The Magnolia High School swim and dive team competed in its first meet of the season in El Dorado last week, swimming against the El Dorado Wildcats and the Camden Fairview Cardinals.

The Panthers scored 449 total points, and the Lady Panthers scored 451 points, both teams taking first place overall.

The following swimmers placed first in both their individual events:

Cecily Sanchez in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.

Harrison McWilliams in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. These swimmers placed first in one of their events:

Oliva Ferguson in the 100 butterfly.

Hunter Manuel in the 100 freestyle.

Riley McCook in the 200 freestyle.

Ashlyn Middleton in the 100 freestyle.

Logan Riley in the 100 backstroke.

Talynn Watson in the 100 backstroke.

Isaiah Morgan in the 100 butterfly.

All of the MHS relays, except the boys 200 Medley Relay, placed 1st in the meet. This was a great way to start the season.

Their next meet is December 5 at Texarkana High School Aquatics, where the new MHS divers will get their first time to compete this season.

Magnolia High will host the 4A-1A State Swim meet on March 1, 2021 at the Texas High School Aquatics in TEXarkana. Magnolia was the only school to place a bid for the event.

Rules allow for the Arkansas event to be held on the Texas side of the border city.

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