The Bishop Lynch AquaFriars closed out their season Saturday at the TAPPS Division I State Swimming Championships in San Antonio.
The Bishop Lynch men had their best finish since 2010, finishing ninth overall with 26 points.
The Friars were led by junior Will Eckles, who swam personal best times of 1:50.79 in finishing seventh in the 200-yard freestyle, and 5:04.49 in finishing sixth in the 500-yard freestyle.
Eckles got support from:
• Junior AJ Armenta, who finished 15th in the 100 yard backstroke.
O'Hare, Seidel, Bray and Eckles grouped to finish eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:42.07, and the team of O'Hare, Bray, Armenta and Eckles teamed to finish seventh in the 400-yard freestyle relay in an excellent time of 3:41.54.
The Lady Friars are one of only three teams who have finished in the Top 4 for the last five years.
The Lady Friars were led by freshman Ailish Tierney, who was silver medalist in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing second in a personal best time of 54.47 seconds.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Ailish finished fourth but set a new school record, finishing in 1:58.60 to break an 11-year-old Bishop Lynch standard.
Others who contributed to the cause were:
• Senior captain Jessica Jordan, who finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a personal best time of 1:11.24, and eighth in the 200-yard Individual Medley;
• Junior Bonnie Nolan, who finished fifth in the 100-yard backstroke and ninth in the 500-yard freestyle;
• Senior Jordan Carl, who finished seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke in a personal best time of 1:13.16, and ninth in the 200-yard freestyle; and
• Junior Jesseca Hageman, who finished ninth in the 100-yard backstroke and 12th in the 100-yard breaststroke, both in personal best times.
• Senior Shauna Seidel, who finished 11th in the 500-yard freestyle.
The Tierney's and Jordan were joined by Seidel to finish fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:45.09, while Nolan, Hageman, Carl and Seidel combined to finish seventh in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:00.46.
Congratulations on great performances by both the men and women in San Antonio.