Baylor Off to Fast Start at 2020 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships

KNOXVILLE, TN- The Baylor School got off to fast start on day one of the 2020 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships. After Friday evening finals, the Baylor School leads in the combined team scores with 217 points. The girls also lead in the team scores with 119 points, followed closely by Harpeth Hall in second with 117 points. On the boys side Baylor is in second with a total of 98 points. McCallie School is leading the way with 108 points, and Montgomery Bell is in third with 96.5 points  The high school state meet is being held on the campus of the University of Tennessee at the Alan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville, TN.

Leading the way for the Baylor School was a state championship performance from junior Ellie Waldrep.  Waldrep claimed first in the 100-yard butterfly in a new school record and NISCA Automatic All-American time of 53.66.  Baylor also had a pair second place finishes in both the girls and boys 200-yard Medley Relay events.  The girls quartet of Ellie Waldrep, Jewel Gordon, Avery Wilson, and Bre Belcher finished with a NISCA Automatic All-American time of 1:43.40.  The boys relay of Nic Brando, Alex Borisov, Daniel Unhuryan, and Aidan Sims took second with an NISCA All-American Consideration time of 1:33.61.  Newcomers Logan Watson-Brown and Lillie Boggs had some big time swims for the girls in individual events.  Watson-Brown claimed third in the 200-yard freestyle swimming a NISCA All-American Consideration time of 1:49.86.  Freshman Lillie Boggs was equally impressive in the 200 IM taking third in a time of 2:04.17.  On the boys, side senior Alex Borisov claimed third in the 200 IM swimming a time of 1:52.31.

Team Scores- thru Friday

Combined Team Scores Girls Team Scores Boys Team Scores
1.  Baylor School  217 1.  Baylor School   119 1.  McCallie School  108
2.  Ensworth School  116 2.  Harpeth Hall   117 2.  Baylor School  98
3.  Maryville High School  100 3.  Maryville High School  59 3.  Montgomery Bell 96.5
4.  Hardin Valley Academy  90 4.  Ensworth School 52 4.  Ensworth School  64
5.  Centennial  63 5.  Girls Preparatory School  49 5.  Hardin Valley Academy  62

Other Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athletes finishing in the top 16 on Friday

Girls

Lillie Boggs (3rd-200 IM); Lydia Bohannon (13th-100 FLY); Heidi Dierig (6th-200 IM); Jewel Gordon (6th-50 FR); Audrey Rackel- Signal Mountain (10th-50 FR); Ellie Waldrep (1st-100 FLY); Logan Watson-Brown (3rd-200 FR); Avery Wilson (14th-100 FLY)

Boys

Noah Althoff (7th-200 IM); Alex Borisov (3rd-200 IM); Charlie Han (11th-200 IM); Aidan Sims (7th-200 FR); Daniel Snyder (15th-200 FR); Will Tippett (14th-50 FR); Daniel Unhuryan (6th-100 FLY)