Saturday, December 7, 2019

Carroll Produces Another Golden Finish At State

AUSTIN – The Carroll Dragons boys’ swimming and diving team did it again.

The Dragons earned their fourth consecutive Class 5A state title and became just the third school in UIL history to accomplish the feat. The Dragons scored 192 points, 35 ahead of second-place San Antonio Brandeis. The Lady Dragons finished with a silver medal, ending one point behind state champion Austin Westlake.

Dragon swimming Jonathan Roberts became back-to-back 500 freestyle state champion with a dominant state record finish winning by 10 seconds. He posted a time of 4:16.90. Roberts added more gold with a state title in the 100 backstroke in a time of 48.65. Roberts was also part of Carroll’s state title in the 200 medley relay. He joined team members Austin Arkes, Gus Karau and Kris Kolde to post a time of 1:34.93.

In the 500 freestyle, Dragon swimmer Conner Dobbs earned a bronze medal and diver Nate Hernandez6 earned a bronze medal in 1-meter diving. The boys’ 400 free relay also finished on the medal stand with a bronze finish.

The Lady Dragons earned gold in the 400 free relay. The team of Casey Rose, Rebecca Upton, Alexas Baran and Emily Gibson posted a time of 3:28.61. Gibson added two silver medals with her finishes in the 100 buttefly and 200 IM.

Boys
1.  Carroll                                    192
2.  San Antonio Brandeis        157
3.  Klein                                      139
4.  Plano                                     130
5.  Woodlands College Park    113
6.  The Woodlands                  93
7.  Katy Cinco Ranch                91
8.  Dallas Jesuit                       73
9.  Katy Seven Lakes               71
10.  El Paso Eastwood             63

Girls
1.  Austin Westlake                160
2. Carroll                                 159
3.  Kingwood                         148
4.  Keller                               147
5.  Keller Central                    146
6.  Atascocita                         111
7.  San Antonio Churchill         107
8.  Houston Memorial               91
9.  Woodlands College Park      87
10.  Katy Cinco Ranch              76

Individual Top 3 medalists for the Dragons included:
Jonathan Roberts        1st 500 free  4:16.90  PR, Texas State Record, All-Amer Automatic
Jonathan Roberts        1st 100 back   48.58   PR,  school record, All-Amer Automatic
Connor Dobbs             3rd  500 free  4:29.15  PR, All-Amer Automatic
Emily Gibson               2nd  200 IM   2:03.36  PR,  school record, All-Amer Consideration
Emily Gibson               2nd  100 fly    54.44  PR, school record, All-Amer Automatic
Nathaniel Hernandez   3rd  Diving     496.35

Individual Scorers for the Dragons included:
Rebecca Upton           5th  200 free   1:50.63  PR,  All-Amer Consideration
Rebecca Upton           5th  500 free   4:54.94  PR,  All-Amer Consideration
Taylor Willenbring      9th  100 breast    57.6   PR,  All-Amer Consideration
Connor Dobbs            10th  200 free  1:41.82  PR
Casey Rose                12th  100 free     52.58
Austin Arkes               12th  100 breast  59.7
Carson Klein               12th  200 free  1:42.43  (1:40.40 PR @ Regions, All-Amer Consideration)
Carson Klein               12th  500 free  4:37.81  (4:34+ @ Regions, All-Amer Consideration)

*Jonathan Roberts was selected as the Boy’s 5A Swimmer of the Meet

Relay Top 3 Medalists for the Dragons included:
1st  200 medley relay  1:34.93  with Jonathan Roberts, Austin Arkes, Gus Karau and Kris Kolde
1st  400 free relay      3:28.61  with Casey Rose, Rebecca Upton, Alexa Baran and Emily Gibson – season best
3rd  400 free relay      3:05.61  with Jonathan Roberts, Carson Klein, Taylor Willenbring and Austin Whalen – season best

Additional Relay scorers for the Dragon included:
4th  200 medley relay   1:46.45  with Emily Gibson, Olivia Coffey, Elizabeth Nedrow and Casey Rose – season best
8th  200 free relay        1:38.47  with Casey Rose, Rebecca Upton, Alexa Baran and Jennifer Owston – season best
9th  200 free relay        1:26.83  with Kyle McCall, Carson Klein, Kris Kolde and Taylor Willenbring – season best