Swimmers post personal best times during 5A TISCA competition

Thirteen swimmers competed in the North Texas 5A TISCA Invitational on Friday and Saturday against almost 50 of the top public and private school teams in Texas.

The Lady Friars medley relay team of senior Ailish Tierney, freshmen Hadley Beeson and Stella Todd, and junior captain Lindsay Hudspeth was able to take the bronze medal in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.96. 

Todd was able to take an individual gold in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.86. Beeson took her own gold medal with a victory in the 50 freestyle in school record time of 24.14. 

Hudspeth's time of 2:22.32 in the 200 individual medley was good enough for 13th place. Tierney took first place in the B Final with a time of 55.55. The relay consisting of Sophie Robertson, Avery Smithen, Sofia Eliason, and junior captain Elli Jordan all achieved lifetime bests in their individual splits. 

The Lady Friars finished off the night with a sixth-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, consisting of Beeson, Hudspeth, Tierney, and freshman Avery Smithen

A tip of the swim cap to Smithen, who was a last-minute addition to the relay which allowed her to post a lifetime best time in her split. 

The boys team qualified two relays on the weekend with their 200 freestyle relay qualifying for finals. Their finish was good enough for 12th place with a time of 1:34.99. That relay consisted of sophomore Luke Weber, senior captains Joe Weber and Shaughnessey Smith, as well as freshman Austin January

Weber, January, and freshman Callen Singhania qualified individually in their respective events. 

The Friar swim team is back in the water when they take on St. Marks and Hockaday for their final dual meet of the season on Friday, Jan. 11.