New swimming coach pleased with Winter Classic results for Temple boys, girls
April 23, 2008
by Galen Wellnicki - Telegram Staff Writer
Published January 13, 2008
In a meet dominated by second-echelon teams from District 14-5A, new Temple swimming coach Timm Anderson was pleased Saturday night after his first week at the helm of the Wildcats program.

The Wildcats finished third and the Lady Wildcats fourth in the annual Winter Classic at Hardin Swim Center. The Temple boys, with three individual titles from juniors Joseph Jaworski and Trent Arnold to their credit, finished with 315 points in an 11-team field and the girls were fourth with 257.50. 
Round Rock McNeil and Cedar Park, who finished first and second in both divisions, combined for 1,880 of the 4,162 points available in the competition. The Mavericks piled up 565 points in the girls race to win by 138 points and 556 in the boys for a 224-point victory margin.In the team competition the Wildcats finished just 17 points behind runner-up Cedar Park and seven points more would have given the Lady Wildcats third in the team race.
“I was pleased as punch,” said Anderson, who was hired in December. “The kids faced some real challenges today. With preliminaries and finals both it was like swimming two meets today. We had a lot of kids improve their previous personal bests.”

The top performances by the Wildcats came from Jaworski and Arnold. Jaworski won the 200- and 100-yard freeestyles with times of 1 minute, 52.59 seconds and 50.60, while Arnold broke the meet record in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:01.80 in the morning’s prelims and then came back to win in the finals with a 1:02.17. 
“That record didn’t stand a chance,” Anderson said of Arnold’s performance. “He trashed it by nearly two seconds.”  The old record was 1:03.38 by Temple’s Pedro Panelli in 2001.“He was great,” Anderson added about Jaworski, “but all our kids turned in great performances. They were Wildcats.”
The top showing for the Temple girls came from junior Carrie Davis, who was the runner-up in both the 100 and 200 freestyle events with times of 57.72 and 2:06.85. Sophomore Rachael Glenister also posted a second in the 100 backstroke with a 1:05.45 and the 200 medley relay was second.

Belton was fifth in the girls team race with 223 points and sixth in the boys at 151. The Tigers’ top finish was a fifth in the boys 200 freestyle by freshman Kyle Burt.

Saturday’s action was the final competition for Temple and Belton prior to the District 13-5A Meet on Dec. 25-26 in College Station.
“I think we’ll do well at district,” Anderson said. “It’s a fast pool at Texas A&M with deep water. Our kids swam a lot of yardage over the holidays and now were going to start tapering for the district meet.“It’s a meet our girls are gunning for. They are really going to be honing their skills.”

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