By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

NASHVILLE — Lebanon’s Stephen Claycomb, a senior at Pope John Paul II, finished his high school swimming career last weekend by placing third in the state 50-yard freestyle and eighth in the 100 free, scoring a total of 27 points for his team.
He covered Friday’s 50 free final in :21.56, becoming the first Wilson County resident to earn a top-three finish since Mt. Juliet’s Andrew Davidson, who later swam for the University of Texas, did so in 2001 for Father Ryan.
Claycomb returned to the 100 free finals Saturday and finished in :47.75. He was 10th in the same event last year.
Another Lebanon resident and PJP II senior, Amy Pouget, was part of the Lady Knights’ 400-yard freestyle relay team, which finished 14th. It was her third year of swimming in the consolation finals, having done so in individual events the previous two seasons.
PJP II sophomore Conrad Claycomb swam in his first State Meet in the 100 freestyle. Pope John Paul freshman Alek Nochowicz of Mt. Juliet qualified for his first State Meet in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle.