Nacogdoches Swimmers Head to Regional Meet

The Conference 5A - Region 4 UIL Swim Meet took place this past Monday and Tuesday (February 6 & 7) on the campus of New Caney ISD.

Twenty-two swimmers from Nacogdoches High School represented the Dragons at the meet. Many of those attending swam their personal bests and found their way numerous times on the award stand.

Here are the Swimmers

  • Katie Cook
  • Haylee Vose
  • Vivyan Nieberding
  • Ava Whitaker
  • Jordan Rankin
  • Carley Scroggins
  • Miki Puffer
  • Margie Lewallen
  • Lina Willardson
  • Sophie Willardson
  • Jocelyne Lopez
  • Madeline Richey
  • Alister Jackson
  • Garrett Schmid
  • Aaron Zepeda
  • Clayton Coffee
  • Ryan Bowyer
  • Owen Allen
  • Micah Kinman
  • Jack Stafford
  • Grant Copen
  • Caden Johnson

As a team, the Nacogdoches girl's team finished third overall at the regional meet, while the Dragon guy's team finished fifth. The girls' relay teams medaled in all three of their events.

Meanwhile, five Nacogdoches Dragons will be advancing to the UIL State Meet scheduled for February 17-18 on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

State Qualifiers and Their Events

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle

  • Alister Jackson - 1:43.62

Girls 200 Yard Individual Medley

  • Ava Whitaker - 2:05.29

Girls 100 Yard Butterfly

  • Ava Whitaker - 53.38 (With that time, she is seeded at #1 in the state in Class 5A)

Boys 100 Yard Freestyle

  • Alister Jackson - 45.92 (With that time, he is seeded at #3 in the state in Class 5A)

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

  • Jackson Stafford, Clayton Coffee, Alister Jackson, Garrett Schmid - 1:30.37

Good luck to the Dragons, as well as to swimmers from Hudson High School and Pineywoods Community Academy who have advanced to state in the Class 4A UIL Meet.

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