Jesuit and Mandeville Repeat as Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Swimming Champions

Michael Bronson, Northshore. Photo by Wally Porter

NEW ORLEANS (October 26, 2019) – Jesuit High School won its ninth straight boys’ championship at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Swimming Championships held on Friday and Saturday at the University of New Orleans Aquatic Center. Mandeville earned the title in the girls’ division, it’s the sixth title in the last seven years for the Skippers.

2019 Metro Swimming Results

Mandeville recorded 254.5 points to capture the girls’ title, holding off Mount Carmel (243 points) and St. Scholastica (236). Northshore (216) and Dominican (170) rounded out the top five.

On the boys’ side, Jesuit dominated with 433 points. St. Paul’s was second with 230 points and Mandeville (181) took third. Northshore took fourth with 150 points and Destrehan (144) was fifth.

Gabriela O’Neal, St. Scholastica. Photo by Wally Porter.

The Girls’ Swimmer of the Meet was senior Gabriela O’Neal from St. Scholastica while Northshore senior Michael Bronson was the Boys’ Swimmer of the Meet. O’Neal won the 200 Freestyle and the 500 Freestyle and Bronson set metro records in the 200 Freestyle and the 500 Freestyle.

While Jesuit’s win was its ninth straight in the Allstate Sugar Bowl-sponsored event, the Blue Jays have actually captured metro championships for 37 straight years.

The event featured a total of 52 teams (boys and girls) and almost 500 individual swimmers participating. Teams from the Northshore, Southshore, Thibodaux, Houma and Morgan City joined the New Orleans participants.

Girls’ Team Results:

  1. Mandeville: 254.5
  2. Mount Carmel: 243
  3. St. Scholastica: 236
  4. Northshore: 216
  5. Dominican: 170
  6. Lusher: 118
  7. Benjamin Franklin: 115
  8. Fontainebleau: 108.5
  9. Destrehan: 86
  10. Slidell: 83.5
  11. Hahnville: 73
  12. Newman: 59
  13. Hannan: 52
  14. St. Martin’s Episcopal: 50.5
  15. Vandebilt Catholic: 40
  16. Sacred Heart: 40
  17. Ursuline: 31
  18. Christ Episcopal: 28
  19. Pope John Paul II: 27
  20. Cabrini: 23
  21. McGehee: 23
  22. E.D. White: 18
  23. Chalmette: 15
  24. Lakeshore: 14
  25. Northlake Christian: 13
  26. John Curtis: 12
  27. De La Salle: 6
  28. Chapelle: 4
  29. St. Charles Catholic: 4
  30. Country Day: 2

Boys’ Teams Results:

  1. Jesuit: 433
  2. St. Paul’s: 230
  3. Mandeville: 181
  4. Northshore: 150
  5. Destrehan: 144
  6. Newman: 142
  7. Fontainebleau: 137
  8. Lusher: 126
  9. Holy Cross: 112
  10. Pope John Paul II: 84
  11. Hahnville: 74
  12. Slidell: 71
  13. Brother Martin: 68
  14. Lakeshore: 61
  15. Rummel: 58
  16. Benjamin Franklin: 31
  17. Hannan: 16
  18. St. Martin’s Epsicopal: 16
  19. St. Charles Catholic: 9
  20. Chalmette: 6
  21. Country Day: 5
  22. De La Salle: 2

The Metro Championship is sanctioned by U.S. Swimming and is hosted by Jesuit High School. This is the ninth year that the Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored this event.

The Sugar Bowl Metro High School Championship is the premier swimming event for high school athletes in the metropolitan area. The popularity and significance of the event exceeds that of the city and state championship meets as it includes the schools of all five classes of LHSAA, including Catholic, public and private schools – ensuring that the best swimmers compete against each other, regardless of classification. The meet includes schools not only from New Orleans but also from the Northshore and other metropolitan areas.

The mission of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is to sponsor and promote amateur sporting events which will foster revenue and spark economic growth in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Through its year-round slate of events, the organization has generated over $2.5 billion of economic impact for the city and the state in the last decade alone.

-www.AllstateSugarBowl.org-