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Jesuit swims to a best-ever runner-up finish at the State Meet

The District and Region champion Jesuit swimming team capped off a stellar season with a runner-up finish at the Class 2A State Meet on Friday (Nov. 14) in Stuart.

And Austin Sellers ’15 capped of a superlative career with a spectacular State Meet, winning one individual championship and three silver medals.

Sellers (who is holding the team trophy in the homepage photo) captured the state title in the 100 breaststroke, while also finishing second in the 200 IM, 200 medley relay, and 400 freestyle relay.

Sellers' time of 55.59 won the 100 breaststroke by more than two seconds and claimed the state title. In his preliminary heat, Sellers clocked 54.90 to set a personal best and come within 0.18 of the state record.

Sellers also was second in the 200 IM, and he teamed up Sam Sands ’18, Byrne Litschgi ’16, and Tommy Shaffer ’16 to take second in the 200 medley relay.

In the last event of the meet, the same quartet – Sellers, Sands, Litschgi, and Shaffer – took second in the 400 free relay to lock-up the second-place team finish for the Tigers.

Shaffer, the son of Jesuit head coach Bill Shaffer, earned a total of four medals, placing fourth in the 100 freestyle and sixth in the 50 free.

Litschgi also scored in four events for Jesuit, placing fourth in the 100 backstroke and 14th in the 200 IM.

Dart Hutson '15, the Region champion in diving, placed fourth at State. Sands was 13th in the 100 free, and the 200 free relay team of Sands, Stephen Dawes '17, John Jansen '18, and Will Sands '17 finished 10th.

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