By Luke Sullivan | Staff Writer
The swim team recently competed in the 2013-2014 District 10-5A swim meet on Jan. 25 at the Keller ISD Natatorium in Keller. The Mustangs hoped to repeat their victorious form that led them to win the district meet the previous year.
The Mustangs finished first in the boy’s division with a score of 188 and second in the girl’s division with a score of 135.
Only the Richardson girl’s swim team could beat the Lady Mustangs with a score of 141.
“The girls did really well at the meet,” senior Carolyn San Soucie said. “A lot of the swimmers swam better than expected, which helped us get second to Richardson.”
“Many of the individual swimmers placed in top six positions and moved on to regionals,” Carolyn said.
This means the team becomes back-to-back district champions. The team sent 20 swimmers to Regionals, which was held at the Rockwall Aquatic Center on Feb. 7 and 8.
Those swimmers then had a chance to compete in the State Championship in Austin on Feb. 21 and 22 if they could place at Regionals.
Along with being the top male point scorer at the district meet held on Jan. 25, Blake was also awarded male swimmer of the meet.
“I’m proud of the way the team performed at District. We had a lot of best times, and the boys swept the relays,” Blake said.
Other notable performances came from freshman Hayden Steed and senior Scott Lin, who were the second and third top male point scorers.
For the girls, junior Sarah McNair was the fifth highest point scorer.
Last year at state, the Mustangs were represented by then sophomore Blake Maczka.
Blake placed fifth at state in the 500 freestyle.