Swimming Cavaliers Show Out Against Region Foes

By Jase Peeler


The Cavaliers squared off against region rivals Hillcrest and Riverside Thursday night at Converse College. The Boys team defeated last year's state runner-up, Riverside, by a score of 166 to 99 and beat Hillcrest 190 to 69. The girls defeated Hillcrest by a score of 161 to 90 and fell short to Riverside 106 to 162. The Cavaliers combined beat Riverside 272 to 261 and Hillcrest 351 to 159.


Since it was a triple dual meet, individual scores were not calculated.


The girls team had a total of 6 automatic state cuts earned, with three of them new and another an improvement on an already-set time. Junior Alaina Smith achieved an automatic time in the 50 freestyle, her second automatic time of the year. The girls 200 and 400 freestyle relays achieved automatic cuts, accounting for their first automatic relay cuts of the year. The girls also achieved two consideration times. The girls now have an automatic cut in every event. The boys team had 8 automatic cuts, with two of them new relays and another two improvements on previously-set times. The boys had 13 consideration times, with 4 new relays (two of which were in the same event), two new individual (both by Caleb Bailey), and 4 improvements. Senior Andrew Johns also would have set the school record in the 200 free during the meet, had it not been already broken by Jack Parker earlier in the year.


The Cavaliers will travel to the Middle Tyger YMCA at 10:00 AM Saturday for the big Region Meet.

Automatic State Cuts



200 Freestyle Relay- Evelyn Shrader, Emily Hovis, Hannah Weber, Alaina Smith- 1:46.97


400 Freestyle Relay- Evelyn Shrader, Emily Hovis, Hannah Weber, Alaina Smith- 3:59.83


200 IM - Hannah Weber- 2:20.16 (previous best automatic time: 2:19.29)


50 Freestyle- Alaina Smith- 25.84


100 Freestyle- Alaina Smith- 56.99 (previous automatic time from relay: 56.85)


100 Breaststroke- Hannah Weber- 1:09.01 (improving her previous automatic time of 1:09.05)



200 Medley Relay- Jack Parker, Preston Erb, Brett Bailey, Andrew Johns- 1:42.40


200 Freestyle Relay- Andrew Johns, Andy Cockrell, Jack Parker, Brett Bailey- 1:33.86


200 Freestyle- Andrew Johns- 1:48.67 (improving his previous best automatic time of 1:48.91)


200 IM- Jack Parker- 2:04.70 (previous best automatic time: 2:01.13)


100 Freestyle- Andrew Johns- 49.15 (previous best automatic time: 48.94)

Brett Bailey- 50.83 (previous best automatic time from relay: 50.10)


500 Freestyle- Jack Parker- 5:08.26 (previous best automatic time: 4:53.03)


100 Breaststroke- Brett Bailey- 1:03.70 (improving his previous best automatic time of 1:03.73)


Consideration State Times



50 Freestyle- Emily Hovis- 26.58 (improving her previous consideration time of 26.87)


100 Backstroke- Emily Hovis- 1:05.80 (improving her previous best consideration time of 1:06.59)



200 Medley Relay-  Ethan Johnson, Matthew Wilson, Giovanny Perez, Andy Cockrell- 1:51.84

Caleb Bailey, Porter Martin, Tommy Giaimo, Ty Neuder- 1:52.85

200 Freestyle Relay- Porter Martin, Jack Gaskins, Preston Erb, Dylan Rogers- 1:41.97


400 Freestyle Relay- Ethan Johnson, Giovanny Perez, Matthew Wilson, Tommy Giaimo- 3:41.45


200 Freestyle- Ethan Johnson- 2:01.56 (previous best consideration time: 2:00.55)


200 IM- Caleb Bailey- 2:13.62


50 Freestyle- Dylan Rogers- 24.74 (improving his previous best consideration time of 25.11)

Matthew Wilson- 24.80 (improving his previous consideration time of 25.17)

Andy Cockrell- 24.69 (improving his previous consideration time of 25.01)


100 Butterfly- Tommy Giaimo- 59.83 (previous best consideration time: 59.12)


100 Backstroke- Matthew Wilson (previous consideration time: 1:03.26)


100 Breaststroke- Preston Erb- 1:07.95 (improving his previous best consideration time of 1:09.20)

Caleb Bailey- 1:09.18