Austin Sellers ’15 was honored by Bright House Sports Network as the best high school boys swimmer in the Tampa Bay area for the 2014-15 school year at a special ceremony on May 27 (see video below).
Sellers, who graduated from Jesuit on May 28 and signed to swim collegiately for the University of North Carolina, had one of the greatest swim seasons in school annals.
He led the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the Class 2A State Meet – the first state trophy for a boys swim team from Hillsborough County in 65 years – while earning a gold medal, four silvers, setting three school records, and establishing three All-American times.
Sellers captured the state championship in his specialty, the 100 breaststroke, winning the final by more than two seconds in 55.59. In the preliminary heat, Sellers clocked a stunning 54.90, coming within 0.18 of the state record.
In the 200 individual medley, Sellers placed second and also established a new PR (1:52.23) and school record. In the 400 freestyle relay, Sellers teamed with Tommy Shaffer ’16, Byrne Litschgi ’16, and Sam Sands ’18 to place second again and set another school record (3:09.80, in the prelims).
In addition to setting new school records in the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 free relay, all three events achieved All-American time standards. Sellers also teamed up again with Shaffer, Litschgi, and Sands in the 200 medley relay to placed second and earn another silver medal.
See a video below (left) of Sellers receiving the award from Bright House Sports Network (or click here), and a season recap video (right) for Jesuit swimming (or click here).
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