Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South competed in the Region VIII Swim meet on Friday Feb. 7 at the Brownsville Independent School District Aquatic Center.
The HHS women’s team finished 14th, and the men’s team placed 20th. The HHSS women’s team finished 17th, and the men’s team placed 18th.
From HHS, Celeste Taniguchi placed 13th in the 200 individual medley and 17th in the breaststroke. Seton Uhlhorn placed 11th in the 50-meter freestyle.
As a team, Taniguchi, Cynthia Inglett and Georgia Newell placed 13th in the 200-medley relay. Uhlhorn, Inglett, Newell and Jacquelynn Marie Hulings placed 13th in the 200 freestyle relay. Taniguchi, Uhlhorn, Inglett and Newell placed ninth in the 400 freestyle relay.
Luis DeLaFuente, William Farley, Julian Deleon and Hector Castaneda placed 15th in the 200 medley relay. DeLaFuente, Farley, Deleon and Ephraim Flores placed 17th as a tean in the 400 freestyle relay.
From HHSS, Jessica Watson placed 16th in the 100 Backstroke. Aransas Haley placed 14th in the 100 Breaststroke. Michelle Chino placed 23rd in the 100 Butterfly. As a team, the girls of Watson, Haley, Chino and Vanessa Sanchez placed 14th in the 200-medley relay.
Watson, Jordon Pemelton, Chino and Haley placed 15th in the 200 free relay. Sanchez, Cassandra Rubio, Alexis Mulkey and Alissandra Ayala placed 16th in the 400 free relay. As a team, the boys of Zachary Hopkins, Joshua Diaz, Jose Lopez and Fernando Chavez placed 12th in the 200 free relay. Chavez, Diaz, Lopez and Andres Hinojosa placed 14th in the 200 free relay. Hinojosa, Bobby Guerra, Leonel Valdez and Hopkins placed 19th in the 400 free relay.