FRISCO — Facing some of the stiffest competition of the season at the 4A North Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association meet this past weekend, Denton ISD swimmers claimed only one gold medal but broke five school records with their efforts.
Denton High junior DJ Lang got the lone first place by winning the 200-yard individual medley. Lang shaved more than seven seconds off his preliminary time to capture the event in a time of 1:59.21, breaking a school record that had stood since 1994. Teammate Anthony Milbitz finished fifth in the event with a time of 2:02.27.
Milbitz added his name to the DHS record book in two other events Saturday. Milbitz joined Lang, Cody Knapp and Kevin Ye to set a new record in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:40.47, good enough for fifth overall in the event.
Milbitz also set a new DHS record in the 100-yard backstroke when he posted a 55.38 time, good enough for third in the event.
Senior Christina Coon became the Guyer record holder in two events — the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Coon finished with a time of 25.46 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle to finish 10th. In the 100-yard freestyle, Coon posted a time of 55.89, also good for 10th place.
Other top finishes for Denton ISD included Knapp finishing second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.69, and Lang taking third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:52.92.
Lewisville ISD Invitational
LEWISVILLE — Ryan’s Aaron Lawrence and Richard Szepesi both won races over the weekend at the Lewisville ISD Invitational at the Lakeside Aquatic Club.
Lawrence, a junior, won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:04.18, while Szepesi captured the 100-yard freestyle event with a time of 50.62.
Szepesi also took second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.06.
The Ryan girls 200-yard medley relay of Mandi Sutherland, Briana Hansen, Sarah Dickerson and Savannah Seals took third in the event with a time of 2:10.11.
Sutherland also finished second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:07.93, while Seals added a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:02.97 time.