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Thursday, May 1, 2003
Eagles receive all state spots in swimming
Seven members of the Pecos Eagles boys swim team received first team
all-state honors in swimming for Class 4A, while nine members of the Eagles'
girls swimming team earned either second team or honorable mention status
as the result of the their finishes at this year's district, regional and
"I wanted to wait until it was all confirmed," said Eagles' coach Terri
Morse about the list, which she said divided first team selections into
the Top 8 finishers overall in Class 4A, the second team into the ninth
through 16th place finishers and honorable mention for those swimmers who
placed 17th through 24th based on their times at the three meets.
"They must of taken the district times, that's why our (girls) 200 free
relay made, it, because they were DQed at regional," Morse said.
The 200 free relay team of Kelsey Holt, Betsy Lujan, Catherine Minjarez
and Susan Moore had the fastest time going into the Region I-4A meet, but
were disqualified in the preliminaries of the regional meet. However, their
earned a second team ranking based on their earlier results.
Pecos placed sixth in the state finals of the 200-medley relay on the
boys' side, and eighth in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays to earn
first team honors. Gary Garcia, Will Oglesby, Daniel Quintana and K.W. Winkles
were members of the medley squad, while Garcia, Quintana, Max Key and Matt
Elliott were on the 200 free relay team and Key, Oglesby, Quintana and Winkles
made up the 400 squad.
Oglesby also earned first team honors in the 100-yard butterfly and 500
yard freestyle, placing third and sixth at state. Key earned a first team
selection in the 100-yard breaststroke, where he placed eighth at state,
while he was a second team pick in the 100 yard freestyle, despite finishing
one spot higher in Austin.
Winkles was a second team selection in both the 200 individual medley
and the 100-yard breaststroke, while the Eagles had one other first team
selection, in junior Michael Juarez, who placed seventh at state in 1-meter
diving after winning district and regional titles. Garcia earned honorable
mention in his two individual events, the 100-yard backstroke and 200 individual
"We had a few more individuals make it this year than we have in the
past," Morse said. Pecos' boys finished fifth as a team at the state meet
this year, while the girls were 16th overall in the 4A finals.
On the girls' side, the Eagles' other two relays, the 200 medley and
400 free, both advanced to state, where they ended up in the consolation
finals and earned second team all-state honors. Holt, Minjarez, Lauren Wein
and Lindsey Shaw were on the medley relay team and Holt, Lujan, Moore and
Ashley Horsburgh were on the 400 freestyle team.
Individually, Shaw was a second team selection in the 100-yard breaststroke,
where she placed 12th at state, and Minjarez was a second team pick in the
100 fly, where she also finished 12th in Austin. Minjarez also earned honorable
mention in the 200 individual medley, while Jessica Minjarez did the same
in the 200 and 500-yard freestyles, and Teddie Salcido was an honorable
mention selection in those same two events.
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