BCHS swimmers compete in 2 recent meets

   Saturday, Dec. 12, the BCHS boys and girls swim teams hosted a dual meet with Wharton.
   All swimming distances are in yards.
   Girls’ team score:  Bay City 36 – Wharton 22
   Double individual winners for the girls were Glory Vargas (12) in the 100 butterfly & 100 backstroke, Suhana Khondker (09) in the 50 free & 100 breaststroke, and Megan Moya (09) in the 200 & 500 freestyles.
   Boys’ team score:  Bay City 80 – Wharton 15
   Bay City swept the boys’ relays.
   Felix Rodriguez (10), Matthew Brooks (11), Michael Vargas (10), & Ashton Wallace (10) opened with a win in the 200 medley relay.
   Jordan Wright (12), Daniel Dye (11), Wallace, & Brooks took top spot in the 200 free relay.
   Dye, Rodriguez, Wright, & Vargas wrapped up the meet with a victory in the 400 free relay.
   Double winners for the boys were Dye (100 & 200 freestyles) and Vargas (200 individual medley & 500 freestyle).  Other individual winners for the guys were Wallace (diving), Brooks (100 breaststroke), and Wright (100 butterfly).  Rodriguez added a 2nd place finish for the Blackcats in the 50 freestyle.
      Combined team scores:  Bay City 116 – Wharton 37
   The girls are now 6-1, the boys are 7-0, and we’re 7-0 in combined team scoring.
   Coaches’ comments:
   Bob Button
   This was one of the more interesting meets I’ve ever been a part of.  Both teams were very short-handed for a variety of reasons.  Proud of both squads for coming out and racing at a high level.
   We let our girls decide who they could match up best with and go head-to-head with what Wharton brought.  
   They knew those gals from summer league, so that really worked out well for us.
   The kids all knew we were going to be swimming events outside our specialties this weekend, so none of them were surprised when they were asked to race in a different stroke or at a new distance.
   Since it was such a small meet, our parents had a chance to come in and watch.  At this point, any step toward “normal” – no matter how small – is welcome. I know the kids loved having their folks on hand to cheer for them.
   We had a time trial opportunity for our junior high kids after the high school meet and 7th grader Sergio Rodriguez made the most of it. He set a BCJH record in the 100 individual medley.
   Next up for us is a dual meet in January.  We’re hosting St. John XXIII (Katy) at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.


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