Varsity swimmers from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas brought home gold and silver medals and took second overall at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division II State Championships, held Feb. 10 in the Josh Davis Natatorium at Blossom Athletic Center.
In individual events, senior Elizabeth Holmes set a new TAPPS state record when she won first place in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.53. She also took second in the 100 yard butterfly. With sophomore Jessica Cox, senior Isabella McCafferty and sophomore Mary McCafferty, Holmes also was a member of the team that won second in the 400 yard freestyle relay; with Cox, Isabella McCafferty and sophomore Ana Ross, she took another second in the 200 yard medley relay.
Sophomore Robby Devlin won first place in the 50 yard freestyle and took third in the 100 yard butterfly. With freshman Victor Alejos, sophomores Thomas Anderson and Nathan Romo, he was a member of the team that took first in the 200 yard medley relay: with Alejos, Anderson and Santiago Martinez, Devlin won another first in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
The TMI boys and girls teams each won second place, and the combined team took second overall out of 18 teams competing.
Devlin, Holmes and members of the two first-place boys relay teams also were named to the all-state honor team.
“Their team spirit is noticed and envied by other teams, coaches, officials and parents,” said TMI Head Swim Coach Stephanie Barnes. “What they see as extraordinary, we see as the TMI way. This state meet was the most exciting, enjoyable and proud moment of my entire career.”
TMI boys among the medalists at the TAPPS state swimming championships
are, from left, Santiago Martinez, Victor Alejos, Thomas Anderson and Robby
Devlin. All placed first in at least one event at the Feb. 10 meet.
TMI girls among the medalists at the TAPPS state swimming championships
are, from left, Elizabeth Holmes, Jessica Cox, Mary McCafferty and Isabella
McCafferty. All placed first in at least one event at the Feb. 10 meet.