Some things about the first day of the Capital City Swim League Championships were predictable.
Meet favorites Catholic High and St. Joseph’s Academy recorded top qualifying marks in a number of events. Colin Bone had two top individual times to lead the Bears. Amy Miller did likewise for SJA.
There also were a few surprises during the preliminary races on Saturday at the Crawfish Aquatics pool. The finals session is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Crawfish pool.
Bone excelled in distance freestyle events early in his high school career. But the Auburn commitment illustrated his versatility by on Saturday by swimming the top times in the sprint events — the 50-yard freestyle (21.38 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (46.60 seconds).
Miller, a Texas A&M commitment, recorded the top times in the girls 100 freestyle (53.08) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.18).
Catholic seeks its 26th straight CCSL boys title after recording eight top qualifying marks starting with the top times in all three relays. SJA had the top qualifying marks in six events, including all three relays and seeks its 16th consecutive CCSL girls crown.
Middle school-aged competitor Rylee Moore of Parkview Baptist also had two top qualifying times. Moore led all competitors in the 100 butterfly (59.68 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (59.43).
Walker High’s Shane Pendarvis, a Centenary commitment, provided the other notable surprise. Pendarvis was not seeded among the pre-meet leaders but recorded the top qualifying time of 58.13 seconds in the boys 100 backstroke.
LSU commitment Clayton Black (200 freestyle) had the other individual top qualifying time for St. Joseph’s. Lance Michael Rodriguez (200 freestyle), Braden Nyboer (200 IM) and Jonathan Mckeough (100 breaststroke) were the other top qualifiers for Catholic.