Second Baptist School has solid performances at TAPPS State Swim meet
The Second Baptist School swim teams hit the road last week to Walker Natatorium to compete at the 2020 TAPPS State Swim Meet.
The men's team was going to be a major contender this season, considering there was only one swimmer lost off last year's fourth place team.
Eight swimmers – Ryan Calderon, Tanner Chapman, Spencer Locascio, Grant Mueller, Evan Steelman, Michael Towne, Jefferson Trammell, Brandon Young – were sent to the state meet this past weekend to compete.
In the end, the guys were able to rack up 208.5 points for a third place finish behind Tyler Grace (217) and Lutheran South (223). This marks the 11th straight year – and 12th of the last 16 – that Second Baptist School men's swim finished in the Top 4."There were five teams going into state about 20 points apart and we were one of them," Second Baptist School Coach Mark Hahn said. "I'm really happy for them. We went in seeded fourth and we came out third. They really swam great."
Men's swimming 3rd Place!!! pic.twitter.com/BzKNheFgQP
— SecondBaptistSchoolAthletics (@SBS_Athletics) February 6, 2020
2020 TAPPS State Team Scores:
1. San Antonio Christian 305
2. Frassati Catholic 242
3. British School 206
4. Austin Regents 155.5
14. Second Baptist 75
1. Lutheran South 223
2. Tyler Grace 217
3. Second Baptist 208.5
4. San Antonio Christian 203
WOMEN'S 200 Medley Relay – Finished 9th (Back – Luella Bakker-Barrink, Breast – Savannah Neal, Fly – Haley Killough, Free – Chloe Tondera).
MEN'S 200 Medley Relay – Dropped 2.11 seconds to finish in 5th place.
(Back – Evan Steelman, Breast – Grant Mueller, Fly – Spencer Locascio, Free – Jefferson Trammell).
MEN'S 200 Free – Ryan Calderon dropped 5 seconds to move from 8th to 5th place and Evan Steelman cut off 5.5 seconds to place 14th and Tanner Chapman finished in 15th place.
50 Free – Luella Bakker-Barrink improved her time and moved from 10th to 8th. Following, the Men's 50 Free saw Spencer Locascio received the bronze medal just being out-touched by .52 for first place. Also, in the Men's 50 Free, Michael Towne placed 10th and Brandon Young placed 11th with Jefferson Trammell tying for 12th. Four SBS swimmers were in the Top 16 in this event.
WOMEN'S 100 Free – Haley Killough placed 15th dropping .3 tenths of a second.
MEN'S 100 Free – Grant Mueller dropped .97 tenths of a second to place 6th.
MEN'S 100 Free – Michael Towne shaving off 1.56 seconds to finish 10th, Brandon Young placed 11th and Ryan Calderon swam to a 12th place finish. Again, there were four Second Baptist School swimmers in the Top 16.
WOMEN'S 500 Free – Chloe Tondera placed 13th and in the Second Baptist School Men's 500 Free, Jefferson Trammell moved from 12th to 11th place.
MEN'S 200 Free Relay – Brandon Young, Ryan Calderon, Michael Towne and Grant Mueller captured the bronze medal. On 1.78 seconds separated first from third in this fast event.
MEN'S 100 Back – Luella Bakker-Barrink swam her way to a 6th place finish dropping 1.25 seconds off her regional time. In the Men's 100 Back, Evan Steelman shaved of almost 1.5 seconds placed 14th.
WOMEN'S 100 Breast – Savannah Neal finished 12th.
MEN'S 100 Breast – Grant Mueller swam .8 tenths faster in a very close field to finish in 10th place.
WOMEN'S 400 Free Relays – Luella Bakker-Barrink, Elaine Adams, Chloe Tondera and Haley Killough dropped almost 20 seconds from the regional time to finish in 8th place.MEN'S 400 Free Relay – Ryan Calderon, Brandon Young, Michael Towne and Spencer Locascio finished with the silver medal.