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FBCA’s boys swim team finishes 12th at TAPPS Division 3 state meet

February 12, 2019

What an adventure this swim season has turned out to be for Pasadena-First Baptist Christian Academy’s 3-year-old program.

Highlighted by the boy’s 200-yard freestyle relay team landing in the Top-10, the Warriors had their best TAPPS state meet experience to date.

As a whole, FBCA swimmers combined to score 54 points, earning the Warriors 12th place from a field of 30.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team nabbed the 10th-best time, courtesy of a 1:51.94 reading. FBCA and the group of Harrison Brown, Timothy Henry, Stephen Lawson and Christopher Brown nipped San Antonio Christian and its 1:52.01 time for the last top-10 effort.

The team just missed ninth place after The Shelton School from Dallas finished in the time of 1:51.03.

Individually, Harrison Brown started the Warriors off with a 13th-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle. Steven Kahn from The Hill Country set a new TAPPS Division 3 state record with his 1:41.89 swim in the event, defeating Caleb Jahnke of Round Rock Concordia by almost six seconds.

Christopher Brown earned a seventh-place finish in the 200 IM. Colin Feehery from The Shelton School established a new TAPPS record with his 1:54.10.

Lawson swam to a 15th-place finish in the 100 butterfly with the time of 1:24.91. Jahnke easily won the race by six seconds over Garrett Goolsby of Sugar Land Logos Prep.

Christopher Brown returned to the water for the grueling 500-yard freestyle, setting a new FBCA record with his personal best swim of a fifth-place state finish when he shaved one second from his regional time a mere two weeks earlier.

Brown was clocked in 6:29.67. The state title went to Anthony Paone and his 5:26.68, who won the race by 21 seconds.

For the first time in the short history of the program, two Warriors battled against each other in the same event.

In the 100 backstroke, Harrison Brown and Henry comprised two of the 16 swimmers. Brown wound up capturing 11th and Henry 15th with times of 1:11.31 and 1:30.82, respectively.

Trevor Smith of The Christian School at Castle Hills won the race in 54.68 seconds.

Five girls records fell during the Division 3 state meet, three from The Woodlands Christian Academy, the state champs. Both the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay records fell with times of 1:54.19 and 3:44.07, respectively. Izzy Krantzcke, a member of both relays, took home an individual gold plus a new state record in the 100 breaststroke.

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