This Saturday Belton High School will host a quad meet featuring Southlake Carroll, Austin Westlake, Austin Vandergrift, and Belton High.
No two teams have been more dominant in the 6A class (bigger schools) in recent years than Southlake Carroll and Austin Westlake. Southlake has won five consecutive boy’s state championships and Westlake is fresh off of back to back girl’s state championships.
In the 5A class (smaller schools) the Vandergrift girls dominated this past year’s state field and took home the 5A crown winning by over 60 points. Belton’s Coach Patrick Henry, who is hosting the meet, has named it the 1st Annual Super Quad.
When asked what it meant to host a meet of this magnitude in the middle of the Texas high school season Coach Henry replied “this time of year it is all about the racing and we are going to have some fun and fast racing this weekend”. He went on to add that this type of meet is something he hopes to make a tradition and keep hosting. “I would love to have the top teams in the state get together and race in a small meet environment where we are not restricted to the entry limits of bigger meets and all our kids get a chance to race”.
This meet also serves as a “lance chance” meet for any swimmers trying to pick up their cuts for the North TISCA mid-season Invitational in two weeks. Last year Southlake Carroll and Austin Westlake did not see each other at a meet until the mid-season TISCA Invite where Southlake dominated both the boy’s and girl’s competition. They met again in the 6A state championship in February where Southlake won the boy’s championship, Westlake won the girl’s championship, and in the total team scores Westlake edged out Southlake 323 to 312. This weekend should provide some fast racing and a sneak peak of what lies down the road in the Texas High School Championship Season.