Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Eagles to face challenge from Carlsbad,
Lubbock, Big Spring at swim meet
The Pecos Eagles will get to see a couple of Class 5A teams and a pair
from New Mexico this weekend, when they host the Pecos Invitational on Friday
and Saturday at the Pecos High School Natatorium.
Diving will start at 6 p.m. Friday and the swimming finals will begin
on Saturday at 11 a.m. for what will be Pecos' fourth and final home meet
of the 2001-2002 season. They've hosted El Paso Montwood, Monahans and Fort
Stockton in dual meets so far, while their only other invitational was two
weeks ago in Big Spring.
Pecos' girls have swept all four of their meets this season, while the
boys won their duals over the Loboes and Panthers, lost to Montwood and finished
second at Big Spring to the host Steers.
For this weekend, Eagles' coach Terri Morse said, "For the girls it should
be between us and Carlsbad, and for the boys, it should be us, Carlsbad and
Carlsbad's girls come in seeded first in six of the nine individual events,
along with one of the three relays. Lubbock High also has some girls who
are among the top seeds and will be seeded No. 1 in both the 200 medley and
200 freestyle relays, while the Eagles will rely on their depth to score
some extra points on Saturday.
On the boys' side, the Cavemen will be seeded first in five individual
events; while the Eagles will have only one swimmer seeded No. 1, Will Oglesby
in the 100-yard butterfly. Meanwhile, Lubbock High and Carlsbad will go into
the 200 and 400-yard freestyle races seeded 1-2, while the Eagles will be
seeded second to the Westerners in the 200-medley relay.
Morse allowed her swimmers to change events last Thursday for their dual
meet against Fort Stockton, but said for Saturday's races "I'll be putting
them probably where they can score the most points, which is pretty much
where they would do well, anyway.
"I pretty much went back to what we had. I did pull Max (Key) out of one
individual event to put him in the 400 relay in order to get us more points.
It will also allow us to have two relays in that event, but that's knowing
I'm not going to do it later on."
Aside from Carlsbad, Big Spring and Lubbock High, other teams that will
be sending their main teams are Hobbs, Andrews, Monahans, Fort Stockton,
Seminole, Midland Christian and Odessa, while Lubbock Monterrey, Midland
Lee, Midland High and Midland Trinity will be sending partial teams to the
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