Led by two-time all-State performer Lindsey Butler, the Bryant High School swimming and diving team opens the 2014-15 season today with a home meet at the swimming facility at Bishop Park.
BHS will be seeking its third consecutive District championships. The Lady Hornets, led by Butler’s individual championship in the 100-yard backstroke, finished fifth at the Class 7A State championship meet. Among those returning who scored at State are Katie Higgs, Ploy Freebairn, Libby Thompson, Kalee Jackson and Reagan Smith.
The Hornets who are back after contributing to the point total at State, where they finished eighth as a team, include Chandler Reep, Justin Combs, Andrew Ball, Trace Rhode, Ray Weldon, James Dellorto and Fonzee Bittle.
Along with Butler and Freebairn, seniors for the Lady Hornets are Devin Hester, Tiffany Robinson, Julianna Shelton, Jordan Tarvin and Sarah White. Juniors include Higgs, Thompson, Jackson and Smith along with Grace Byars and Shawn Peairson. Sophomores are Jamie Hammers, Ellie Hooten, Paris Works and Elizabeth Milam.
Joining this year as freshmen are Skylar Barber, Jessica Butler, Lara Kockaya, Erica Lagate, Lauren Nalley, Erin Vaughn, Jennie Vaughn, Taylor Wilson and Helen Woodham.
For the Hornets, seniors are Ball, Combs and Dellorto along with Karim Elmansoury, Lucas Reitenger and Dru Wen. The team’s juniors are Bittle, Rhode and Reep with Isaac Evans, Cody Tarvin, Derek Vos and Wilhelm Wubbena. Weldon is the lone sophomore while freshmen include Trevor Ball, John Dellorto, Kyle Henry, John Higgs, Zac Milam, Jake Partain and Jacob Rhode.
For the complete schedule for the BHS team, go here.