Cedar Park, Rouse and Glenn dominated at the District 19-5A swim meet last week at Nitro Swimming in Cedar Park.
The Timberwolves won the boys’ and girls’ competitions by more than 100 points, while the Raiders finished second in both at the Jan. 19 competition. Glenn finished third in the boys' competition and fourth in the girls' team standings.
“We have a lot of good kids,” Cedar Park swim coach James Sullivan said. “We have a good speed between freshman and seniors. The relays are very strong and they should all go to state. That’s been our goal with a lot of the kids.”
Dominic Toledo Sanchez stood out for the Timberwolves, winning the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay. Jay Lenner finished second in the 100-yard freestyle and won the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay.
Lauren Partridge was the top performer for the Timberwolves' girls with wins in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard IM. Riley Barlage won the 400-yard freestyle relay and 100-yard freestyle and finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle.
Rouse freshman Joe Hunninghake scored the third most individual points in the meet thanks to wins in the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay and a second place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Gabriel Wood won the 200-yard medley relay, finished second in the 400-yard freestyle relay and 50-yard freestyle and finished fifth in the 100-yard freestyle.
Two seniors led the charge for the Rouse girls’ team in Summer Fullwood and Jaide Castle.
Fullwood won the 100-yard butterfly and 50-yard freestyle and finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard medley relay. Castle finished second in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relays, fifth in the 100-yard butterfly and seventh in the 100-yard backstroke
“We saw time drops across the board,” Rouse swim coach Chris Eikenbary said. “We don’t really ease down for the district meet. We’re going to the regional meet and the kids are going to be really relaxed and that’s when we’re going to see extra time drops and see us place really well.”
Maurice Navarez Patterson scored the most individual points for Glenn with a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, and a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Freshman Marco Kahlil scored a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle and an eighth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke.
Grizzly swimmers Shelby Dubose and Gwyneth Pettus were part of the relay teams that finished third in the 200-yard freestyle relay, fourth place finishes in the in the 200-yard medley relay and 50-yard freestyle and a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
Individually, Dubose came in fourth in the 200-yard freestyle and fourth in the 500-yard freestyle. Pettus earned fourth place in the 100-yard freestyle and sixth place in the 200-yard freestyle.
“I’m really proud of both the boys and girls,” Glenn swim coach Ted Romine said. “They had a lot of great time drops and swims. We’ve been working hard toward this. With how hard the kids work, they have great effort. I’m glad they get to establish some school history early on.”
All three teams will be competing at the regional meet at the Texas A&M Natatorium on Feb. 2 and 3. The state meet is at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center downtown at the University of Texas from Feb. 16-17.