High school swimming: Benton freshman Kairschner shines in state meet


Benton freshman Kathryn Kairschner posted two top-three finishes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Meet on Saturday in Sulphur.

Kairschner finished second in the Division II 100 fly in 59.85 seconds. Brianna Serrett of Alexandria Senior High won in 58.05.

Kairschner was third in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.74. Grace Horton of St. Thomas More won in 55.84.

Benton finished 11th in the team competition.

Parkway junior Rachel Weaver finished sixth in the 50 free and the 100 free.

Parkway was 13th in the team competition.

Benton’s Brandon Seymour was sixth in the boys 100 butterfly.

Benton’s Haley Poole was 14th in the girls 200 IM.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com … Feature Photo/flickr.com