Dragon Swimming Earns 4th Place At Invitational, Seymour Takes First In Two Events

Results from the week of January 20


1/18 at HAPPI • 4th place

Coach Sara Bany: On Saturday, Cooper swimmers traveled to the University of Houston, where we hosted nearly 400 swimmers from 22 teams in the Houston Area Private and Parochial Swimming Invitational (HAPPI). First off, I want to send a HUGE thank you to the parents and Interact volunteers who helped at this meet. We could not have run it without you! The meet was scored with the boys’ and girls’ teams together and Cooper finished 4th overall!

Leading our team with points was senior, Chris Seymour who won both the 200 IM with a new school record time of 1:57.61 and the 100 Butterfly. Following Seymour in points was freshman Victor Guerrero who placed 2nd in the 100 Freestyle and 4th in the 500 Freestyle. Henry Shea had a great meet as well, swimming season-best times and placed 5th in both the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Backstroke. The boys’ 200 Medley Relay team of Alex Dharbal, Nicholas Harris, Victor Guerrero and Andrew Mahler finished in 9th place overall. The 200 Free Relay team of Seymour, Dharbal, Mahler and Harris finished 7th overall, while the 400 Free Relay team of Shea, Guerrero, Dharbal and Seymour finished 2nd overall with a season-best time of 3:20.62.

Senior, Lauren Cordes led the girls’ team in scoring placing 3rd in the 500 Freestyle and 7th in the 200 IM. Cordes was followed by fellow senior Jane Ritch, who placed 5th in the 100 Butterfly and 9th in the 50 Freestyle. Tillie Claggett also scored points for the girls’ team with a 4th place finish in the 100 Breaststroke. The girls’ 400 Free Relay team of Claggett, Katia Guerrero, Ritch and Cordes finished in 5th place.

This was a great meet where we got to honor all of the seniors from private schools all around Houston as they swam in one of their last high school meets of the season. This weekend we got a glimpse of how the team is doing as a whole and how individual swimmers are responding to our season of training. We have just a couple more weeks to prepare and fine-tune before SPC Championships in February and I like where we are physically and mentally!

Next up for Dragon Swimming & Diving:
Feb. 13 at SPC Championships at Lewisville ISD Natatorium


1/24 at Episcopal High School* • 67-44 LOSS

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Basketball:

Jan. 28 vs. Kinkaid*, 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Houston Christian*, 7:30 p.m.


1/14 vs. Salt and Light • 58-56 WIN

1/24 at Episcopal High School* • 51-32 LOSS
Coach BJ Feuerhelm: We found out quickly that you can’t let good teams jump out to big leads in the SPC…especially on the road. We will need to come out more energized from the tip this coming week as we continue the back end of our conference schedule.

record: 21-8 • SPC: 3-1

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Basketball:
Jan. 28 vs. Kinkaid*, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Houston Christian*, 5:30 p.m.


1/24 at Episcopal High School* • 1-0 WIN
Goal by Emi Plaza
Coach Bryan Sherman: The boys played a tremendous game Friday night. The effort and intensity from each player was outstanding and I couldn’t be prouder of this group. We hope to keep this momentum going with our next match, Tuesday night at home versus Kinkaid.

Next up for Dragon Boys’ Soccer:
Jan. 28 vs. Kinkaid*, 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Houston Christian*, 7 p.m.


1/21 vs. Magnolia High School • 1-1 TIE

1/24 at Episcopal High School* • 3-0 LOSS

Next up for Dragon Girls’ Soccer:
Jan. 28 vs. Kinkaid*, 5 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Houston Christian*, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28
Girls’ Varsity Soccer vs. Kinkaid*, 5 p.m.
Girls’ Varsity Basketball vs. Kinkaid*, 5:30 p.m.
Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs. Kinkaid*, 7 p.m.
Boys’ Varsity Soccer vs. Kinkaid*, 7 p.m.

*conference match up