Soaking wet after jumping into the pool as part of a victory celebration, Reedy coach Jenny Beagle had a simple message for her swimmers on Saturday:
“You guys are incredible,” she said. “This was awesome.”
On another part of the deck at FISD Bruce Eubanks Natatorium, Wakeland coach Melissa Howard -- also soaked from a victory celebration -- had a similar message for her swimmers.
It truly was an incredible day for both the Reedy and Wakeland swimmers. Reedy took home the District 10-5A girls title and finished second in the boys standings, while Wakeland won the boys title and was second in the girls standings.
The two teams were the most impressive at the natatorium, but the District meet was filled with awesome performances. Frisco ISD swimmers broke eight district records, and one pool record was broken when Reedy senior Amelia Liu won the 50-yard freestyle.
Liu was named the Girls Swimmer of the Meet, while Reedy teammate Michael Belair was named the Boys Swimmer of the Meet. Beagle was named the District Girls Coach of the Year and Howard was named the District Boys Coach of the Year.
The top six finishers in each District event advanced to the 5A Region III meet, which will be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Eubanks Natatorium.
The District records that were broken on Thursday (diving) and Saturday (swimming):
*Amelia Liu, Reedy: Girls 50 freestyle (23.50) – also a pool record
*Amelia Liu, Reedy: Girls 100 freestyle (51.92)
*Ryan Mok, Lebanon Trail: Boys 200 IM (1:54.74)
*Eva Brinkman, Wakeland: Girls 1-meter diving (418.15)
*Lindsey Ryalls, Frisco: Girls 100 butterfly (57.01)
*Michael Belair, Reedy: Boys 100 freestyle (46.80)
*Reedy girls 200 free relay (Nichola Sangalang, Hanna-Mary Cook, Abby Koczo, Amelia Liu) – 1:40.93
*Wakeland boys 200 free relay (Ty Gibbs, Kyle Augustin, Brendan Debergh, Jack McKenna) – 1:29.14
--- TOP 5 TEAMS ---
1. Reedy (139)
2. Wakeland (78)
3. Frisco (71)
4. Centennial (60)
5. Independence (56)
1. Wakeland (127.5)
2. Reedy (96.5)
3. Memorial (69.5)
4. Independence (55.5)
5. Liberty (48)