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Eight TCA Swimmers Advance to TAPPS State Meet

January 30, 2019
By Joe Hamstra

The Trinity Christian Academy swim team competed at the TAPPS North Regional Swim Meet held last Friday, January 25 at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium. Both the girls and boys teams placed 3rd overall in Division III. 

All eight swimmers on the TCA swim team qualified for state in a total of 10 events. Results for those that qualified for State are as follows:

TCA had five 1st place finishes:

  • Payton Alberts - 100 Yard Breaststroke & 50 Yard Freestyle
  • Maddie Harless - 100 Yard Freestyle & 100 Yard Backstroke
  • Jack Mendoza - 100 Yard Backstroke

TCA had two 2nd place finishes:

  • Jack Mendoza - 200 Yard IM
  • Girls 200 Yard Freestyle relay (Jordan Diomede, Maddie Harless, Kayla DeNeefe & Payton Alberts)

TCA had two 3rd place finishes:

  • Boys 200 Yard Freestyle relay (Cole Alberts, Joel Jeffers, Parker Givens & Jack Mendoza)
  • Joel Jeffers - 100 Yard Freestyle

TCA had one 4th place finish:

  • Joel Jeffers - 50 Yard Freestyle   

Other results from the Regional Swim Meet:

  • Kayla DeNeefe finished 8th in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
  • Jordan Diomede finished 11th in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
  • Cole Alberts finished 9th in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
  • Parker Givens finished 17th in the 50 Yard Freestyle.

These swimmers will compete at the TAPPS State Meet on February 6 at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium.