The Friendswood High School Mustang’s Swim and Dive team competed at the two-day State meet in Austin on Feb. 15 and 16, finishing in fourth place out of 110 high schools. This year’s Girls 5A Champions are Lubbock High School who won the State meet with 186 points, Austin Johnson High School placed second with 177 points, Magnolia High School placed third with 171 points and the Mustangs placed fourth with 168 points. The Mustang Boys Team placed eighteenth with 48 points.
The Mustang Girls started the meet by setting a new 5A State Record in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Peyton Becker, Abigail Nelson, Lezli Sisung, and Olivia Theall set a new 5A State record with a time of 1:45.21. The relay time also qualifies the team for NISCA All-America Consideration and new team record.
In the 200-yard individual medley race, Theall placed third in a time of 2:05.45 and Max Hardt placed second with an All-America Consideration time of 150.26.
Theall swam a 54.04 in the 100-yard butterfly to earn the title of State Champion and her third All-America time in this event. Sisung finished in third place with a time of 55.04 and All-America Consideration.
In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Peyton Becker, Bella Allen, Abigail Nelson and Leah Givens placed seventh with a time of 1:40.24.
Sisung placed third in the 100-yard backstroke in an All-America Consideration time of 55.68.
Hardt earned his State Championship title in the 100-yard breaststroke with an All-American Consideration Time of 55.69.
Gabe Costa placed eighth in the boys diving with a total point score of 360.85.
The girls ended the meet with a third-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Lezli Sisung, Abigail Nelson, Leah Givens and Olivia Theall finished in an All-America Consideration time of 3:30.49, a new team record.
Additional finalist finishes at the meet came from Givens who earned fourteenth-place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.98 and Becker in the breaststroke with a sixteenth-place finish and time of 1:09.48.
Craig Sikkema is the Swim/Dive Coach at FHS.
The FHS Mustangs completed their 2020 Swim/Dive season with success and a trip to Austin for the UIL 5A Championship meet. It was a great season and we had lots of Mustangs on the awards podium. We fell 18 points of winning the State meet and finished 4th by 1 point. It was the closest competition in several years between Lubbock (1st place) Austin Johnson (2nd place) & Magnolia (3rd place). It was a tremendous year and we WILL be back to State next year.