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TAPPS/SPC 2014 State Championships

posted Feb 17, 2014, 3:05 PM by DCST Webmaster   [ updated Feb 17, 2014, 3:11 PM ]

Many of our swimmers represented their schools at this past weekend’s State Championships. The TAPPS championships were held in San Antonio at the Josh Davis Natatorium. SPC State was held at the CISD natatorium in Shenandoah.



TAPPS Division I

Freshman Eden Michaels (Duchesne) and Meg Meliet (St. Agnes) cracked the top ten in their individual events. Michaels finished 9th and 10th in the 100 breast and 200 IM while Meliet finished 6th in the 500 free. Junior Annie Miller continued the Miller dominance in the 50 free for the 5th year in a row. Sister Jaimie remained undefeated in the same event from 2010-13. Miller also placed 2nd in the 100 free with a personal best and a new NCSA Jr. National cut of 52.52.Tara Virginillo, also a junior from Duchesne, placed 3rd in the 100 breast and 5th in the 200 IM.

St. Thomas Senior Xavier Ramirez placed 2nd in the 100 breast. His time of 1:02.34 was over a 4 second drop a new St. Thomas High School team record.



TAPPS Division II

Lutheran High North’s Ashlyn Bigger dropped over 6 seconds in the 100 fly. Her time of 1:09.77 was good enough for 6th place.

Second Baptist boys Colter Hawkins, Ross Kimmel, and Corbin Schwinger lead their school to a 3rd place finish. Hawkins placed 7th in both the 200IM and 100 back. Kimmel placed 6th in both the 100 and 200 free and Schwinger finished 5th and 6th in the 200IM and 100 fly.


The Awty international School dominated the overall combined team scores.  

Senior Liz Hirs placed 2nd in the 50 free and 1st in the 100 free. Her split of 24.93 in the 50 free leading off the 200 relay was a new sectional qualifying time.

Sophomores Christina Moreno and Lauren Ward also racked up the points by placing in the top three in their individual events. All three girls were also part of the winning 200 and 400 free relays.


Senior Tyler Goulding was our 2nd sectional qualifier of the meet. Like teammate Hirs he achieved his cut during the lead off leg of the 200 free relay. His time of 21.82 was also a new AWTY team record.




Kinkaid swimmers Sara Jane GageWilliam Gage and Kcenia Kloesel all had individual finishes in the top 8. Will Gage finished 8th in the 200 free with a personal best of 1:54.08. Kloesel also finished 8th in the same event with a time of 2:19.55. The leading lady for Kinkaid was Sara Jane Gage who finished 3rd in the 500 free.


St. John’s junior Elena Skaribas finished 2nd in the 50 free with a personal best of 25.03. Her time of 1:11.31 in the 100 breast earned her a 5th place finish in very competitive breaststroke field.

Senior Austin Allday also representing St. John’s 11th 100 free

Awty High Point WInners

Awty Relay

Duchesne relay