Monday, May 01, 2017

Students from Pasadena Memorial HS place second in open water swimming competition

Photo by Darla S Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography, Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved
By Chris Price
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AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 1, 2017) Students from Pasadena Memorial High School swam their way down the Colorado River in Austin in route to a second place finish in the team standings at the American Swimming Association State High School Open Water Championship, as part of the Cap 2K Open Water Race on April 30, 2017. Students from four Houston-area high schools competed in the championship, including students from Pasadena High School, First Baptist Christian Academy, and Sam Rayburn High School

The group who attends Pasadena Memoria placed six swimmers in the top eleven of the girl's high school aged division; finishing behind Westlake High School for the second consecutive year in the team standings. Leading the way was 16-year-old Catherine Acosta. The junior completed the two-kilometer course in 36:08.43; good enough for fifth place. 2017 was Acosta's second time competing in the open water race. Also competing their second time were Memorial classmates Brianna Lykens
Pasadena-area swimmers headed out to
the starting line of the Cap 2K.
Photo by Darla S Tamulitis,
La Vita Loca Photography,
Copyright 2017, All Rights Reserved

(7th place, 41:40.61), Abigail Salazar (9th place, 42:36.20), Reanna Bowers (10th place, 44;20.02) and Christine Osborne (11th place, 47.07.79). Joining them in the Maverick's scoring was first-timer Kimberly Dutton (6th  place, 39:34.82). Pasadena High School junior Alexa Perez placed eighth with the time of 42:12.21. Memorial scored 18 points for the runner-up in the team standings behind Westlake (27 points). Westside High School was third with seven points while Pasadena placed fourth with three points.

In the boy's division, First Baptist Christan Academy's Christopher Brown finished in seventh place with the time of 37:49.41, followed by Sam Rayburn High School's Michael Vargas in eighth place (37:55.20). FBCA placed fifth in the team standings as a resullt of Brown's performance.

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