Stratford Boys Win Nail-Biter on Last Relay; Highland Park Girls Win Again

by SwimSwam 0

February 24th, 2013 High School, News

Thanks to Marylyn Toledo for covering both the Texas 4A (small schools) and 5A State Championship meets this weekend. She’ll be competing for the Texas Longhorns at next week’s Big 12 Championship meet.

Fun fact: all four Texas Team State Champions this year were repeat champions.

To read Marylyn’s 5A report, click here.

The stands at the Texas Swim Center were packed for the 2013 4A State Championship finals on Saturday. (Courtesy: Marylyn Toledo)

The stands at the Texas Swim Center were packed for the 2013 4A State Championship finals on Saturday. (Courtesy: Marylyn Toledo)



Girls 4A State recap

Highland Park High School girls win their 12th 4A State title in last 13 years by a significant margin. The Scots won two relays and had a finals swim in every event. Annelyse Tullier, Kate Boyer, Meredith Kelly, Morgan King, and Lauren Murski all had two individual final swims that helped the team rack up major points. The real contest was for the second place team title between Alamo Height and Frisco. It came down to the last event of the meet where Alamo Height’s 400 free relay (Anelise Diener, Lauren Cuda, Elizabeth Ryan, and Hannelore Strash) scored enough points to capture the second place team title.

Highland Park Coach, and Coach of the Year, Jesse Cole talks about winning their 12th state title: “It’s great to get here and have such a good meet. I gave us about 250 points so we had a really good day to finish with 284 today. They’ve worked really hard and deserve all of this.”

Girl’s swimmer of the meet, Madisyn Cox on her last state meet and swimming at Texas next year: “Overall I had a pretty successful meet, two state titles and class 4A state records. I’m happy with it but I always want to do better. I definitely can’t wait for the next level at Texas next year.”

Boys 4A State recap

On the boy’s side, Frisco Wakeland and Houston Stratford dueled it out the whole meet. Going into the last relay there was only 1 point separating the teams but Houston Stratford, coached by Mike Hoskovec, came from behind to win the relay and win their second 4A team title. Seniors Michael Miller and Alec Willrodt both went home with individual state titles.

Boy’s Swimmer of the meet, Senior Michael Miller about his team and last state meet before heading to Duke next year: “ It felt so good do everything and try to score points for my team. Going into that last relay I just remembered how great it felt it to win last year and how hard we’ve worked all year for this title. Our coach is awesome, I’m the only one that swims club so he has been a huge advantage to our whole team.”

The Stratford boys celebrate their back-to-back State Championships on Saturday at the Texas Swim Center. (Courtesy: Marylyn Toledo)

The Stratford boys celebrate their back-to-back State Championships on Saturday at the Texas Swim Center. (Courtesy: Marylyn Toledo)

200 Medley Relay

Girls: Highland Park 200 medley relay (Annelyse Tullier, Kate Boyer, Meredith Kelly, and Ann Claire Karalyos) improved their Class 4A state record with a time of 1:47.53

Boys: Kingwood Park (Mark Garner, David Stolarz, Sam Poulin, and Nathan Townsend) upset top seed Houston Stratford by winning the 200 medley relay with a time of 135.87.

200 Free

Girls: Highland Park’s Annelyse Tullier improved on her bronze in the 200 free last year by winning the event this year with a 1:50.61

Boys: Frisco Wakeland junior Brayden Seal wins his first state title in the 200 free with a best time of 1:39.07

200 IM

Girls: Texas commit Lubbock senior, Madisyn Cox, bests her class 4A state record from prelims with a time of 1:59.42.
Boys: Duke commit and Stratford senior, Michael Miller, broke the class 4A state record in prelims and went on to win the event in finals with a time of 1:49.43.

50 Free

Girls: Highland Park sophomore Kate Boyer wins her first individual state title with a 23.63.

Boys: Houston Stratford senior Alec Willrodt improves his prelims time to a 20.75 to win the 50 free title.

1 meter Diving
Girls: Zoe Alaniz from Corpus Christi Ray wins the 4A Diving title with 493.80 points

Boys: Finn Scribbick from Tomball wins the 4A Diving title with550.40 points.

100 Fly

Girls: Alamo Heights Hannelore Strash cruised into the finish with a best time of 55.67.

Boys: Houston Stratford senior Michael Miller improves his prelims time to win the 100 fly with a 48.93 to win his second individual state title.

100 Free
Girls: Shayne Gregson breaks 52 to win the 100 free with a time of 51.72.

Boys: Frisco’s Nicholas Hook upsets top prelim seed Alec Willrodt to win the 100 free with a time of 45.97.

500 Free

Girls: Magnolia West junior Jessica Sloan swims a best time of 4:56.07 to win the 500 free.

Boys: Frisco Wakeland’s Brayden Seal picks up his second individual state title with a time of 4:28.23

200 Free Relay

Girls: Highland Park (Kate Boyer, Kathryn Stouffer, Ann Claire Karalyos, and Lauren Murski) out-touches top seed Magnolia West to win in a time of 1:38.04.

Boys: Close race in the boys 200 free relay but Alamo Heights (Spencer Adickes, Travis Lipscomb, Christopher Spears, and Austin Frey) came out on top with a time of 1:25.22

100 Back
Girls: Highland Park sophomore Annelyse Tullier and Lubbock Montgomery junior Jaecey Parham tie for first place in the 100 back with a 57.16.

Boys: Frisco Lone Star senior Cody Holland wins by almost a second with a time of 51.17.

100 Breast

Girls: Lubbock senior and Texas commit Madisyn Cox lowers her class 4A state record with a tremendous time of 1:02.22

Boys: Texarkana junior Zach Baker swims a strong second 50 to win the 100 Breast with a time of 58.98.

400 Free Relay

Girls: Magnolia West (Erin Giles, Hannah Dooley, Carly Sullins, and Jessica Sloan) fought back after losing the 200 free relay by touching out Highland Park in the 400 Free relay with a time of 3:31.68.

Boys: The anchor legs for Houston Stratford, Alamo Heights, and Frisco Wakeland all flipped within a tenth of each other going into the last 50. Houston Stratford’s Michael Miller had an awesome split (45.53) to come back and win the relay with his teammates, Alec Willrodt, Cai Rohleder, and Kyle Rathgeb.

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