High school swim teams blaze past competition at UIL District Meet

The high school swimming teams blazed past the competition at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) District 32-5A Swim Meet on Feb. 2.

Over 25 students from both teams placed in the top six of their division, and earned a spot to compete at the UIL Regional VIII-5A swim meet on Feb. 8. Swimmers will compete with the entire 5A region in the hopes to advance to the UIL state swimming competition.

The competition will be hosted by the Margaret Clark Aquatic Center in Brownsville.



The following swimmers qualified for the Regional Swim Meet:


Harlingen High School

Girls 200 Medley Relay (Cynthia Inglett, Seton Uhlhorn, Francisca Aparo, Carolyn Boswell) 2nd Place

Girls 200 IM (Cynthia Inglett) 4th Place

Girls 50 Free (Seton Uhlhorn) 4th Place

Girls 100 Fly (Francisca Aparo) 2nd Place

Girls 100 Free (Francisca Aparo) 3rd Place

Girls 200 Free Relay (Gabrielle Aranda, Carolyn Boswell, Jacquelynn Hulings, Seton Uhlhorn) 6th Place

Girls 100 Breast (Cynthia Inglett) 2nd Place

Girls 400 Free Relay (Francisca Aparo, Cynthia Inglett, Seton Uhlhorn, Darlene Duncan) 3rd Place

Boys 200 Medley Relay (Luis DeLaFuente, Thomas Diaz, Simon Alonzo, Julian DeLeon) 5th Place

Boys 50 Free (Simon Alonzo) 5th Place

Boys 1 Meter 11 Dives (Miguel Garcia) 1st Place (Conner Smith) 4th Place

Boys 200 Free Relay (Simon Alonzo, Thomas Diaz, Hector Castaneda, Ephraim Flores) 4th Place

Boys 400 Free Relay (Simon Alonzo, Julian DeLeon, Luis DeLaFuente, Ephraim Flores) 5th Place


Harlingen High School South 

Girls 200 Medley Relay (Jessica Watson, Ali Ayala, Michelle Chino, Vanessa Sanchez) placed 6th at district

Girls 200 Free (Jessica Watson) 6th place at district

Girls 200 Free Relay (Jessica Watson, Devon Wyatt, Vanessa Sanchez, Michelle Chino) 5th place

Girls 100 Back (Jessica Watson) 6th place

Girls 100 Breaststroke (Ali Ayala) 5th place

Girls 400 Free Relay (Dayna Pecina, Cassandra Rubio, Jordan Hauver, Devon Wyatt) 6th place

Boys 200 Medley Relay (Ben Whitman, Josh Diaz, Alex Chamberlain, Andres Hinojosa) 6th place

Boys 200 Free Relay (Jose Lopez, Ben Whitman, Josh Diaz, Andres Hinojosa) 5th place

Boys 400 Free Relay (Jose Lopez, Adrian Castillo, Nahum Marin, Alex Chamberlain) 6th place



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