Friendswood Swimmers and Diver Compete in 6A State Championship Meet

The 6A State Swimming and Diving Championship Meet was held February 19

and 20 in Austin at the Texas Swim Center. The Friendswood High School State

Team included fifteen swimmers and one diver.

Katie Kosinski, Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati and Sadie Wilson placed eleventh

in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:49.77 and twelfth in the 200 Yard

Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:39.29. The Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay of James

Tomerlin, Nico Monroig, Daniel Theall and Mark Theall placed tenth with a time of


Katie Kosinski, Sydney Gurry, Mark Theall and James Tomerlin also competed

in individual swimming events. Katie placed ninth in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a

time of 24.22 and in the 100 Yard Freestyle Katie placed tenth with a time of

52.31. Mark placed fifteenth in the 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:43.37 and

in the 100 Yard Butterfly Mark placed thirteenth with a time of 50.96. James

Tomerlin tied for fourteenth place in the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 52.62

and Sydney Gurry placed fourteenth in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of


Michael Claunch represented Friendswood in the one Meter Diving Event.

Michael placed eighth overall with a total of 420 points for his eleven dives


The Friendswood Girls finished the meet in 21st place with 41 points and the

Friendswood Boys finished twentieth with 33.5 points. Coach Little said: “I

thought the team did a great job of competing. It was a tough championship

season and the team really made me proud of them.”