Jesuit and Dominican Capture Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Swimming Championships

Derek Zhang from Lusher High School was the Male Swimmer of the Meet. (Photo by Wally Porter)

NEW ORLEANS (November 6, 2021) – Jesuit High School won its 10th straight boys’ championship at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Swimming Championships held on Friday and Saturday at Franco’s Athletic Club. Dominican earned the title in the girls’ division, it’s first championship since the Sugar Bowl began sponsoring the event in 2011.

Mandeville recorded 293.5 points to capture the girls’ title, holding off Northshore (279 points) and St. Scholastica (257.5). Mount Carmel (234.5) and Mandeville (218.5) rounded out the top five.

On the boys’ side, Jesuit dominated with 391 points – while the championship was the Blue Jays’ 10h straight in the Allstate Sugar Bowl-sponsored event, they have actually captured metro championships for 38 straight competitions (there was no championship last year due to COVID-19). St. Paul’s was second with 276 points and Destrehan (220.5) took third. Fontainebleau took fourth with 188 points and E.D. White (186) was fifth.

The Girls’ Swimmer of the Meet was senior Ellie Fritscher from Mandeville while Lusher senior Derek Zhang was the Boys’ Swimmer of the Meet. Fritscher set a meet record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:05.07 and Zhang set the meet records in the 100 Backstroke (50.29) while missing the record in the 100 butterfly by one-hundredths of a second (49.58).

Ellie Fritscher from Mandeville High School was the Female Swimmer of the Meet. (Photo by Wally Porter)

The event featured a total of 41 teams (boys and girls) and almost 350 individual swimmers participating.

Girls’ Team Results:

  1. Dominican, 293.5
  2. Northshore, 279
  3. Scholastica, 257.5
  4. Mount Carmel, 234.5
  5. Mandeville, 218.5
  6. E.D. White, 167
  7. Lusher, 100
  8. Hannan, 95
  9. Fontainebleau, 83
  10. Pope John Paul II
  11. Lakeshore, 40
  12. Hahnville, 40
  13. Country Day, 36
  14. Chalmette, 34
  15. Charles, 30
  16. Northlake, 30
  17. Martin’s, 28
  18. Slidell, 27
  19. Destrehan, 26
  20. Chapelle, 20
  21. McGehee, 14
  22. Sacred Heart, 13

Boys’ Teams Results:

  1. Jesuit, 391
  2. St. Paul’s, 276
  3. Destrehan, 220.5
  4. Fontainebleau, 188
  5. E.D. White, 186
  6. Brother Martin, 165.5
  7. Mandeville, 136
  8. Lusher, 134
  9. Northshore, 124
  10. Pope John Paul II, 69
  11. Rummel, 58
  12. Newman, 45
  13. Lakeshore, 40
  14. Slidell, 32
  15. Patrick F. Taylor, 26
  16. Hannan, 24
  17. Hahnville, 20
  18. Ben Franklin, 19
  19. Chalmette, 3

The Metro Championship is sanctioned by U.S. Swimming. This is the 10th 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.