In order to get to Sulphur for the LHSAA state meet, Alexandria Senior High had a test against Sulphur.
Both the ASH boys and girls teams won their dual meet with Sulphur Sept. 18, with 12 swimmers reaching state-qualifying times. Overall, the Trojans defeated the Tornadoes with a combined total of 116-74.
“We’re just trying to see where our swimmers fit best,” Trojans coach Wally Fall said. “Once we get closer to the state meet in November, we’ll have a better gauge where we are.”
The ASH girls recorded a 68-30 win, as reigning All-Cenla Most Outstanding Girls Swimmer Brianna Serret placed first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.
In both races, Serret, a sophomore, got off to a strong 50-yard lead before coasting to times of 2 minutes and 11.69 seconds in the 200-free and 1:03.30 in the 100-butterfly as she continues to display the form of her freshman season.
Serret also ran the first leg in the Lady Trojans’ first place performance in the 200-free relay, where she teamed with Erin Armstrong, Sarah Harrison and Annalise Ahrens to record a time of 1:50.33 — winning by more than two seconds.
Ahrens, who had a strong anchor leg with a time of 26.88 to clinch the win for ASH, had a pair of strong second place finishes in the 200-free and the 100-free. Armstrong and Harrison also teamed up in the 200-medley relay, breezing to a time of 2.06.59.
Each swimmer made their mark individually as well, with Harrison winning the 200-medley and the 100-breaststroke and Armstrong taking the 500-free. Lauren Godard also won an event — posting a time of 1:12.30 in the 100-backstroke.
“They’re doing well and working hard,” Fall said.
The boys had a closer margin, but still eked out a 48-44 win behind victories in the 200- and 400-free relays.
The Trojans swam to times of 1:42.69 in the 200-free relay for a close victory and 4:28.34 in the 400-yard relay for wide-margin win.
Chris Reese (200 medley), Garrett Zachary (500-free), Daniel Lewis (100-backstroke) and Ryan Willis (50-free) each won individually.
Next for ASH is the Centenary Meet in Shreveport, where it will face most of the top schools in North Louisiana.