11/03/2019 — The boys placed tenth and the girls eleventh at The Woodlands Invite with a small but competitive team.
The two-day meet brought more than 15 local high schools and 500 athletes to the Conroe I.S.D. Natatorium, which hosted divers on Friday and swimmers on Saturday.
With a jam-packed meet schedule over the next month, the Bulldogs opted to rest several of the swimmers who competed last weekend at the Arena Fall Classic in San Antonio. It is likely the Bulldogs won't have a full team competing on Wednesday when they host Oak Ridge High School on campus.
GREGG, MOUTON, SHORTER, PORTWOOD AND LIVELY LEAD THE WAY
Freshman Dylan Gregg, juniors McKinley Mouton, Jett Lively and Jada Shorter joined senior Abby Portwood to be the sole point-getters in individual events for the Bulldogs. Points are awarded to the top sixteen spots in all events, which had has many as 95 athletes in a single event compete for points
Gregg placed twelfth in the 500-yard free. It was his first time swimming any distance event, which is promising considering he placed twelfth as a freshman against upperclassmen.
Lively and Shorter both placed fifth in their Friday events, the boys’ and girls’ one-meter dive, while Portwood earned her points with a fourteenth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle.
Mouton earned the most points (16) for the Bulldogs with an eight-place finish in the 100-yard free and a twelfth in the 200-yard free.
DOUBLE RELAY POINTS
As always, the relays provided important points for the Bulldogs. Up for grabs were double the points from individual events.
The boys’ 200-yard medley relay of Evan Burgoon, McKinley Mouton, Nathan Scott and Cooper Waybright started the meet off with a fourteenth-place in the 200-yard medley relay, while freshman Tanner Howse joined Waybright, Scott and Mouton to finish the meet with a twelfth-place finish in the meet’s last event, the 400-yard free relay.
The girls also added points to the Bulldogs totals with relays.
The best result came in the 200-yard free relay, where Abby Portwood, Anneke Anderson, Brooke Reinecke and Erica Field placed eleventh out of 27 teams to score 12 points.
Senior Erica Field and junior Kelsey Portwood teamed up with Abby Portwood and freshman Paige Moran to place twelfth and score points in the 200-yard medley relay.
At the time of writing, the final results for the girls' 400-yard free relay have not been made public on the MeetMobile app or any other outlet. As soon as we receive them, we’ll post to the team’s homepage
Additionally, the results for the dual-meet against the Montgomery Bears on Wednesday Oct. 23 at our own pool will be posted once they are available.
The Bulldogs are back at it again on Wednesday, when Oak Ridge High School visits for a swim and dive dual meet on campus at the Michael D. Holland Aquatic Center.
SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS
The Bulldogs Swim and Dive team greatly appreciate all of our sponsors for supporting our team. This includes the following Gold and Silver sponsors:
- The Adventure Begins --- Comics, Games and More (Gold Sponsor)
- R Group Realtors, Joe Mark and Kimberley Robinson (Gold Sponsor)
- Snipp Realty Group - Rebekah Snipp (Gold Sponsor)
- SpeedPro Magnolia (Silver Sponsor)
As always, our meets (home and and away) could not operate as well as they do without volunteers — parents and athletes. Thank you.