February 19, 2022
Powered by five top-10 finishes, the Dripping Springs High School girls’ swimming and diving team tied for ninth place with 92 points at the UIL 5A State Meet on Saturday, Feb. 19, in Austin.
Highlighting Saturday’s action was the third-place finish by the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Athena Turner, Macie McCurry, Anna Hoskovec and Riley Dalton. The quartet also captured fourth place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a school-record time of 1:38.43, totaling a combined 61 points for the girls’ team between the two relay events.
Hoskovec was also successful individually, finishing seventh in the 500-yard freestyle and 10th in the 200-yard freestyle. She posted a school-record time of 5:05.14 in the 500-yard freestyle prelims. Audrey Wilson rounded out the point scoring for the Tigers by placing seventh in one-meter diving. The ninth-place finish is the best for the Tigers since winning the UIL State Meet in 2018.
For the boys, the 200-yard medley relay team of Colin O’Connor, Gage Hembree, Joseph Parsons and Aidan Jones finished 13th. Hembree and Parsons also teamed up with Wyatt Johnson and Nolan Granger in the 400-yard freestyle relay to place 14th. Individually, Hembree advanced to the finals in the 100-yard breaststroke to finish 16th. The boys’ team totaled 14 points to finish 36th as a team.