Blue Wave Men Sprint To First, Women Second at The Season Opener 2016 Colony Sprint Invite Meet
The Highland Park Blue Wave men’s swim team finished first out of 12 area high school swim teams on Saturday, September 24 at the annual Sprint Invite Meet held at the LISD Aquatic Center in The Colony, Texas. The Scot men outscored the second place team, Prosper High School, by 134.5 points to win 244.5 to 110. The Highland Park women finished in a close second behind Prosper, 120 to 109 points. Overall combined scores of the Highland Park Men’s and women’s teams earned a huge win in the season opener for the Scots of 353.5 points to Prosper’s 230 points.
The men’s team was lead by Senior Captain Tommy King and Junior Felix VanCauwelaert. King finished first in both the 25 yard and the 50 yard Freestyle events, while VanCauwelaert placed first in the 100 yard Individual Medley (I.M.) and the 50 yard Backstroke. Rounding out the top three high point finishers for the Scots men was sophomore Ethan Nguyen who took first in the 50 yard Butterfly and second in the 200 yard Freestyle. Other event winners were Senior Captain Robby King in the 200 yard Freestyle and Sophomore Henry Wang in the 50 yard Breaststroke.
The Scot men also won all three relays at the meet. The 100 yard Medley Relay team of VanCauwelaert, Wang, R. King and T. King beat their closest competitor by over four seconds for the win. The 100 yard Freestyle Relay team with Will Helmbrecht, Wang, Nguyen, and R. King outswam the second place finisher by nearly five seconds. The winning 200 yard Freestyle relay team of VanCauwelaert, T. King, Nguyen, and Helmbrecht out touched the second place Colony High School team by almost seven seconds.
The top point earners for the women’s team were a pair of Freshmen making their debut swims for Highland Park. Freshman Morgan Rehme finished first in the 50 yard Freestyle and second in the 100 yard Freestyle. Freshman Phoebe Nguyen won the 50 yard Backstroke and placed sixth in the 200 yard Freestyle. Rounding out the top three scorers for the Scot women was Junior Christina Baumbach who placed second in the 50 yard Butterfly and sixth in the 100 I.M.
The top scoring women’s relay teams placed first in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay with Baumbach, Rehme, Sophomore Enderle Madden, and Nguyen, and placed second in the 100 yard Medley Relay with Junior Avery Waco, Baumbach, Madden, and Rehme.
The Scots swim next in the Jesuit Ranger Relay Meet on Saturday, October 1 at the LISD Aquatic Center at The