Swim Team Dives into District

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Kaitlyn Weightman dives in the water at the District meet.

Samantha Nordstrom, Writer

Hoping to advance to Region and State, the swim team competed in the District swim meet on Sat., Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Tomball High School. 

The championship meets are what the team is measured by,” head swim coach

Dale Villemez said. “How we perform in District, Region, and hopefully State is what defines our season.” 

At the meet, swimmers can swim his or her best two individual events. Some swimmers also participate in one or more of the three relays. A swimmer can swim up to four different events at the meet, including relays. In each event, the top six swimmers or relays qualify for Region. 

“My first district meet was amazing,” freshman Shelby Garner said. “My fa

vorite part of the meet was being with the team. They’re like my second family.” 

The girls individual medley relay, including senior Morgan Whitaker, junior Samantha Nordstrom, junior Mackenzie Miller and freshmaHildi Hutchinson placed fifth overall in the meet. The girls 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay, consisting of senior Jolie Daspit, senior Haley Nelson, junior Kendall Wilson and sophomore Kaitlyn Weightman placed first in both freestyle relays. All three girls’ relays will be advancing to Region. 

“After my race, I felt like all my work paid off,” sophomore Sydney Goulait said. “At next year’s District meet, I’m hoping to do even better this year and improve on my work.” 

The boys’ 200 individual medley relay included senior William Kennemer, junior Siaki Nelson, sophomore Cameron Harper and freshman Alexander Cress placed sixth in the meet. For the 200 freestyle relay, senior Winston Goulait, junior Diego Speight, freshman Dylan See and Kennemer placed fourth in the meet. Kennemer, Nelson, Cress and See swam the 400 freestyle relay and placed third overall in the swim meet. All three boys’ relays will also advance to Region. 

“When I realized my relay qualified fo

r Region, I felt really good about it,  Speight said. “I feel like we worked really hard, but I think we can do a lot better at Region.” 

Swimmers also placed high in many of their individual events. The swimmers who placed within the top six of their events are shown in the chart. All these swimmers will be advancing to Region. For the overall swim meet results, the girls placed second at the meet behind Magnolia High School, and the guys placed fourth. 

 District is always fun because it’s what we’ve been working towards all year, Villemez said. “It’s the end of the season, but at the same time, it’s the first step to

wards trying to make it to State.” 

Region qualifiers will compete in prelims on Fri., Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Magnolia High School. Those who make finals will return to Magnolia on Sat., Feb. 2 at

10:00 a.m.

Event: Girls 200 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Kaitlyn Weightman 1.54.89 1st
Kendall Wilson 1.58.61 3rd
Event: Boys 200 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Dylan See 1.55.87 2nd
Event: Girls 200 Yard IM
Name: Time: Place:
Samantha Nordstrom 2.21.57 5th
Event: Boys 200 Yard IM
Name: Time: Place:
Cameron Harper 2.29.11 6th
Event: Girls 50 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Jolie Daspit 24.08 2nd
Kendall Wilson 25.42 6th
Event: Boys 50 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Siaki Nelson 23.09 2nd
Event: Girls 100 Yard Butterfly
Name: Time: Place:
Morgan Whitaker 1.00.35 2nd
Samantha Nordstrom 1.04.70 5th
Event: Boys 100 Yard Butterfly
Name: Time: Place:
William Kennemer 56.63 3rd
Event: Girls 100 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Jolie Daspit 51.41 1st
Haley Nelson 54.89 5th
Event: Boys 100 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Siaki Nelson 50.64 1st
Alecxander Cress 55.64 6th
Event: Girls 500 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Kaitlyn Weightman 5.13.04 1st
Event: Boys 500 Yard Freestyle
Name: Time: Place:
Dylan See 5.01.61 3rd
Event: Boys 100 Yard Backstroke
Name: Time: Place:
Cameron Harper 1.03.36 5th
Event: Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke
Name: Time: Place:
Mackenzie Miller 1.16.09 4th