McHi grad competes for SEC swimming championship

McAllen High School graduate and Texas A&M freshman, Shaine Casas, will race for an SEC championship in the 200-yard individual medley at 5 p.m. today in Athens, Georgia.

Casas finished with the second fastest time during prelims with a time of 1 minute, 43.21 seconds. 

During his junior year, Casas earned silver medals in both the 200-yard IM and in the 100-yard butterfly at the UIL Class 6A state meet. As a senior, he earned a bronze in the 100-yard butterfly and a silver in the 100-yard backstroke at state.

He also has raced with the junior national team and was nominated for the Male Athlete of the Year at the All-Valley Sports Awards Banquet in 2018.