Making A Splash

This past Friday, Senior Patrick Meador placed first at the Annual AISD Classic Dive Meet. The meet took place at Manvel High School’s home pool, with girls diving beginning promptly at 10 AM and boys at 11:15. Other schools that competed were Dawson, Alvin and Taylor High School.

 “It’s been going good,” Meador said in regards to his season – which had began later than expected due to a broken foot early on in the year. “I’m almost back to where I was,” Meador said. “I look forward to district and regionals – and hopefully, even state.”

 Meador, who has been the school’s only diver for two years now, is going to leave behind quite a legacy once he graduates. He finished the meet on Friday with 397.2 points – only a few behind the school record for 11 boys dives.

 “I’m excited about how far Patrick has come since dealing with his foot,” Head Swim and Dive Coach, Richard Veal said. “I’m really looking forward to how he performs at district and region levels.”

 The AISD Classic is the last meet before the long road to state, beginning with districts – which will be held at the MHS pool on January 26th at 10:15am. Meador is eager to end his senior year with a splash at the state level.

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Senior Patrick Meador executes his dive.

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Head Coach Richard Veal speaks to the divers before they begin to compete.

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photos and story by: Maggie Habermas

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