Coed Junior Varsity Swimming, Coed Varsity Swimming · Lady Tiger Swimmers win Belton New Year’s Invitational

At the Belton New Year’s Invitational there were 12 teams that competed. The Belton Girl’s team finished 1st and the Belton Guy’s team finished 3rd. The ladies scored 536.5 points to 2nd place JJ Pearce scoring 473.5 and 3rd place Coppell 353. In the guys meet Pearce won with 576, Coppell was 2nd with 431.5 and Belton was 3rd with 223. “This was a tough meets for us. After a lot of training, we swam the quad meet last night. The meet finished close to 8:30pm and then we had to be back here early to compete in the Invitational. We were tired and it showed in some areas. However, when they pushed through the fatigue to compete and race, was a great learning opportunity for our swimmers. One of our themes this season is BURN THE SHIPS. In other words, take away any easy way out so the only option is to go for it. Many of our swimmers did that today. It is through fighting through the fatigue and soreness to race, that much is learned. These lessons will help us at District, Regionals and State. We were very proud of the performances today against some very good competition.”

Top 4 finishers:

1st   Girls 200 Medley Relay  Olivia Maddux, Madden Baggerly, Jaynie Ferguson, Thea Lancaster

2nd          200 Free                                        Thea Lancaster

2nd          200 IM                                          Jaynie Ferguson

3rd          200 IM                                           Jackson Reasoner

4th          200 IM                                           Mason Sanders

2nd        100 Fly                                             Liana Planz

3rd        100 Fly                                              Olivia Maddux

4th        100 Fly                                              Jaynie Ferguson

3rd        100 Free                                           Kaitlin Kunz

2nd      500 Free                                           Thea Lancaster

3rd      500 Free                                            Maddie Vacula

4th      500 Free                                            Madden Baggerly

2nd     Girls 200 Free Relay                      Olivia Maddux, Liana Planz, Maddie Angell, Kaitlin Kunz

2nd     100 Back                                          Olivia Maddux

4th      100 Back                                          Maddie Vacula

3rd      100 Breast                                       Madden Baggerly

1st      Girls 400 Free Relay                   Thea Lancaster, Jaynie Ferguson, Liana Planz, Kaitlin Kunz

Selected as Outstanding Swimmers of the Meet were Isabella Boccio, Caroline Moehlenbrock, Brandon Hicks, and Wes Kincaid. The next competition will be the District Championship at the Roy and Jean Potts Belton Swim Center 1/18-19/19. Both Prelims on Friday and Final on Saturday will start at 2:00pm. The Lady Belton Swimmers are looking to extend their winning streak at the District Championship to 7 striaght. The Belton guys are looking to return to the Champion position after finishing 2nd the last two season.