Swimming/Diving Regional Meet Results

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Friendswood Makes a Splash at the Region 6 – 6A Swimming and Diving Championships – Lady Mustangs 1st Place – Mustangs 3rd Place

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The Region 6 – 6A Swimming and Diving Championship Meet was held on Feb. 5th – Feb 7th, 2015 at the Pearland Natatorium. The Lady Mustangs went into the meet knowing that it would be more difficult to repeat as Region Champions with the move up to 6A. The Lady Mustang team consisted of 1 diver and 6 swimmers. They were all well prepared and ready to go. The Lady Mustang diver started the meet by competing on Thursday evening and finishing 7th. The swimming competition started on Feb 6th with all 6 Lady Mustangs swimming and all 6 Lady Mustangs advancing to the Finals competition on Saturday Feb. 7th. The Lady Mustangs won 4 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal during the swimming competition. With points awarded for the top 16 finishers, all the Lady Mustangs contributed to the final team score of 278 which clinched the Region 6 – 6A title for the Lady Mustangs. Glenda Dawson High School placed 2nd with a team score of 233 and Pearland High School placed 3rd with a team score of 207.

The Mustangs competition also began with diving on Feb. 5th. Michael Claunch represented the Mustangs during in the diving portion of the meet. Michael earned a total of 380.75 points for his 11 dives performed earning him a Gold medal and a trip to the State Meet. On Feb. 6th, the swimming competition began with 8 Mustangs swimming and all 8 Mustangs advancing to the Finals Competition on Saturday Feb. 7th.   The Mustangs brought home 2 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal. With all 8 Mustangs contributing to the team score of 253.5, the Mustangs finished 3rd overall. Clear Falls High School took top honors with a team score of 319.5 and Clements High School placed 2nd with a team score of 297.

Four New Friendswood Team Records Set at Regional Meet:
Cassie Nagle, Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati, Katie Kosinski set a new team record in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:47.46 which surpasses the standard to be considered for All-American.
Katie Kosinski set a new team record in the 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 51.49 which surpasses the standard to be considered for All-American.
Daniel Theall set a new team record in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:00.89.
Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati, Sadie Wilson, Katie Kosinski set a new team record in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:34.47.

Congratulations to: Michael Claunch was named the Boy Diver of the Regional Meet and Coach John Little was named the Girl’s Regional Swimming Coach of the Meet.

The State Swimming and Diving Meet will be held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center, University of Texas at Austin February 20th and February 21st. Competing for the Lady Mustangs will be: Cassie Nagle, Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati, Sadie Wilson and Katie Kosinski. Named as alternate for the State Relays and also traveling to Austin is Brittany Morgan. Competing for the Mustangs in Austin will be Michael Claunch, Daniel Theall, Mark Theall, James Tomerlin and Matt Garry. The Mustang relay alternates are Woody Connell and Jonathan Nguyen who will also travel with their team mates.

Gold Medalists at the Region 6 – 6A Meet and Automatic STATE Qualifiers
Cassie Nagle, Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati, Katie Kosinski – 200 Yard Medley Relay
James Tomerlin, Matt Garry, Daniel Theall, Mark Theall – 200 Yard Medley Relay
Katie Kosinski – 50 Yard Freestyle
Michael Claunch – 1 Meter Diving
Katie Kosinski – 100 Yard Freestyle
Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati, Sadie Wilson, Katie Kosinski – 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Silver Medalists at the Region 6 – 6A Meet
Sydney Gurry – 200 Yard Freestyle
Daniel Theall – 200 Yard Individual Medley
James Tomerlin – 100 Yard Backstroke
Sydney Gurry – 100 Yard Breaststroke
Matt Garry, Daniel Theall, Mark Theall, Woody Connell – 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Bronze Medalists at the Region 6 – 6A Meet
Gina Fossati – 200 Yard Individual Medley
Matt Garry – 100 Yard Freestyle

4th Place Finishers at the Region 6 – 6A Meet
Matt Garry – 50 Yard Freestyle
Gina Fossati – 100 Yard Butterfly
Mark Theall – 100 Yard Butterfly
Sadie Wilson – 100 Yard Freestyle
Cassie Nagle – 100 Yard Backstroke
Daniel Theall – 100 Yard Breaststroke

5th Place Finishers at the Region 6 – 6A Meet
Woody Connell, James Tomerlin, Nick Schmutz, Jonathan Nguyen – 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

6th Place Finishers at the Region 6 – 6A Meet
Cassie Nagle – 200 Yard Individual Medley
Sadie Wilson – 50 Yard Freestyle
Brittany Morgan – 500 Yard Freestyle

7th Place Finishers at the Region 6 – 6A Meet
Brittany Morgan – 200 Yard Freestyle
Camille Hamilton – 1 Meter Diving
Sinjin Sharma – 500 Yard Freestyle

8th Place Finishers at the Region 6 – 6A Meet
Mark Theall – 200 Yard Individual Medley