Social distancing on a pool deck is a lot to ask, and there have been many other challenges that Christ School swimmers have had to overcome this season.
The Greenies did not disappoint Saturday with a runner-up showing (109 points) in the Carolinas Athletic Association Championship Meet at Asheville School.
Sam Jarrett ’22 became an individual CAA champion for the first time, touching the wall in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 53.07 seconds. Sam was also second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.67) and swam a leg on the Greenies’ medley relay team (1:47.15) and 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:41.52), which were runners-up.
Frank Howden ’22 was the second-place swimmer in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.25), third in the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.56), and joined Sam on the aforementioned relays. So did Daniel Du ’22, who was third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.78).
Martin Moran ’24 came in third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:23.92) and was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay. Finally, the Greenies were third in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.22) with a team consisting of Caleb Fountain ’21, Charlie Thomas ’21, Grayson Scott ’21, and J.D. Steven ’23.
Caleb, Charlie, Grayson, and seniors from the rest of the teams were given special recognition prior to the meet. Head coach Dr. Brent Harris said this season as a whole has been another nice progression for Christ School's program. There were 13 personal records Saturday and 10 Greenies have qualified for the NCISAA state meet.
More photos from Saturday can be found at Facebook.com/ChristSchool.org.
Carolinas Athletic Association Championship Meet
Saturday at Asheville School
1. Asheville School 187.5; 2. Christ School 109; 3. Asheville Christian Academy 78.5; 4. Rabun Gap (Ga.) 31; 5. Carolina Day 13.
Christ School results
Medley relay: 2. Christ School (Daniel Du, Sam Jarrett, Frank Howden, and Grayson Scott) 1:47.15; 200-yard freestyle: 1. Sam Jarrett 1:53.07; 200-yard individual medley: 3. Frank Howden 2:02.56; 50-yard freestyle: Jake Jarrett 25.47; 7. Grayson Scott 25.52; 9. J.D. Steven 25.89; 11. Charlie Thomas 26.66; 100-yard freestyle: 5. Daniel Du 55.29; 8. Jake Jarrett 56.32; 9. J.D. Steven 59.81; 500-yard freestyle: 2. Sam Jarrett 5:06.67; 3. Martin Moran 5:23.92; 200-yard freestyle relay: 3. Christ School (Caleb Fountain, Charlie Thomas, J.D. Steven, and Grayson Scott) 1:42.22; 100-yard backstroke: 3. Daniel Du 1:10.78; 4. Colin Brazas 1:02.12; 5. Martin Moran 1:03.57; 100-yard breaststroke: 2. Frank Howden 1:02.25; 6. Grayson Scott 1:10.31; 400-yard freestyle relay: 2. Christ School (Sam Jarrett, Martin Moran, Frank Howden, and Daniel Du) 3:41.52.