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1999 Texas State Finswimming Championships


The 1999 edition of the Texas State Finswimming Championships was
held April 14-16, 1999 at Southmore Natatorium in Pasadena, Texas.
This year’s meet was the largest finswimming event that has ever
been held in Texas, with finswimmers ranging from ages 7 to 51. For
the secons straight year, the Finswimming Association of Southeast
Texas (FAST) won it’s second consecutive Texas State Team
Championship. A total of  42 new state records were set in all
divisions. In addition, 4 immersion events were held , and the
interest in those was high. The outstanding male performer of the
meet was Derrick Mauk, aged 22, of Pasadena, Texas. Derrick won a
total of eight events and set a total of 16 new state records, 8 in
the senior division and 8 in the open division. As for the females,
11 year old Kristine Kelly, of Deer Park, Texas was the leading lady.
Kristine won 7 individual events and was a member of 2 victorious
relays, setting a total of 5 youth division and 4 open division
records. As an added treat to the participants at the meet, Texas A&M
University’s Clara Ho, who had just returned from competing for the
United States at the FINA World Short Course Championships in Hong 
Kong, competed in exhibition races. She also combined with
Galveston’s Stacey Golden, Pasadena’s Jeana Poteet, and Deer Park’s
Kristine Kelly to set a Texas Open State Record in the 4 X 50 yard
Surface Relay (1:35.07). It was also the fastest time in the United
States this year. Clara was the Big 12 Champion in the 100 yard
Butterfly, and competed at this year’s NCAA Swimming Championships in
Atlanta, Georgia. Finswimmers were awarded custom rosette neck awards
for places 1 through 3, and custom logo ribbons for places 4 through
8. High points plaques were awarded to the high point athlete in each
division. Media coverage of the event was provided by the Pasadena
Citizen, Deer Park Broadcaster, Houston Chronicle, and Houston
Sports News. The sponsors of this year’s meet were FINIS, Inc. (the
official monofin of the Texas Finswimming Association) and Emmision
Monitoring Service. Inc. The meet was hosted by the Texas Finswimming
Association (TFA) and the Finswimming Association of Southeast Texas
(FAST). We wish to thank all of our sponsors, athletes, and
supporters for a fine championships.

                                         
High Point Award Honorees:  
Youth Girls: Kristine Kelly (Deer Park, Texas)    70 points
Youth Boys: Travis Ponder (Deer Park, Texas)      40 points
Junior Girls: Jamie Koester (Pasadena, Texas)     40 points
Junior Boys: Jerry Brooks (Pasadena, Texas)       38 points
Senior Women: Stacey Golden (Galveston, Texas)    40 points
Senior Men: Derrick Mauk (Pasadena, Texas)        80 points

Record Codes:  
YR: State Youth Record (ages 12 and under)
JR: State Junior Record (ages 13-17)
SR: State Senior Record (ages 18 and over)
OR: State Open Record (all comers and ages)

Event 1: Youth Girls 500 yards Surface
1. Kristine Kelly-11  (Deer Park)        5:54.36    YR
2. Elissa Spradlin-12 (Deer Park)        6:46.34   
3. Kasey Mauk-12 (Deer Park)             8:09.15

Event 2: Youth Boys 500 yards Surface
1. Dallas Appman-10 (Deer Park)          8:13.11    YR
2. David Spradlin-9 (Deer Park)         10:10.98  

Event 3: Junior Girls 500 yards Surface
1. Jamie Koester-15 (Pasadena)           6:44.19
2. Tanya Dorflinger-15 (Pasadena)        6:44.39
3. Amanda Koester-17 (Pasadena)          7:08.46

Event 4: Junior Boys 500 yards Surface
1. Jerry Brooks-15 (Pasadena)            6:00.68    JR
2. Michael Hoofard-15 (Pasadena)         6:22.40
3. Jeramy Anthony-17 (Pasadena)          6:38.14
4. Ben Gomez-15 (Houston)                7:22.55
5. Brandon Anthony-15 (Pasadena)         7:32.25
6. Robert Oehrlein-16 (Deer Park)        7:45.46

Event 5: Senior Womens 500 yards Surface
No Entries

Event 6: Senior Mens 500 yards Surface
1. Derrick Mauk-22 (Pasadena)            4:57.81     SR  OR
2. Kevin Pope-19 (Pasadena)              6:17.57
3. Dennis Shippey-53 (Pasadena)          6:52.63

Event 7: Open Womens 100 yards Immersion
1. Kristine Kelly-11 (Deer Park)         1:09.08     YR  OR

Event 8: Open Mens 100 yards Immersion
1. Derrick Mauk-22 (Pasadena)             :45.36      SR  OR

