Mustang Girl’s Swim Team Places 3rd at State

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The Girl’s Swim team finished 3rd place in the State at the University of Texas in Austin State Championship Meet February 17-18.

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FHS' Max Hardt, finished  2nd place in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 56.77
(All America Consideration Time)

The Friendswood High School Girl’s Swim team finished 3rd place in the State at the University of Texas in Austin State Championship Meet February 17-18. The top three high school team finishes at the meet were Montgomery High School scoring 186 points, in 2nd place Magnolia High School scoring 159 points, and Friendswood High School placing 3rd scoring 150 points- winning their 3rd place overall finish by 1 point ! The top three high schools all came out of Region 6.

The girl’s team knew going into the final race of an arduous 2 day State meet that they needed to place top 3 in the relay race to finish in the overall top 3 teams in the State. The 4X 100 yard relay team was lead off by Lezli Sisung (So.), followed by Allison Proulx and Allie Hansen (Srs.) and anchored by Olivia Theall (Jr.). The girls finished in 3rd in a thrilling relay with a new team record time of 3:30.90 winning by .23 seconds over 4th place. The win was truly a team effort and scoring swims are below:

For the Mustang girl’s Scoring Swims-

200 Yard IM- Leah Givens (Fr.), 9th place finish in a time of 2:11.08- 9 points

50 Yard Free- Olivia Theall, 5th place finish in a time of 23.51 (All America Consideration) - 14 points

1 Meter Diving – Lily Ellis (Sr.), 8th place finish with a score 351.60 and 11 points

100 Yard Butterfly- Olivia Theall, 2nd place in a time of 54.27 (All America Time) – 17 points, Lezli Sisung, 3rd place finish in a time of 56.05- 16 points and Abigail Nelson(Fr.) , 16th place in a time of 59.88- 1 point

200 Yard Freestyle Relay- Team of Lezli Sisung, Allison Proulx, Allie Hansen and Olivia Theall – 2nd place finish in a time of 1:37.48 with a score of 34 points

100 Yard Backstroke- Lezli Sisung, 3rd place finish in a time of 55.37(All American Consideration Time) – 16 points

400 Yard Freestyle Relay – Team of Lezli Sisung, Allison Proulx, Allie Hansen and Olivia Theall – 3rd place finish in a time of 3:33.90 with a score of 32 points and new team record

For the Mustang Boys- Max Hardt had an outstanding meet winning 1 silver and 1 bronze medal and setting a new team record 200 Yard IM record.

Scoring swims for the Mustang Boys are below-

200 Yard Medley Relay- Team of Joe Sloan (Sr.), Max Hardt (Jr.), Josh Haffelder (Jr.) and Vinnie Gangitano (Sr.), 12th place finish in a time of 1:39.80 – 10 points

200 Yard IM- Max Hardt, 3rd place finish with a new team record time of 1:51.08 (All America Consideration Time) - 16 points

1 Meter Diving- Gabe Costa (Jr.) 8th place finish with a score of 336.65 and 11 points

200 Yard Freestyle Relay- Team of Vinnie Gangitano, Gabe Kovach, Josh Haffelder and Max Hardt with a 13th place finish in a time of 1:29.68 scoring 8 points

100 Yard Breaststroke- Max Hardt , 2nd place finish in a time of 56.77(All America Consideration Time) scoring 17 points and Josh Haffelder , 9th place finish in a time of 1:00.31 and 9 points

The boys finished in 12th place in the State.

The Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees will be honoring the state swimmers at the March 4th board meeting.

Coaches are Craig Sikkema, Head Coach and Monika Whitsett, Asst. Coach.