Monday, March 2, 2015

Jackson Thompson Earns 1st State Swimming Medal for a Mount Michael Swimmer.

Aqua-Knight Jackson Thompson ('16) accomplished a first for the Mount by winning a state tournament swimming medal, placing seventh in the 100 yard butterfly. Thompson also finished thirteenth in the 100 yard backstroke and was part of the tenth place 200 yard medley relay and the fifteenth place 400 yard freestyle relay. The Skutt Catholic / Mount Michael Benedictine swimming and diving cooperative team placed seventeenth overall. In state swimming and diving all teams and individuals compete against each other regardless of school classification.

Previously, a Knight, Kevin Koch '11, Medaled at state four  consecutive years in diving. The first year was during the Burke/Mount Michael coop. The subsequent years he dove for Skutt/Mount Michael. During those four years he never placed lower than 5th at state.