 sec. Jackson Frazier also qualified for States previously in the 200 yd Individual Medley and 100 yd Breaststroke. He finished the Region Meet with an SAS season best time of 1:00.69 and a 10th place finish in the 100 yd Breaststroke.
Other swimmers had exceptional lifetime best swims as well including: Sienna Barry: Girls’ 50 yd Freestyle 29.13 (-0.02 sec) and 100 yd Freestyle 1:03.97 (-1.23); Reese Michaels: Girls’ 100 yd Freestyle 1:03.37 (-0.46) and 100 yd Breaststroke 1:23.99 (-1.22); Toby Van de Ven: Boys’ 200 yd Freestyle 2:04.40 (-4.10) and 500 yd Freestyle 5:49.12 (-11.84). In total, 83% of the individual swims at the Region Meet were lifetime best swims.
Barry, Loulie Frazier, Leonard, and Michaels combined on the Girls’ 200 yd Medley Relay for a new best time of 2:08.61, a time improvement of 1.68 sec, and on the 400 yd Freestyle Relay for a new best time of 4:23.59, a time improvement of 13.4 seconds.
Jackson Frazier, Loulie Frazier, and Sarah Russell Leonard will travel to the TISCA State Swim Meet February 10 and 11 to compete as individual swimmers. Loulie Frazier and Leonard will be joined by teammates Barry and Michaels to compete in two State Meet relay events as well.