Photo by Randy Williams

Tupelo, Madison Central, St. Andrew’s win swim championships

class one final results

class one final scores

class two final results

class two final scores

The Tupelo boys and Madison Central girls continued their dominance at the MHSAA/Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Swim State Championships on October 26th at the Tupelo Aquatic Center.

Tupelo finished with 137 points in Class II (6A), outscoring runners-up Madison Central (90) and Biloxi (47.5) to win a 13th consecutive boys championship.

Madison Central totaled 147 points, outscoring Tupelo (84) and Oxford (79) to earn a 6th straight girls title for Class II.

St. Andrew’s swept the Class I (5A/4A/3A/2A/1A) championships.

The Saints finished with 136 points, outscoring St. Joseph (114) and Pearl River Central (61) for their 5th boys state championship since 2012.

The Lady Saints edged runners-up St. Joseph (89) and Our Lady Academy (88) for their 5th girls state title since the MHSAA went to its current two-classification swim format in 2011.

A total of six MHSAA Overall State Meet records were broken:

  • Taylor Williams, Center Hill, 56.07 seconds in the boys 100-yard breaststroke
  • Julia Dennis, Oxford, 23.42 in the girls 50 freestyle
  • Cassie Howell, Madison Central, 51.45 in the girls 100 freestyle
  • Gabrielle Ivey, Ocean Springs, 1 minute, 52.51 seconds in the girls 200 freestyle
  • Cassie Howell, Madison Central, 54.87 in the girls 100 backstroke
  • Madison Central, 3:36.82 in the girls 400 relay (Ella Gibbs, Cassie Howell, Ella Thomas, Kimberly McCaffrey)



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