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Region IV – 6A Swimming and Diving Meet

By Joci Moss, 02/04/20, 4:45PM CST


On Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st, the regional swimmers and divers competed for a chance to go on to state.

Only the top 2 swimmers in each event automatically advance. The swimmers with the next top 8 times in the state also get called up to participate in the state meet. For diving, the top 3 scores advance to state competition.

Stratford had 2 swimmers that qualified individually: Max Zuanich (200 free/100 back) and Emma Venghaus (100 back), both with 3rd place finishes in their events, but fast enough times to get called up. Diver Sam Jones once again had a strong meet, finishing in 3rd place as well with a score of 392.50, guaranteeing him a trip to Austin as well. Way to go Max, Emma, and Sam!!

Both of the boys’ relays (200 Medley/200 free) are also advancing to state competition with Zuanich, Luke Reed, Henry Genez, and Keagan Firenza. These guys cannot be stopped!

Finalists (top 8) included Kara Moss (200 IM/100 breast); Luke Reed (200 IM/100 breast); Henry Genez (50 free/100 fly); Allison Ortiz (100 fly); Charlize Spiers (1 mtr diving); girls’ 200 Medley Relay and 200 free relay with Venghaus, Moss, Ortiz, and Ariana Zhuri; girls’ 400 free relay with Venghaus, Grace Stern, Leah Easton, and Zhuri; and boys’ 400 free relay with Callum Glover, Charlie Williams, Jack. Brennan, and Firenza.

Included in the top 16 were Lowell Moss (200 IM), Ortiz (50 free), Gwendolyn Beach (100 back), Vivianne Cornell (1 mtr diving), and Robbie Howell (1 mtr diving).

State 6A Prelims and Finals will take place at UT Austin on February 14th and 15th at 10:00 am. Let’s go, Stratford!!