Panther Creek Swimmers and Divers Win Regional Title

Panther Creek Swimming at RegionalsThe Panther Creek swimming and diving teams won’t have any seniors until next season, but they are already piling up trophies and medals. Finishing up their first regional meet Saturday at the Bruce Eubanks Natatorium, the Panther Creek girls won the 4A Region 2 championship and the boys were the region runner-up, and together, they won 12 events.

The Panther Creek girls dominated the meet, piling up 400 points. Celina was a distant second in the girls standings with 103 points and Paris was third with 83. The Panther Creek boys scored 199 points to trail only Carrollton Ranchview (314) in the team standings. Paris was third with 173 points.

Panther Creek freshman Avery Whorton was named the Girls Athlete of the Meet and Panther Creek junior Aidan Eckard was named the Boys Athlete of the Meet. Panther Creek’s Megan Conner was named the Girls and Boys Coach of the Meet.

Panther Creek, which opened for the 2022-23 school year as Frisco ISD’s 12th high school, will have a long list of qualifiers for the University Interscholastic League’s Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Meet, which will be held Feb. 9-10 at Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio.

Panther Creek is FISD’s only 4A high school in the current UIL alignment. Swimmers and divers from the other 11 FISD high schools will compete in the 5A Region 3 meet Feb. 2-4 at the Bruce Eubanks Natatorium. The 5A state meet is Feb. 16-17 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Full results not yet available online.

4A Region 2 Top Teams


1. Panther Creek … 400

2. Celina … 103

3. Paris … 83

4. (tie) Sunnyvale … 67

4. (tie) Carr. Ranchview … 67


1. Carr. Ranchview … 314

2. Panther Creek … 199

3. Paris … 173

4. Sunnyvale … 170

5. FW Western Hills … 124

FISD Regional Event Champions


200 medley relay: Panther Creek (Eden Addison, Cora Eckard, Cuba Eckard, Loren Green)

200 free: Avery Whorton, Panther Creek

200 IM: Eden Addison, Panther Creek

50 free: Cora Eckard, Panther Creek

1-meter dive: Arielle Ngero, Panther Creek

100 fly: Cuba Eckard, Panther Creek

500 free: Avery Whorton, Panther Creek

200 free relay: Panther Creek (Avery Whorton, Cora Eckard, Dana Chau, Eden Addison)

100 back: Cora Eckard, Panther Creek

400 free relay: Panther Creek (Loren Green, Dana Chau, Cuba Eckard, Avery Whorton)


200 IM: Aiden Eckard

100 back: Aidan Eckard


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