Mansfield schools among top finishers at district swimming meets

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Mansfield schools represented their school district with force this past weekend, as Legacy High School and Mansfield High School each swept the boys and girls swimming meets in their respective districts.

Legacy coach Tony Tullbane said that he was impressed with what his athletes were able to accomplish at the meet and said that he is very much looking forward to region.

“They did fantastic,” Tullbane said. “It was a well-swum meet. There was a lot of spirit with the kids cheering for each other, and I think that really helps.”

Will Tullbane won the 200 Individual Medley and 100 fly, while Nick Tullbane won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke event.

Madison Yelle won the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, while Haley Yelle won the 200 and 500 freestyle.

Kaylin Martinson won the 100 fly and Maria Castillo won in diving for Legacy.

“I was very satisfied with the performance,” Tullbane said. “From everybody – from the kids we through were going to medal to our first year swimmers for whom this was their first district meet, everybody dropped time. It was just a very high energy meet for everybody.”

Lake Ridge finished second overall on the boys and girls side Summit was third in district on both the boys and girls sides.

The regional meet will be held Feb. 7-8 at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium.

In 5A, Mansfield also won both the boys and girls district titles, and coach Matt Bold said his team competed very well at the meet.

“I think we swam absolutely great,” Bold said. “We qualified a very large group to go to regionals. We won 19 out of a total of 24 events at the meet and just competed very well. It was a very good showing.”

Mike Thibert won the 100 and 200 freestyle events, while Sara McClendon won the 200 and 500 freestyle events.

Lauren Thompson won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke for Mansfield.

“I was very happy with the effort, especially because a lot of the swimmers were not rested yet,” Bold said. “To be going as fast as we did with very little rest is very encouraging, especially with the meet we have coming up in two weeks.”

Bold said the objective for the region meet is to finish in the top three on both sides.

The Timberview swim team finished fourth on both the boys and girls side at the district meet.

Matt Garza won the 100 butterfly and 200 IM event at the district meet.

The regional meet will take place on Feb. 7-8 at the Keller ISD Natatorium.

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