A record 82 schools competed in the girls swimming and diving championships this weekend in St. Peters with 56 divers (also a record), competing. 48 of the schools scored points in the team standings and as Jason West of MSHSAA points out, competition in the sport is growing and spreading throughout the state.
In addition, there were four new state records set:
Event 3 Girls 200 Yard IM
2:00.24 2016 Tori Beeler, Park Hill South
Event 6 Girls 100 Yard Butterfly
53.73 2/20/2016 Gabriela Vieira, Parkway West
Event 8 Girls 500 Yard Freestyle
4:54.94 2/20/2016 Brittany Wen, Hickman
Event 12 Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
3:28.66 2/20/2016 Lafayette (Wildwood), Lafayette STL
F Petrosino, C Behl, K Hansen, D Thomas
In wrestling, the championships started with 21 undefeated wrestlers and finished with 13. Jason shares stories of one wrestler being disqualified, another overcoming the loss of a brother to win a championship and the great sight of sportsmanship shown by competitors and fans. Plus, what exactly happened with the fire inside Mizzou Arena?
We get the scoop on this week’s hangout with MSHSAA.