The Belton girls and guys swimming teams won in dual meets with Cedar Ridge Tuesday night. The girls score was 171-109, while the guys won 142-111. On paper going into the meet, based on seed times, the girls meet was shaping up to be a very close meet. The Belton swimmers won most of the close races to give them the victory. An example was the 500 free where the Belton girls were seeded 1st, 3rd, and 4th. Thea Lancaster, Maddie Vacula, and Kristin Rodak, instead finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Another example was Kaitlin Kunz being seeded 3rd going into the 50 free, and finishing 1st. The ability to move up in place from where they were seeded, gives the Belton teams more points and reduces the opponents points. Winning close races is how you win close meets. Belton did that well at the meet. Madison Dang, Maddie Vasula, Matt Snyder, and Jacob Peebles were selected Outstanding Swimmers of the Meet for Belton. The strength of the Belton team’s underwater kicking off the walls was noticable in every race.
Thea Lancaster 200 free, 500 free
Madden Baggerly 200 IM, 100 Breast
Kaitlin Kunz 50 free, 100 free
Mason Sanders 200 IM, 100 fly
Matt Snyder 200 free, 100 free
Jack Simeroth 500 free
Damon Tran 100 breast
The next meet for Belton will be a dual meet against A&M Consolidated at the Roy and Jean Potts Belton Swim Center next Tuesday 10/16. The meet will start at 6:00pm. They are always one of the top 5A teams in the State and are well coached.