It wasn’t easy, but both Waxahachie swim teams came home with the district title for the second year in a row.
The Lady Indians cruised to the 12-4A title, but the boys had a tougher time.
Waxahachie competed in 21 of the 24 events in Rockwall and it came down to the final relay for the boys to secure the district crown.
It was the 4x400M relay and it was a close race, but Waxahachie’s Clay Mullens, Taylor Hays, Trent Hope and Levi David pulled out the victory in the final seconds.
That helped the Indians get to 146 points, just eight more than North Forney’s 138. Red Oak came in third with 86.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Indians blew out the competitions by getting 158 points. Red Oak was second with 84 and North Forny was third with 62 points.
Waxahachie also won the overall title with 304 points. North Forney took second overall with 200 points and Red Ok took third with 170. That performance allowed Waxahachie coach Tamara Pruitt to take home the coach of the year award for the district.
“I’m extremely proud of these kids,” Pruitt said. “I couldn’t be more impressed with them. We won all six of our relays and I couldn’t have dreamed of that happening.”
Each of the swimmers stepped up to the occasion and had some of their best races.
“They knocked off time on a lot of different events,” Pruitt said.
The coach credited her seniors for stepping up big and got great performances out of senior Hailey David and Domenico Grego.
“I’m so proud of Hailey David. She’s been a four-year starter for us and is our captain,” Pruitt said. “Domen is our foreign exchange student that moved here from Italy and has stepped up to be a part of this team.”
Now the team will get back in the water at the Regional Meet Feb. 7 in Frisco.
“I couldn’t ask for a better group of kids to work with,” Pruitt said. “Now we get to go back and practice and get ready for Regionals.”