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Lubbock High captures both boys and girls swim titles

Posted: February 9, 2013 - 11:49pm  |  Updated: February 10, 2013 - 1:50am
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Lubbock High's Austin Hines, center, celebrates winning the Region 1-4A Swimming and Diving Championship with other teammates in Andrews Saturday. (Stephen Spillman)
Lubbock High's Austin Hines, center, celebrates winning the Region 1-4A Swimming and Diving Championship with other teammates in Andrews Saturday. (Stephen Spillman)

ANDREWS — When the Region I-5A swimming and diving meet wrapped up early Saturday afternoon in Lubbock, Lubbock ISD swim coach Trey Hayes hurried the 110 miles to Andrews for the slightly later-starting Region I-4A meet.

Hayes missed seeing his athletes set records left and right, but he arrived in time to catch the last couple of events — and take part in the giddy, soggy celebration.

Lubbock High swept the Region I-4A team titles at the Andrews Natatorium, winning nine of 24 events and setting meet records in nine. The regional titles were the fourth for the Lady Westerners and the first for the boys team.

“It’s such an honor, and this is the team I wanted to do it with,” said senior Davis Wilson, who won the boys 200- and 500-yard freestyle. “We can get mad at each other. We can get on each other’s nerves, but when it comes down to the end, we’ll do anything for each other. We showed it today.”

Three LISD swimmers clinched trips to state in two events apiece. In addition to Wilson, Lubbock High senior Madisyn Cox won the girls’ 200-yard individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, and Monterey junior Jaecey Parham took the girls’ 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

Senior Sandy de Haas took the other individual swim title, and the Lady Westerners won three relays.

As strong as they swam, the Lubbock High boys had to wait until the awards presentation announcement to be sure they were regional champs. They erupted in celebration when El Paso High was announced in second place. The Westerners had 388 points to their 348.

Hayes cherises regional trophies, but especially firsts.

“The first one (ever), I took to bed that night,” he said. “My wife was like, ‘It’s going on the counter. It’s not coming in bed with us. Because I wanted that thing so bad.”

A few minutes after the trophy presentations, the LHS coaches jumped into the pool fully clothed to celebrate with their teams.

Lubbock High swimmers held their own in Class 5A, and last February’s UIL realignment dropped them to 4A where, on Saturday, they became a regional monster. Lubbock ISD athletes set 10 4A regional meet records and five pool records.

“We had more chances to be in championship finals than maybe we did in 5A, but we swam just as well as we would have in 5A,” Hayes said. “So I’m pretty excited. We could have come out with much the same results — maybe not as many records, but I think we could have done just as well in 5A this year.”

The Lady Westerners accumulated 551 points, about twice as many as second-place El Paso. As usual, their leader was Cox, a University of Texas signee, Olympic Trials swimmer and 2011 state champion in the 200 IM.

Cox broke her meet record in the 200 IM and set meet and pool records in the 100 breaststroke, winning the former by nearly 11 seconds and the latter by more than four seconds.

She said she wanted to “leave my legend.” Watching friends win, too, made it better.

“I’m beyond happy,” Cox said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better team meet. It’s such a special thing to not only accomplish your (personal) goals, but I think it’s even better accomplishing the team goals as a whole.”

The state meet is Feb. 22-23 in Austin. In each event, the regional winners and next eight fastest times from the eight regionals advance to state, the latter via at-large berths, or “call-ups.”

Like Cox, Parham will make a return trip. The Monterey standout won the 5A regional 100 backstroke last year and was added as a call-up in the 200 IM. On Saturday, she won another backstroke title and the 100 butterfly, setting a meet record in one event and a pool record in the other.

“I was hoping to go faster times,” Parham said, “but I’m really happy with them. I came to get first and go to state and that’s what I did, so I’m happy with it.”

Lubbock High came close to even more gold medals. In a frantic dash to the finish in the girls’ 100-yard freestyle, Amarillo freshman Jean Dai beat de Haas by the slimmest margin, winning by three one-hundredths of a second.

“I was looking at Sandy and Alyson (Drennan from Greenwood), and I just jammed my finger into the wall and tried to out-touch them,” Dai said. “It was really excitinng.”

That’s how close de Haas came to two gold medals. Right off the bat Saturday, she clinched her first trip to state in an individual event, taking the 200 freestyle in 1:58.81. The Lady Westerners senior broke the 2-minute mark for the first time.

“I am a little disappointed with how the 100 turned out,” de Haas said, “but hopefully I’ll get picked up, and if I do I know I can come back at state and do better. I’m very happy with the 200, though.”

El Paso’s Ivy Claflin held off Lady Westerner Melissa Viator in the 100 freestyle, and Greenwood’s Drennan edged Lubbock High’s Lindsay Lampkin in the 50 freestyle.

