By Amy Hunt
Special for the Prosper Press
Prosper High School’s Varsity Men’s 400 Free Relay team found success at the UIL 6A state meet in Austin Feb. 14-15.
With an emphasis on teamwork and speed, Lane White, Sam Taylor, Mithuun Ramesh and Justice Hunt approached Friday’s prelim competition with one goal: qualify for Saturday’s finals session.
They did, and on Saturday evening - making the most of their final competition of the 2019-2020 season - these atudent-athletes lowered the school record for the sixth time this season, going 3:09.30.
When asked about the experience, sophomore White said, “My favorite part of the weekend was swimming at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center” at the University of Texas at Austin. “It’s an amazing facility.”
Hunt, a junior, said, “The opportunity to represent Prosper High School with my friends in a sport that we love is a privilege.”
Teammate Ramesh, also a junior, added, “We are looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish next year.”
Coach Sarah Milne shared, “It was great to swim in our own natatorium this season and see the swimmers take ownership. A number of records were set this season. It was awesome that all three of the men’s relay records were broken this year. The men’s second-place finish at the regional meet really showed how each individual contribution adds up.”
So what’s next for the team members?
As is the case for many high school swimmers - including White, Taylor, Ramesh and Hunt, who also compete with DFW-area USA Swimming club programs - they will continue to train six days a week, turning their attention toward College Station, where they will compete Feb. 27-March 1 in the 2020 Speedo Sectionals Championship Series at Texas A&M.