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Northeast Times | August 8, 2022

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KISD: CHS Swimmer Collects Two State Championships

KISD: CHS Swimmer Collects Two State Championships

Central High senior swimmer Donald Scott collected two State Championships at the UIL Class 6A State Swimming and Diving Finals on Saturday, February 16.

Scott was one of 16 Keller ISD swimmers and divers at the State Meet held at the University of Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center, and one of nine athletes to advance to Saturday’s finals.

Scott finished first in the boys 200-meter Freestyle with a dominant time of 1:36.54. Later in the meet, he won the 100 Breaststroke, touching the wall at 55.19, just ahead of Round Rock’s Vincent Ribeiro.

Other Keller ISD swimmers making the finals included Keller High senior Tyler Johns who finished third in the boys 100 Butterfly with a time of 48.91.

As a team, Keller High finished in eighth place overall. KHS junior Sam Lucas advanced to two of Saturday’s finals, coming in fifth place in the boys 100 Backstroke and eighth in the 200 Individual Medley. Meanwhile, on the girls side, Keller’s 400 Free Relay finished in eighth place at State. The team of Maddie Williams, Kalie Landrum, Skye Pineda, and Margaret Mabry finished in a time of 3:34.38.

Two Keller ISD divers also advanced to Saturday’s Finals with Fossil Ridge High’s Rachel Dickerson posting a score of 435.45 to finish in fourth place, while Keller High’s Kenzie Etzelmiller finished in sixth with a score of 410.40.

Results from other Keller ISD athletes that competed at State:

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle
Maci Finder (TCHS)
22nd in Preliminaries

Girls 200-Yard Individual Medley  
Maddie Williams (KHS)
19th in Preliminaries

Boys 100-Yard Butterfly
Dylan Tran (KHS)
14th in Consolation Final

Boys 100-Yard Freestyle
Michael Merryman (KHS)
22nd in Preliminaries

Girls 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
KHS: Maddie Williams, Kalie Landrum, Megan Hollaar, Sammi Thiele
15th in Consolation Final

Boys 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
KHS: Tyler Johns, Michael Merryman, Noah Beladi, Dylan Tran
20th in Preliminaries

Girls 100-Yard Backstroke
Margaret Mabry (KHS)
10th in Consolation Final
Skye Pineda (KHS)
13th in Consolation Final

Boys 100-Yard Breaststroke
Noah Beladi (KHS)
12th in Consolation Final

Boys 400-Yard Freestyle Relay
KHS: Michael Merryman, Tyler Johns, Sam Lucas, Dylan Tran
9th in Consolation Final