On Wednesday, Oct 27, the Winters High School swim team took on other schools in a Division 2 showdown to qualify for the Masters meet on Saturday, Oct 30. After a year’s hiatus from the pool, the Warriors made an impressive splash in the competition, sending seven swimmers to the Masters.
Showing no signs of rust, WHS came in third in the women’s team Division 2 standings, with 178 points — the men’s team came in second with 196 points. The teams’ combined score of 373 placed them in second in the overall standings.
In the women’s 200-yard medley relay, swimmers Kalyssa Grinbergs, Ameila Doran, Mikaila Anello and Mahalia Lanfranco qualified with a time of 2:19.22. Meanwhile, in the men’s relay, Trevor Grinbergs, Kenneth Matheson, Diego Valencia and John Rominger qualified with a time of 1:58.91.
In the women’s 200-yard freestyle, Kalyssa qualified by clocking in at 2:26.37.
Doran qualified in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:21.97 for the women’s team and Trevor with a time of 2:28.56 for the men’s team.
In the men’s 50-yard freestyle, Valencia sprinted in with a qualifying time of 24.22 with Rominger coming in at 26.90. Valencia didn’t stop there, qualifying in the boys 100 yard butterfly with a time of 59.84.
In the men’s 100-yard freestyle, Rominger qualified with a time of 1:01.74.
In the 500-yard freestyle event, Anello clocked in a qualifying time of 6:00.59 with Grinbergs coming in at 6:44.67 for the women’s team, while Tommy Duarte qualified for the men’s team with a time of 6:53.34.
In the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay, Grinbergs, Ava Skinner, Anello and Doran punched in a time of 2:00.63, while Rominger, Matheson, Trevor and Valencia finished with a time of 1:45.08.
In the 100-yard backstroke, Anello punched in a time of 1:15.74 to qualify.
Doran led the competition in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:09.98 while Lanfranco clocked in at 1:29.97.
Winters athletes who made qualifying times to compete at the Masters included Anello, Doran, Kalyssa Grinbergs, Trevor Grinbergs, Matheson, Rominger and Valencia.