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AQUAKATS PRACTICE SCHEDULE
November
Monday - Friday  3:30 - 5:00pm
*No practice November 11
 
Thanksgiving Week
M, T, W 9:00am - 10:30am
 
December
Monday - Friday 3:30-5:00pm
*No practice December 2, December 6
Christmas Week
Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22   9:00-10:30am
No practice Dec. 23, 26
Dec. 27, 28, 29   9:00 - 10:30am
No practice Dec. 30
 
January
No practice Jan. 2 or Jan. 16
Otherwise: Monday - Friday  3:30-5:00pm
 
2016-17  WILLIS AQUAKATS
SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM MEET SCHEDULE
 
 

DATE                    MEET                                         LOCATION                    

11/1                            HUNTSVILLE                                  HUNTSVILLE COMMUNITY POOL            4:30 warmup

11/17                         CANEY CREEK/NEW CANEY     CONROE NAT             (Diving)

12/1                            NEW CANEY                                   NEW CANEY HS

12/2                            TOMBALL DIVING INVIT           TOMBALL ISD POOL    START: 5PM 

12/3                            TOMBALL BIG CAT INVIT          TOMBALL ISD POOL   START: 10AM

12/12                         MONTGOMERY                              MONTGOMERY HS POOL  (Diving)

1/6                              TOMBALL NEW YEAR DIVING   TOMBALL ISD POOL   START: 5PM

1/7                              TOMBALL NEW YEARS               TOMBALL ISD POOL     START: 10AM

1/27                            DISTRICT DIVING MEET            TOMBALL  ISD POOL    TBA

1/28                            DISTRICT SWIM MEET                 TOMBALL ISD POOL    TBA

2/3, 4                         REGIONAL MEET                           MAGNOLIA ISD POOL

2/17, 18                     STATE MEET                                   University of Texas Austin

 
WILLIS AQUAKATS SCHOOL RECORDS – 1989-2016
 
         GIRLS                                                          BOYS
200 MEDLEY RELAY
OLIVER, NELSON                                           BALLARD, BIGLER,
HOFFMANN, DAVIS 1:58.61 (07)                      WILLIS, SCOTT 1:47.41 (93)
                                                                      
200 FREESTYLE       
MICHAELA HAMRICK 1:56.45 (10)                   WILL WAIDHOFER  1:53.43(12)
 
200 IND MEDLEY     
HEATHER THORNTON 2:14.20 (98)                WILL WAIDHOFER 2:01.74 (13)
 
50 FREESTYLE        
HEATHER THORNTON :26.00 (96)                 VICTOR WILLIS :21.95 (94)
 
100 BUTTERFLY       
HEATHER THORNTON :58.56 (99)                 CHRIS THORNTON :51.62 (04)
 
100 FREESTYLE      
MICHAELA HAMRICK :55.16 (10)                   WILL WAIDHOFER :50.62 (12)
 
500 FREESTYLE      
MICHAELA HAMRICK 5:11.41(10)                  WILL WAIDHOFER  5:15.15 (12)
 
200 FREE RELAY    
HAMRICK, VERONICO, 1:49.34 (09)               BALLARD, BIGLER, 1:37.04 (92)                               
OLIVER, NELSON                                         SCOTT, WILLIS
 
100 BACKSTROKE  
MICHAELA HAMRICK 1:04.24 (09)                  WILL WAIDHOFER 1:00.60 (12)
 
100 BREASTROKE  
EMMA NELSON 1:15.00 (06)                          PETER BIGLER 1:05.58 (93)
 
400 FREE RELAY   
HAMRICK, DAVIS, (10)                                   CARTER, FLEMING, FARR                              
VERONICO, NELSON 3:50.32                         WAIDHOFER  3:45.18 (13)
 
DIVING                  
CHLOE HELMINK 474.45  (13)                           CODY WALSH 267.40  (08)
 
 
FLEMING FINISHES AS STATE RUNNER-UP IN DIVING!!
Junior Michaela Fleming captured the Silver Medal in 5A State Diving on Saturday, Feb. 18 at UT!! She was 4th last year. Michaela nailed her last 3 dives to win Silver and become the third diver to ever medal at State for Willis! Michaela followed up her District and Region Championship with a State Runner-up medal!! With the 1st place diver graduating, Michaela is the "heir apparent" for the Gold next year!!
 
