Varsity Swimming Regional Meet Recap And State Qualifiers!

Friday January 20th, U of H Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Last Friday, January 20th, The VS Vikings competed in the TAPPS Eastern Regional
State Qualifier at the University of Houston Natatorium. This was the first year the
Vikings were competing in Division I as TVS is now a 6A School. The Vikings were up
to the task as they they qualified at least 8 swimmers for Division I State Championships
while finishing 5th in both the Men’s & Women’s competitions. Coach Doug is waiting
for the results of the other two State Regional Qualifiers, taking place on the 25th and
27th to determine which Viking Swimmers will get call-ups to State Finals.

Olivia G took home the gold medal in the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.45 and 2nd
place in the 100 free with a personal best of 53:84. Tom N put up another strong
performance while taking home second place in the 100 free with a time of 52.31 and
3rd place in the 50 free in 23.79. Mac B was his usual rock solid self with a 2nd place
finish in the 200 IM in 2:05.33 and another 2nd place in the 100 back with a time of
54.81.

The Viking relay teams had good results as well. Qualifying for States were both of the
women’s free relays taking 2nd place in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:55.97 and 2nd
place in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:45.00. Both men’s relay teams are looking
for call-ups to states and finished 5th in the 200 Medley Relay and 4th in the 400 Free
Relay.

Congratulations to all of the Viking swimmers who participated in our first go as a
Division I team. There were countless best times swum and they all represented Village
School in a way that would make us all proud. Scoring points and waiting on the results
from the other regional qualifiers are Nicole K 7th place 200 IM, Hazel S 8th place 200 IM
& 6th place 100 Breast, Dennis F 5th place 100 Fly & 7th place 100 Back, and Hanadi A
7th place 500 Free.

Also participating in the regional qualifier were Hazel S, Kyomi O, Katya H, Mia S,
Audrey W, Victoria W, Calvin K & Rashal G.

Individual automatic qualifiers:
Olivia G 50 & 100 Free
Tom N 50 & 100 Free
Mac B 200 IM & 100 BK

Relay Automatic Qualifiers:
Olivia G 200 & 400 Free Relay
Nicole K 200 & 400 Free Relay
Hazel S 200 & 400 Free Relay