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Taylor Swim Team Finishes Season Strong

Katy Texas News
Posted March 25, 2011

Five members of the Taylor High School boys swim team competed at the Texas State UIL swimming championships the weekend of February 18-19. The team broke four school records during the State meet. Senior Captains Cooper Robinson and Albert Riley along with juniors David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, and James Taylor represented Taylor at the state meet.  The team finished eighth in State.

In individual events, Albert Riley took third place in the 50-yard Freestyle and fourth place in the 100-yard freestyle earning All American Automatic and breaking a school record.  Cooper Robinson took third in the 100-yard backstroke earning American Automatic where he already has the school record and earned 17th place All-state in the 200 freestyle based on his region results. James Taylor took fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke and received All American consideration.   David Harlan took 12th in the 200-yard freestyle.

The 400-yard Free Relay team took fourth place, breaking a school record and making All American Automatic. The 200-yard medley relay team won fifth place all state ranking and All American Automatic qualification based on their region 5 5A school record results.

The team also competed in the 2011 UIL Region 5 5A championships at the University of Houston. The team had outstanding results with all swimmers achieving personal bests, five swimmers making All-American, and two school records broken. The boys finished second as a team and the girls 11th.  Five team members qualified for the State Meet for All-American recognition including Albert Riley, Cooper Robinson, David Harlan, James Taylor, and Anurag Gupta.

Other regional finalists included Kasey Palfreyman, Simone Romero, Carmina Alvarez, Marie Saunders, Lauren Woltemate, Jordan Rodriguez, Megan Skinner, Grant Bolding, Stuart Mossop, Alan Tankovic, Patrick Rozum, Christian Martin (diving), and Kayvon Flynn (diving).

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