University High, Ascension Episcopal girls win titles; Parkview Baptist's Jolee Liles, Jillian Barczyk net records (The Acadiana Advocate)
Article by Robin Fambrough, The Acadiana Advocate
Published November 15, 2018
SULPHUR — One misconception about high school swimming is team champions must have large team. University High, Ascension Episcopal and E.D. White Catholic blew that notion right out of the water at the LHSAA swim meet Thursday.
All three teams claimed titles in Divisions III and IV at the SPAR Aquatic Center with less than 10 competitors each. It also was a record-setting day for three competitors —Jacques Rathle of EDW and Jolee Liles of Parkview Baptist in Division III, along with Jillian Barczyk of Ascension Episcopal in Division IV.
“We came into this hoping to win and to actually have it happen is so surreal,” said U-High’s Abby Baumgartner, the 100-yard breaststroke champion. “This is something we have waited and worked for a long time.”
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