The Bahamas’ Gershwin Greene had an impressive showing at the recently concluded 2017 TISCA ( Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) held from February 10-11 at the Allan Jones Aquatic centre at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Representing the Baylor school Greene won Gold and Silver medals.
Gershwin’s victory would come in the 200 yard freestyle relay when the Baylor team of Trey Freeman Jr (20.21), Greene (20.60) ,Matthew Boyer (20.89) and Jack Best (21.33) clocked a winning time of 1:23.03. The Baylor Boys repeated their 2016 success as they won last year in 1:23.18. Greene was faster at this year’s Championships as he clocked 20.67 on the 2nd leg in 2016.
He would earn another medal in the 200 yard medley relay. The team of Zach Althoff backstroke (23.16), Boyer breaststroke (25.75) ,Peter Lochmaier butterfly (21.92) and Greene freestyle (20.50)won the Silver in a combined time of 1:31.33. This was an improvement for the same team that swam 1:31.99 for the Bronze medal in 2016.
In the 50 yard freestyle Greene , who won the Bronze medal in the boys 15-17 50 metre freestyle at CISC last summer showed improvement from the 2016 TISCA Championships. He placed 4th this year in 20.99. He was faster in the morning heats in a time of 20.98 just off his personal best of 20.95. In 2016 he was 5th in 21.13.The Bronze medal was by Mathew Lattin of Brentwood High in 20.97 a mere .02 ahead of Gershwin.
In the 100 yard freestyle he was 4th in a time of 46.23 (split time 22.10) .In the morning heats he clocked a personal standard of 46.22 (split time 22.01) bettering his previous best of 46.59. Last year he was 8th in a time of 47.11 after clocking a then personal best of 46.59 in the preliminaries.
Baylor won the boys’ Championship with 377 points as well as the combined Championships with 584 points.