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UIL State

posted Feb 23, 2018, 10:15 AM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 12:38 PM ]
This past weekend, the 16th and 17th of February, 2018, the UIL Texas State Championships were held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center in Austin TX.  The road to State is arduous; in order to qualify for the State meet swimmers must first qualify for the Regional Championships by placing top 6 in their designated District. For the next step, these athletes must then compete at the regional level. The qualifiers for the State Championship are then determined as follows: the top two finishers in each regional event, plus the remaining top 8 fastest swimmers in the State. The qualified swimmers are then eligible to compete at the State Championship. Below are some of our highlights.


Emma Stephenson – Stratford, Clayton Bobo – Stratford, Olivia Lyster-- Stratford, Kara Moss – Stratford, Morgen Reyna – Stratford, Max Zuanich – Stratford, Emma Clark – Westside, Caleb Duncan – Klein, Kate Smith - Cypress Woods, Claire Smith - Cypress Woods, Aria Bernal - Cinco Ranch, Amy Evans - Katy Taylor, Roxana Nolte—Katy Taylor, Reed Casper – Strake Jesuit, Andreas Mason – Strake Jesuit, and Jeremy Bates – Strake Jesuit.



Olivia Lyster, Kara Moss, Morgen Reyna, Max Zuanich, Amy Evans, Roxana Nolte, Reed Casper, Andreas Mason and Jeremy Bates all made finals in relay events. Zuanich along with Bobo were instrumental in helping the Stratford Spartans place 3rd in the 200 medley relay. Evans also placed top 8 on the 200 medley relay with her Katy Taylor team mates.

Reyna, Lyster, Moss, and Stephenson joined forces in the 200 free relay for the Stratford Spartans. Their efforts earned them a 5th place overall finish.

Individual Finalists

Emma Stephenson (Stratford) – 50 free (1st), 100 fly (6th)

Clayton Bobo (Stratford) – 50 free (1st), 100 free (1st)

Caleb Duncan (Klein) – 50 free (5th), 100 free (6th)

Kate Smith (Cypress Woods) – 100 breast (14th)

Claire Smith (Cypress Woods) – 100 fly (8th)

Aria Bernal (Cinco Ranch) – 100 back (2nd), 200 IM (6th)

Individual Champions

Emma Stephenson was individual champion in the 50 free with a time of 23.04. Her prelim relay lead off time of 22.95 is a new 15-16 team record and makes Stephenson only the 2nd Dad’s Club girl in history to break the 23.0 second barrier.

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Emma Stephenson Lane 4 - 50 free

Clayton Bobo once again swept the sprint freestyles events. Bobo finished his UIL High School career with 5 individual wins. His wins all came in the sprint free events: 50 free - 2016, 2017, 2018 and 100 free - 2017 and 2018.

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Caleb Duncan Lane 2, Clayton Bobo Lane 6- 100 free

Dad’s Club All Time UIL Individual Champions

Go Dad’s!