2007

Long Course Championships

The Mustangs sent 35 swimmers to Austin, TX to compete in the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships (TAGS).These athletes represented the Mustangs well with a 13th place finish in the overall standings out of 63 teams.The individuals who led the way for the Mustangs were Taylor Temple, Audrey Gruber and Natalie Rathjen.

The team continued its impressive run at the Long Course Speedo Sectional Championships in San Antonio, TX.The Mustangs powered their way to a dominant 1st place finish, outscoring the 2nd place team by almost 250 points.Strong relays and some stellar individual performances helped the Mustangs cause.The swimmers scoring for the Mustangs were Kannon Betzen, Lauren Roth, Allsion Arnold, Catia Weickgenant, Maddie Steiner, Megan Arnold, Stephanie Martin, Grace Kittle, Molly Bollen, Hannah Ferrin, Scott Weeks, Lamar Weeks, Clint Hallum, Caleb Veazey, Nick Kalivas and Andrew Tran.

At the ConocoPhillips U.S. Summer Nationals in Indianapolis, IN 17 swimmers represented the Mustangs.Relays once again led the way for the Mustangs to place 13th out of all of the teams in the country.Matt Thompson claimed another 18 and under national title in the 100 back.The other swimmers who represented the club in Indianapolis were Jennifer Basel, Spindrift Beck, Candace Blackman, Jennifer Blackman, Meredith Monroe, Katie Roberts, Jonathon Berrettini, Travis Callaghan, Nate Clark, Brett Denham, Mitchell Johnson, Jerr Merritt, Shane Milu, Max Murphy, Maverick Smalley and Justin Smith.

The Mustangs completed the summer season with their biggest team victory to date.The Mustangs sent 19 swimmers to the United States Junior National Championships and came away in 1st place out of 361 of the top teams in the country.Those who led the charge for the Mustangs with individual point scoring swims were Spin Beck, Kannon Betzen, Meredith Monroe, Clint Hallum, Max Murphy, Matt Thompson, and Caleb Veazey.Also contributing to the championship victory were Allison Arnold, Leah Jones, Grace Kittle, Stephanie Martin, Lauren Roth, Maddie Steiner, Catia Weickgenant, John Bannon, Andrew Tran, Lamar Weeks, Scott Weeks, and Eric Zeller.

Short Course Championships

Once again the Mustangs scored a top 10 finish at the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships (TAGS) in Austin, TX.Twenty Nine Mustang swimmers led the team to a 10th place finish out of more than 60 teams across the state.Leading the way for the Mustangs were Allison Arnold (5 individual titles, 14 year old girls high point), and Taylor Temple (1 individual title).Other individual point scoring swimmers for the Mustangs were Audrey Gruber, Jacey Hodan, Ann-Claire Karalyos, Malin Kenny, Sam Murphy, Lauren Murski, Harrison Tran, Jake Watters and Kendall Williams.

The Mustangs again had a strong showing at the Short Course Speedo Sectional Championships coming away with a 2nd place finish.Both Spin Beck and Matt Thompson again paved the way for the Mustangs with multiple individual titles.The following swimmers also contributed points to the teams cause - Clint Hallum, Caleb Veazey, Allison Arnold, Lauren Roth, Scott Weeks, Meredith Monroe, Max Murphy, Catia Weickgenant, Lamar Weeks, Grace Kittle, Stephanie Martin, Nick Kalivas, Kannon Betzen, Jack Dwyer and John Bannon.

Thirteen Mustangs traveled to Long Island, NY to compete in the Spring National Championships.The team swam away with a 5th place finish largely due to strong relays.Matt Thompson led the way on the menís side finishing in the top eight in four events, and Spin Beck had three top eight finishes on the womenís side.Other Mustangs competing at the event were Allison Arnold, Kannon Betzen, Grace Kittle, Meredith Monroe, Lauren Roth, Maddie Steiner, Jack Dwyer, Cling Hallum, Max Murphy, Caleb Veazey, and Lamar Weeks.