Aquatics secures district championships

Record-setting performances propel teams to region competition


Walker Jackson

Girls compete in the 100 meter backstroke. Laney Skrobanek set a district record in the event.

Parker Maroney, Staff Writer

Both girls’ and boys’ swim teams secured their fifth and sixth consecutive district titles, respectively, this past week at Davis Natatorium.

Thirteen girls and 10 boys return this weekend for region on Thursday and Friday. Swimmers who placed in the top six in their events advance to state competition.

The boys dominated the relays, winning five of six, with the lone outlier being a second place finish. The 200 free relay team, composed of Carter Hill, Ejike Nwaeze, Joe Hunt and Amechi Nwaeze, set a Bill Walker pool record. 

“I think that everyone came to that meet ready to win, and that is what helped us a lot,” freshman swimmer Carson Blair said. “Overall, I think we did very well.” 

The girls, who trounced their competition, placed in the top three in 11 of 12 events, including first place finishes in three of six relays. Laney Skrobanek set a district record in the 100 back. 

The girls scored 145 points, twice as many points as runner-up Cibolo Steele. The boys scored 159.5 points, soaring past second place Schertz Clemens’ 110.5 points.

Below are the district results for swimmers moving on to regional competition. Italics indicate pool records. Bold type indicates district records.

1st Place 200 Girls Medley Relay (Skrobanek, Auld, Houlahan, Weatherford) 

1st Place 200 Boys Medley Relay (Hunt, Hill, Mickelson, A Nwaeze)

1st Place Girls 200 Free Relay (Miller, Klinksiek, McAllister, Frankson)

1st Place Boys 200 Free Relay (Hill, E Nwaeze, Hunt, A Nwaeze)*

1st Place Girls 400 Free Relay (Frankson, Houlahan, Weatherford, Skrobanek)

2nd Place Boys 400 Free Relay (Colin Doyle, Pyle, Mickelson, E Nwaeze)

200 Free Girls: Brinna Houlahan (4th), Cara Doyle (5th)

200 Free Boys: Ethan Pyle (1st), Joe Hunt (2nd)

200 IM Girls: Catherine Frankson (3rd), Sofia Henderson (5th) 

200 IM Boys: Chris Mickelson (2nd), Carter Hill (5th), Ayden Correa (6th)

50 Freestyle Girls: Vanessa Weatherford (1st), Kayleigh Klinksiek (5th)

50 Freestyle Boys: Amechi Nwaeze (2nd), Ejike Nwaeze (3rd)

100 Fly Girls: Laney Skrobanek (1st), Brinna Houlahan (3rd), Catherine Frankson (4th), Paola Segato (6th)

100 Fly Boys: Colin Doyle (2nd), Chris Mickelson (3rd)

100 Free Girls: Vanessa Weatherford (2nd), Abby Miller (4th)

100 Free Boys: Amechi Nwaeze (2nd), Ethan Pyle (4th), Ejike Nwaeze (5th)

500 Free Girls: Cara Doyle (2nd), Sofia Henderson (4th)

500 Free Boys: Jordan Owen (6th)

100 Back Girls: Laney Skrobanek (1st)*, Kayleigh Klinksiek (3rd), Paola Segato (6th)

100 Back Boys: Joe Hunt (2nd), Colin Doyle (3rd), Grant Nelson (6th).

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