AUSTIN, Texas, February 27. HIGHLAND Park (Dallas) and Stratford (Houston) claimed team championships, and four division records were lowered, at this year's Texas 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships.
Highland Park dominated the meet, scoring 284.5 for the title. Alamo Heights (San Antonio) edged out Frisco for second (183-179), followed by Magnolia West (154) and Montgomery (129.5).
Highland Park sophomore Annelyse Tullier claimed the 200 free title outright with her 1:50.61 and tied with Monterey (Lubbock) junior Jaecey Parham in the 100 back in 57.16. Tullier led off Highland Park's division record-setting 200 medley relay (1:47.53) with sophomore Kate Boyer plus seniors Kelly Meredith and Ann Claire Karalyos.
Later in the meet, Boyer and Karalyos teamed up with senior Kathryn Stouffer and junior Lauren Murski to claim victory in the 200 free relay (1:38.04). Boyer's 23.63 in the 50 free earned her an individual title.
Madisyn Cox, a Lubbock senior, set division records of 1:02.22 in the 100 breast and 1:59.42 in the 200 IM.
Jessica Sloan's 4:56.07 gave Magnolia West 20 points with her triumph in the 500 free. The junior also anchored Magnolia West's first-place 400 free relay (3:31.68) with senior Erin Giles, freshman Hannah Dooley and junior Carly Sullins.
Alamo Heights senior Hannelore Strash cruised to a win in the 100 fly with her 55.67, and Tomball Memorial sophomore Shayne Gregson placed first in the 100 free (51.72).
Stratford (Houston) edged out Wakeland (Frisco) for first with a 212-203 finish. Alamo Heights (San Antonio) finished in third (159), followed by two Humble-area schools: Kingwood Park (131) and Summer Creek (113).
Stratford's 400 free relay of seniors Alec Willrodt, Cai Rohleder, Kyle Rathgeb and Michael Miller lowered the only division mark on the boys side with their 3:06.54. Miller also left the meet with two event titles in the 200 IM (1:49.43) and the 100 fly (48.93). Willrodt claimed the 50 free in 20.75.
Brayden Seal, a junior at Wakeland (Frisco), captured victories in both the 200 and 500 free (1:39.07 and 4:28.23). Frisco senior Nicholas Hook swam the 100 free in a winning 45.97. Texarkana junior Zach Baker won the 100 breast with his 58.98.
The Kingwood Park quartet of senior Mark Garner, junior David Stolarz, sophomore Sam Poulin and senior Nathan Townsend combined for a winning 1:35.87 in the 200 medley relay. Alamo Heights' 200 free relay of junior Spencer Adickes with seniors Travis Lipscomb, Christopher Spears and Austin Frey, picked up first place with their 1:25.22.