State swim championships held in Tupelo

Swimmers from Lewisburg, DeSoto Central and Olive Branch competed in Saturday’s MHSAA state championships held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center.  

In Class II, Madison Central won both boys and girls’ team titles, the boys 116-76 over Oxford and the girls 159-92 over Tupelo. 

Lewisburg finished sixth among the boys with 43 points. DeSoto Central finished in a tie with Biloxi for ninth place among girls with 15 points and Lewisburg was 14th.  

Among the top DeSoto County finishers, Lewisburg’s Owen Campbell took second in the boys’ 100-yard backstroke (54.11) and third in the boys’ 200-yard freestyle (1:48.75), 

Trinity Anderson of Lewisburg took fifth in the girls’ 100-yard butterfly (1:08.36), Mac Herren of Lewisburg was fifth in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle (51.43), and the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team took fourth (3:31.77).

DeSoto Central’s best finishes came from Kaia Robinson, who was third in the 50-yard freestyle (25.07) and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (56.44), and from Campbell Perry, fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.69). 

Olive Branch scored with Madolyn Holmes, second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.92) and third in the 100-yard freestyle (55.16), 

Official complete results from the meet are found on the MHSAA website.  

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