Humble Kingwood Clinches Texas Boys 6A State Championship Crown

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The 2020 Texas 6A Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships took place on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Natatorium on the campus of University of Texas – Austin.

Despite not winning any events, Humble Kingwood used their impressive depth to capture the overall team title with 189.5 points en route to snapping Southlake Carroll’s nine-year reign. It was a tight team race as Conroe the Woodlands took a close second with a score of 186.

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Top 5 Team Scores:

1. Humble Kingwood – 189.5
2. Conroe The Woodlands – 186
3. Klein Oak – 152
4. Southlake Carroll – 140
5. Austin Westlake – 123.5

The meet began as Conroe The Woodlands’ Tyler Hulet (22.65), Jasper Van Lier (25.55), Zach Bentley (22.48), and Matthew Tannenberger (20.32) won the opening 4×50 medley relay in 1:31.00, about a half-second ahead of runner-up Humble Kingwood’s 1:31.58. Katy Taylor was third in 1:33.58.

Shortly after, soon-to-be Texas Longhorn Tannenberger was back in the pool to win the 200 free in a personal best of 1:37.14. Katy Seven Lakes’ Seungjoon Ahn raced to second place on 1:37.85 while Austin Westlake’s Jaden Luo finished third in 1:38.90.

Round Rock’s Vincent Ribeiro, who has committed to Texas A&M, came out on top in the 200 IM for the second-straight year after finishing the race in 1:46.86 for the gold medal. Katy Taylor’s Tyler Kopp (1:47.95) and Houston Spring Woods’ Samuel Jennings (1:49.81) finished second and third, respectively.

Klein Oak’s David Oderinde splashed-and-dashed his way to the gold medal in the 50 free after posting a quick time of 20.18. Spring’s Dalton Lowe was the runner-up for the second year in a row with a time of 20.31 while Southlake Carroll’s Ryan Perham raced to third in 20.41.

After taking second in the 50 free earlier, future Louisville Cardinal Lowe found himself on top of the podium in the 100 fly with a quick 47.86 to defend his title. 50 free bronze medalist Perham earned the silver in this event with a time of 48.45 while Texas A&M commit Hulet was third in 48.58.

LC Clear Creek’s Jacob Bulseco sprinted his way to first place in the 100 free, stopping the clock in a swift 44.14. 50 free champion Oderinde wound up with the silver medal in 44.43 while Seth Reno of LC Clear Falls posted a final time of 44.57 for the bronze medal.

It was an extremely tight race in the 500 free: Tannenberger, who took third in the 500 free in 2019, won the event in 4:21.64, but was only 0.04 faster than runner-up Ahn who ultimately finished second in 4:21.68. 4:21.68 was fast enough for Kopp to finish third.

Klein Oak’s Oderinde (20.48), Hunter Bangham (21.46), Brenden Massey (21.00), and Collin Fuchs (20.42) combined to win the 4×50 free relay in 1:23.36. They were only three-tenths faster than runner-up LC Clear Creek’s time of 1:23.76 and Humble Kingwood took third in 1:23.77.

For the second-straight season, Hulet earned the state title in the 100 back after powering home for a one-second win in a time of 48.47. San Antonio Madison’s Jackson Kennedy (49.48) and Fuchs (49.60) also snuck under the 50-second barrier for second and third, respectively.

Houston Clear Lake’s Mitchell Mason led the charge in the 100 breast, getting his hands to the wall the quickest in 54.59. His time was only slightly ahead of Ribeiro’s runner-up showing of 54.67. Noah Beladi of Keller clocked in at 55.08 for third place.

Conroe the Woodlands’ Cameron Cash, who took third on the 1-meter board a season ago, dove to first place this year with a final score of 526.85. Southlake Carroll’s Jackson Miller posted a score of 517.90 for second and Mansfield Lake Ridge’s Kyle Sanchez finished with 513.70 points for third.

Oderinde (44.25), Massey (47.40), Hunter Lund (46.66), and Fuchs (44.19) combined to give Klein Oak another relay victory as the quartet concluded the meet as victors in the 4×100 free relay with a time of 3:02.50. Austin Westlake was right behind them in 3:02.53 for an exciting race, and Southlake Carroll was third in 3:03.77.

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