Friendswood Mustang Swim and Dive Team wins district meet

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This weekend the Friendswood Mustang Swim and Dive team hosted the 2019 District 24 meet. The Mustangs competed against Barbers Hill, Waltrip, Katy Paetow, Stafford, Milby and Northside High Schools. The top six finishers in each event continue onto region next Friday and Saturday which is being held at Magnolia High School. All Friendswood swimmers and divers are advancing onto the regional meet.

Events started Friday evening with Mustang Lily Ellis placing first in women’s diving. Lily continues to reset the pool and team records scoring 408.50 points. Gabe Costa placed first for the Mustang men with a score of 369.70. Also advancing to region diving is Caitlin Williams and John Keith.

The swimming events started on Saturday and Friendswood swimmers placed first in almost all the swim events.

First place Friendswood Mustang swim finishers in each event were:

200 Yard Medley Relay Girls team - Lezli Sisung, Allie Hansen, Olivia Theall and Abigail Nelson- Boys Team – Joe Sloan, Max Hardt, Josh Haffelder, Vinnie Gangitano

200 Yard Freestyle – Allison Proulx and Daniel Nagle

200 Yard Individual Medley – Leah Givens and Max Hardt

50 Freestyle –Olivia Theall

100 Butterfly – Olivia Theall & Josh Haffelder

100 Yard Freestyle- Anna McHenry & Vinnie Gangitano

500 Yard Freestyle- Allie Hansen & Troy Sisung

200 Yard Freestyle Relay – Girls team – Lezli Sisung, Allison Proulx, Abigail Nelson, Olivia Theall – Boys Team – Vinnie Gangitano, Nathan Haney, Josh Haffelder, Max Hardt

100 Yard Backstroke- Lezli Sisung and Joe Sloan

100 Yard Breaststroke- Leah Givens and Max Hardt

400 Yard Freestyle Relay- Girls Team – Allison Proulx, Leah Givens, Mady Blok, Allie Hansen – Boys Team – Nick Jankowski, Joe Sloan, Nathen Haney, Gabriel Kovach

Female athlete of the swim meet was Olivia Theall who placed first in the 50 free with a time of 23.15, a new pool and team record in addition to being an All-America time. She also finished first in the 100 Butterfly. Male athlete of the meet was Max Hardt who placed first in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 1.53:57, a new pool record, and first in the 100 Breaststroke.

Friendswood’s Diving Coach is Monica Whitsett and Swim Coach is Craig Sikkema.