Parkview Fall Sports Wrap Up 2020 Campaign
The Parkview Baptist swim and cross country teams closed out their 2020 seasons at the end of last month with the LHSAA state meets.
For the swim team, senior Rylee Moore led a girl’s team that placed 8th at the state meet after finishing 6th in the city meet earlier last month. Moore was named the Swimmer of the Meet for both the city and state meets as she placed first in the 100 Backstroke at both notching a new city record in the process.
Moore set a couple pool records at the state meet in the 100 Back and the 200 IM, while Alyssa Pentas placed third in the 100 Fly and the 200 Medley Relay team placed third.
“The challenge for the swim team this season was to rise to greater heights,” head coach Nan Fontenot said. “We are proud of how they did this fall, despite less training time and swimming in meets with no fans. It is a great accomplishment that all swam in the state meet and had personal best times during the season.”
The boy’s swim team finished 13th at the state meet and 9th at the city meet with Brooks Moore placing first in the 100 Breast with a new city record. Moore also placed second in the 200 IM at the city meet and third in both the 100 Breast and 200 IM at the state meet.
The Parkview boy’s cross country squad wrapped up its season with a 4th place finish at the state meet last month led by junior Wyatt Whipp who placed sixth at the meet and was selected to the Baton Rouge All-Metro Team for the second consecutive year.
The girl’s team placed 5th at the state cross country meet with sophomore Gracie Pepitone posting the best finish in 28th place.
“Our teams had extremely successful seasons in 2020,” head coach Chad Landry noted. “The highlight of the girls’ season was a third-place finish at the Watson High School Meet’s Division II race and a fifth-place finish at the state cross country meet. The team was led all season by sophomore Gracie Pepitone.
“The boy’s team had their best finish at the Northshore Metro Cross Country Championships where they placed second, and it was good to see them cap off their season with a fourth-place finish at the state cross country meet.”