Maclin Davis of Montgomery Bell Academy broke a 14-year-old national record Friday afternoon at the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association state swimming and diving meet at Centennial Sportsplex.
Davis swam the 100-meter butterfly in 46.64 seconds in the qualifying round, winning the event by almost three full seconds and breaking the national independent high school record of 47.10, set in1998 by Nate Dusing of Covington (Ky.) Catholic.
Davis was to swim in the finals of his specialty later Friday night at Caulkins Pool. The meet winds up Saturday.
• District tournament opens: The District 10-AA basketball tournament opens Saturday night as Hume-Fogg takes on Whites Creek in the boys play-in game.
The winner advances and will travel to play top seed Christ Presbyterian Academy in the quarterfinals Monday.
All girls quarterfinals will be 6:30 p.m. Monday with CPA, Lipscomb, M.L. King and Pearl-Cohn as hosts. Boys quarterfinals are 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with CPA, East Lit, Lipscomb and Maplewood as hosts. Those winners advance to the semifinals Friday at Stratford High. Both consolation games are Monday, Feb. 20, and both championships are Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Stratford.
Results of Friday night’s final regular season games will determine exact final pairings.
• NCS hosts openers: Nashville Christian School’s girls landed the No. 3 seed and will host Clarksville Academy in the opening round of the District 10-A tournament, 6 p.m. Monday. The NCS boys will host East Robertson at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• AAA tourneys: The District 11-AAA tournament opens at Franklin High and the District 12-AAA tournament is set for Antioch High, both next week.
• FRA top seeds in DII-A: Franklin Road Academy landed the top seed in both the girls and boys division in the DII-A Middle/East Region. The boys host the Webb-Mt. Juliet Christian winner at 6 p.m. Monday and the defending state champion girls play at home 6 p.m. Tuesday against the Webb-SAS winner.
The Ezell-Harding boys and girls teams finished as No. 3 seeds and will also play at home Monday (boys) and Tuesday (girls). Both games start at 7 p.m.
The University School of Nashville boys play at home 7 p.m. Monday and the USN girls play at home 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Semifinals and finals are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18 at Webb Bell Buckle High.
• Hapless Glencliff: One school more than happy to see the basketball season end is Glencliff, where the boys and girls teams are winless.
Going into their final game Friday at Overton, the Colts girls were 0-19 overall, 0-11 in the district and averaged just 15 points per game. Several times this season, they have gone scoreless in a quarter.
The boys are in a similar predicament. Going into Friday’s game at Overton, they were 0-22, 0-11 in the regular season after going 1-23 last year. They average about 29 points a game.
• Region Wrestling: The Region 6 wrestling tournament opens Friday afternoon and continues Saturday at Overton High. Finals are 6 p.m. Saturday with winners advancing to the state tournament next week.