County kids head for regional swim meet
by MARY L. KIRBY
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ANDREW KOUDELKA
ANDREW KOUDELKA
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Gilmer freshman Andrew Koudelka and Union Grove junior Danyele Bridges are headed to The Colony for the regional swim meet on Feb. 7-8 in their respective events. Both won a first and a second in their two events at the district swim meet in Texarkana Saturday.

Koudelka is the second member of his family to swim for Gilmer High School. His brother Grant is swimming now at The University of Texas at Austin while studying engineering.

Koudelka entered the 100-yard freestyle and finished first with a time of 50.40 seconds.

For his second event, he went with the even shorter race of the 50-yard freestyle. He placed second in 23.37 behind Chris Radomski, who won the event in district record time.

Bridges finished first in the 200-yard Individual Medley in 2:29.55, and then had a second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.45.

Where in past years, the winners at Texarkana have traveled south to The Woodlands or Conroe to swim, this year the Northeast Texas swimmers are grouped regionally with swimmers from Dallas. A coach from Lewisville volunteered to host the event, and thus the trip to The Colony which is just south of Lake Lewisville.
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