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Friday, January 2, 2004
Eagle Swimmers tune up for district
By JON FULBRIGHT
The Pecos Eagles' swimming team got back to work this week, following
their Christmas break, as they prepare for their final meet before
District 4-4A competition in late January.
The Eagles, who swept the first place team trophies in their last
four pre-Christmas meets, will go to Lubbock next weekend for the
Lubbock Invitational. That will be followed by the district meet in
Fort Stockton on Jan. 23-24 and the regional competition, back at the
Pete Ragus Aquatic Center in Lubbock on Feb. 5-7.
Coach Terri Morse said almost all of her swimmers have been working
out this week. "I had only one not come to the Christmas workouts,
because he's gone the whole two weeks on vacation," she said.
"Right now they're all a little rough around the edges. You can tell
they've lost a little endurance, but we should be able to get it back,"
The January schedule is a little different this year for Pecos. Last
season, they had three weeks between their final meet at district
competition, and then came back to swim regionals a week later. This
time, with two week breaks between all the meets, Morse said, "I think
they'll be a little more relaxed for regionals. I won't rest them for
district, but I think I can do their normal taper for regionals.
"The lack of an extra week last year threw us off. I don't think
they felt rested at all for district or regionals. This time it should
be a little better."
Morse said the Lubbock meet, with its large number of Class 4A and
5A schools, will be an all-day affair, starting at 1 p.m. on Friday,
Jan. 9 with preliminaries and continuing with diving at 9 a.m. on Jan.
10 and the finals at 1 p.m. that day.
She added that diver Michael Juarez, who will be seeking to repeat
as 1-meter district and regional champion, will also compete in the
3-meter diving event at Lubbock, which will take place during the
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