Swim team splashes in a victory

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The Winters High School swim team hosted a number of other schools in the season’s first home swim meet last Wednesday, Oct 5. Not only was it the first home meet, but the team’s first official win of the season.

Things kicked off with the women’s 200-yard medley relay and the squad of Mikaila Anello, Kalyssa Grinbergs, Mahalia Lanfranco and Madeline MacMahon clocked in a 2:14.06 which was good enough for second.

In the men’s 200-yard individual medley, Trevor Grinbergs took home second with a time of 2:21.60.

Meanwhile, in the women’s 50-yard freestyle, MacMahon scorched the competition with a time of 25.07. Which, of course, got her the gold.

In the women’s 100-yard butterfly, Kalyssa Grinbergs was edged out of first by hundredths of a second clocking in a 1:18.20 with the first place time being 1:18.05.

Kenleigh Kratzer, however, would take home gold for the Warriors in a the 100-yard freestyle finishing with a time of 1:09.91 with Ava Skinner hot on her tail at second with a time of 1:10.03.

Keeping up with the first-place trend, Trevor Grinbergs finished with a time of 56.46 in the men’s 100-yard freestyle.

In the women’s 500-yard freestyle, Kalyssa Grinbergs would take home third for the Warriors clocking in a time of 6:46.06.

Then came the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay where the Warriors would win yet again as the squad of Mikaila Anello, Charlie Baugh, Lanfranco and Rachel Rominger clocked in a blazing time of 2:03.21.

Meanwhile in the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay, Jack Bryant, Kenneth Matheson, Gavin Pisani and John Rominger took third with a time of 2:07.22.

MacMahon showcased her first-place caliber swim skills in the women’s 100-yard backstroke taking first with a time of 1:03.42.

The Warriors dominated in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke as well with Mikaila Anello taking first with a time of 1:25.68 and Lanfranco taking second with a 1:28.60.

Meanwhile in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, Matheson came in first with a time of 1:14.83.

In the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay, Kalyssa Grinbergs, Kratzer, MacMahon and Skinner won first place a full 19 seconds ahead of the second place team with another blazing time of 4:21.19.

The men’s team took care of business in their end of the 400-yard freestyle relay as well with Logan Anello, Trevor Grinbergs, Pisani and John Rominger scoring first place with a time of 4:33.63.

“Our swimmers were pumped to have a cheering section at home this meet. They were all smiles and put forth their best efforts, resulting in a well-earned win for us,” raved head coach Melanie Ellison. “We have the nicest pool facility in the league, and it was great to welcome the other swim teams to Winters. I’m so grateful to our dozens of volunteers who timed, officiated, set up, cleaned up and donated food for the concession stand. It was an incredible community effort and our swimmers felt loved and supported.”

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