Olivia Theall, Lezli Sisung and Abigail Nelson after the butterfly race. Olivia won first, Lezli won second and Abigail won fifth place; all three are advancing to the state meet.
The Mustang swim/dive team traveled to Magnolia High School this past Friday and Saturday to compete in the Region 6-5A regional championship meet. Each of the 8 Texas regions automatically sends the top two finishers in the championship race to the State meet. There are 8 additional “call ups” in each event for a total of 24 swimmers swimming each event at UT Austin. The top 3 divers in each region automatically go to State.
Automatic State Qualifiers from Friendswood-
Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay – 2nd place finish in a time of 1:37.76. Team of Joe Sloan, Josh Haffelder, Max Hardt and Vinnie Gangitano
Girls 200 Yard Individual Medley – 2nd place finish in a time of 2:09.65 – Leah Givens
Boys 200 Yard Individual Medley – 1st place finish in a time of 1:53.14- Max Hardt
Girls 50 Yard Freestyle – 1st place finish in a time of 23.42- Olivia Theall
Girl’s 1 mtr Diving- 2nd place finish with 391.20 points – Lily Ellis
Boy’s 1 mtr Diving- 3rd place finish with 328.45 points - Gabe Costa
Girls 100 Yard Butterfly – 1st place finish in a time of 54.38 (All America Time) – Olivia Theall, 2nd place finish in a time of 56.34- Lezli Sisung
Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – 2nd place finish in a time of 1:29.34- Team of Vinnie Gangitano, Nathan Haney, Josh Haffelder, and Max Hardt
Girls 100 Yard Backstroke- 1st place finish in a time of 55.70 – Lezli Sisung (new team record)
Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke- 1st place finish in a time of 57.75- Max Hardt and 2nd place finish in a time of 59.91 Josh Haffelder
Call Ups to State (not official – should be Monday)
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle- 4th place finish in a time of 1:57.67- Allison Proulx
Girls 100 Yard Butterfly – 5th place finish in a time of 1:00.17- Abigail Nelson
Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay- 3rd place finish in a time of 1:39.90. Team of Lezli Sisung, Allison Proulx, Abigail Nelson and Allie Hansen
Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke – 3rd place finish in a time of 1:07.34- Leah Givens
Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay - 3rd place finish in a time of 3:35.70 – Team of Allison Proulx, Leah Givens, Allie Hansen and Olivia Theall
Regional male athlete of the meet was awarded to Max Hardt. The Friendswood boys’ team finished 2nd place in the region and the Friendswood girls’ team finished in 3rd place. The State meet is held at the University of Texas February 15th and 16th and is available to watch live on the UIL network.
Max Hardt and Josh Haffelder with Coach Sikkema after the 100 Breast Stroke. Max won first and Josh won second. Both are advancing to State.