Girls Swim making it to state

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Four members of the girls swim team, seniors Aldercy Bui, Allie Thome and sophomores Emma Kinsey and Erin Ware, traveled to San Antonio for the Girls 6A State Swim and Dive meet on March 1.

Prior to the meet, the girls set a new CFISD pool record with a time of 1:44.91 in the 200-yard medley relay which punched their ticket to state. Aldercy Bui also qualified in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.40. Allie Thome was a call-up in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle and Emma Kinsey was another call-up in the 100-yard butterfly.

At the state competition in San Antonio, Emma Kinsey placed third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.04, taking home the bronze medal.

“It felt great to get third at state, being on the podium was a goal that I wanted to accomplish while I was in high school but achieving it so early felt amazing,” Kinsey said.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the girls placed 11th with a time of 1:47.13. Aldercy Bui placed ninth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.55. Allie Thome placed 15th in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.43 and placed 12th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.82.

When asked about their performances Senior Allie Thome reflects on her team’s success over the last four years.

“I am overly proud of how my teammates did,” Thome said

Thome is convinced that the future of the program will be in good hands for the coming years.

“Emma [Kinsey] got third and she is only a sophomore so she has two more years. Erin [Ware] was only a relay swimmer this year but I can also see her doing very well in the upcoming years,” Thome said.

Head swim coach Robert Perkins added despite losing twenty-three seniors this year he believes they are well prepared for the coming years.

“We’re well-positioned, each year adds new people and brings new tools,” Perkins said. “We’re in great shape.”