200 Miles and Counting

This past weekend, the swim team traveled to Belton for a two-day district meet.  31 swimmers competed on Friday at prelims and 27 qualified for finals on Saturday.  After two exciting days of close races, Midway’s teams came up short by just a few points to Belton, finishing second overall.  18 MHS swimmers will continue the season at the Region 3 Championship Meet in Rockwall.


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The swim season started the second day of school and each athlete swam over 200 miles leading up to the district meet!

District Medalists are:

Boys 200 Medley Relay – 1st Place – Neil Wachtler, Cooper Shafer, Ben Nelson, Minh Nguyen

Girls 200 Freestyle – 2nd Place – Phoebe Park,   3rd Place – Jadie Petersen

Boys 200 Freestyle – 1st Place – Neil Wachtler

Boys 200 IM – 3rd Place – Calvin Morgan

Girls 50 Freestyle – 3rd Place – Sydney Smith

Boys 100 Butterfly – 2nd Place – Cooper Shafer

Girls 100 Freestyle – 2nd Place – Sydney Smith,   3rd Place – Emily Gerstenkorn

Boys 100 Freestyle – 3rd Place – Joe Fields

Girls 500 Freestyle – 2nd Place – Phoebe Park,   3rd Place – Jadie Petersen

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay – 3rd Place – Sydney Smith, Chloe Schagel, Emily Gerstenkorn, Phoebe Park

Boys 200 Freestyle Relay – 3rd Place – Calvin Morgan, Minh Nguyen, Ben Nelson, Joe Fields

Boys 100 Backstroke – 2nd Place – Neil Wachtler

Boys 100 Breaststroke – 1st Place – Cooper Shafer

Girls 400 Freestyle Relay – 2nd Place – Sydney Smith, Mackenzie Lemon, Emily Gerstenkorn, Phoebe Park

Boys 400 Freestyle Relay – 2nd Place – Joe Fields, Calvin Morgan, Cooper Shafer, Neil Wachtler


Thank you to Ann Schwarz for medal ceremony photos:

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