Pope John Paul II, Ascension Episcopal claim state swimming titles

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Pope John Paul II captured the LHSAA Boys Division IV state championship Wednesday in Shreveport at the BHP Billiton YMCA.

The Jaguars amassed 337 points with Newman second with 285 points. Country Day was fifth.

David Legnon was the star for the Jaguars, winning both the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Pope John Paul II also won the 200 freestyle relay.

Pierce Thionville of Newman won both the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke to pace the Greenies.

Ascension Episcopal won the Girls Division IV championship with 291 points with Newman second at 231 points. St. Martin’s Episcopal was fourth.

Katherine Kramer of Newman won the 100 freestyle while Juliette Magner of St. Martin’s Episcopal took first in the 100 backstroke.

The boys and girls Division III championships are Thursday, the Division II titles will be decided Friday and the Division I championships are Saturday in Shreveport.

Division IV scores and results from Wednesday (click here for in-depth results):

Boys

Team totals: 1, Pope John Paul II 341. 2, Newman 245. 3, Ascension Episcopal 234. 4, Dunham 128. 5, Country Day 102. 6, Episcopal School of Acadiana 82. 7, St. Martin’s Episcopal 80. 8, Westminster Christian 64. 9, First Baptist Christian 63. 10, Riverside Academy 63. 11, Central Catholic 57. 12, Christ Episcopal 53. 13, Ascension Christian 28. 14, Holy Savior Menard 26, Vinton 26. 16, St. Thomas Aquinas 23. 17, Northlake Christian, 5.

Top individuals

200-yard medley relay: 1, Newman 1:43.46. 2, Pope John Paul II 1:44.69. 3, Ascension Episcopal 1:51.48.

200 freestyle: 1, Pierce Thionville, Newman, 1:40.78. 2, Thad Erato, Pope John Paul II, 1:57.60. 3, Pepijn Kuiper, Newman, 1:58.90.

200 individual medley: 1, Patrick Murphy, Dunham, 1:58.55. 2, Mason Schlang, Ascension Episcopal, 1:59.68. 3, Christian Johnson, Newman, 2:01.33.

50 freestyle: 1, Davis Legnon, Pope John Paul II, 22.38. 2, Adam Stelly, Westminster, 23.99. 3, Ebbo Kuiper, Newman, 24.37.

100 butterfly: 1, Davis Legnon, Pope John Paul II, 50.68. 2, Jack Aldridge, Ascension Episcopal, 52.27. 3, Mason Schlang, Ascension Episcopal, 52.78.

100 freestyle: 1, Jack Aldridge, Ascension Episcopal, 50.22. 2, Adam Stelly, Westminster, 50.66. 3, Thad Erato, Pope John Paul II, 52.27.

500 freestyle: 1, Christian Johnson, Newman, 4:47.37. 2, Luke Barrios, Pope John Paul II, 5:50.29. 3, Ethan DeSoto, Ascension Christian, 6:03.32.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Pope John Paul II 1:36.68. 2, Newman 1:48.77. 3, Ascension Episcopal 1:54.20.

100 backstroke: 1, Pierce Thionville, Newman, 50.22. 2, Reed Jantzi, Dunham, 55.83. 3, Colby Watkins, St. Martin’s Episcopal, 56.10.

100 breaststroke: 1, Patrick Murphy, Dunham, 59.49. 2, Andy Cerna, Westminster, 1:05.00. 3, Pepijn Kuiper, Newman, 1:07.94.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Dunham, 3:35.56 2, Pope John Paul II, 3:56.89, 3, Riverside Academy 4:30.39

Girls

Team totals: 1, Ascension Episcopal 291. 2, Newman 231. 3, Episcopal School of Acadiana 221. 4. St. Martin’s Episcopal 199. 5, Holy Savior Menard 180. 6, McGehee 165. 7. Pope John Paul II 161. 8, Riverside Academy 97. 9. Houma Christian 75. 10, Westminster 63. 11, Sacred Heart-Grand Coteau 62. 12, Ascension Christian 50. 13, Metairie Park Country Day 49. 14, Christ Episcopal 40. 15, St. Mary’s 31. 16, Morris Jeff Community17. Northlake Christian 7. 18. First Baptist Christian 1.

Top individuals

200-yard medley relay: 1, Ascension Episcopal, 1:54.31. 2, Episcopal School of Acadiana, 1:59.09. 3, Newman, 2:05.07.

200 freestyle: 1, Regan Manning, ESA, 1:57.77. 2, Katherine Kramer, Newman, 1:58.49. 3, Victoria Murphy, Ascension Christian, 2:10.70.

200 individual medley: 1, Sophie Sierveld, AES, 2:12.32. 2, Elena Alvarado, ESA, 2:19.55. 3, Brooke Gill, AES, 2:26.42.

50 freestyle: 1, Ashley Gill, AES, 23.70. 2, Andrea Cuccia, Pope John Paul II, 25.28. 3, Mary LeMieux, Christ Episcopal, 25.72.

100 butterfly: 1, Ashley Gill, AES, 56.16. 2, Juliette Magner, St. Martin’s Episcopal, 1:02.09. 3, Olivia Courville, Sacred Heart-GC, 1:06.37.

100 freestyle: 1, Katherine Kramer, Newman, 55.11. 2, Mary LeMeiux, Christ Episcopal, 56.14. 3, Camille McConnell, Sacred Heart-GC, 57.14.

500 freestyle: 1, Regan Manning, ESA, 5:15.56. 2, Sheridan Pesnell, St. Mary’s, 5:48.97. 3, Victoria Murphy, Ascension Christian, 5:49.33.

200 freestyle relay: 1, Newman, 1:49.51. 2, ESA, 1:50.75. 3, AES, 1:51.67.

100 backstroke: 1, Juliette Magner, St. Martin’s Episcopal, 1:01.22. 2, Camille McConnell, Sacred Heart-GC, 1:02.28. 3, Brooke Gill, AES, 1:04.23.

100 breaststroke: 1, Sophie Sierveld, AES, 1:08.75. 2, Elena Alvarado, ESA, 1:10.29. 3, Andrea Cuccia, Pope John Paul II, 1:11.26.

400 freestyle relay: 1, Ascension Episcopal, 3:58.19. 2, St. Martin’s Episcopal, 3:59.65. 3, McGehee, 4:13.02.

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