Thursday, May 26, 2022

Lady Dragon Swim/Dive Earns Second Straight State Title; Dragons Finish Fourth

The Dragon Swimming and Dive teams were in action this past Friday and Saturday at the 2020 UIL 6A Texas State HS Swim/Dive Championships in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas Swim Center. The Lady Dragons clinched their second consecutive UIL State Championship and the Boy’s Swim/Dive team finished fourth overall.

There were 235 teams on site that represented in UIL 6A Texas High School Swimming and Diving division.

The Lady Dragon Swimmers and Divers were all business the entire weekend, dominating the team championship by 49 points, 284 to 235 over Kingwood HS. The girls earned four of nine individual champions and won two of three relays, along with three additional runner-up individual finishes and a 3rd place finish in another relay.

The Dragon moved from 7th to 4th, accelerating as a team from a projected point total of 98 pts to 140 points in the final team standings. An excellent team effort by all of the Dragon Boy swimmers and divers at the state meet.

Top 10 Girl’s Team Scores:

Southlake Carroll. 284
Kingwood. 235
Flower Mound 164
Katy Taylor 141
Woodlands 138
Austin Lake Travis 111
Round Rock Westwood. 109
Allen 108
Mansfield 102
Klein 85

Top 10 Boy’s Team Scores:

Kingwood 189
Woodlands 183
Klein Oak 152
Southlake Carroll 140
Westlake 123
Clear Falls 113
Clear Creek 99
Katy Taylor 82
Round Rock 69. 9. Fort Bend Clements 69

Dragon Girl’s Relay finishes included:
1st 200 med relay 1:42.55. School record, All-American Automatic qual. time
Hailey Hernandez, Corbyn Cormack, Kit Kat Zenick and Madelyn Clem
3rd 200 free relay. 1:34.66. School record, All-American Automatic qual. time
Riley Francis, Madelyn Clem, Corbyn Cormack and Ashley Zettle
1st. 400 free relay. 3:23.42. season best, All-American Automatic qual. time
Kit Kat Zenick, Riley Francis, Ashley Zettle and Kate Heintz

Dragon Girl’s Individual finishes included:

Kit Kat Zenick

1st 50 free. 22.30 All Class State Record, Automatic All-Amer qual. time
1st 100 free. 49.05. School Record, Automatic All-Amer qual. time
22.83 50 fly on Medley relay

Riley Francis                 

2nd 200 free. 1:47.00. School Record, Automatic All-Amer qual time
2nd 100 free. 49.51. PR, Automatic All-Amer qual time
23.23 50 free lead-off, PR, All-Amer qual time

Corbyn Cormack.         

1st 200 IM 2:00.39. School Record, Automatic All-Amer qual time
6th 100 breast 1:02.99. season best, All-Amer qual time
23.59 50 free relay split. PR
28.83 50 breast relay split. PR

Ashley Zettle                 

7th 200 free. 1:50.12. PR All-Amer qual time
14th 500 free. 4:58.30. season best
23.84 50 free relay split. PR
51.42 100 free relay split. PR

Kate Heintz.

12th 200 free. 1:52.01
15th 500 free. 4:59.21
51.63. 100 free relay split. PR

Madelyn Clem

11th 100 free. 51.93
17th 50 free. 24.23
23.59 50 free relay split

Hailey Heldenbrand

27.17 50 back relay split PR

Dylin Cormack

20th 200 IM. 2:08.36

Hailey Hernandez

1st diving. 553.70. All-American qual

Bridget O’Neil.

2nd diving. 532.70. All-American qual

Dragon Boy’s Individual finishes included:

Ryan Perham

2nd 100 fly. 48.45. PR, Automatic All-Amer qual time
3rd. 50 free. 20.41.PR (20.32 relay leads-off) Automatic All-Amer qual time
44.92 100 free relay split PR. All-Amer qual time

Alex Zettle

12th 100 free. 46.31. PR
45.82 relay split 100 free
21.07 relay split 50 free

Mason Edmund

10th 500 free. 4:29.61. PR. All-Amer qual time

Christian Balint

20th 200 IM. 1:54.90
24.49 50 back relay split

Michael Kietzman

20.86 50 free relay split. PR
46.00 100 free relay split. PR

Nicholas Swafford

21.30 50 free relay split. PR
21.43 50 free relay split

Grayson Whitsett

26.96 50 breast relay split. PR

Jackson Pogue

22.85 50 fly relay split. PR

Jackson Miller

2nd diving 517.90. All-American qual

Phillip Kleiman

5th diving. 482.20. All-American qual


(Photo courtesy of Dragon Media)