30 Jan SeaStangs are State Bound!
The TAPPS Central Regional Meet is one of three Regional Championship swim meets that determine qualifiers for the TAPPS State Swimming Championships to be held in February at the Walker Pool in San Antonio. The Lutheran High School swim teams will compete in the TAPPS Division III State Championship Meet on February 5th.
All 11 swimmers from the Women’s and Men’s teams qualified to compete in the State Championship Meet as members of a relay team, in individual events, or in both.
The Seastang Women’s Team earned a 2nd Place team finish in Division III capturing two automatic State relay qualifying bids and three individual event automatic bids.
When the at-large State qualifying bids were announced the Seastang Women’s team earned one additional relay and three additional individual qualifiers and the Men’s team earned two relay qualifying bids.
Our Senior swimmers led the way with Devin Treadway earning 3rd place in 100 Butterfly and 500 Freestyle. Senior Marlena Shadle swam to a 3rd place finish in 200 Individual Medley and a 4th place finish in the 100 Breaststroke. Both Treadway and Shadle teamed up with Junior Annika Barrera and Sophomore Delaney Kowald to score a 1st place finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay and a 2nd place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. Senior Alex Easley returned from a season-long injury to team with Junior Liam Bryan, Sophomore Adam Richter, and Freshman Kevin Land to earn State qualifying bids in the 200 and 400 Freestyle relays.
Other individual scoring swims were recorded by Delaney Kowald, 5th place in the 200 and 500 Freestyles, Annika Barrera, 5th place 100 Backstroke, and Sophomore Kate Simnitt, 5th place 200 Individual Medley. Barrera and Simnitt teamed with Sophomores Kylie Balderama and Lauren Perales for a 6th place finish in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
List of State Qualifiers:
Women’s 200 Medley Relay: Devin Treadway, Marlena Shadle, Annika Barrera, Delaney Kowald
Women’s 200 Freestyle Relay: Annika Barrera, Kate Simnitt, Kylie Balderama, Lauren Perales
Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay: Devin Treadway, Marlena Shadle, Annika Barrera, Delaney Kowald
Devin Treadway: 100 Butterfly, 500 Freestyle
Marlena Shadle: 200 Individual Medley, 100 Breaststroke
Delaney Kowald: 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle
Men’s 200 Freestyle Relay: Liam Bryan, Kevin Land, Adam Richter, Alex Easley
Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay: Liam Bryan, Kevin Land, Adam Richter, Alex Easley
Good luck, SeaStangs!