HP Swimmers Claim District Titles

Highland Park will send 28 swimmers to regionals after dominating the District 12-5A meet over the weekend.

Highland Park brought home District 12-5A titles for both boys and girls from the District 12-5A meet on Saturday in Allen.

The Blue Wave won nine individual events and five relays, had 27 individual medalists, and will send 28 athletes to the Class 5A Region III meet on Feb. 2-3 in Frisco.

Felix Van Cauwelaert led the HP boys by winning the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. And Katherine Huang also had two individual gold medals on the girls side, taking the 50 free and 100 free.

Other individual event winners for the Blue Wave included Taylor Copeland (girls 200 individual medley), Peter Paulus (boys 50 free), Omar Hmimy (boys 100 free), and Erin Harper (girls diving).

Other individual event medalists included Maddy Helton, Sofia Lara, Hannah Jiang, Henry Wang, Alicia Bi, Morgan Rehme, Ethan Nguyen, Christina Bambach, Alex Stidham, Cameron Johnson, Bryanna Wilder, Georgia Kelly, and Max Van Cauwelaert.

Meanwhile, HP was victorious in the team standings against swimmers from Lovejoy, Royse City, Celina, Paris, Paris North Lamar, Gunter, and Pottsboro.

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