Viper swim at state, breaking VHS records

Vandegrift swim team at state: L-R: Aaron Gordon (FR), Abby Naden (JR), Hannah Seal (FR), Josh Bedford (JR), Leo Pozhenko (JR), Jason Schmidt (head coach), Gavin Orris(SR), Danny Bishop(SPH), Cayden Maguire(SPH), Aidan Spaulding (JR) Photos by Mike Pozhenko

The “Road to State” has come to an end after 29 weeks of swimming. Viper swimmers represented Vandegrift well at the 2022 UIL 6A State Swim meet last weekend, said Jason Schmidt, VHS head swim and dive coach.
The boys took 14th (52nd last year) and the girls took 22nd at state, which was held at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas February 18 – 19.
Additionally a total of seven VHS school records were broken, 
“I am so proud of our swimmers and they all have very bright futures in our sport of swimming,” Schmidt said. “ Wishing them all the very best as they continue to compete in the short course season 2022.”
2022 UIL 6A State 
Abigail Naden 
200 freestyle  12th state, new VHS record of 1:51.65
100 freestyle   5th state, new VHS record of 51.36
Josh Bedford 
200 freestyle  5th state, new VHS record of 1:38.72
500 freestyle  15th state, new VHS record of 4:30.87
Hannah Seal  
500 freestyle  17th state, new VHS record of 5:00.65 (regionals)
Aaron Gordon  
100 backstroke  13th state, new VHS record of 50.01
Aidan Spaulding, Danny Bishop, Cayden Maguire, Gavin Orris, Josh Bedford, Leo Pozhenko 
Boys 200 freestyle relay  14th in state
Boys 400 freestyle relay  5th in state, new VHS record of 3:04.53