The lady Sader’s competed in the Tapp’s Division 1 state championship in Mansfield this past Friday claiming their first top 3 state finish in the program’s history. The Lady’s were led by All-American, Arizona University commit Monica Gumina who managed to finish her Senior year with a 4 gold medal and a 2 state record performance. The meet started off with Erin Tilley claiming gold in the first individual event of the meet, the 200yd Freestyle with a personal best time of 1:53.33. Two events later, Monica Gumina won the 50yd Freestyle and broke her CLHS team record with a time of 23.30. Twenty minutes later, Monica Gumina was back up on the blocks in the 500yd Freestyle where she won her second individual state championship of the day in the 500yd Freestyle with a time of 4:51.57, breaking the previous Tapp’s Division 1 record by 12 seconds. Half way through the meet the girl’s 200yd Freestyle relay (M. Gumina, K. Walko, A. Daubendiek, E.Tilley) managed to drop 6 seconds and move up 4 places to claim their 4th gold medal of the day. The girl’s team was not done yet… With one more event left to swim the girls relay team of Monica Gumina, Kaiti Walko, Alexis Daubendiek and Erin Tilley won the 400yd Freestyle relay convincingly with a time of 3:39.71 for a total of 5 gold medals. Monica Gumina also led off the relay with a Tapp’s division 1 state record 50.81 100yd Freestyle split. Coach Subda said “Today was really something special for our athletes. We had massive time improvements throughout the whole meet which led to some great results. It was a culmination of months and for some of our swimmers years of hard work. At Concordia we focus on the process rather than the product. I already considered our season a success based on the work these girls have put in throughout the year, but it is always nice to produce these types of results. These girls deserve this moment.” Other noteworthy top 10 finishers were: Kaiti Walko 100yd butterfly 7th (1:02.85) and 500yd Freestyle 7th (5:30.65), Emma Kiel 100yd breaststroke 5th place (1:12.61). Listed below are the final Girls team scores for the Tapps Division 1 State Swimming Championships top 10 teams:

1st St. Agnes Academy 205.5

2nd Ursuline Academy of Dallas 179

3rd Tomball Concordia Lutheran 125

4th San Antonio Incarnate Word 70

5th Duchesne Academy 68

6th Houston Awty International 57

7th Dallas Bishop Lynch 52

8th Fort Worth Nolan Catholic 44

9th El Paso Loretto Academy 42

10th John Paul II 27


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