Boys 200m free
relay places 2nd
By LYNETTE HAALAND
Four Points News
The Vandegrift swim teams earned several top placements at the highly competitive University Interscholastic League Swimming & Diving State Meet on Feb. 17 -18 at the University of Texas Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
“We had some awesome swims at state to finish out an amazing season,” said Genevieve Walsh, head VHS swimming coach.
These students qualified for and competed in finals (1st-8th place): John Winkler earned 5th place in the 50m freestyle; Kevin Hammer, Andrew Pickard, Daniel Sarman, Winkler earned 2nd place in the boys 200 freestyle relay; and Hammer, Simone Feroce, Sarman, Winkler earned 8th place in the boys 400 freestyle relay; and Julianna Birlin, Julia Roberto, Sydney Srncik and Jasmine Bui earned 8th place in the girls 200m freestyle relay.
Swimming in console finals (9th-16th place), Birlin earned 11th place in the 100m freestyle race. She posted a new school record in the 100m freestyle, finishing 52.07, Walsh said.
“It has been an exciting championship season competing in fast 6A district, region and state meets,” Walsh said. “The Vandegrift swimmers have shown that they are ready for this new level of competition and have really excelled this year.”