2017-08-10 / Sports

Derkits breaks state record; PAST team swims at regional, state meets

Laura Derkits of Port Aransas won three first-place medals and set a new state record in the Women’s 40 & Over 200-meter freestyle at the TAAF Summer Games of Texas.

Other members of the Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) competed in the Texas Amateur Association Federation (TAAF) Regional Meet Sunday and Monday, July 16 and 17, in Victoria.

Some members then qualified to swim at the TAAF state meet in Edinburg, Thursday through Sunday, July 27 through 30.

Members who qualified to compete at the state games were Easton Taylor, Miles Parsons, Sophia Weiss, Jenna Ward and Derkits.

Following are individual results for PAST team members.

(TAAF) Regional Meet

Girls 6 & Under

Kirra Sohl, 25-yard backstroke, 6th, 33.23; 25-yard breaststroke, 8th; 25-yard butterfly, 8th.

Boys 6 & Under

Easton Taylor, 25-yard backstroke, 1st, 33.41; 25-yard butterfly, 5th, 36.02; 25-yard freestyle, 5th, 31.40.

Boys 8 & Under

Joseph Sutter, 50-yard freestyle, 12th, 55.34; 25-yard backstroke,17th, 30.27; 25- yard freestyle, 15th, 23.61.

Girls 9 & 10

Katie DeHart, 25-yard backstroke, 10th, 22.66; 25- yard butterfly, 11th, 25.49; freestyle, 22nd, 20.89.

Samantha Hemphill, 25- yard backstroke, 20th, 26.58; 25-yard butterfly, DQ; 25-yard freestyle, 32nd,27.53.

Keagan Sohl, 50-yard freestyle, 19th, 51.44; 25-yard backstroke, 19th, 26.35; 25- yard freestyle, 29th, 23.45

Boys 9 & 10

Jacob Bowler, 50-yard freestyle, 5th, 39.26; 25-yard backstroke, 8th, 25.23; 25-yard breaststroke, 5th, 25.96.

Colton Taylor, 50-yard freestyle, 14th, 59.84; 25-yard backstroke, 19th, 34.87; 25- yard freestyle, 22nd, 24.85.

Boys 13-14

Miles Parsons, 50-yard breaststroke, 2nd, 32.31; 50- yard freestyle, 5th, 27.75.

Women 15-17

Sophia Weiss, 100-yard freestyle, 7th, 1:12.38; 200- yard freestyle, 5th, 2:39.70.

18 & Over

Gretchen Baughman, 50- yard breaststroke, 1st, 42.51

Jenna Ward, 50-yard backstroke, 1st, 32.96.

TAAF Summer Games of Texas

Boys 6 & Under

Easton Taylor, 25-meter backstroke, 21st, 38.55.

Boys 13-14

Miles Parsons, 50-meter breaststroke, 3rd, 36.84.

Women 15-17

Sophia Weiss, 100-meter freestyle, 38th, 1:21.11; 50-meter breaststroke, 27th, 48.63; 200-meter freestyle, 14th, 2:56.19.

Women 18-24

Jenna Ward, 50- meter backstroke, 3rd, 36.06; 50-meter breaststroke, 4th, 42.41; 100-meter individual medley relay, 5th, 1:19.60.

Women 40 & Over

Laura Derkits, 50-meter butterfly, 1st, 38.21; 50-meter freestyle, 1st, 34.59; 200-meter freestyle, 1st, 2:56.14, (state record.)

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