Thu, 01/30/2020 - 9:27am

Frank Howden '22 Sets CAA Swimming Record; Greenies 3rd as a Team


Howden

Frank Howden ’22 repeated as a conference champion in the 100-yard breaststroke and set a Carolinas Athletic Association swim meet record in the process Wednesday.

The Christ School sophomore skimmed through the water of Ambler Pool for a time of 1 minute, 3.03 seconds. Asheville School’s Tucker Valliere (1:03.13) was the runner-up and the former CAA record (1:03.97) had been set three years ago by another Blues’ swimmer, Joshua Wong.

Additionally, Frank was second in Wednesday’s 200-yard individual medley (2:05.31) and swam a leg on the Greenies’ second-place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:40.88). The time was a personal record for the team which also included Daniel Du ‘22, Aidan Galpin ‘21, and Sam Jarrett ‘22.  

Christ School placed third in the five-school CAA meet with 85.5 points behind overall champion and host Asheville School (210 points), and second-place Asheville Christian Academy (88.5 points).

More individual highlights were that Daniel was the runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.41), one spot ahead of Colin Brazas ‘22 (1:03.99). Other top-five finishes for the Greenies were recorded by the medley relay (fourth, 1:51.27), Colin (200-yard individual medley, 2:22.50), Sam (100-yard butterfly, 1:01.46), Daniel (100-yard butterfly, 53.95), 200-yard freestyle relay (fourth, 1:43.57), and Grayson Scott ‘21 (100-yard breaststroke, 1:08.28).

Team

Carolinas Athletic Association meet

Wednesday at Ambler Pool, Asheville School

BOYS

Team scores

1. Asheville School 210; 2. Asheville Christian Academy 88.5; 3. Christ School 85.5; 4. Carolina Day 50; 5. Rabun Gap (Ga.) 46.

Individual results (Christ School swimmers)

Medley relay: 4. Christ School 1:51.27; 200-yard freestyle: 6. Jake Jarrett 2:12.87; 8. Aidan Galpin 2:14.95; 13. Henry Duggins 2:38.17; 200-yard individual medley: 2. Frank Howden 2:05.31; 5. Colin Brazas 2:22.50; 50-yard freestyle: 9. Grayson Scott 25.04; 11. Charlie Thomas 26.44; 17. James Coleman 27.17; 23. Wyatt Wilson 29.98; 100-yard butterfly: 5. Sam Jarrett 1:01.46; 100-yard freestyle: 5. Daniel Du 53.95*; 8. Aidan Galpin 57.30*; 11. Charlie Thomas 59.95; 18. James Coleman 1:07.40; 200-yard freestyle relay: 4. Christ School 1:43.57; 100-yard backstroke: 2. Daniel Du 1:02.41; 3. Colin Brazas 1:03.99; 8. Jake Jarrett 1:11.34; 100-yard breaststroke: 1. Frank Howden 1:03.13; 4. Grayson Scott 1:08.28; 11. Henry Duggins 1:31.44; 400-yard freestyle relay: 2. Christ School 3:40.88.

* - personal record.