Leander dives into invitation meets

Lions swam at UT and A&M


Lindsie Alley

Two swimmers dive in at the East-view meet. The Lions have now moved on to Invitational meets, and will be attending TISCA this weekend.

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

The Lions swim teams competed at the AISD invitational meet held at the UT swim center on November 11. The girls team ranked sixth overall, while the boys finished in seventh.

“Overall, I think the team did well,” sophomore Mara Sherry said. “We had a lot of time drops, which was awesome.”

Seniors Tanja Milanovic and Sarah Cano finished first and second in the 200 meter individual medley respectively.

“I feel good [about the 200 IM],” Milanovic said. “It was a fun race and I enjoyed it.”

I know this team is going to do great things, and I can’t wait to see what happens.

— Sarah Cano

The Lions also swam at the Aggieland Invitational meet on November 5. There the boys 200 relay team broke the record in 1 minute 31.88 seconds.

“[I’m] really proud of myself and the guys on the relay,” senior Tanner Hartwick said. “[The record] has been there for a while, so beating it was awesome and a big accomplishment.”

Cano placed second in the 100 meter backstroke, and third in the 200 meter individual medley. The boys 200 meter freestyle relay, though breaking a school relay, placed fifth.

“I’m swimming faster than I was at this time last year, so I feel really confident about the rest of this season,” Cano said. “I know this team is going to do great things, and I can’t wait to see what happens.”

The next meet will be the TISCA qualifying meet held on November 18 and 19. The meet will be held in Lewisville, Texas.