Viator and Lampkin won Austin trips, though, on relay teams.

REGION I-4A SWIMMING

& DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thursday-Saturday

Mustang Natatorium, Andrews

Final results

All events in yards

Note: Swimming winners, top two divers qualify for UIL state meet.

GIRLS

Team totals: 1. Lubbock High, 551; 2. El Paso, 275; 3. Monterey, 196; 4. Andrews, 191; 5. Amarillo, 172; 6. El Paso Hanks, 165; 7. El Paso Jefferson, 120; 8. Monahans, 110; 9. El Paso Burges, 99; 10. El Paso Chapin, 78; 11. (tie) El Paso Andress, Pampa, 50; 13. Seminole, 42; 14. Pecos, 39; 15. Greenwood, 36; 16. El Paso Del Valle, 23; 17. El Paso Parkland, 20; 18. El Paso Eastlake, 14; 19. Fort Stockton, 8; 20. (tie) El Paso Ysleta, El Paso Austin, 4; 22. Caprock, 2.

200 medley relay: 1. Lubbock High (Marissa Rosa, Madisyn Cox, Christine Kobza, Lindsay Lampkin), 1 minute, 53.28 seconds (meet record; old record 1:53.51 by El Paso); 2. El Paso, 1:55.41; 3. Monterey, 1:57.10; 4. Amarillo, 2:01.74; 5. Andrews, 2:02.42; 6. El Paso Jefferson, 2:07.37; 7. Monahans, 2:10.67; 8. El Paso Hanks, 2:11.45.

200 freestyle: 1. Sandy de Haas, Lubbock High, 1:58.81 (meet record; old record 2:00.10 by Danya Contreras, El Paso Andress); 2. Melissa Viator, Lubbock High, 2:00.30; 3. Ivy Claflin, El Paso, 2:02.51; 4. Mara Swoboda, Lubbock High, 2:09.65; 5. Samantha Montez, Lubbock High, 2:10.89; 6. Emily Soto, El Paso, 2:12.91; 7. Natalie Duzan, Andrews, 2:13.34; 8. Caitlyn Maxwell, El Paso Burges, 2:18.87.

200 individual medley: 1. Madisyn Cox, Lubbock High, 2:02.47 (meet record; old record 2:05.42 by Cox); 2. Shanny Lin, El Paso, 2:13.35; 3. Rachel Myers, Lubbock High, 2:27.85; 4. Naomi Aguirre, Burges, 2:29.00; 5. Kennedy Read, Lubbock High, 2:31.30; 6. Ashlee Frazier, Monterey, 2:31.44; 7. Meagan Eckels, El Paso, 2:40.19; 8. Zandria Rodriguez, Monahans, 2:43.58.

50 freestyle: 1. Alyson Drennan, Greenwood, 25.40; 2. Lindsay Lampkin, Lubbock High, 25.72; 3. Christine Kobza, Lubbock High, 25.92; 4. Madison Trotter, Lubbock High, 26.06; 5. Morgan Rowland, Andrews, 26.20; 6. Jayde Thomas, Monahans, 27.60; 7. Angelica Munoz, EP Hanks, 28.21; 8. Alexis Marruffo, EP Andress, 28.32.

1-meter diving: 1. Allison Crites, Lubbock High, 380.85 points (meet record; old record 350.90 by Tish Walling, Andrews); 2. Alyssa Smith, Lubbock High, 364.30; 3. Brooke Larrentree, Lubbock High, 306.10; 4. Emily Kelso, Andrews, 249.90; 5. Emily Welch, Lubbock High, 223.75.

100 butterfly: 1. Jaecey Parham, Monterey, 57.77 (pool record; old record 58.30 by Parham); 2. Shanny Lin, El Paso, 58.70; 3. Kelsey Frazier, Monterey, 1:02.82; 4. Marissa Rosa, Lubbock High, 1:04.37; 5. Ashlee Frazier, Monterey, 1:06.05; 6. Cyera Quintana, EP Hanks, 1:09.68; 7. Allyson Matthews, Lubbock High, 1:13.44; 8. Meagan Eckels, EP Hanks, 1:13.91.

100 freestyle: 1. Jean Dai, Amarillo, 55.24; 2. Sandy de Haas, Lubbock High, 55.27; 3. Alyson Drennan, Greenwood, 56.45; 4. Morgan Rowland, Andrews, 56.92; 5. Madison Trotter, Lubbock High, 57.60; 6. Danielle Gonzalez, EP Hanks, 57.92; 7. Ayrial Hiracheta, Monterey, 58.15; 8. Emily Soto, El Paso , 1:00.00.

