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UIL State Championships

posted Feb 20, 2017, 4:54 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 5:33 PM ]
This past weekend, the 17th and 18th of February, 2017, 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, the aforementioned 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 swimmers in the State. The qualified swimmers are then eligible to compete at the State Championship. The following highlights the performances of our Dad’s Club Swim Team athletes at this prestigious event.

Qualifiers

Emma Stephenson (Stratford), Morgen Reyna (Stratford), Olivia Lyster (Stratford), Brittany Baerg (Stratford), Payton Moak  (Stratford), Clayton Bobo (Stratford),  Ellie Vincent (Memorial), Caleb Duncan (Klein), Chris Hung (Cinco Ranch), Kaley Hoffman (Westside).


Finalists

Brittany Baerg, Peyton Moak, Christopher Hung and Morgen Reyna all participated in the 200 medley finals. Moak (fly) joined his Stratford teammates to win the B final with a season best of 1:34.50. Baerg (breast), Reyna (free) and Stephenson (fly) finished 5th in the B final and Christopher Hung (breast) earned a bronze medal with his team mates on Cinco Ranch.

Left to Right - Tyler Presswood, Lara Prakash, Ellie Vincent, Michael Kalwick


 

 

 

Emma Stephenson made the championship final in both of her individual events. Her preliminary time of 23.18 in the 50 free is a new Dad’s Club 15-16 team record. Overall, Stephenson finished 5th in the 50 free and 7th in the 100 fly.

Kaley Hoffman also earned herself a trip to finals in both of her individual events. Hoffman placed 3rd in the 200 IM and 5th in the 100 back, both in B finals.  This was the second year in a row Hoffman qualified for state in the 200 IM and 100 back.

Clayton Bobo
swept the sprint freestyles and became the only male swimmer of the meet to take titles in two individual events. Bobo’s winning time of 19.95 in the 50 free made him only the 3rd Texas boy in UIL State history to break the 20.00 barrier. His second win came in the 100 free with a personal best of 43.56.

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Men's 50 free Championship Final. Clayton Bobo (Stratford) Lane 5




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Women's 200 IM B final. Kaley Hoffman (Westside) Lane 5
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