Brady Lewis swam faster than ever, but the swimmers around him were a little bit faster at the state championship in St. Peters this weekend. Lewis set new school records in both his events, but fell short of a state medal. His finish in one race earned him honorable mention all-state honors.
The two best performances for Lewis both came on Friday in the preliminary races. In the 100-yard butterfly, he finished with a time of 52.70. That was tenth of 32 swimmers in the preliminary round. He followed that up with a 55.95 in the 100-yard backstroke. That was good for 17th overall.
Lewis’s tenth-place finish in the butterfly earned him a spot in the finals Saturday. He swam a 54.63 in his consolation finals race, finishing 16th overall. That earned him all-state honorable mention honors from the Missouri Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
Lewis matches two other school records, sharing them with Bryce Martin. His two state-qualifying events this season tie Martin’s mark. And Lewis has also qualified for four state events in his career, matching Martin’s career mark.