Feb 22, 2014 5:40 PM by Drew Collins - firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSTIN - The Coastal Bend had a strong showing at the UIL Swimming State Championships in Austin on Saturday.
Flour Bluff's Anthony Haglum won the gold medal in the boys 50 yard freestyle, and finished second in the boys 100 yard freestyle.
The Hornet's 200 yard freestyle relay team of Philip Ugarte, Miljan Kekovic, Andrew Byerly and Haglum also won the gold medal, and they finished fourth in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
Calallen's Jack McLaughlin also had a big day at the state meet. McLaughlin finished second in the boys 100 yard butterfly and third in the boys 200 yard freestyle. A silver and bronze medal for the Wildcat.
Flour Bluff's Kristina Prewitt had two top-ten finishes on Saturday. Prewit came in fifth place in the girls 50 yard freestyle and seventh in the 100 yard freestyle.
The Hornet's had several other top-ten finishers. Tristan Berry finished fourth in the boys 1 meter diving. Kaila Byerly finished ninth in the girls 100 yard breaststroke.