The Prosper Eagles Varsity Swim and Dive team kicked off their season this past weekend at the Frisco Sprint Invitational Meet at Bruce Eubanks Natatorium.
Speaking with Coach Sarah Milne before the meet, she shared that she is looking forward to the season, noting that the “men’s team offers a lot of diversity and that it is exciting to have strong swimmers in every event.
When it comes to the women’s team, they are already further along this year than last year with many returning swimmers already posting faster times in workouts.”
Both teams have also seen the addition of a number of talented athletes this year.
As the PHS Eagles look to their first season at 6A, Coach Milne had this to share: “These kids have always been great about getting up and racing. We’ve had great showings at 5A and I expect this will continue at 6A. Plus there will be more competition for them as well, which is exciting.”
And, when it came to the meet this weekend, the Eagle swimmers and divers definitely showed up and competed!
The Eagle Women’s team placed second, scoring 288 points. Jenna Kerkman placed 2nd in the 50 Free and 3rd in the 100 Free, while Victoria Evans placed 3rd in both the 25 and 50 Free events. Diver Kalee Morgan finished 6th in the 1M springboard. Not to be outdone, The Eagle Men’s team placed first, scoring 362 points.
Notable swims included Alex Schulze’s 1st place tie finish in the 25 Free, 2nd place finishes from Miles Schulze in the 50 breast and Justice Hunt in the 100 and 200 Free, as well as Mithuun Ramesh’s 3rd place finish in the 50 Free and diver Parker Burton’s 3rd place finish in the men’s 1M springboard. The men also posted 3rd place finishes in the Medley Relay and the 100 Free Relay.
With construction on the future Prosper High School natatorium well under way, it is exciting to see the talented Eagle swimmers and divers, who are coming off their 8th consecutive District Championship (2017-2018), start the year off with a strong performance and fans are looking forward to seeing how far this talented group of athletes can go.