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."
It was a big day at the Second Baptist School.
On Wednesday, which was National Signing Day for every sport across the country, the Eagles had six student-athletes put pen to paper and sign to play football at the next level.
Second Baptist School record-setting quarterback Josh Johnson signed with Trinity University. Johnson was named the Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year for this past season and was a finalist for the Built Ford Tough Private School Player of the Year award.
Offensive lineman Dylan Cordell, who was the Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Lineman of the Year for 2019, signed with SMU and defensive star Nate Dyman officially inked his letter to the Air Force Academy.
Other signees included Jared Monroe (Trinity University), Jay Coleman (Houston Baptist University) and David Nunez (Lehigh University).
This was a senior class that never lost a district game while at the Second Baptist School and has helped maintain the level of success by wrapping up the program's seventh-straight district crown this past year. This group also went undefeated in the regular season this year, which was the first time that's happened since 1999.