From Staff Reports
The Athens Review
The Athens High School swim teams posted a second and third place finish in the District 16-AAAA swim meet Saturday.
Host Nacogdoches, heavily favored because of overwhelming depth, won both the boys and girls divisions.
The highly-ranked Nacogdoches boys team, with nearly twice as many swimmers as the Hornets, used their overpowering depth to rack up 270 points to 32 for the AHS swimmers and 12 for Whitehouse.
On the girls side, Nacogdoches racked up 213 points to 97 for the Whitehouse swimmers, 64 for the AHS swimmers and 11 for Brownsboro.
Three AHS swimmers were received for their accomplishments during the meet on Saturday.
Avery Weinstein was named the district Diver of the Meet, while Allison Hardin was named swimming Newcomer of the Meet.
Brianna Jackson rounded out the top award winners with a diving Newcomer of the Meet award.
Hardin competed in four events during the two day event.
She finished second in the 100-yard Freestyle, third in the 200-yard Freestyle, third in the 200 Medley Relay, third in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
Weinstein finished with the gold medal in the one-meter Diving competition, while teammate Brianna Jackson finished second in the same event.
Mary Cheadle, Paula Contois and Weinstein finished third in the 200-yard Medley Relay and the 100-yard Medley Relay.
In individual events, Contois and Cheadle finished third and eighth in the 50 Freestyle. Contois also finished fifth in the 100 Breaststroke.
The Athens boys team of Alex and Nathan Garner, Nico Morelli and Henry Lebeau finished second in the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 200 Medley Relay during the district meet.
In other individual events, Alex Garner finished fifth in the 50 yard freestyle, while teammates Lebeau and Nathan Garner finished sixth and eighth respectively.
Alex Garner also came away with a sixth place finish in the 100 freestyle, while Lebeau and Nathan Garner finished fifth and sixth in the 100 Breaststroke.
The next stop is the Regional Championships on Feb. 8-9 at Lewisville ISD Natatorium in The Colony .
The winner of each swimming event, and the top 2 divers, will then advance to State at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center at the University of Texas at Austin on February 22-23rd.