Baylor Captures 2013 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships

Sunday, February 10, 2013

After two days of competition at the TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships in Knoxville, Baylor School pulled away to capture the women's, men's, and combined state titles. This is the seventh year in a row that the Baylor School has won the women's championship, and the eighth year in a row for the combined title. The boys were able to avenge their second place finish from last year to earn the championship.

Team Scores


Women: 1-Baylor School 388.
0; 2-Harpeth Hall 316.0; 3-Brentwood 165.0; 4-Science Hill 127.0; 5-Ravenwood 118.0

Men: 1-Baylor School 286.0; 2-Montgomery Bell Academy 198.0; 3-Bearden 189.0; 4-Ravenwood 179.0; ; 5-Science Hill 134.0

Leading the way for the Baylor girls on Saturday were seniors Kristen Vredeveld and Hannah Peiffer. Kristen topped off a great career at Baylor with a victory in the 100 free swimming to a time of 49.57. With her efforts in both the 50 and 100 free she also claimed the female swimmer of the meet award. Hannah Peiffer was equally impressive taking the title in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 54.18. Teammate Kimberlee John-Wiliams also placed second in the event for the Baylor School. In one of the most impressive swims of the evening junior Bree Roman took the title in the 100 breaststroke swimming to a time of 1:03.44 outdistancing the rest of the field by almost two seconds.

It was a complete team effort on the boys side to win the title. Chandler Hinson swam a blistering 46.01 in the 100 freestyle to take the individual state championship in the event, while teammate Sam McHugh swam a great 500 freestyle in a time 5:25.97.

Once again the Baylor School relays were a key component to their team titles. Both men and women's 200 yard freestyle relays were victorious. On the women's side Kristen Vredeveld, Bree Roman, Hannah Peiffer, and Kimberlee John-Williams claimed the win with a time of 1:33.05. The men's relay of Luke Kaliszak, Christian Selby, Dustin Tynes, and Chandler Hinson raced to the title in a time of 1:24.37 jusyt out touching a close Montgomery Bell Academy relay. Also, both Baylor School men's and women's 400 free relays placed seventh to help seal the championship.

With all of his efforts with the Baylor School team, Coach Dan Flack received the 2013 women's Coach of the year award

."I am so proud of this senior class of girls. They have really led this team, and the boys team really came together during this meet," siad Head Coach Dan Flack.

Three individual TISCA State titles have led the way for the Aqua Raiders on Friday. Senior Kristen Vredeveld won yet another State title in the 50 yard free swimming to a time of 22.91 Both Sam McHugh and senior Hannah Peiffer won their championships in the 200 IM. McHugh took first racing to a time of 1:48.00, while Hannah finished on top in the women's race with a 2:05.10. The Baylor women's 200 yard medley relay of Hannah Peiffer, Bree Roman, Kimberlee John-Williams, and Kristen Vredeveld dominated the competition to take the title. On the men's side, the 200 medley relay of Luke Kaliszak, Dustin Tynes, Sam McHugh, and Will Raines finished in a close second just behind Ravenwood High School.

Top Baylor Finishers:

Women: Caroline Boone (10th-500 free); Leslie Campbell (14th-100 free); Emma Lochmaier (7th-500 free, 7th-200 free); Maggie Stovall (7th-100 free, 8th-200 free); Hannah Peiffer (1st-100 back, 1st-200 IM, 1st-); Mikaya Reynolds (4th- 200 IM, 11th-100 breast); Kristen Vredeveld (1st-50 free, 100 free); Bree Roman (1st-100 breast, 7th-50 free); Emily Pelletier (2nd- Diving); Kimberlee John-Williams (2nd-100 back, 2nd-100 fly); Annika Kollevoll (4th-100 fly, 5th-100 back); Erika Giuse (13th-100 back)

Men: Sam McHugh (1st-200 IM, 2nd-500 free); Chandler Hinson (1st-100 free, 4th-200 free); Christian Selby (4th-100 free, 9th-200 free); Will Raines (12th-100 free, 12th-200 free); Luke Kaliszak (2nd-50 free, 6th-100 back); Dustin Tynes (6th-100 breast, 12th-50 free)

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