Flashes finish second at St. Joe meet

Published 12:13 am Sunday, September 25, 2016

Just three days after finishing second in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools state swim meet, the St. Aloysius Flashes returned to the pool and held their own against some of the best teams in the public school realm.

Tommy Martin finished first in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley, and St. Al finished second in the team standings at the St. Joe Bruin Invitational Saturday in Madison.

The Flashes totaled 106 points in the nine-team boys’ meet that featured MAIS member St. Al and eight teams from the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

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Madison Central was first, with 137 points, and host school Madison-St. Joseph finished third with 69 points.

Vicksburg High had 42 points to tie Clinton for fifth place. The Gators’ best event was the 50-yard freestyle, where it had three of the top nine finishers out of 79 swimmers. Slade Kingston-Miles placed fourth, Jonah Juve was sixth, and Cameron Davis ninth.

Juve also finished third in the 200-yard freestyle, and Davis was fifth in the 100-yard freestyle.

St. Al, meanwhile, had seven top-three individual finishes and a second-place effort in the 200-yard medley relay.

Martin won the 200 IM in 2 minutes, 17.62 seconds, beating his older brother Charlie Martin by a little over a second. Tommy Martin, a freshman, also won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.55 seconds. Charlie did notch a victory in the 100-yard breaststroke. Charlie Martin, a senior, won that event with a time of 1:09.37.

Connor Clark had two second-place finishes, in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, and both he and Charlie Martin were on the medley relay team that finished second.

Jacob Waisner and Adam Eckstein swam the other two legs of the medley relay. Eckstein had a third-place individual finish in the 500-yard freestyle.

In the girls’ meet, St. Al totaled 30 points and finished seventh.