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Swimming Takes Second at State
Swimming Takes Second at State

Just call Claire Polak, Cali Brewer, Priscilla Wongso, and Abby Dalton the closers.

The 400 freestyle relay finished second to help Ursuline secure second overall at the TAPPS 6A state swim meet. The Bears entered the last event in third place.

"I'm so proud of my eight swimmers," Coach Jeff Girard said. "We had a phenomenal, hard-fought meet. We didn't have the numbers to go after St. Agnus, but the girls wanted second."

Ursuline left Mansfield ISD Natatorium with 230 points, two points ahead of third-place Bishop Lynch (228 points). St. Agnus won the TAPPS 6A state title with 420 points.

Junior Priscilla Wongso was the Swimmer of the Meet after first-place finishes in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 200 freestyle relay.

She was most proud of her second-place finish in the 400 relay.

"I was very proud of our team and the energy we had throughout meet," she said. "It was a group effort. We fought hard until the last second, and it was worth it in the end."

Girard can't say enough about Priscilla's work ethic.

"I'm proud of the work she has put in up to this point," Girard said. "She earned Swimmer of the Meet, but more importantly, we fought as a team, together. It took everyone swimming hard for us to be successful."

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Other results:

Senior Caroline Hayes

  • 5th (200 medley relay)

Senior Shelby Van Hyfte

  • 13th (200 freestyle)
  • 12th (500 freestyle)

Senior Claire Polak

  • 5th (50 freestyle)
  • 14th (100 freestyle)
  • 1st (200 freestyle relay)
  • 2nd (400 freestyle relay)

Junior Abby Dalton

  • 5th (200 medley relay)
  • 6th (500 freestyle)
  • 5th (100 breaststroke)
  • 2nd (400 freestyle relay)

Sophomore Cali Brewer

  • 5th (200 IM)
  • 1st (200 freestyle relay)
  • 6th (100 breaststroke)
  • 2nd (400 freestyle relay)

Freshman Arianne Tsioutsias

  • 5th (200 medley relay)
  • 12th (50 freestyle)
  • 1st (200 Free Relay

Freshman Paige Van Hyfte

  • 5th (200 medley relay)
  • 14th (100 butterfly)