Swimming To A Record

Oct. 22- The McNeil swim team had quite the day on Saturday, October 19th. Round Rock High School hosted the Round Rock Invitational Swim Meet, in which McNeil excelled.

Numerous school records were broken during the meet, and the Boys would walk away with First Place, the Girls with Third Place and the whole team would take home Third overall as well.

Payton Marvin, Senior, was one swimmer in particular who lead the team to it success. She Broke two School records: The one hundred Yard butterfly and five-hundred yard freestyle

“It was exciting to have had my team there cheering me on.” Marvin said. “My sister also holds several records from when she swam here, so it’s exciting to be following in my family’s footsteps.”

Marvin finished first in the 500 yard freestyle, with a time of 4 Minutes, 58.72 Seconds.

“The 5 [Hundred Yard] Freestyle will be one of my events at District. So despite setting the record, I’m hoping to improve on the time for District and State.”

She was a key part in the third place overall finish for the Girls and the whole school. Gaining 18 points from just the 500 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly on her own.

Thomas Shomper, Senior, was another key part in McNeil’s extravagant finish. He broke a record in the 100 yard butterfly.

“It’s an honor to have broken the record,” Shomper said, “because the McNeil swim team is so honored. This was, in my four years at McNeil, the best finish we’ve had at the Round Rock Invitational, so I was honored to be apart of that as well.”

Shomper gained 16 points on his own, helping push the Boys to the Gold medal.

McNeil’s next swim meet will be at the MavWood invite (A joint swim meet between McNeil and Westwood High School), which will be held October 23rd.