500 freestyle: 1. Ivy Claflin, El Paso, 5:19.25 (meet record; old record 5:29.66 by Claflin); 2. Melissa Viator, Lubbock High, 5:20.51; 3. Mara Swoboda, Lubbock High, 5:39.87; 4. Kelsey Frazier, Monterey, 5:41.15; 5. Naomi Aguirre, EP Burges, 5:51.15; 6. Cyera Quintana, EP Hanks, 6:18.50; 7. Ann Marie Ballard, Amarillo, 6:21.94; 8. Paulina Munoz, EP Hanks, 6:25.68.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Lubbock High (Christine Kobza, Sandy de Haas, Madison Trotter, Lindsay Lampkin), 1:42.99 (meet and pool record; old records 1:43.56 by El Paso High); 2. Andrews, 1:47.35; 3. Monahans, 1:52.70; 4. El Paso, 1:54.13; 5. EP Jefferson, 1:54.71; 6. EP Hanks, 1:55.35; 7. EP Chapin, 1:56.22; 8. EP Burges, 1:59.22.

100 backstroke: 1. Jaecey Parham, Monterey, 58.21 (meet record; old record 1:00.19 by Gaby Partida, El Paso High); 2. Marissa Rosa, Lubbock High, 1:03.59; 3. Danielle Gonzalez, El Paso, 1:03.75; 4. Clarissa Moya, EP Jefferson, 1:05.83; 5. Ayrial Hiracheta, Monterey, 1:06.27; 6. Kennedy Read, Lubbock High, 1:06.39; 7. Taryn Willis, Andrews, 1:07.75; 8. Samantha Montez, Lubbock High, 1:08.66.

100 breaststroke: 1. Madisyn Cox, Lubbock High, 1:03.14 (meet and pool record; old meet record 1:05.34 by Cox; old pool record 1:03.69 by Cox); 2. Jean Dai, Amarillo, 1:07.87; 3. Christine Kobza, Lubbock High, 1:13.08; 4. Allyson Matthews, Lubbock High, 1:13.99; 5. Hannah Haynes, Andrews, 1:14.41; 6. Sarah Bookout, El Paso, 1:15.26; 7. Natalie Duzan, Andrews, 1:15.74; 8. Ashlea Findley, Lubbock High, 1:18.32.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Lubbock High (Madisyn Cox, Sandy de Haas, Madison Trotter, Melissa Viator), 3:39.95 (meet record; old record 3:47.16 by Lubbock High); 2. Monterey, 3:48.75; 3. El Paso, 3:49.57; 4. Monahans, 4:14.99; 5. EP Jefferson, 4:15.92; 6. Andrews, 4:21.15; 7. EP Hanks, 4:23.08; 8. EP Burges, 4:27.65.

BOYS

Team totals: 1. Lubbock High, 388; 2. El Paso, 348; 3. Pecos, 264; 4. Amarillo, 259; 5. El Paso Chapin, 172; 6. Andrews, 167; 7. Monahans, 103; 9. Monterey, 84; 10. El Paso Hanks, 67; 11. El Paso Burges, 57; 12. El Paso Andress, 54; 13. Pampa, 37; 14. El Paso Eastlake, 30; 15. Estacado, 29; 16. El Paso Irvin, 26; 17. El Paso Jefferson, 22; 18. Fort Stockton, 18; 19. El Paso Riverside, 10; 20. El Paso Ysleta, 8; 21. Seminole, 2; 22. Palo Duro, 1.

200 medley relay: 1. Pecos (Bradley Shaw, Anthony Natividad, Damian Perea, Nathan McCormick), 1 minute, 39.38 seconds (meet record; old record 1:41.71 by Pecos); 2. Amarillo, 1:42.39; 3. Andrews, 1:46.38; 4. Lubbock High, 1:46.56; 5. El Paso Chapin, 1:47.94; 6. El Paso, 1:48.44; 7. Monahans, 1:49.22; 8. El Paso Irvin, 1:59.10.

200 freestyle: 1. Davis Wilson, Lubbock High, 1:44.47 (meet and pool record; old meet record 1:47.94 by Chris Price, Abilene Wylie; old pool record 1:44.96 by Ross Van Allen, TCU); 2. Victor Beruvides, Lubbock High, 1:48.97; 3. Daniel Gonzalez-Aranda, EP Chapin, 1:49.96; 4. Jake Farley, Lubbock High, 1:53.38; 5. Stephen Berg, Lubbock High, 1:53.70; 6. Aaron Harmon, El Paso, 1:54.03; 7. Ethan Sellers, Monahans, 1:55.96; 8. Derek Reveles, El Paso Del Valle, 2:01.94.

