7 NISD Swimmers Advance to State Meet
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7 NISD Swimmers Advance to State Meets
Posted on 02/08/2021
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Swimmers from NISD’s three comprehensive high schools Byron Nelson, Northwest and V.R. Eaton qualified for the 2021 UIL Swimming and Diving State Meets and stamped their tickets to San Antonio. 

Qualifying times were met this past weekend at the UIL Swimming and Diving Regionals, held at various local sites.  

Byron Nelson’s Azalea Shepherd qualified in the 50 freestyle (23.78), the 100 freestyle (51.42) and joined teammates Regan Gerard, Lily Lenzer and Tess Wilson, posting a final time of 1:38.25 in the 200 freestyle relay.  The 6A UIL Girls State Meet will be held on Friday, Feb. 19.

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Azalea Shepherd, Byron Nelson 

Representing Northwest High School, Lauren Durbin set a new school record in the 50 freestyle with a qualifying time of 24.61.  The 5A UIL Girls State Meet will occur on Saturday, Feb. 20.

V.R. Eaton swimmers Gavin Peterman and Zach Gilgore both qualified in freestyle events.  Peterman finished with a time of 47.56 in the 100 freestyle and Gilgore recorded a 1:40.62 in the 200 freestyle.  Both student athletes will compete at the 6A UIL Boys State Meet on Friday, Feb. 26. 

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Gavin Peterman, V.R. Eaton


All state meets will take place at the Bill Walker Pool and Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio. 

For additional information regarding the 2021 UIL Swimming and Diving State Meet, please visit the UIL Swim and Dive website