Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:46am

Swimming Places 2nd at County Meet


Swim

Christ School coach Kevin Lisska noticed an uptick in focus and preparation leading up to Saturday night's Buncombe County swim meet.

The positive signs translated into one of the Greenies' best-ever showings in the competition. They placed second out of 11 boys teams with 285 points.

Individually, Frank Howden ‘22 touched the wall first to win a county championship in the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 2.17 seconds) and was second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.22). Both times are personal records for the sophomore from Asheville who swam a leg on Christ School’s second-place medley relay (1:49.66) along with Daniel Du ‘22, Sam Jarrett ‘22, and Grayson Scott ‘21, as well as the second-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.14) with Grayson, Charlie Thomas ‘21, and Daniel Neuman ‘21.

Buncombe County Swim Meet

Saturday at Buncombe County Schools Aquatic Center

BOYS

Team scores

1. Asheville School 551; 2. Christ School 285; 3. T.C. Roberson 261; 4. Asheville Christian Academy 258; 5. A.C. Reynolds 134; 6. North Buncombe 119; 7. Asheville 117; 8. Enka 82; 9. Carolina Day 73; 10. Asheville Trailblazers 9; 11. Owen 2.

Individual results (Christ School swimmers)

Medley relay: 2. Christ School 1:49.66; 200-yard freestyle: 6. Aidan Galpin 2:15.57 (personal record); 200-yard individual medley: Frank Howden 2:03.22 (personal record); 50-yard freestyle: 10. Charlie Thomas 25.95; 12. Daniel Neuman 26.26; 100-yard butterfly: 3. Sam Jarrett 1:01.24; 5. Grayson Scott 1:04.08; 100-yard freestyle: 5. Daniel Du 55.75; 11. Charlie Thomas 59.88 (state meet qualifying time); 14. Aidan Galpin 1:00.44 (personal record); 500-yard freestyle: 3. Sam Jarrett 5:21.52 (personal record); 7. Colin Brazas 5:59.19 (state meet qualifying time); 200-yard freestyle relay: 2. Christ School 1:42.14; 100-yard backstroke: 4. Daniel Du 1:03.08; 6. Colin Brazas 1:05.89; 100-yard breaststroke: 1. Frank Howden 1:02.17 (personal record); 3. Grayson Scott 1:07.56; 400-yard freestyle relay: 4. Christ School 3:53.56.