Monday, March 10, 2014

State Swimming and Diving Results

Swimmers and divers at Memorial and Stratford high schools returned with medals recently after competing Feb. 22 in State 4A and 5A UIL championships in Austin.

In 5A state competition, Memorial High School junior Alex Buscher won the 200-yard freestyle race. She is state champion in that race for the second year in a row. In addition, she placed second statewide in the 100-yard free style race held at the Joe Jamail Complex in Austin.

In separate results, Memorial High freshman Cooper Wozencraft finished second the 100-yard backstroke, bringing home another state silver medal.

In  4A competition, Stratford High School girls finished third overall in team swimming, and the 200 girls medley relay finished second. In addition, Stratford High diver Phoebe Lamay placed second and brought home a silver medal in the state’s 4A 1-meter diving competition.

Next year, both high schools will move up one level to 6A or 5A UIL competition. 

High school team results in swimming and diving include: 

Memorial High Girls
 · Memorial High Girls team placed 8th overall
· 200 freestyle, 1st place and state champion – Alex Buscher, junior
· 100 freestyle, 2nd place – Alex Buscher, junior
· 100 breaststroke, 3rd place – Brianna Burns
· 200 medley relay, 7th place – Team of Alice Read, Brianna Burns, Alex Buscher and Nikki Denzler
· 200 freestyle relay, 10th place – Team of Alex Buscher, Ellie Tuchaai, Nikki Denzler and Brianna Burns

Memorial High Boys 
 · 100 backstroke, 2nd place – Cooper Wozencraft, freshman· 100 butterfly, 5th place – Cooper Wozencraft, freshman

Stratford High Girls

 · The girls team finished 3rd place overall in state competition
 · 200 medley relay, 2nd place – Team of Maddie Robinson, Courtney Jackson and Erin Avery, and Brittany Baerg
 · 400 freestyle relay, 3rd place – Team of Maddie Robinson, Kristen Peck,Courtney Jackson, and Erika Stephenson
· 200 freestyle relay, 4th place – Team of Maddie Robinson, Erin Avery and Kristen Peck, and Brittany Baerg
 · 1-meter Diving, 2nd place – Phoebe Lamay, junior
 · 100 breaststroke, 5th place – Brittany Baerg, freshman
· 100 backstroke, 7th place – Maddie Robinson, junior
· 100 freestyle, 11th place – Erika Stephenson, sophomore
· 200 freestyle, 10th place – Erika Stephenson, sophomore
· 50 freestyle, 12th place – Erin Avery. junior

 Stratford High Boys 

 · 50 freestyle – Nick Airola, 8th place; Sam Cordova, 12th place
· 400 freestyle relay, 9th place – Team of Brandon Hay; Taylor Nicholas and Chance Parker, and Sam Cordova
· 100 Butterfly, 12th place – Brandon Hay, junior


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