Wakeland Swim Dominates at the 5A TISCA Meet

The Wakeland High School Swim team competes in the 5A TISCA swim meet

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Taking Home the Trophy – After beating 3 records, Wakeland Swim dominates the pool. “Overall, I’m proud of the work we’re putting in, but I know we’ve got more work to do before championship season,” Carson said. After the success at the 5A TISCA meet, they now get ready for competition season.

Paris Bashlor, Editor-in-Chief

Diving in! The Wakeland Swim team competed in the 5A TISCA swim event over this past weekend. 

The 5A TISCA swim meet is a preliminary finals meet that requires time standards, in which the only Top 16 swimmers make it back in every event. Those who do well in the preliminary meets are qualified for finals the following day. 

The Wakeland boys came out on top in first place with a total of 474 points, winning with a margin of 474-242.

“Placing first overall as a boys team was incredibly exciting, especially by the margin we won by. I’m really proud of the team effort this meet whether it was in or out of the water,” senior Jack Carson said. 

The Wakeland girls placed fourth with 394 points. 

“I felt like I did well as I dropped time in my events making season best times. While they were not my overall best times, it felt better to know that my training is working and my team is helping me. This meet gave us a guideline on how to get ready for Districts in Jan.,” senior Noelle Tong said. 

Even though the Wakeland Swim team had multiple swimmers competing at the Winter Junior Nationals, a club swim meet in Austin, Tx, the Wolverines were still able to come out on top. 

Overall, the boys and girls placed first with their points combined, as well as winning all 3 relay events and setting 3 new meet records. 

“Of our 41 final swims, 38 were faster than prelims, which is an incredible team accomplishment,” Carson said. 

Carson’s 2 free relay events placed 9th overall, winning consolation finals.

“I swam the 100 fly and 100 back going personal bests in both events. I scored 17 points overall and participated in 2 relays, the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay,” Carson said. “My 2 free relay placed 9th overall, winning consolation finals.”

Junior Captain Jonathan Michaels broke the meet record in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 50.47 seconds, as well as beating the 200 yard medley relay record. 

“It felt great to leave a legacy that Wakeland swimmers can strive for in future TISCA meets,” Michaels said. 

Along with Carson and Michaels, Alex Udrys and Brandon Wu were also a part of the relay that broke the meet record. 

Freshman Jackson Armour also beat the 100 breast meet record with a time of 57.12 seconds. 

“I was really excited because it was my first big time drop,” Armour said. “I was really happy, but my club coach and I think I can go faster. Beating the record is really just proof that work is paying off.”

The Wakeland Swim team has been putting in countless hours of work to get where they are now by working out in the weight room and training in and outside of the school team. 

“Moving forward we are going into hard training for the next month to get ready for Districts, Regionals, and State,” Michaels said. 

Wakeland Swim will be competing in another meet this Thurs., Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Frisco ISD Natatorium in Frisco, Tx. 

For more information, check out @wakelandswim on Instagram and Twitter. 

Frisco ISD Natatorium Address: 7411 North Street, Frisco Tx 75033