Swim – Girls 2nd, Boys 3rd In the 7th Annual Duck Dash

Girls 2nd, Boys 3rd In the 7th Annual Duck Dash

Cougar swimmers have been working exceptionally hard this season and their hard work paid off this past Saturday in Lufkin. 165 Swimmers representing 14 teams from East Texas, Beaumont and Houston came together at the Lufkin Swim Center for the Duck Dash Invitational. Rubber ducks were awarded to the swimmers for placing in the top three in a heat. Cougar swimmers came away with well over 65 ducks. The girls team, being led by Molly Mathis (who won both of her individual events), and junior Kayla Minick (winning backstroke), placed second overall behind the host team Hudson High School. The boys team, led by senior Seth Wilson (winning 50 Freestyle), placed third overall, just behind Whitehouse and Vidor High Schools. Even after grueling workouts over Christmas break, Cougar swimmers were still able to achieve 11 personal best times. The swimmers are now focusing on the Pre-Regional meet to be held at Prosper High School Natatorium on January 13th.  

Emalee Dupuis (12):
100 Breaststroke– 4th
500 Freestyle– 6th
Sidney Boone (12):
100 Freestyle–15th
50 Freestyle–16th
Kayla Minick (11):
100 Backstroke–1st 
500 Freestyle–4th
Jenna Wortham (11):
100 Freestyle–11th
50 Freestyle–13th  
Mollie Mathis (10):
50 Freestyle–1st
100 Freestyle–1st
Leah Dupuis (9):
100 Breaststroke–5th
100 Freestyle–6th
200 Medley Relay–3rd
(Minick, L. Dupuis, E. Dupuis, Wortham)
200 Freestyle Relay–3rd
(Mathis, L. Dupuis, Wortham, Boone)
400 Freestyle Relay–2nd
(Mathis, Minick, E. Dupuis, Boone)

Seth Wilson (12):
50 Freestyle–1st
100 Freestyle–5th
Leonardo Rubio (10):
500 Freestyle–3rd
50 Freestyle–4th
Mateo Agudelo (9):
100 Freestyle–18th
50 Freestyle–19th
Will Means (9):
100 Breaststroke–6th
100 Freestyle–17th
Daniel Minick (9):
100 Backstroke–4th
500 Freestyle–5th
Grayson Simonds (9):
500 Freestyle–9th
50 Freestyle–26th
Micah Wison (9):
100 Backstroke–15th
100 Freestyle–28th
200 Medley Relay–2nd
(Minick, Means, S. Wilson, Rubio)
200 Freestyle Relay–8th
(Means, Agudelo, Simonds, M. Wilson)
400 Freestyle Relay–6th
(Rubio, Minick, Simonds, S. Wilson)

Cougar swimmers next meet will be the Pre-Regional meet on Saturday, January 13th at the Prosper ISD Natatorium. Come support the swimmers as they prepare for Regionals, to be held on Friday, February 2nd at Mansfield ISD Aquatic Center.