Morgan City High leads area swimmers at state

Staff Report
Morgan City placed 10th in Division III boys scoring to lead the Tri-City area’s contingent in Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Swim Meet action at SPAR Aquatic Center in Sulphur Thursday.
The Tigers scored 82 points, while Berwick scored 45 points for a 13th-place finish in Division III. E.D. White won the Division III boys title with 361 points.
On the Division III girls’ side, Berwick finished No. 19 in team scoring with 29 points. E.D. White also won the girls title with 314 points.
The Tigers were led by senior Jean’ Pat Dupuy, who recorded top-four finishes in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle. Dupuy finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.03, knocking more than a second from his seeded time.
St. Louis senior Caleb Wyninger won the event with a time of 49.16.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Dupuy finished fourth with a time of 22.86, bettering his seeded time of 23.03.
E.D. White senior Grant DeGravelle won the event with a time of 22.23.
In the boys’ 100-yard butterfly, Morgan City sophomore Carson Gagliano finished No. 16 with a time of 1:02.5.
St. Louis senior Isaac Etherton won the event with a time of 52.33.
In relay action, Morgan City finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:37.36, knocking almost two seconds off its seeded time. Team members include Gagliano, sophomore Kyle Ring, junior Mitch Mancuso and Dupuy.
St. Charles Catholic won the event with a time of 1:32.80.
In the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay, Morgan City finished eighth with a time of 3:45.64, shaving nearly two seconds off its seeded time. Relay members were Gagliano, sophomore Chris Pitre, Mancuso and Dupuy.
E.D. White won the event in a Division III-record 3:16.42.
Berwick’s boys individual finalists were senior Stephen Theriot and sophomore Luke Orlando, both in the 200-yard individual medley, and Caleb Perry in the 500-yard freestyle.
Theriot and Orlando finished Nos. 11 and 12, respectively in the 200-yard individual medley relay, with Theriot shaving more than a second off his seeded time with a finish in 2:27.58. Orlando finished in 2:31.25, besting his seeded time of 2:31.80.
E.D. White’s Jacques Rathle won the event with a time of 1:56.21.
In the boys’ 500-yard freestyle, Berwick junior Caleb Perry finished with a time of 6:39.65.
University High eighth grader Christopher Richar-dson won the event with a time of 4:51.85.
In boys’ relay action, Berwick finished 11th in both the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Berwick’s team of senior Kyle Boudreaux, junior Jace Templet, sophomore Angelo Spitale and senior Grayson Wells clocked in at 1:44.40.
In the boys’ 200-yard medley relay, Berwick finished with a time of 1:56.75, slicing nearly two seconds off its seeded time. The relay consists of sophomores Landon Broussard and Orlando, junior Ty Kapp and Wells.
E.D. White won the event with a Division III record time of 1:40.90.
Berwick finished 12th in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:54.46. The squad cut 9-plus seconds off its seeded time. Team members were Kapp, Orlando, Theriot and Wells.
On the girls’ side, Berwick junior Megan Soileau finished 16th in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:40.25, knocking approximately 4 seconds from her seeded time.
In the girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay, Berwick finished ninth with a time of 4:30.97. Team members were Soileau and Madison Carline, freshman Kaylee Percle and junior Alyssa Gray. The team knocked almost 11 seconds off its seeded time.
University Lab won the event title with a time of 3:44.09.
Berwick finished No. 12 in the girls 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:18.33, shaving six-plus seconds off its seeded time. Team members are Soileau, junior Maci Broussard, Gray and Percle.
University Lab won the event in a Division III record 1:52.30.
In Division IV, Central Catholic’s boys finished 20th in team scoring with nine points.
Isidore Newman won the Division IV title with 417 points.
Individually, Central Catholic freshman Logan Haines finished No. 16 in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 7:20.87.
Isidore Newman freshman Pierce Thionville won the event with a time of 4:49.16.
The Eagles competed in the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Central Catholic finished No. 13 in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:11.32.
Team members were senior Jack Autrey, freshman Anthony Saleme, sophomore Bryce Kelly and sophomore Gunnar Theriot.
Episcopal School of Acadiana won the event with a time of 1:34.64.
The Eagles’ 200-yard medley relay team was disqualified. Isidore Newman won the event with a time of 1:43.83.

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