Event 9: Senior Womens 200 yards Surface
No Entries

Event 10: Senior Mens 200 yards Surface
1. Derrick Mauk-22  (Pasadena)           1:39.46    SR  OR
2. Dennis Shippey-53 (Pasadena)          2:18.27

Event 11: Youth Girls 1000 yards Surface
1. Kristine Kelly-11 (Deer Park)        12:53.53   YR  OR

Event 12: Youth Boys 1000 yards Surface
No Entries

Event 13: Junior Girls 1000 yards Surface
1. Jamie Koester-15 (Pasadena)          14:10.59    JR
2. Tanya Dorflinger-15 (Pasadena)       14:16.88
3. Amanda Koester-17 (Pasadena)         14:38.59
 
Event 14: Junior Boys 1000 yards Surface
1. Jerry Brooks-15 (Pasadena)           12:39.04    JR
2. Jeramy Anthony-17 (Pasadena)         13:02.17
3. Michael Hoofard-15 (Pasadena)        13:30.05
4. Brandon Anthony-16 (Pasadena)        14:25.49

Event 15: Senior Womens 1000 yards Surface
1. Stacey Golden-18 (Galveston)         13:22.97   SR

Event 16: Senior Mens 1000 yards Surface
1. Edgar Abarca-18 (Pasadena)           14:17.33    SR


Event 17: Open Womens 50 yards Immersion
1. Kristine Kelly-11 (Pasadena)           :29.59     YR   OR

Event 18: Open Mens 50 yards Immersion
1. Derrick Mauk-22 (Pasadena)             :19.49    SR    OR
2. Robert H. Kelly-45 (Deer Park)         :38.25  

Event 19: Youth Girls 25 yards Apnea
1. Elissa Spradlin-12 (Deer Park)         :11.73
2. Kasey Mauk-12 (Deer Park)              :15.00

Event 20: Youth Boys 25 yards Apnea
1. Travis Ponder-11 (Deer Park)           :14.18   YR
2. David Spradlin-9 (Deer Park)           :17.22

Event 21: Junior Girls 50 yards Surface
1. Julia Witty-15 (Pasadena)              :25.33
2. Jamie Koester-15 (Pasadena)            :27.45
3. Crystal Salazar-16 (Pasadena)          :28.69
4. Natalie Walker-15 (Pasadena)           :29.00
5. Amanda Robar-16 (Pasadena)             :29.52
6. Tanya Dorflinger-15 (Pasadena)         :30.07
7. Heather Roberts-16 (Pasadena)          :30.75
   
Event 22: Junior Boys 50 yards Surface
1. Brian Mauk-15 (Deer Park)              :21.14   JR
2. Brandon Bass-16 (Pasadena)             :23.54
3. Mike Hoofard-15 (Pasadena)             :23.88
4. Robert Oehrlein-16 (Deer Park)         :25.07
5. Jerry Brooks-15 (Pasadena)             :25.25

Event 23: Senior Womens 50 yards Surface
1. Stacey Golden-18 (Galveston)           :22.33   SR
2. Jeana Poteet-18 (Pasadena)             :24.32

Event 24: Senior Mens 50 yards Surface
1. Derrick Mauk-22 (Pasadena)             :18.31    SR   OR
2. Pedro Castro-18 (Pasadena)             :22.40
3. Dennis Shippey-53 (Pasadena)           :22.77
4. Robert H. Kelly-45 (Deer Park)         :32.04

Event 25: Youth Girls 200 yards Surface
1. Elissa Spradlin-12 (Deer Park)        2:38.80
2. Kasey Mauk-12 (Deer Park)             3:12.33

Event 26: Youth Boys  200 yards Surface
1. Travis Ponder-11  (Deer Park)         3:17.33    YR

Event 27: Junior Boys 200 yards Surface
1. Natalie Walker-15 (Pasadena)          2:25.46
2. Jamie Koester-15 (Pasadena)           2:27.34
3. Tanya Dorflinger-15 (Pasadena)        2:34.78

Event 28: Junior Boys 200 yards Surface
1. Jerry Brooks-15 (Pasadena)            2:09.29
2. Mike Hoofard-15 (Pasadena)            2:16.29

Event 29: Youth Girls 50 yards Apnea
1. Kristine Kelly-11 (Deer Park)          :23.72

Event 30: Youth Boys 50 yards Apnea
No Entries

Event 31: Junior Girls 50 yards Apnea
1. Erin Stocco-17 (Pasadena)              :24.69

Event 32: Junior Boys 50 yards Apnea
1. Brian Mauk-15 (Deer Park)              :20.09
2. Brandon Bass-16 (Pasadena)             :24.47
     James Golden-15 (Pasadena)            DQ
     Jerry Brooks-15 (Pasadena)            DQ

