Southlake Carroll has set themselves up as THE team to beat in Texas High School swimming as the boys win their 3rd and the girls their 2nd consecutive state titles this Saturday. Southlake Carroll’s tremendous depth has been a huge asset to their highly successful 5A High School State appearances. The boys qualified 9 swimmers and 1 diver and the girls had 10 swimmers and 1 diver that offered their team an overall strong and flexible lineup going into the state meet.
Coach Kevin Murphy on winning both titles again this year: “It’s a blessing to work with such great kids, great assistant coaches, and great support from the local club program. I think what I’m most excited about today is that we were able to diagram a win in the boys 400 free relay that I don’t think anyone thought was going to happen. We hope to do it again next year and have already started working towards next year’s goals.”
Swimmer of the meet Jonathan Roberts on breaking the state record and winning the team title again: “Having all the hard work pay off at the end of the season feels great. I have to give a huge shout out to (Indiana freshman) Curtis Goss and (USC freshman) Ted Singley because they have been and always be a huge part of this team and a huge part of my swimming career. Breaking Jamie Rauch’s state record was really humbling, I’m really grateful for that. Winning the 400 free relay was probably my favorite event of the meet. It was my first relay win and the first time our team has won the 400 free relay in 7 years.”
200 Medley Relay
Girls: Humble Kingwood relay(Lauren Day, Leah Pfitzer, Madeline Hazle, and Katheryn Nolen) edges out Southlake Carroll to win the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:46.08.
Boys: Conroe The Woodlands relay(Cannon Clifton, Ryan Sorensen, Dusan Vukobrat, and John Sanden) won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:32.41.
Girls: Memorial High School’s Alexandra Buscher wins the 200 free in a time of 1:48.45, just a tad off her morning swim of 1:48.28.
Boys: Jonathan Roberts Southlake Carroll Junior breaks Jamie Rauch’s legendary 1997 Texas state record in the 200 free with a 1:36.34, his best time by over a second!
Girls: Keller High School’s Laura Norman swims a 2:04.46 to earn her first of two state titles.
Boys: Marshall High School’s David Moore wins with a 1:48.40
Girls: San Antonio Johnson’s Raquel Grays won with a best time of 23.37.
Boys: Hebron High School and South Carolina commit Joshua Clothier wins with a best time of 20.69
1 meter Diving
Girls: Anna James from Midland High School fights back on the second day to win the 1 meter diving championships with a score of 496.65.
Boys: Southlake Carroll and SMU commit Bryce Klein, shatters Texas grad Drew Livingston’s state record of 593.60 with a 622.05.
Girls: Fort Worth Paschal’s Summer Campbell destroyed her previous best time to win with a 55.35
Boys: Andrew Skowronek wins a 49.39, right on his best time giving San Antonio Reagan their first title of the meet.
Girls: San Antonio Reagan and Texas A&M commit Sarah Gibson wins with a best time of 50.14
Boys: The Woodlands and Wisconsin commit Cannon Clifton wins the 100 free in a 44.58 although he swam his best time of 44.09 in prelims.
Girls: Ohio State commit Ashley Boyles runs down Kansas commit Lindsay Manning to win the 500 free with a best time of 4:50.27
Boys: After breaking the state record in the 200 free, Jonathan Roberts went on to win the 500 free with another best time of 4:20.08.
200 free relay
Girls: Humble Kingwood relay (Lexie Lupton, Kelsey Opiela, Kathryn Nolen, and Leah Pfitzer) snatches their second relay title in the 200 free relay by .03 over Southlake Carroll with a time of 1:35.86.
Boys: The Woodlands (Cannon Clifton, Dusan Vukobrat, Ryan Sorensen, and John Sanden) win their second relay of the day with a time of 1:24.26. Note: Cannon Clifton’s lead off leg of 20.30 would have won the individual 50 event today.
Girls: Keller junior Laura Norman stressed “putting her mind over her body” this weekend to win her second individual event of the day with a 55.79 just off her best time.
Boys: Louisville commit, Aaron Greene, had his first 5A appearance highlighted by a win in the 100 back with a 49.27, a slight add from his prelim swim of 48.92
Girls: The Woodland’s Ashley Brem swam a best time of 1:03.84 to win her first state title and touch out top seed Jenna Beaury.
Boys: Also from The Woodland’s, Ryan Sorensen won the 100 breast with a best time of 56.31.
400 Free Relay
Girls: San Antonio Churchill (Davina Jaynes, Sophia Rodriguez, Haley Herzberg, and Megan Strickland) upsets Humble Kingwood’s relay win streak by winning with a time of 3:28.16.
Boys: Southlake Carroll relay (Jonathan Roberts, Grayson McGruder , John Remetta, Jake Tovey) wins with a time of 3:04.10 also ending the Woodland’s state relay win streak. This is the first time Southlake Carroll has won this relay in 7 years.