HP got a wake-up call of sorts for the postseason last Tuesday night, falling to Frisco 92-78 in the final dual meet of the season. It was the girls' first dual meet loss to a Class 4A team in more than a decade.
The Blue Wave girls, who finished the dual season 5-2, remain the regional favorite despite the loss. The Frisco meet did not include diving, where HP has an all-state diver, Lindsey Streepey, and the Scots have faster times than Frisco from a TISCA meet earlier this season. Frisco sits right at HP's tail, however, in the race for state.
HP will set up its run toward a 10th consecutive state title at the District 12-4A Championships on Friday, Feb. 5, at the new Rockwall ISD Natatorium. The Blue Wave and Frisco would then battle for the Region III-4A crown as a precursor to the UIL Championships.
Senior team captains Allison Arnold and Katie Streepey led the girls in individual scoring against Frisco. Arnold had first-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley and the 500 freestyle, while Streepey won the 50 free and finished second in the 100 free.
Meredith Kelly had two second-place finishes in the 200 free and 100 backstroke. Emma Gruber finished second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 free. Tanner Harris collected third-place finishes in the 100 fly and 100 back.
The girls finished second in all three relays. The 200 medley relay included Harris, Arnold, Gruber and Streepey. The 200 free relay consisted of Zoë Chang, Kelly, Harris and Katie Streepey. The 400 free relay included Arnold, Laura Gray, Gruber and Kelly.