BR trio wins two races on first day of long course swim meet

Two Crawfish Aquatics swimmers, Caroline Beene and Gage Alleman, and Tiger Aquatics’ Sophie Weber were all double winners on the first day of the Louisiana Long Course Swimming Championships at the LSU Natatorium.

Beene won the 100-meter freestyle in the girls 15- to 16-year-old division with a time of 58.93 seconds and came back to win the girls 15-16 200 backstroke in 2 minutes, 25.58 seconds.

TAQ’s Weber won the open girls 400 individual medley in 4:54.26 and the open 100 freestyle in 58.95. CA’s Alleman won the open boys 400 individual medley in 4:33.56 and the open 200 backstroke in 2:07.71 on Thursday.

Tiger Aquatics and Crawfish combined to win 17 events to open the meet. Competitors from Nu Wave and City of Lafayette Swim Team also claimed first-place finishes.

TAQ won both 800-meter freestyle relays, posting times of 8:44.99 for the girls and 8:08.79 for the boys. The TAQ boys finished just over a half second ahead of Crawfish in the boys 800 relay final in one of the numerous of close finishes.

Other individual winners for Tiger Aquatics included Brandon Nyboer (boys 14-and-under 400 IM, 4:58.57), Lance Rodriguez (boys 13-14 100 freestyle, 56.22), Braydon Bergeron (boys open 100 freestyle, 53.41) and Caley Oquist (open girls 200 backstroke, 2:18.61), Ashlyn Hunt (14-and-under girls 400 individual medley, 5:26.55), Jolee Liles (girls 12-and-under 400 freestyle, 4:45.77), Olivia Huffman (girls 13-14 100 freestyle, 1:01.56), Colin Bone (boys 15-16 100 freestyle, 53.19) and Landon Futch (boys 15-16 200 backstroke, 2:18.04) were other individual winners for Crawfish.

Nu Wave’s Davis Edwards won the boys 12-and-under 400 freestyle in 4:43.49. Lafayette’s Victoria Barczyk won the 15-16 girls 400 IM in 5:18.46.