Event 33: Senior Womens 50 yards Apnea
   Clara Ho-18 (Fremont, California)      :20.88   OR    EXHIBITION 
1. Stacey Golden-18 (Galveston)           :21.37    SR
2. Sandy Wright-18 (Pasadena)             :23.46
3. Jeana Poteet-18 (Pasadena)             :25.99

Event 34: Senior Mens 50 yards Apnea
1. Derrick Mauk-22 (Pasadena)             :16.94    SR   OR
2. Pedro Castro (Pasadena)                :25.23

Event 35: Youth Girls 50 yards Surface
1. Kristine Kelly-11 (Deer Park)          :25.66
2. Elissa Spradlin-12 (Deer Park)         :29.47
3. Kasey Mauk-12 (Deer Park)              :34.09
4. Virginia Tyler-12 (Deer Park)          :36.00

Event 36: Youth Boys 50 yards Surface
1. Travis Ponder-11 (Deer Park)           :37.58      YR
2. David Spradlin-9 (Deer Park)           :37.91

Event 37: Junior Girls 100 yards Surface
1. Erin Stocco-17 (Pasadena)              :58.35
2. Julia Witty-15 (Pasadena)             1:01.61
3. Tanya Dorflinger-15 (Pasadena)        1:04.64
4. Jamie Koester-15 (Pasadena)           1:05.29
5. Heather Roberts-16 (Pasadena)         1:06.97

Event 38: Junior Boys 100 yards Surface
1. Brian Mauk-15 (Deer Park)              :48.94    JR
2. Brandon Bass-16 (Pasadena)             :54.31
3. Jerry Brooks-15 (Pasadena)             :58.58
4. Mike Hoofard-15 (Pasadena)             :58.69
5. Robert Oehrlein-16 (Deer Park)        1:01.17

Event 39: Senior Womens 100 yards Surface
   Clara Ho-18 (Fremont, California)      :45.66    OR     EXHIBITION
1. Stacey Golden-18 (Deer Park)           :50.05    SR
2. Sandy Wright-18 (Pasadena)             :56.69
3. Jeana Poteet-18 (Pasadena)            1:13.39

Event 40: Senior Mens 100 yards Surface
1. Derrick Mauk-22 (Pasadena)             :43.08     SR   OR

Event 41: Youth Girls 100 yards Surface 
1. Kristine Kelly-11 (Deer Park)          :55.31     YR
2. Elissa Spradlin-12 (Deer Park)        1:10.27
3. Virginia Tyler-12 (Deer Park)         1:16.53
4. Kasey Mauk-12 (Pasadena)              1:24.20

Event 42: Youth Boys 100 yards Surface
1. Travis Ponder-11 (Deer Park)          1:35.27     YR

Event 43: Open Womens 200 yards Immersion
No Entries

Event 44: Open Mens 200 yards Immersion
1. Derrick Mauk-22 (Pasadena)            1:47.81     SR   OR

Event 45: Youth Girls 4 X 50 yards Surface Relay
1. 2:09.64    (Kristine Kelly-11, Kasey Mauk-12, Virginia Tyler-12,
               Elissa Spradlin-12)

Event 46: Youth Boys 4 X 50 yards Surface Relay
No Entries

Event 47: Junior Girls 4 X 50 yards Surface Relay
1. 1:50.93  (Tanya Dorflinger-15, Jamie Koester-15, Erin Stocco-15,
             Julia Wity-15)

Event 48: Junior Boys  4 X 50 yards Surface Relay
1. 1:39.14 YR (Robert Oehrlein-16, James Golden-15, Mike Hoofard-15,
               Brandon Bass-16)

Event 49: Open Womens 4 X 50 yards Surface Relay
1. 1:35.07 OR (Stacey Golden-18, Kristine Kelly-11, Jeana Poteet-18,
               Clara Ho-18)

Event 50: Open Coed 4 X 50 yards Surface Relay
1. 1:43.78  (Brian Mauk-15, Heather Roberts-16, Jerry Brooks-15,
             Sandy Wright-18)


Kristine Kelly, Elissa Spradlin, and Kasey Mauk
all representing the 
Finswimming Association of Southeast Texas (FAST)
took the gold, silver, and bronze medals in the
Youth Girls 500 yard Surface at the 
1999 Texas State Finswimming Championships.



USA National Swimming Team Member and Texas A&M Swimmer Clara Ho
and FASTs Kristine Kelly share a moment after their record setting
performance (with Jeana Poteet and Stacey Golden)in the 
Womens 4 X 50 yard Surface Relay. Their time (1:35.07) was a
Texas State Open Record and the fastest time in the USA this year
for the event.