Texas 6A High School Championships
- February 18-19, 2022
- Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX
- Short Course Yards (25 yards), Prelims/Finals
The Texas 6A (big schools) Championships took place this past weekend in Austin, Texas. Conroe The Woodlands were 1x defending champions. In the last ten years, Southlake Carroll has won four 5A/6A (Texas reclassified 5A to 6A in 2015) Championships.
Southlake Carroll won the meet overall in a final score of 243 points earning their fifth win in the last 11 years. Conroe The Woodlands was second with 227 points.
Southlake Carroll won both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays helping propel them to the win. Hailey Heldenbrand led off the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 22.87 as the team touched in a final time of 1:34.56. Heldenbrand also led off the 400 freestyle relay in a 50.58, and the team touched in a final time of 3:24.12. The 200 freestyle relay also featured Alexis Drap, Bailey Kaiser, and Clary Heintz. The 400 freestyle relay also consisted of Clary Heintz, Alexis Drap, and Marin Clem.
Highlighting the individual side of the meet was Cyprus Creek senior Hayden Miller won both the 200 and 500 freestyles. She won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:46.35 after being second in the event last year. She also won the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:40.66. That time set a new 6A record as the previous record was set by Jessica White in a time of 4:43.10 back in 2007. Miller is committed to Florida beginning this fall.
Julia Wozniak of Lewisville Flower Mound won the 200 IM in a time of 1:58.62 and placed second in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:01.93. Her 100 breaststroke was much faster this year than a year ago as she went a 1:04.24 for third last year. Wozniak will join Arizona this fall.
Sophomore Kayla Fu of Fort Bend Clements won the 50 freestyle in a time of 22.92. That was her first time breaking 23 seconds in the event as her previous best was a 23.16 from 2021 Winter Juniors. Fu also placed second in the 100 freestyle in a time of 50.33. That was slightly faster than she was in the event a year ago as she swam to a fourth place finish in a time of 50.40 in 2021.
Junior Jada Scott of San Antonio Johnson won the 100 freestyle in a time of 49.61. She was about a second off of her best as she swam a 48.69 at 2021 Winter Juniors. Last year she was second in the event swimming a time of 49.71. Scott also touched second in the 200 IM in a time of 2:00.09.
Alexis Newman of Humble Kingwood helped lead the team to a win in the 200 medley relay as she split a 23.96 on the butterfly leg. The relay touched first in a time of 1:42.61. Newman also won the individual 100 backstroke in a best time of 53.01.
Other event winners:
- 100 butterfly: Ava Whitaker, Rockwall (53.03)
- 100 breaststroke: Emma Kinsey, Bridgeland (1:01.84)
- 1-meter diving: Kyleigh Kidd, Southlake Carroll (512.05)
Top 5 Teams:
- Southlake Carroll 243
- Conroe The Woodlands 227
- Humble Kingwood 151
- Austin Lake Travis 138
- Mansfield / Austin Westlake 135.5