Pictured left to right are Ruben Valencia, Sam Petersen, Garrett Matheson, and Diego Valencia.[/caption] By Jeff Rawlinson On Saturday, Oct. 27, a small group of the Winters High School swim team went to Shasta College to compete in the California Interscholastic Federation Northern Section Masters Swim Championship. The Warriors entered the meet against 22 other schools, and came home with an overall 13th place scoring 108 points. The overall men’s score was 108 points, putting them in eighth place. The best event for the Warriors was the 200-yard Freestyle Relay. The Winters team was made up of Ruben Valencia, Sam Petersen, Garrett Matheson, and Diego Valencia. They took second place with a time of 1:37.41. At the beginning of the meet the Warriors had a team swimming the 200-yard medley relay that included, Sam Petersen, Ryosuke Fujimori, Diego Valencia, and Ruben Valencia. They placed tenth with a time 2:06.60. Later in the day a second team of Warriors made up of Garrett Matheson, Darian Lopez, Montgomery MacMahon, and Eithyn Mello. They swam the 400-yard freestyle relay and took tenth place timing in at 4:11.04. Valencia, a junior, swam in two solo events that play to his strengths. In the 50 yard freestyle Valencia placed fourth with a time of 24.01. Later Valencia also competed in the 100-yard freestyle taking a third place with a time 52.45. In the 100-yard Butterfly Freshman Diego Valencia placed tenth timing in at 1:02.60. Diego Valencia went on to compete in the 100-yard breast stroke, placing with a 14th place with a time of 1:15.66. Senior Sam Petersen also competed in the 100-yard butterfly placing 15th with a time of 1:07.76. The aquatic Warriors went to compete. They ended up showing the California Interscholastic Federation Northern Section that Winters High School is a contender. ]]>
Winters Warriors, Aquatic Masters
The aquatic Warriors went to the masters meet to compete. They ended up showing the California Interscholastic Federation Northern Section that Winters High School is a contender.