After the TAPPS State Swim Qualifier, Annette Duvall learned that one of her swimmers qualified for State Competition.
From St. John Paul II High School Head Swim Coach Annette Duvall...
It is with great pleasure that I am able to report that Vivian Merrifield qualified for the TAPPS State Championship Swim Meet in the 100 Butterfly. She will represent St. John Paul II High School in the Division II State Championship that will be held in San Antonio on Friday, February 10th. Vivian is a first year swimmer and is excited to attend her first state swim meet representing St. John Paul II High School.
"During the State Qualifier, St. John Paul II High School Swim Team swam with determination, honor and courage. They were great representatives of our school! The majority of our team are first year swimmers and the TAPPS Central Region Qualifier is a very large meet with 34 schools in attendance. The biggest time drop for the meet was Vivian Merrifield in the 500 freestyle bringing her time down 11.47 seconds! The next biggest time drop was also Vivian Merrifield in the 100 butterfly bringing her time down 5.28 seconds! The girls relays also dropped a tremendous amount of time. On the 200 Medley Relay, the girls dropped the relay time 6.22 seconds and on the 200 Freestyle Relay, the girls dropped 10.09 seconds! Awesome job ladies!" - Coach Duvall
The swim meet results are as follows:
Maximillian Kimmel - Freshman
39.56 Men 50 Free 20th place
1:40.65 Men 100 Breast 16th place .81 second drop!
Rachel Lee Sang - Sophomore
35.79 Women 50 Free 18th place 1.07 seconds drop!
Sarah Lee Sang - Freshman
3:29.80 Women 200 Individual Medley 9th place
1:36.86 Women 100 Back 14th place
Vivian Merrifield - Sophomore
1:38.80 Women 100 Butterfly 7th place 5.28 seconds drop!
8:07.38 Women 500 Freestyle 13th place 11.47 seconds drop!
36.02 Women 200 Free Relay Lead Off .59 second drop!
Darienne Parris - Sophomore
36.93 Women 50 Freestyle 19th place
1:25.99 Women 100 Freestyle 24th place
45.63 Women's 200 Medley Relay Lead Off 2.62 seconds drop!
Women's 200 Medley Relay - Darienne Parris, Sarah Lee Sang, Vivian Merrifield, Rachel Lee Sang
2:50.98 - 7th place - 6.22 seconds drop!
Women's 200 Freestyle Relay - Vivian Merrifield, Rachel Lee Sang, Darienne Parris, Sarah Lee Sang
2:22.99 - 7th place - 10.09 seconds drop!