TMI swimmers take regional championships

The girls’ varsity swim team of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, won the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) Division 2 Central Regional Championship Jan. 29 in the Josh Davis Natatorium at NEISD’s Blossom Athletic Center. The girls’ team bested the second-place competitor, Regents School of Austin, by 49.5 points.

The TMI boys’ team took fourth place, and together, the TMI boys’ and girls’ teams also won the combined team championship. Individual swimmers also took top places in their events. Regional champions include: Elizabeth Holmes, Sarah McCafferty, Grace Metz and Isabella McCafferty for the girls 200m medley relay; Holmes, McCafferty, Metz and Tammy Leifheit, 400m freestyle relay; Jonathan “JAC” Clark, 100m butterfly, Holmes, 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley; and McCafferty, 50m free and 100m butterfly. TMI fourth- and fifth-place winners also may qualify, depending on the results at other regional championships.

The following TMI athletes automatically qualified with their regional results to compete at the TAPPS state meet, to be held Feb. 14-15 at the Davis Natatorium:: Emilee Bassett, Clark, Eric Gibbons, Holmes, Leifheit, Bailey LePage, McCafferty, Armando Martinez, Metz and Hannah True. Other TMI swimmers who took fourth and fifth place in their events may qualify, pending results of other regional meets to be held in early February.