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2020 TEXAS 6A BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

FINAL TOP 5 TEAMS

  1. Humble Kingwood- 189.5
  2. Conroe The Woodlands- 186
  3. Klein Oak- 152
  4. Southlake Carroll- 140
  5. Austin Westlake- 123.5

The Texas Boys’ 6A State Championships came down to the wire, as Humble Kingwood took the title by just 3.5 points over Conroe The Woodlands. Klein Oak was just 12 points ahead of 2019 champion Southlake Carroll in the battle for 3rd, as their 9-year win streak was snapped. Read on for some highlights from the meet, accompanied by some race videos.

Notably, the Humble Kingwood boys didn’t win any events, but had the depth to beat The Woodlands, who won 4 events. The Woodlands narrowly missed qualifying for the A final in the 400 free relay. Anchor Tyler Hulet appeared to have some trouble with his goggles on the first 50. He took it out in 24.18, and brought it home in 23.94 for a 48.12 split. He led off the relay in 46.05 as they won the B final. That time would’ve placed 5th in the championship heat, which would have given them 10 more points than their B final win and been enough to win the meet.

Boys’ 200 Medley Relay:

The Woodlands’ Matthew Tannenberger set a lifetime best 1:37.14 to win the 200 free. He also made a big drop to win the 500 free, knocking nearly 3 seconds from his best in 4:21.64. Tannenberger has committed to join the Texas Longhorns next season. Teammate Tyler Hulet won the 100 back in 48.47. They were both members of the champion 200 medley relay (1:31.00), as Hulet put up a 22.65 back split and Tannenberger anchored in 20.32.

Boys’ 200 Free:

Boys’ 100 Back:

Klein Oak’s David Oderinde, a Texas A&M commit, was just hundredths shy of his best from Winter Juniors as he won the 50 free in 20.18. Oderinde was also the runner-up in the 100 free, coming within a tenth of his best at 44.43. Winning that race was Air Force commit Jacob Bulseco of LC Clear Creek, who dropped almost a second in 44.14. Oderinde went on to set a lifetime best with his 44.25 leadoff on Klein Oak’s winning 400 free relay (3:02.50). The team also picked up the 200 free relay title in 1:23.36. Oderinde led off in 20.48.

Boys’ 50 Free:

Boys’ 100 Free:

Boys’ 200 Free Relay:

Boys’ 400 Free Relay:

Fellow A&M commit Vincent Ribeiro of Round Rock broke 1:47 for the first time in the 200 IM, winning in 1:46.86. Ribeiro also placed 2nd in the 100 breast with a 54.67, his lifetime best by a second. Houston Clearlake’s Mitchell Mason, an LSU commit, was within a half second of the State Record in that race as he came from behind to win that race in 54.59.

Boys’ 200 IM:

Boys’ 100 Breast:

Spring’s Dalton Lowe, who has committed to Louisville, was also an individual winner. Lowe was tenths away from a lifetime best as he won the race in 47.86.

Boys’ 100 Fly:

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SwimmerTX

The number of relay DQs… 4 alone in the girls medley relay prelims, then two more in the boys medley relay finals.

AJW

Not only in finals, but in A final too. The team that would’ve gotten 5th ended up on the podium. Crazy

MrNotBreaststroke

Girls races? 1:43 from Nordmann is worthy of her own article…especially giving she was less than a second off the national high school record? That’s essentially a 1:33 for guys which would be fairly notable. 22.8 50 fly split by Kit Kat Zenick was ridiculous as well.

PsychoDad

In that 200 MR boys, free leg, that is Matthew Tannenberger racing PsychoSon; they dived together, turned together but Matthew T beat him 20.32 to 20:69, for the first place. Unfortunately, our relay DQ-ed. Their 1:31.82 from prelims is a new school record, beating old school record set by Dax and Kerrington Hill team by over 2 seconds.

coach

Congrats PsychoDad!

PsychoDad

Thank you. He was sad though his relay got DQ-ed as he talked about winning this State the whole year, especially after he DQ-ed that relay last year at State, after finishing 3rd in prelims. But, life goes on. He did make Winter Juniors cut in 100 breast at this State by winning B final with 56.92. And his 400 Free Relay set new school record in their last swim for the high school, beating another Dax and Kerrington Hill led relay by 0.03.

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