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Tiger Swim Teams Successful at District Meet

January 20, 2020

The Dripping Springs High School swim teams were successful at the District 20-5A meet, with the boys capturing the district title and the girls placing second. In addition, multiple Tigers have qualified for regional competition.

In the final standings the DSHS boys’ team tallied 171 points, beating second-place LBJ by seven points; there were six teams competing. The Lady Tigers finished with 160 points, just seven behind LBJ; eight teams competed on the girls’ side. Coach Andrea McCarthy was voted the Girls’ District Coach of the Year, and she was the Boys’ District Co-Coach of the Year.

Placing first at the district meet was Aidan Wiedemann in the One-Meter Diving; in fact, DSHS swept the top three spots in that event (Connor Horst was second and Keith Teague was third). Several swimmers placed second in individual events at the district meet: Julia Carter in both the 200-Yard Freestyle and the 100-Yard Freestyle, Danny Henry in both the 200-Yard Freestyle and the 500-Yard Freestyle, Laryssa Alvarado in the Girls’ One-Meter Diving, Savannah Karas in the Girls’ 100-Yard Butterfly, Josh Dowdy in the Boys’ 100-Yard Butterfly, and Isabella Sites in the Girls’ 500-Yard Freestyle.

In addition, both the girls’ and boys’ 200-Yard Medley Relay teams, the Girls’ 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, both the girls’ and boys’ 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, and the boys’ 400-Yard Freestyle Relay all placed second.

Below is a list of all regional qualifiers. The Region IV Meet will be held Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Texas A&M University.

Ben Adams: 200 IM (4​th​); 100 Back (3rd) and 400 free relay
Brendan Burt: 100 fly (4​th​); 100 Breast (5​th​)
Jackson Cimato: Diver (5​th​)
Josh Dowdy: 200 free (4​th​), 100 fly (2​nd​), 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay (2​nd​)
Andrew Durbin: 500 free (5​th​)
Cordell Gardiner: 200 free relay (3​rd​)
Gage Hembree: 100 free (5​th​), 100 breast (4​th​), 200 medley relay and 200 free relay
Danny Henry: 200 free (2​nd​), 500 free (2​nd​), 200 medley relay and 400 free relay
Connor Horst: Diver (2​nd​)
Jackson Ledbetter: 200 free (5​th​) and 500 free (3​rd​)
Quinn Mauck: 200 IM (3​rd​), 100 back (4​th​), 200 Medley relay (2​nd​), 400 free relay (2​nd​)
Will McIver: 100 free (6​th​) and 200 free relay (3​rd​)
Colin O’Connor: 100 back (5​th​) and 200 free relay 
Keith Teague: Diver (3​rd​)
Aidan Wiedemann: Diver (1​st​)
Joseph Parsons: Alternate 400 free relay

Laryssa Alvarado: Diver (2​nd​)
Kiara Bobb: 500 free (6​th​)
Nora Bucher: 500 free (5​th​)
Julia Carter: 200 free (2​nd​), 100 free ( 2​nd​), 200 free relay (2​nd​) and 400 free relay (2​nd​)
Riley Dalton: 100 free (4​th​), 100 breast (5​th​), 200 free relay (2​nd​) and 400 free relay (2​nd​)
Kenleigh Embrey: 50 free (4​th​)
Jorden Gershon: 200 medley relay (2nd), and 100 breast (6​th​)
Savannah Karas: 200 IM (4​th​), 100 fly (2​nd​), 200 medley relay (2​nd​) and 400 free relay 
Logan Mauck: 500 free (3​rd​)
Cassie McCallum: 100 back (6​th​)
Viktoria Pyka: 100 back (5​th​)
Addison Simons: 50 free (3​rd​), 100 free (5​th​), 200 free relay (2​nd​) and 400 free relay (2​nd​)
Bella Sites: 200 free (6​th​), and 500 free (2​nd​) and 200 medley relay (2​nd​)
Anna Temple: 50 free (6​th​)
Hanna Tindol: Diver (3​rd​)
Athena Turner: 100 fly (6​th​)
Audrey Williamson: 50 free (5​th​), 200 medley relay (2​nd​), 200 free relay (2​nd​)
Megan Kelly: Alternate 200 free relay
Grace Lee: Alternate 400 free relay