200 individual medley: 1. Michael Licon, El Paso, 2:01.79; 2. Sebastian Machado, El Paso, 2:07.39; 3. Miles Mendivil, El Paso Burges, 2:07.89; 4. David Ballard, Amarillo, 2:08.55; 5. Chris Rodriguez, Estacado, 2:09.89; 6. Bradley Shaw, Pecos, 2:10.24; 7. Enzo Modesto-Abbud, El Paso, 2:13.85; 8. Carlos Cruz, Lubbock High, 2:16.65.

50 freestyle: 1. Damian Perea, Pecos, 21.96; 2. Hugo Gallegos, El Paso, 22.15; 3. Jameson Dillon, EP Chapin, 23.33; 4. Clay Elliott, Amarillo, 23.47; 5. Dillon Butler, Lubbock High, 23.54; 6. Aaron Vidal, EP Chapin, 23.69; 7. Cristian Millares-Rosiles, Lubbock High, 24.03; 8. Daniel Ripperger, Amarillo, 24.15.

1-meter diving: 1. Anthony Natividad, Pecos, 353.75 points; 2. Ryan Williams, Monterey, 341.80; 3. Jacob Natividad, Pecos, 339.20; 4. Gabriel Reyna, Monterey, 295.00; 5. Bryce Smith, Lubbock High, 261.95.

100 butterfly: 1. Victor Baca, El Paso, 52.55; 2. Damian Perea, Pecos, 53.03; 3. David Ballard, Amarillo, 56.98; 4. Chris Rodriguez, Estacado, 57.09; 5. Daniel Ripperger, Amarillo, 57.53; 6. Stephen Berg, Lubbock High, 57.91; 7. Alex Quezada, EP Eastlake, 58.16; 8. Carlos Cruz, Lubbock High, 59.54.

100 freestyle: 1. Michael Glover, Amarillo, 48.08 (meet and pool record; old meet record 48.27 by Kevin Bates, Pecos; old pool record 48.18 by Corey Nix, TCU); 2. Hugo Gallegos, El Paso, 48.10; 3. Nathan McCormick, Pecos, 48.53; 4. Michael Licon, El Paso, 48.87; 5. Dillon Butler, Lubbock High, 51.56; 6. Lane Richards, Andrews, 51.82; 7. Isaac Echols, Lubbock High, 53.61; 8. Michael Ortega, EP Andress, 54.34.

500 freestyle: 1. Davis Wilson, Lubbock High, 4:47.95 (meet record; old record 4:59.63 by Will Oglesby, Pecos); 2. Victor Beruvides, Lubbock High, 4:58.87; 3. Aaron Harmon, El Paso, 5:05.83; 4. Jake Farley, Lubbock High, 5:09.63; 5. Sebastian Machado, El Paso, 5:11.31; 6. Ethan Sellers, Monahans, 5:16.71; 7. Andrew Harmon, El Paso, 5:26.26; 8. Derek Reveles, EP Del Valle, 5:44.49.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Pecos (Damian Perea, Jacob Natividad, Bradley Shaw, Nathan McCormick), 1:29.50 (meet and pool record; old records 1:31.50 by Pecos); 2. El Paso, 1:29.88; 3. Lubbock High, 1:31.47; 4. Amarillo, 1:32.75; 5. EP Chapin, 1:32.79; 6. Andrews, 1:35.33; 7. Monahans, 1:38.89; 8. EP Hanks, 1:40.98.

100 backstroke: 1. Daniel Gonzalez-Aranda, Chapin, 54.53; 2. Michael Glover, Amarillo, 54.74; 3. Nathan McCormick, Pecos, 55.09; 4. Miles Mendivil, EP Burges, 56.60; 5. Lane Richards, Andrews, 57.18; 6. Noah Claflin, El Paso, 58.91; 7. Tyler Jones, Monahans, 59.79; 8. Christian Sanders, Amarillo, 1:01.26.

100 breaststroke: 1. Victor Baca, El Paso, 1:00.05 (meet record; old record 1:01.55 by Max Key, Pecos); 2. Cristian Millares-Rosiles, Lubbock High, 1:03.12; 3. Anthony Natividad, Pecos, 1:03.99; 4. Harrison Franks, Lubbock High, 1:04.25; 5. Enzo Modesto-Abbud, El Paso, 1:05.63; 6. Austin Hines, Lubbock High, 1:06.72; 7. Luis Diaz, El Paso, 1:07.97; 8. Ethan Azam, Andrews, 1:08.19.

400 freestyle relay: 1. El Paso (Hugo Gallegos, Aaron Harmon, Victor Baca, Michael Licon), 3:16.46 (meet record; old record 3:23.41 by Pecos); 2. Lubbock High, 3:20.12; 3. Pecos, 3:40.35; 4. Andrews, 3:40.55; 5. Amarillo, 3:44.22; 6. EP Burges, 3:44.38; 7. EP Del Valle, 3:46.68.

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