Tiger Swimming and Diving Win 28th Straight State Championship

Photo by Conor Revell

Photo by Conor Revell

For the 28th consecutive year, the Tiger Swimming and Diving team are Kentucky High School Swimming and Diving State Champions. The last time Tiger Swimming lost State, Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

Final Team Scores:
1. Saint Xavier – 361
2. Covington Catholic – 317
3. Louisville Collegiate – 173
T4. Christian Academy – 119
T4. Bowling Green – 119

The 200 yard medley relay team of junior Martin Nitzken, junior Keefer Barnum, senior Matt Steiden and senior Clayton Forde got the day started off right for St. X. They broke the state record in the event by .59 seconds and won by 3.14 seconds over Covington Catholic’s relay team.

Over at the 1 meter Diving competition, senior Michael Miller won with a score of 437.05 and beat Evan Brungs of Convington Catholic by 13.65 points. The only other individual winner on the day for the Tigers was Barnum in the 100 yard breaststroke. Barnum won the event with a time of 55.31. In the prelims on Friday, Barnum broke the state record in the event with a time of 54.69.

More Results:
200 yard freestyle: 2nd, Aldan Johnston – 1:38.66; 8th, Cole Brown – 1:45.07; 11th, Peter Hurst – 1:46.77; 12th, Eli Thompson – 1:47.40
200 yard individual medley: 2nd, Clayton Forde – 1:50.80; 5th, Keefer Barnum – 1:51.70; 12th, Martin Nitzken – 1:56.18
50 yard freestyle: 6th, Matt Steiden – 21.59; 8th, Michael Eastman – 21.85
1 meter diving: 11th, Blake Ansert – 311.70
100 yard butterfly: 5th, Matt Steiden – 51.14; 11th, Peter Hurst – 52.74
100 yard freestyle: 12th, Michael Eastman – 48.25; Dominic Tomchek – 48.38
500 yard freestyle: 2nd, Aldan Johnston – 4:31.27; 3rd, Clayton Forde – 4:31.58; 8th, Cole Brown – 4:48.86; 10th, Eli Thompson – 4:43.58
200 yard freestyle relay: 2nd, Matt Steiden, Michael Eastman, Aldan Johnston and Clayton Forde – 1:24.94
100 yard backstroke: 6th, Martin Nitzken – 52.29; 8th, Dominic Tomchek – 52.67; 13th, Eric Bush – 55.11
400 yard freestyle relay: 2nd, Aldan Johnston, Cole Brown, Dominic Tomchek and Michael Eastman – 3:11.06

Go Tigers!

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About Cole Bollinger

Editor for WSTX Sports

Posted on February 27, 2016, in Tiger Swimming and Diving and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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