SULPHUR — Episcopal swept the Division IV state titles at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Swim meet Thursday.
The Knights scored 231.5 points to edge Baton Rouge rival The Dunham School by 71/2 points to win the boys title. Defending champion Newman placed third with 214.5 in the meet held at the SPAR Aquatic Center.
The Episcopal girls left no doubt while winning their four straight title. The Knights finished with 390 points, outdistancing Newman with 294 and Ascension Episcopal at 218.
Newman’s Jared Williams and Dunham’s Olivia Huffman were voted the meet’s Outstanding Swimmers. Williams, a Georgia Tech signee, broke his own Division IV record in the 100-yard butterfly, winning in 49.79 seconds, just off the state composite record for all divisions. He also won the 100 breaststroke in 59.92.
Huffman won the girls 50 freestyle in a personal-best 24.33 seconds and later won the 100 backstroke in 59.82.
Dunham’s Kirkland Mawae was the other boys double winner. Episcopal’s Chanler Turnley, Ascension Episcopal’s Victoria Barczyk and Christian Life’s Anna Morris were girls double winners.
E.D. White Catholic won the girls title, and Lusher Charter claimed the boys title in Division III.
Thibodaux-based EDW finished with 331 points in the girls division, ahead of Vandebilt Catholic at 274 and University High at 221.
Lusher scored 326 points to edge EDW (320) in the boys competition. Notre Dame’s Erin Trahan was voted the girls Outstanding Swimmer, while E.D. White’s Jay Danos was voted the top boys swimmer.