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Thursday, January 24, 2002

Winkles places in top 12 twice at all-star meet

Pecos swimmer Kyle Winkles earned a pair of 12th place finishes at a state junior swim meet in the Dallas area this past weekend.

Winkles competed in the Texas All Star Swim Meet in Irving, Texas, where he placed 12th in both the 50 and 100-yard backstroke in the 11-12 year old division. He also took 13th in the 50-yard freestyle and was 14th in both the 100 yard freestyle and 100 yard breaststroke.

Winkles, the son of Ken and Teresa Winkles, is a member of the Pecos Aquatic Club swim team and was the only 11 _ 12 year old male representing West Texas at the meet.

Eagles make changes before district meet

Pecos Eagles' swimming coach Terri Morse is using two different tactics this week, in preparing for the District 3-4A swimming and diving championships in Monahans.

Morse is taking advantage of the depth of Pecos' girls team and has made very few changes from her lineups during regular season, when the Eagles went undefeated against Class 4A opponents.

But on the boys' side it's more of a chess game for the Eagles' coach, as she tries to come up with match-ups that will allow the Eagles to win their 11th district title in the past 13 years.

Preliminaries will begin at 12 noon on Friday in Monahans, with the diving to start about an hour after prelims are completed, between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Finals are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Big Spring is the only other district team to win a swimming title since 1989, and the Steers have won three of their five head-to-head meetings with Pecos so far in the 2001-2002 season. With only nine swimmers on the boys' side this season, Morse said she tried to find the spots where they could earn the most points, even if they were in races they normally hadn't competed in this season.

"There were a couple of changes. I probably made more changes than they did, and they were pretty sizeable changes that probably surprised some people," Morse said.

"I put Max (Key) in the 200 IM (medley) and the 200 backstroke and took Will (Oglesby) out of the IM and put him in the backstroke. All that was done in an effort to more points on our side and take some points away from Big Spring," she said.

"Because I put Max in two individual races I'll have to replace him on the 200 free relay," Morse said. Key had been swimming only in the 100-yard freestyle and in all three relays for most of the season. "Michael (Juarez) or Trey (Edwards) will have to replace him on the 200 free relay."

The boys are seeded first in both the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays, and have the top two seeds in the first two individual races of the day, with Gary Garcia and Daniel Quintana in the 200 freestyle and K.W. Winkles and Key in the 200 medley.

Winkles is also seeded first in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Oglesby will be seeded No. 1 in the 100 yard backstroke and Patrick McChensey is seeded first in the 500 yard freestyle, and Morse said, "Michael could also win first in the one-meter diving."

Abilene Wylie's John Ouimette, in the 100 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly, and Monahans' Ethan Lewallen in the 50 yard freestyle are the other No. 1 seeds going into Friday's preliminaries, along with the Loboes' 200 freestyle relay team.

Pecos' girls are trying for their eighth district title in 12 years this weekend. They have fewer No. 1 seeds going into the meet than the Eagle boys do, but more swimmers to work with, and go into all three relays seeded first. Individually, senior Rachelle Eisenberg in the 100-yard breaststroke, freshman Teddie Salcido in the 200 freestyle and sophomore Jessica Minjarez in the 500-yard freestyle are the other swimmers seeded first going into the meet.

"I moved Teddie from the backstroke to the 500, because I'm looking down the road to regionals and trying to get as many people to state as possible," Morse said.

The top six swimmers in each event will qualify for the Region I-4A swimming and diving championships, which are scheduled two weeks from now at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center in Lubbock.

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