The Keller schools made their mark at the district swim and dive meet last week and look to have strong showings at the regional meet this coming weekend.
Keller High School coach Linda Shults said that following a clean sweep of district, her team is riding pretty high and looking forward to the competition that region will have to offer.
“Both the boys and girls teams swam well,” Shults said. “The girls team was dominant in district, winning by 100 points over the next place team. We have a very good group going to regionals. My boys were about 50 points ahead of Byron Nelson, who had a strong showing as well. They also won district.”
Shults said she had a number of athletes perform well at the meet.
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“I would say that all of my varsity kids performed very well, but the ones that (did) especially well are my freshman and sophomore swimmers that stepped up and really helped us and are going to help us at regionals,” Shultz said. “Guys like Peyton Lucas. He did a great job of stepping up, and nobody has really heard his name. Holt Ragsdale is another one, and Matthew Howrey also did very well. My three divers, Taylor Ohlhauser, Emily Grund and Sarah Voss were one, two and three in diving.”
Diver John Spence brought home a district title.
Shults said the objective for the regional meet is to get all three relay teams on both sides to the state meet.
“It’s going to be very key to get those relays down there, so we can score enough points to possibly win state,” Shults said.
The following athletes from Central, Fossil Ridge and Timber Creek have also advanced to state:
Central High School
James Copeland – 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke
Morgan Elliot – 100 Butterfly
Kayla Epting – 50 Freestyle
Jason Head – 100 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle
John Kenney – 200 Freestyle
Mary Beth Nicholas – Diving
Carly Straight – 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle
Boys 200 Free Relay – Jason Head, Scott Garrett Weber, John Kenney, James Copeland
Girls 200 Free Relay – Kayla Epting, Idalia Nunez, Morgan Elliott, Carly Straight
Boys 400 Free Relay – John Kenney, Scott Garrett Weber , James Copeland, Jason Head
Girls 400 Free Relay – Kayla Epting, Idalia Nunez, Morgan Elliott, Carly Straight
Boys 200 Medley Relay – Beshoy Awad, Cesar Dighero, Charles Copeland, Ruben Vidal
Fossil Ridge High School
Lauren Pitzer – 100 Free, 200 Free
Corrine Porco – 100 Breaststroke
Girls 200 Free Relay – Corrine Porco, Devin Martin and Lauren Pitzer, Cameryn Urbanosky
Boys 200 Medley Relay – Colton Porco, Jonathan Beltran, Travis Pool, Raphi Sadaka
Girls 200 Medley Relay – Macie Robinson, Corrine Porco, Devin Martin, Lauren Pitzer
Timber Creek High School
Connor Allen – 200 Individual Medley
Andrew Bau – 100 Backstroke
Mitchell Blunt – 50 Freestyle
Julia Diller – 100 Freestyle
Kamron Gopffarth – 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke
Emma Gresh – 100 Backstroke
Josie Gunn – 500 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke
Drew McDonnell – 100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke
Alexis Trujillo – Diving
Boys 200 Free Relay – Mitch Blunt, Drew McDonnell, Connor Allen, Kamron Gopffarth
Girls 200 Free Relay – Gracy Whitaker, Elaina Allen, McKayle Carter, Julia Diller
Boys 400 Free Relay – Mitch Blunt, Drew McDonnell, Connor Allen, Kamron Gopffarth
Girls 400 Free Relay – Josie Gunn, Emma Gresh, McKayle Carter, Julia Diller
Boys 200 Medley Relay – Andrew Bau, Noah Gustafson, Joshua Clemons, Matt Goin
Girls 200 Medley Relay – Emma Gresh, Josie Gunn, Elaina Allen, Gracy Whitaker