BHS swimmers excel at Midway meet
James Miller, the second boy swimmer from Burleson to compete at the state championships, had a big Saturday at the Spooktacular hosted by Hewitt Midway.
Miller won the 100-yard freestyle and the 50 freestyle to help the Elks to a second place finish. Miller clocked a time of 51.73 seconds in the 100 freestyle and a time of 23.84 in the 50 freestyle.
The Elks scored 392.5 points to finish second. Midway won the title with 444 points and Waxahachie was third (278 points). The Lady Elks tallied 303.5 points to place second. Midway was first with 577 points and Cleburne was third (233 points).
In the combined team scores, Midway was first (1,021 points), Burleson was second (696) and Waxahachie was third (483.5).
In the 100 freestyle, Gabriel Bustillos finished third in a time of 54.58 and Dallan Dart was sixth in a time of 1:01.36. In the 50 freestyle, Bustillos placed second in a time of 24.34, Tanner Corn finished fourth in a time of 25.49, Isa Galoob was sixth in a time of 25.76, Dart placed 12th in a time of 27.24 and Nick Kostulas was 13th in a time of 27.62.
Jacob Corsey won the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:21.67, Galoob placed seventh in a time of 6:00.39 and Waks were 12th in a time of 6:55.19.
Kostulas finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:11.84 and Coursey placed fourth in the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:02.28.
In the 100 backstroke, Corn finished fifth in a time of 1:08.17, Liam Waks was sixth in a time of 1:19.08 and Mason Stade was eighth in a time of 1:21.90.
Stade placed 11th in the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:23.71 and Clements placed 13th in a time of 1:32.97. In the 200 individual medley, Farley was 12th in a time of 3:12.01.
The Elks were strong in the relay events winning a pair of races.
In the 200 medley relay, Miller, Kostulas, Coursey, and Bustillos took first place in a time of 1:52.28. The team of Waks, Aaron Jacobs, Galoob and Corn placed sixth in a time of 2:02.46 26.
The team of Bustillos, Corn, Coursey, and Miller finished in the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:38.32. Waks, Clements, Farley, and Stade were 12th in a time of 2:07.25. In the 400 freestyle relay, the team of Galoob, Jacobs, Kostulas, and Dart placed second in a time of 4:01.09 34
The Lady Elks efforts were led by Aaliyah Young, the first Lady Elk swimmer to compete at the state meet. Young won the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:05.27 and placed second in the 100 freestyle in a time of 58.62. Annalise Posey was 11th in the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:26.70 and Vegas Jankowski placed 13th in the 100 freestyle in a time of 1:07.99.
In the 500 freestyle, Kendall Kirk finished second in a time of 6:33.88 and Lexi Melia placed fifth in a time of 6:44.65. Amelia Flug placed third in the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:16.31 and Angelina Lambeth was 11th in a time of 2:41.45.
Jankowski placed eighth in the 50 freestyle in a time of 30.31. Zeijne Waks finished eighth in the 200 individual medley in a time of 3:15.25.
In the 100 butterfly, Rebecca Valencia placed 12th in the 1:40.83 and Kaylie Davis was 15th in a time of 1:58.97. Valencia finished 14th in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:39.52 and Lambeth placed 16th in a time of 1:40.89.
In the 200 Freestyle Relay, the team of Flug, Melia, Jankowski, and Young finished second in a time of 1:58.19. The team of Kaylie Davis, Kayla Truong, Spriha Thapa, and Waks was ninth in a time of 2:25.16.
The team of Kirk, Young, Flug, and Jankowski placed fourth in the 200 medley relay in a time of 2:12.70 30 and the team of Waks, Annalise Posey, Lambeth and Melia was ninth in a time of 2:30.01.
In the 400 freestyle relay, the team of Posey, Valencia, Lambeth, Kirk finished seventh in a time of 5:03.64 and the team of Davis, Troung, Hannah Zavala, and Thapa was 12th in a time of 5:38.57.