Congratulations to the Trinity Swim & Dive Rocks!
Over the weekend, led by Head Coach Kelly Horrell, Assistant Coach Mark Naber ’95 and Moderator Wayne Kraus ’85, the team finished in fourth place at the KHSAA state championship swim meet at the University of Louisville.
The team was seeded eighth heading into preliminaries on Friday, but by the time the water settled on Saturday afternoon the squad had climbed to an impressive fourth place team finish, up from eleventh in 2016.
Sophomore Hunter Tapp led the way winning the 50 free in a school record time of 20.6 seconds, and the 100 free in a state record time of 44.65 seconds. Both swims earned automatic All-American honors and secured Tapp’s place as a first-team All-State selection. Equally impressive were the relays for the Rocks: Senior Cameron Gantt, and sophomores Luke Bunnell, Jacob Bellucci, Jacob Dray, and Jacob Bibeau joined Tapp in balancing out three relays that scored 88 of the team’s 136.5 points. Special recognition goes to Bibeau and Dray, who each also scored valuable points in individual events.
With several returning team members, the team will look to rise even more at the state meet in 2018.
Check out photos from the state meet courtesy of Chip Dumstorf.