With a total of 135 points, the Winters High School boys swim team won the Butte View League championship on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Bobbie Greenwood Pool. Facing eight other schools from Durham, Paradise, Oroville, Sutter, Orland, Mercy, Las Plumas and Gridley, the Warriors fought off their opponents to wrap up another league title.
The girls team placed third with 70 points to Durham’s 102 and Sutter’s 91.
“We had a great meet with lots of fast swims,” said coach Maya Tice. “Our men’s team are BVL champions and our women’s team received third place with only eight girls. Amazing!
“I’m so proud of what our team accomplished. The girls were able to place well in the relays, which we have struggled to do all season, which ultimately helped them narrowly out-place fourth overall by one point. The boys had a much-deserved league title win after working so hard last season and losing by a few points. They had their goal from day one and went above and beyond expectations.”
The meet started with once again recognizing the 10 seniors on the Warriors team as they swam their last home meet in Bobbie Greenwood Pool. After that, it was all competition.
The girls 200 medley relay team placed third in the opening event with Lilly Wirth, Jules Jiminez, Ivett Arellano and Cara Baker clocking a time of 2:15.10.
The boys team won their event with Ruben Valencia, Jacob Roberts, Sam Petersen and Alec Matheson posting a winning time of 1:50.34.
The boys also had a second team with Noah Holmes, Eithyn Mello, Angel Vital and Bryan Wesley placing sixth with a time of 2:31.12.
In the girls 200 free, Arellano took second place in 2:21.15, while Marin Spalding was ninth at 2:44.85.
For the boys Darian Lopez took fourth place in 2:09.66, Davis Cooper was fifth at 2:14.68 and Montgomery MacMahon followed in sixth with a time of 2:30.75.
For the boys 200 IM, Roberts took second place with a time of 2:21.61 and Garrett Matheson was sixth in 2:46.41.
In the girls 50 free Jiminez took second place with a time of 27.96, Baker was sixth in 30.83, Wirth followed in seventh at 30.91 and Emanuela Corria was 12th at 34.44.
Valeria Ceja also clocked a 38.03. For the boys team, it was Valencia winning gold with a time of 23.02, Alec Matheson was fourth at 25.06, while Vital and Bryan each had times of 30.55 and 30.71 respectively.
Arellano took silver in the girls 100 fly with a time of 1:11.71. For the boys team, it was Petersen placing second with a time of 1:02.06, while Garcia took ninth at 1:32.50.
Wirth placed fourth in the girls 100 fly in 1:09.27, Spalding clocked a 1:13.69, while Corria had a time of 1:14.70.
Roberts won the boys event with a winning time of 52.65, Cooper placed fourth in 57.16, Garrett Matheson was ninth at 1:00.59, Holmes had a time of 1:07.11, Mello clocked a 1:09.16 and Vital had a time of 1:09.35. In the girls 500 free Baker took sixth place in 6:58.58.
Lopez placed third in the boys event with a time of 5:56.42 and Petersen followed in fourth at 6:31.33.
The girls 200 free relay team of Soya Kangvanwanich, Ceja, Spalding and Corria placed seventh in 2:25.15.
The boys team of Holmes, Cooper, Lopez and Alec Matheson won gold with a winning time of 1:46.17, while the team of Garcia, MacMahon, Garrett Matheson and Mello took seventh place in 2:11.15.
In the boys 100 backstroke, Valencia took first place with a winning time of 1:02.61, Alec Matheson was third in 1:09.31.
Jiminez took third place in the girls 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:20.47. In the boys event Mello placed in the top ten with a time of 1:26.31, Holmes followed at 1:27.87, MacMahon was just behind at 1:28.87 and Bryan followed him at 1:29.30.
The meet ended with the 400 free relay event where the girls team of Spalding, Corria, Baker and Arellano took second place in 4:42.31.
The boys team of Valencia, Petersen, Cooper and Roberts won gold with a time of 3:38.05, while the team of Garcia, Vital, Garrett Matheson and MacMahon took sixth place with a time of 5:04.44.