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It was senior day for the Winters High School swim team as they hosted their last home meet on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bobbie Greenwood Pool. The Water Warriors hosted a four-way meet with Sutter, Orland and Willows and had a very strong showing.

The boys’ team totaled 165 points to win the meet and the girls team took second with 95 points to Sutters’ 117.

“We had a great showing from the boys and girls today,” said coach Maya Tice. “Montgomery MacMahon dropped nearly 30 seconds in the 500 free and dropped nearly 16 seconds in the 200 free. Cara Baker dropped over 10 seconds in the girls 500 free. Darian Lopez qualified for sections in the 100 breaststroke in his first time ever competing in this race. Ruben Valencia qualified for sections in the 100 fly with an impressive time of 1:00.84 in his first time of competing in that event. We’re looking very good for the upcoming championship meets.”

Winters won the boys 200 medley relay with Valencia, Jacob Roberts, Sam Petersen and Alec Matheson clocking a winning time of 1:58.62. Baker won the girls 200 free with a time of 2:33.96 and Marin Spalding followed in second with a time of 2:42.74. In the boys event Roberts took first place in 2:02.89, Davis Cooper took second in 2:16.35 and Montgomery MacMahon placed third in 2:32.69.

In the boys 200 IM, Petersen took first place with a time of 2:39.58 and Garrett Matheson was fourth in 2:47.43. Ivett Arellano placed second in the girls 50 free with a time of 28.67, Jules Jiminez was third in 28.68, Lilly Wirth placed fifth with a time of 30.90 and Emmanuela Corria was seventh at 34.94. In the boys 50 free Va-lencia took first place with a time of 23.79, Alec Matheson was second at 25.16, Tommy Guidici was fourth at 28.64, Wesley Bryan was sixth at 30.78 and Angel Vital was seventh at 31.05.

In the 100 fly, Arellano took first place for the girls team with a winning time of 1:12.21. The boys team won the top four spots with Valencia taking first in 1:00.84, Petersen was second in 1:07.61, Vital was third in 1:31.39 and Moises Garcia was fourth at 1:42.48.

In the 100 free, Wirth placed second for the girls with a time of 1:09.47, while in the boys event Alec Matheson took first place in 56.12, Cooper placed second in 56.97, Garrett Matheson was fifth in 1:03.41, Guidici was sixth at 1:04.27, Noah Holmes placed seventh at 1:07.95 and Eithyn Mello was eighth at 1:11.97.

In the 500 free, Baker took third place with a time of 6:54.18 and Spalding clocked a 7:31.72 for a fifth place finish. For the boys event Lopez took first place with a time of 5:54.94 and MacMahon followed in second with a time of 6:53.63.

In the 200 free relay the girls team of Wirth, Corria, Spalding and Arellano took third place with a time of 2:09.82, while the boys team of Vital, MacMahon, Lopez and Alec Matheson placed second with a time of 1:52.90.

Roberts won the boys 100 backstroke with a winning time of 1:06.06. Jiminez took second in the girls 100 breaststroke in 1:21.87. In the boys 100 breaststroke Lopez took second place in 1:22.91, Mello was fourth in 1:27.43, Holmes took fifth in 1:29.45 and Bryan was sixth at 1:30.91.

The meet ended with the 400 free relay where both the boys and the girls teams won. The girls team of Wirth, Spalding, Baker and Arellano clocked a 4:49.26, while the boys team of Mello, Guidici, Petersen and Valencia had a winning time of 4:06.73.










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