Swimming and Diving
Congratulations to the Clark varsity boys and girls swim teams, who together won the District 27-5A meet, edging out Brandeis and O’Connor. The boys and girls teams each took second in their respective meets. Several Cougars will advance to the regional meet on February 8th and 9th.
Swimmers Coral Crouch, Lauren Cartee, Reagan Nentwich, Alexandra Green, Joseph Jaime, Michael Macha, Tyler Covington and Daniel Lee advanced to next week’s showdown along with Anastasyia Byelousova, Katy Crouch, Marielle Rominger, Alexander Peacock, Michael Orihuela, Ashlyn Lewis, Bailey Benson, Connor Harris, Aiden Plummer, Rachel Deschner, Chris Harley and Hygen Duma.
Congratulations to these Cougars who love the water and good luck at regionals!
Congratulations go out to several Clark Swim and Dive team athletes who made the NISD All Academic team:
1st Team – Daniel Lee and Jesse Renteria
2nd Team - Joel Acs, Tyler Covington, Coral Crouch, Chase Gonsalves, Sydney Harris, Joseph Jaime and Avery Stockstiel
Congratulations and job well done, Cougars!
At this weekend’s TISCA Meet Finals held at the Josh Davis Natatorium, the Clark Men’s 400 Medley Relay team of Sr.’s Joseph Jaime, Tyler Covington, Daniel Lee and Jr. Michael Macha SHATTERED the Clark Men’s 400 Medley Relay record previously set in 2003 by 5.52 seconds with a new record of 3:32.86!
Led off by Joseph Jaime (Sr.) in the Backstroke, with Michael Macha (Jr.) next in the Breaststroke, followed by Tyler Covington (Sr.) in the Butterfly stroke and anchored by Daniel Lee (Sr.) in the Free stroke, these young men had set a goal early this year to break the 9 year old Clark record. As the 400 Medley Relay is not a high school swimming event, they would only have one meet to accomplish their goal. The TISCA (Texas Interscholastic Coaches Association) Swimming and Diving Championship Meet is held only once per year and is the only meet this event occurs for high school swimmers.
During the preliminary heats in the morning, the Clark 400 Medley Relay Team missed breaking the record by 0.05 seconds when they swam a 3:38.42. They were disappointed they didn’t break the record during prelims, but having made the finals, they had one last opportunity. Friday evening during the finals was the magic moment for the team. Joseph Jaime lead the team off in the 100 backstroke with a personal best time of 52.06, Michael Macha swam a 1:00.35 in his 100 breaststroke, Tyler Covington swam a 50.98 (also his personal best 100 Fly relay split) in his 100 Fly and Daniel Lee finished with a 49.47 in the last 100 freestyle (his personal best 100 Free relay split).
Great job Clark Swim Team!
- Jorge H. Jaime
In their second team meet of the season, the Clark varsity swim teams defeated Smithson Valley in the dual (head to head) meet. The ladies won their meet 171-114 and the guys won 186-122. The next contest will be Nov 3 at the County Invitational. Great job, Cougars!
The Express News’ annual spring awards have been released and several Clark Cougars have been honored. In soccer, senior Vinnie Guerrero was named to the Boys 5A Super Team and All-Area team. Boy’s basketball District 27-5A MVP Adam Perez made the Super Team and All Area team as well. The Clark boys basketball team ended #3 in the Express News and the boys soccer team ended #6 in the rankings.
Joseph Jaime made the All Area team as a swimmer in the 200 Freestyle and represented Clark at the state meet.
All-District soccer teams were also released with several Cougars on the list:
|BOYS Soccer||GIRLS Soccer|
|Jair Rodriguez||1st Team||Alyssa Jacobs||1st Team|
|Carlos Sepulveda||1st Team||Lexi Platz||1st Team|
|Vinnie Guerrero||1st Team||Chloe Trevino||1st Team|
|John Bruce||1st Team||Hollis Scheffler||1st Team|
|Landon Camp||2nd Team||Francis Moore||2nd Team|
|Ramiro Villalvazo||2nd Team||Britta Haglund||2nd Team|
|Yamil Alverado||2nd Team||Blair Socha||2nd Team|
|Alex Martinez||2nd Team|
Congrats to all these great student athletes!
