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posted Jul 28, 2013, 8:10 PM by DCST Webmaster   [ updated Jul 30, 2013, 5:13 AM ]
Seventeen swimmers represented Dad’s Club at this year’s Texas Age Group Championships (TAGS). The meet was held July 24th-28th at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas swim center in Austin Texas.

10 & Unders
Luca Burns, Trey Fischbach, Josh McLean, and Max Zuanich

Sydney Buchman, Fernanda Gamez, Ellie McLeod, Sophie Newell, Audrey Orange, Ellen Pack, Syuen See, Clarissa Vincent, and Tyler Presswood

Clayton Bobo, Nicolas Roa, Cory Stephenson, and Cooper Wozencraft

This was the first TAGS for
Fernanda Gamez and our four 10 & under boys Burns, Fischbach, McLean and ZuanichGamez, Fischbach, and McLean participated in the relays while Burns and Zuanich competed in TAGS events achieved the previous weekend at Gulf Champs.

Our strongest and most represented age group was the 11-12 girls.  Together they scored an impressive 294 points out of our 363 point total.

In what was arguably our most exciting race of the meet, Clarissa Vincent, Audrey Orange and Ellie McLeod swept the medals in the 11-12 girls 100 breast.  Vincent took the Gold with a time of 1:18.51, Orange the Silver with 1:19.52, and McLeod the Bronze with 1:19.96. 

All three swims are well below the Sectionals time standard and currently rank 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the Dad’s Club All Time Top Ten.

The 100 breast was not the only event in which our girls demonstrated their strong presence. On the 3
rd day of competition, six Dad’s Club swimmers raced their way into finals in the 11-12 50 breast. Vincent, Pack, and Orange competed in the A final, while McLeod, Buchman, and See competed in the B final. It was Vincent who came out victorious with a time of 34.86. Her prelim time of 34.78 ranks her 40th in the U.S, All Time 100 list.

The 13-14 boys 400 free relay made up of Cooper Wozencraft, Calyton Bobo, Nicolas Roa, and Cory Stephenson finished 7th overall. Wozencraft went on to place 4th in the 100 free with a lifetime best of 55.34. His new time ranks him 4th in the Dad’s Club All Time Top Ten. Also making finals in the 100 free was Bobo who finished 14th, making him one of only three 13 year olds to place in the top 16. Bobo’s highest placement came on Sunday night, his time of 25.52 in the 50 free won the B final and tied him in 4th place in the Dad’s Club All Time Top Ten. 

List of individual finalist

  • Clayton Bobo – 50 (9th) and 100 (14th) free.
  • Sydney Buchman – 50 breast (14th), 50 fly (10th) and 50 free (12th)
  • Ellie McLeod – 200 IM (15th), 50 (11th), 100 (3rd) and 200 (6th) breast
  • Sophie Newell – 50 (5th) and 100 (15th) free.
  • Audrey Orange – 50 (13th), 100 (2nd), and 200 (6th) free. 50 (7th), 100 (2nd) and 200 (9th) breast.
  • Ellen Pack – 50 (7th) and 100 (13th) free. 50 breast (6th) and 50 fly (3rd)
  • Syuen See – 50 breast (16),
  • Clarissa Vincent – 50 (1st), 100 (1st) and 200 (13th) breast.
  • Cooper Wozencraft – 100 free (4th)


Team Records

Clarissa Vincent – 11-12 and Open 50 breast with a time of 34.78

Audrey Orange, Ellie McLeod, Fernanda Gamez, and Sophie Newell- 11-12 200 free relay (1:59.24) and 400 free relay (4:21.05)

Fernanda Gamez, Clarissa Vincent, Sophie Newell, and Audrey Orange – 11-12 200 medley relay (2:13.21)

Congratulations to all our swimmers for having a very successful season. A special thanks goes out to the Burns family for hosting the TAGS party, and to the Vincent and Orange families for helping out with the TAGS parade.

Sweeping the 11-12 Girls 100 Breast at TAGS were, from left to right:
Ellie McLeod, Clarissa Vincent, and Audrey Orange

The team is getting ready at the TAGS party!

First time TAGS participants Fernanda Gamez, Luca Burns, Trey Fischbach, Josh McLean, and Max Zuanich

Also check out Mrs Pack's slideshow!