August 24, 2019
The Biloxi High School Swim Team kicked off the 2019 high school swim season this past Saturday at the Coastal Invitational, and what a kick off it was. Over 300 athletes from 13 teams across the coast raced at the Biloxi Natatorium on brand new starting blocks in a pool decked out in RED AND WHITE!!
The Biloxi Indian Girls Swim Team came in 2nd overall (just 4 points behind OLA) and the Biloxi Indian Boys Swim Team came in 1st overall, beating out 12 other local teams. In addition, Biloxi set two new meet records and achieved over 40 new South State Championship cuts.
NEW MEET RECORDS
Layk Roundtree, Charles Crocker, Dyogo Penafiel, and Jordan Abrahams (Biloxi) took down the 200 medley relay record from 2017 with a time of 1:47.57, previously held by Ocean Springs.
Dyogo Penafiel (Biloxi) took down the 100 butterfly record, set by Ocean Springs swimmer Evan Guichard in 2016. Penafiel broke the record in a time of 57.76, over 1.5 seconds faster than the old record.
WOMEN'S TEAM RANKINGS
1st - OLA – 229 points
2nd – Biloxi – 225 points
3rd - Gulfport – 221 points
4th - Pear River Central – 83 points
5th – Vancleave – 77 points
6th – St. Patrick Catholic – 60 points
7th – Picayune – 30 points
8th – Harrison Central – 26 points
MEN'S TEAM RANKINGS
1st – Biloxi – 295 points
2nd – St Patrick – 163 points
3rd – Pearl River Central – 114 points
4th – D’Iberville – 108 points
5th – Hancock – 73 points
6th – Gulfport – 49 points
7th – West Harrison – 49 points
8th – Saint Stanislaus – 43 points
9th – Harrison Central – 20 points
10th – Vancleave – 21 points
11th – Picayune – 11 points
BILOXI GIRLS TEAM
Ruth Barnett, Katelyn Bearor, Sophie Blythe, Sicily Cayton, Maegan Cooper, Autumn Crider, Lynsey Geray, Ella Hansen, Tatyanna Hill, Alyssa Lane, Theresa Nguyen, Breanna Powell, Maya Prentiss, Claudia Quave, Ava Quick, Aldyn Saucier, Alicia Scamardo, Elizabeth Shouest, Alaina Seal, Kylee Smith, Rory Spooner, Lindley St. Amant, Janna Stokes, & Kourtlyn Wilson.
BILOXI BOYS TEAM
Jordan Abrahams, Liam Abrahams, Gage Barq, Charles Crocker, Aiden Edwards, Zack Edwards, Brandon Geray, Aiden Hansen, Jordan Lowery, Brigand Mays, Billy Mays, Zachary McClelland, Dyogo Penafiel, Layk Roundtree, Nathan Stokes, Julian Talkie, Levi Taylor, Palmer, Toche, Clayton Wilhorn, & Tyler Wince.
THE REPORT FROM THE COACHES TABLE
Swim meets, just like each training session, are an important measurement tool. They show us where we are right now and they give us a flash light, per say, to help us look down the tunnel at the work that needs to be done. To be racing the times we are racing this early in the season, while sore, tired, and unshaved, is a good sign and true testament to the work that is being put in by our athletes and staff. Don’t get comfortable. This weekend lit a fire under a lot of folks. I encourage you to put gasoline on that fire.
33 DAYS UNTIL DEMORUELLE INVITATIONAL
54 DAYS UNTIL SOUTH STATE CHAMPS
61 DAYS UNTIL STATE CHAMPS
TO OUR FAITHFUL VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH FOR THE TIME YOU GIVE TO MAKE THIS PROGRAM A SUCCESS! The role of the parent volunteer is the backbone of all successful youth sports teams and you guys are the real deal. There is no way we could do the work we do with these kids without all of your behind the scene work. It takes a village. The coaches would like to specifically thank our booster club members and our loyal, generous fans and sponsors for the continued support of Biloxi Indian Swimming.
GO BIG RED!