Coach Lance Clary’s Hays High School Rebel Swim Team qualified nine of its members to this year’s Region meet, the exciting culmination to months of training in the water. Clary said of their effort, “The Hays Swim Team represented with pride at the Regional Championship in Conroe.”
Gabe Cavazos led the team’s Regional showing, qualifying for the finals in all of his events. Cavazos ultimately took 12th in the 200. He was also in the Individual Medley, finishing 13th in the finals, and the 100 Butterfly, finishing 14th in the prelims and 15th in the finals. Clary noted, “These were spectacular performances in one of the fastest meets in the state last weekend.”
Also “doing us proud,” Clary said, were his Regional Rebel 200 Medley Relay (Avery Ostrand, Alayna Bedwell, Hannah Miller, and Abbi Ellison), 19th in the competitive prelims; 200 Free Relay (Tiffany Fischer, Cami McFadden, Lexi McFadden, and Kaci Hall), 22nd; and 400 Free Relay (Ostrand, Miller, Ellison, and Hall), 22nd.