Friendswood swimmers shine at swim meet


FRIENDSWOOD — The Friendswood High School Swimming and Diving Team set five pool records and three team records in hosting the Mustang Holiday Splash Invitational Dec. 11-12.

Six other schools competing in the event were Clear Falls, Clear Creek, Deer Park, La Porte, Kempner and Texas City.

James Tomerlin, Nico Monroig, Daniel Theall and Mark Theall set a pool record in the 200 Yard Medley Relay (1:39.22) and in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:16.97). Theall set a pool record in the 200 Yard Individual Medley Relay (1:57.89) and a new team record in the 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:00.81).

Michael Claunch set a pool and team record in the 1 Meter Diving scoring a total of 445.70 points for his 11 dives.

Katie Kosinski set a team record in the 500 Yard Freestyle (5:18.43).

Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati, Sadie Wilson and Katie Kosinski set a pool record in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (1:41.85).

The Lady Mustangs took second overall with 470 points with Clear Falls girls winning the team title with 609 points.

Deer Park was third with 464 points.

The Mustang boys took second overall with 543 points behind Clear Falls’ 601 points.

“I am extremely encouraged about our performance at the Splash,” Friendswood head coach John Little said.

Friendswood athletes winning their events included:

Katie Kosinski, Sydney Gurry, Gina Fossati, Sadie Wilson – 200 Yard Medley Relay, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

James Tomerlin, Nico Monroig, Daniel Theall, Mark Theall – 200 Yard Medley Relay, 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Katie Kosinski – 200 Yard Freestyle, 500 Yard Freestyle

Nico Monroig – 200 Yard Freestyle

Gina Fossati – 200 Yard Individual Medley, 100 Yard Butterfly

Daniel Theall – 200 Yard Individual Medley

Mark Theall – 50 Yard Freestyle, 100 Yard freestyle

Michael Claunch – 1 Meter Diving

Sadie Wilson – 100 Yard Freestyle

Sydney Gurry – 100 Yard Breaststroke

Friendswood competitors placing second in their events were:

Sadie Wilson – 50 Yard Freestyle

Camille Hamilton – 1 Meter Diving

Woody Connell, Evan Metcalf, Nick Schmutz, Jonathan Nguyen – 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

James Tomerlin – 100 Yard Backstroke

Daniel Theall – 100 Yard Breaststroke

Friendswood athletes placing third in their events included:

Sydney Gurry – 200 Yard Freestyle

Brittany Morgan – 200 Yard Individual Medley