The Clark swim team had a great showing at the Regional Finals on February 10th and 11th with one Cougar headed to state. Clark junior Joseph Jaime swam the 200 Freestyle at the Regional Finals in a remarkable 1:41.47, earning him 1st place overall and the honor of representing our Clark Cougars at the State meet at U.T. Austin Swim Center February 24th and 25th. Joseph also placed 3rd in the 100 freestyle with a time that qualifies him to compete in that event at state also. Congratulations Joseph!
Five of 6 Clark relays made it to “A” finals, which consists of the top 8 finishers from preliminaries. The sixth relay (Women’s 400 free relay) made it to“B”finals and consisted of 3 Clark swimmers very new to the pressure cooker of 5-A Regional finals – they stepped up on the blocks like pros and swam with heart and determination.
Additional Clark swimmers going to Finals in individual events: Michael Macha- 4th in breaststroke and 5th in fly, Daniel Lee- 6th in both the 200 IM and breaststroke, Andreas Sanchez – 7th place backstroke, Allie Green- 11th in 100 free and 13th in 50 free, Lauren Cartee- 12th in breaststroke, Mitch Jacobs – 10th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 500 free, Brad Ogden- 15th in the 100 free, Jesse Renteria- 10th in fly and Alex Peacock- 11th in diving.
The Clark regional qualifiers were: Lauren Cartee, Coral Crouch, Allie Green, Bailey Ratner, Rachel Deschner, Ashlyn Lewis, Mitch Jacobs, Joseph Jaime, Daniel Lee, Michael Macha, Brad Ogden, Alex Peacock (diver), Jesse Renteria, Marielle Rominger, Andreas Sanchez, Chris Sanders and Darren Sanchez.
Congrats to everyone for representing Clark so well!!
At the District 27-5A meet, Clark Cougar varsity swimmers garnered several honors. On the girls side, 2nd in the 200 yd. freestyle relay and 3rd place in the 200 medley relay went to the team of Coral Crouch, Lauren Cartee, Marielle Rominger, and Alexandra Green. Alexandra Green placed 4th in the 100 yd. freestyle and 5th in the 50 yd. Freestyle. Lauren Cartee took bronze in the 100 yd breaststroke. In the 400 yd. freestyle relay, the Cougars placed third with the team of Ashlyn Lewis, Rachel Deschner, Bailey Ratner, and Coral Crouch.
The boys won the 200 yd. freestyle relay (Joseph Jaime, Daniel Lee, Michael Macha, and Darren Sanchez) and placed 2nd in the 200 medley relay (Joseph Jaime, Daniel Lee, Michael Macha, and Mitch Jacobs). Michael Macha took 1st in the 100 yd. butterfly with Jesse Renteria placing 5th, Joseph Jaime placed 1st in the 100 yd. freestyle and 4th in the 200 yd. freestyle, and Daniel Lee took 3rd in the Men’s 200 yd. IM while Mitch Jacobs took 4th. Jacobs also placed 6th in the 500 yd. freestyle. (continue reading…)
UIL District 27-5A Swim Championships take place on Saturday, January 28th at the Block Natatorium, 410 and Culebra. Thirty-four Cougars qualified for Prelims, which begin at 9:00 am. The top 8 places in prelims advance to Saturday evening finals, and a large number of Cougars will be represented in the finals competition.
Finals begin at 6 pm, but spectators should arrive well before that time to secure parking and get a seat. Look for the swim parents in black shirts and we’ll clear a place so you can help us cheer!
On Friday evening, Jan. 27th at 6:30 pm, this same facility will host the Diving Championships. Diver Alex Peacock represents Clark High School on Friday evening.
Five Clark Seniors have been named to the NISD All-Academic Swim Team for 2011-2012.
Miguel Carcamo - 1st team
Brad Ogden - 1st team
Darren Sanchez- 1st team
Adriana Vargas - 2nd team
Chris Sanders - 2nd team
WAY TO GO COOGS!!
Clark swimmers participated in the TISCA meet and the results looked good for the Cougars. Joseph Jamie won the silver in the men’s 100 yd freestyle event with a time of 48.26. That helped the Clark men’s team take 6th place in the event with over 30 teams participating. The ladies finished 22nd in the meet.
Way to go Coogs.