Several schools from around the area dove into the Prelim events for the Region IV-5A swim meet on Friday with several swimmers making the cut to regionals.
The event didn't mean as much as today's regional events, but did give swimmers a chance to prepare for the real competition today, which will determine which swimmers will compete in the state competition.
Sean LeNeave from Conroe High School came in first in the Men's 200 Yard Freestyle race with a prelim time of 1:42.55 and second in the 500 Yard Freestyle race with a 4:47.82 time.
"There are some good people here," CHS head coach Steve Montgomery said. "You never know though, it's how fast everyone else swims, but it's great to be in the hunt."
Rebekah Bleyl from The Woodlands High School finished three seconds behind the first place finisher to take second in the Women's 200 Yard IM race with a time of 2:09.84, while Conroe's Nuffy Swanson took fifth in front of The Woodland's Kelsey Amundsen in the same race.
The Woodland's Chris Nat made a showing in the Men's 200 Yard IM taking seventh with a 2:00.87 time.
The Woodland's Gabby Maddalena scored first place in the Women's 500 Yard Freestyle with a 4:56.80 time over College Park's Liz Nelson and Mary Foster who scored third and fourth place in the same event.
The Woodland's dominated the diving competitions at the Prelim event with Kara Cook and Vennie Dantin taking first and second respectively while Drew Livingston took first place in the Men's 1 Meter Dive.
Coach Montgomery added that the competition for today's regionals is going to be tough, but he is looking forward to the event.
"There are some good people here," Montgomery said. "You never know though, it's how fast everyone else swims, but it's great to be in the hunt."
Today's event starts at 10 a.m. at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio.