Congratulations to the Harpeth Hall Swimming and Diving team for finishing as runners up in the TISCA State Championship! The Bearacudas won their 22nd consecutive regional title and broke multiple state records to end their amazing season. We are SO proud of these swimmers, divers, and their coaches! GO BEARACUDAS!
Coach Polly Linden shared the following information about the Harpeth Hall girls' 2018-2019 season:
Of 165 high school teams in the state, approximately 130 had swimmers qualify for the state meet. Of those 130, only 36 girls teams scored points in the meet, with 10 of those teams scoring a total of 10 points or less. Harpeth Hall qualified more girls for the state meet than any other girls team. In their swims this weekend, the 'Cudas swam to 20 best times.
Here is a run-down of our top 16 finishers.
200 medley relay (A. Walsh, Yakushi, Massey, G. Walsh) runner-up
200 free, Alex Walsh, state champion and new state record
200 IM, Ella Nelson, state champion and new state record
50 free, Ophelia Pilkinton, state champion
diving, Mia Brakebill, 7th place
100 fly, Gretchen Walsh, state champion and new state record
Alex Massey, 3rd place
100 free, Pilkinton, runner-up
500 free, Nelson, runner-up
200 free relay, (Pilkinton, Massey, Nelson, G Walsh), state champion
100 back, G. Walsh, state champion and new state record;
Massey, 4th place
100 breast, A. Walsh, state champion;
Julia Yakushi, 14th place
400 free relay, (Pilkinton, Stewart, Nelson, A. Walsh), state champion
The Bearacudas took second place to Baylor by just 6 points.
"Thank you to everyone who came out to cheer this weekend and braved the Centennial Sportsplex to see the girls as well as those who sent well-wishes and watched online. The girls were thrilled to be able to share the meet with you all!" Coach Polly Linden