Jesuit Swimming Takes Second in 2014 State Championship

Posted November 24, 2014 / Last updated December 1, 2014

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Senior Chris Simmons takes first place in the boys 50-yard freestyle during the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Championship Swim Meet at the Sulphur Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center in Sulphur, La.

Three Blue Jays won individual titles at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Swim Meet on Saturday, Nov. 22, helping lead Jesuit to a second place finish. Catholic High School of Baton Rouge won the Division I bracket with a team score of 416, just 28 points ahead of the Blue Jays.

Senior Chris Simmons won the 50-yard free, senior Michael Conrad won the 500-yard free. and junior Cade Fuxan finished first in the 100-yard fly. The team of seniors Francis Plough, Sam Johnson, Chris Simmons, and junior Cade Fuxan won the 200-yard medley relay. The Jays finished just .19 ahead of the Catholic Bears.

After the meet, head coach Bret Hanemann ’85 applauded the effort of both squads. “You couldn’t ask for any more from either team. When everybody swims their best times and you you leave everything in the pool, there’s nothing more you can ask.” Mr. Hanemann is assisted by coach Tre’ Roux ’87.

It was the third state title for Catholic in four years. Jesuit has won 37 of the last 41 state championships.

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State Meet Results (PDF) – LHSAA state swimming Division I: Catholic edges Jesuit, St. Joseph’s rules girls


Jesuit’s Top 8 Swimmers Per Event

Event Place Student Swimmer
50-Yard Free 1st Senior Chris Simmons
  4th Sophomore Jack Jackson
  6th Senior Patrick Cecola
200-Yard Medley Relay 1st Senior Francis Plough, senior Sam Johnson, junior Cade Fuxan, and senior Chris Simmons
200-Yard Free 2nd Senior Michael Conrad
  4th Sophomore Josh Armond
200-Yard IM 7th Junior Cade Fuxan
100-Yard Fly 1st Junior Cade Fuxan
100-Yard Free 2nd Senior Chris Simmons
  4th Senior Francis Plough
  5th Sophomore Jack Jackson
500-Yard Free 1st Senior Michael Conrad
  3rd Sophomore Josh Armond
200-Yard Free Relay 2nd Chris Simmons, Cade Fuxan, Jack Jackson, and Francis Plough
100-Yard Back 7th Senior Francis Plough
100-Yard Breast 7th Senior Sam Johnson
  8th  Senior Felix Rabito
400-Yrd Free Relay 2nd Josh Armond, Jack Jackson, Patrick Cecola, and Michael Conrad