Lady Mustangs capture Region 6 swim title

FRIENDSWOOD — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs won the District 24-6A crown and they followed that up with a victory at the 6A Region 6 swim meet. Next stop will be at the UIL state swim meet at the  Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin. As a team, Friendswood boys and girls captured the Region 6 team title with a combined 531.5 points to edge Clear Falls (502.5).

The Lady Stangs posted a winning score of 278 while Dawson High School finished second with 233 and Pearland was a third with 207 making our three area schools tops in the Region 6.

Other schools competing included Clear Falls (183), Clear Lake (179), FB Clements (173), Clear Creek (167), Deer Park (139), FB Austin (124.5), Brazoswood (112), Clear Springs (100), FB Dulles (81), North Shore (80), FB Kempner (71), Clear Brook (46.5), FB Travis (34), Dickinson (33), Baytown Sterling (19), Manvel (16), Alvin (15), Pasadena Memorial (12), La Porte (10), and Sam Rayburn (4).

Friendswood head coach John Little was named girl's "Coach of the Meet" to add to his district "Coach of the Meet" honors.

Pearland's Jaden Bellina was named the girl's "Athlete of the Meet."

Several Friendswood, Dawson, and Pearland girls qualified for the state meet that will on February 20-21, 2015 in Austin. All regional winners automatically qualify for state which include:

Friendswood foursome of senior Casandra Nagle, sophomore Sydney Gurry, junior Gina Fossati, and junior Katie Kosinski won the 200-yard Medley Relay in 1:47.46.

Katie Kosinski won the 50-yard freestyle (23.93), and the 100-yard freestyle (51.49) giving her four events at state.

The Friendswood quartet of Gurry, Fossati, sophomore Sadie Wilson, and Kosinski captured gold in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a winning time of 3:34.47.
Dawson Lady Eagles

Dawson also had state qualifiers as freshman Jennifer Yu won the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.93) and will compete in the 50-yard free after getting called up as one of the top 16 in the state with a time of 24.05.

Catherine Wu finished second in the 100-yard backstroke, but was called up as she had one of the top 16 times in the state (57.64). Wu captured two silver medals last year when she finished second in the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly. She brought home a bronze medal for her third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.45 her freshman year.
Pearland Lady Oilers

Pearland sophomore Jaden Bellina won the 200-yard IM (2:03.71) and 100-yard butterfly (55.51).

Senior Madison Eaker won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.40 and the 100-yard backstroke (56.86).

Gillian Pratt finished second in the 1-meter diving which also qualifys her for state. The freshman scored 390.40 points. Clear Lake's Samantha Norlin won the event with 398.10 points.