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Burnet swimmer headed to state meet; team 18th overall at regional competition


MAGNOLIA — Senior Seth Timmons qualified for the state meet as the Burnet High School swimming team finished 18th overall at the Region 5-4A swimming and diving championships Feb. 7-8.

The boys squad was 16th overall.

Timmons will compete in the 500-meter freestyle and the 200-meter freestyle at the state competition Feb. 21-22 in Austin.

Coach Nancy Moore said Timmons broke the 200 freestyle team record time and also set a new pool record in that same event. In addition, Timmons also is the team record holder for the 500 freestyle, which he has broken three times.

RESULTS: Boys200 freestyle: 2, Seth Timmons, 1:43.32; 500 freestyle: 1, Timmons, 4:33.77 (new team record and personal best); 200 medley relay: 14, Burnet (Seth Timmons, Angel Romero, Cameron Cardenas, Dustin Barnett), 1:57.62. Girls50-meters freestyle: Mandee Harris, 26.23 (new personal best); 100 breaststroke: 14, Sydney Cardenas, 1:18.33

UP NEXT: Feb. 21-22, state meet at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center at the University of Texas, 1900 Robert Dedman Drive in Austin