GOOD EFFORT AT REGIONALS LEADS TO HOPE FOR THE FUTURE FOR AQUAKATS!!
The Willis AquaKats had a great showing at the Regional Meet in Magnolia on February 3,4. Michaela Fleming won her first Region Diving Championship! The Girls Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay finished as Consolation Champions!! Senior Will Brown finished 10th in both the 100 Fly and 100 Back! 
 
AQUAKATS QUALIFY FOR REGIONALS!!
District Meet 2/20, 2/21 - Senior Will Brown and Junior Michaela Fleming led the AquaKats to the most Regional Qualfiers in recent memory! As a Team the AquaKats finished 5th in District.  Will qualified individually in the 100 Fly and 100 Back and also helped 2 relays qualify! Michaela won her first District Championship in Diving outpointing the nearest competitor by more than 100 points!
Freshman Caroline Taylor also qualified individually in the 500 Free and helped 2 relays qualify for Regionals! Other Relay Qualifiers were: Evan Harper, Jeremy Harper, and Tristan Barbara for the Boys. For the Girls Sloane Veronico, Taylor Hartley, Emily Whitesides, Cori Eckert, Collyn Sebastian, Kailee Tedder, and Elena Yanez qualified in 3 relays. 
 
AQUAKATS SWIM WELL AT SENIOR NIGHT RECOGNITION IN MONTGOMERY
The Willis AquaKats swam some season best times Monday at Montgomery. They swam against Montgomery and Spring in a triangular meet. Seniors Tristan Barbara, Will Brown, and Conner Jackson were recognized between events. In Diving Action, Junior Michaela Fleming came through with a 2nd place finish in the 1 meter event. Senior Will Brown led the Team with a 2nd place in the 500 free in a season's best time and 5th in the 100 fly. Freshman Caroline Taylor was 2nd in the 500 free with a personal best and 3rd in the 200 free. Freshman Emily Whitesides was 3rd in the 100 fly with a new personal record! Sophomore Taylor Hartley was 4th in the 100 breast. Freshman Sloane Veronico swam a personal best in the 100 free and was 4th in the 100 back. Great job AquaKats!!
 
11/17/16 - Willis vs Caney Creek; New Caney
The Willis AquaKats continued to show improvement in the young season with a good performance at the Conroe ISD Natatorium on Thursday. They competed well with both New Caney and Caney Creek. Senior Will Brown won both the 100 Free and 100 Back and helped the Medley Relay to 2nd and the Free Relay to 1st. Seniors Tristan Barbara and Conner Jackson also swam on the Relays. Tristan took 2nd in the 200IM and 3rd in the 100 Breast. Freshman Coleman Davis took 3rd in the 50 Free and 2nd in the 100 Breast. He also swam on the Relays. Freshman Sloane Veronico won the 200IM and took 2nd in the 100 Back. She also helped the Medley Relay to 2nd and the Free Relay to 1st. Sophomore Taylor Hartley was 1st in the 100 Breast and 2nd in the 200IM. She also was on the Relays. Sophomores Cori Eckert and Collyn Sebastian also contributed on the Relays. Collyn was 2nd in the 50 Free and 6th in the 100 Back. Cori was 2nd in the 100 Free and 5th in the 100 Back. Freshman Emily Whitesides was 2nd in the 100 Fly and 5th in the 50 Free.
11/1/16 - Huntsville Swim Meet 
Great Effort by our AquaKats on Tuesday night in Huntsville!!! Thanks to all the parents who came to cheer on the Team!! Although we've only had a week of practice, the Team did extremely well!! Senior Will Brown won the 100 Fly and 100 Back and swam top times without a lot of competition! Freshman Caroline Taylor led the Lady AquaKats by winning the 200 Free and 100 Back! Other top performances were turned in by Freshman Coleman Davis, Senior Emalee Hoffmann, and Senior Tristan Barbara. The Girls Relay Team of Emalee Hoffmann, Taylor Hartley, Caroline Taylor, Blair Carlisle won both the Medley Relay and Free Relay!
Next up for the AquaKats will be November 17 versus Caney Creek and New Caney at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah.