Water Warriors compete in three-way meet

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It was another successful day in the pool for the Winters High School swim team as they played host to Sutter and Orland on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Bobbie Greenwood Pool.

The boys team once again won the meet with 159 points to second place Sutter’s 92 points. The girls team really stepped up in this meet and totaled 105 points for a second place finish to Sutter, which posted 138.

“We had a great showing from the girls at this meet,” said coach Maya Tice. “We had a few more qualify for sections in their events. Even though we were second to Sutter, it’s impressive that we did so with six competitors.

“The boys continued to improve this week. Many of them went faster than the previous meet in their events and we had a couple qualify for sections as well. They’re really shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with.”

The meet started with the girls 200 medley relay team placing second with Marin Spalding, Jules Jiminez, Ivett Arellano and Lilly Wirth, clocking a time of 2:24.80. The boys team took first place with Ruben Valencia, Noah Holmes, Angel Vital and Jacob Roberts posting a winning time of 2:11.62.

In the girls 200 free, Cara Baker took second with a time of 2:33.07, Wirth placed fourth in 2:37.75 and Spalding was fifth in 2:45.45. The boys team took the top three spots with Roberts placing first with a time of 2:03.74, Sam Petersen took second in 2:15.35 and Davis Cooper placed third with a time of 2:16.08.

Darian Lopez won the boys 200 IM with a time of 2:30.38. Jiminez won the girls 50 free with a winning time of 28.54. Baker placed second in 31.10 and Emmanuela Corria took fourth in 34.39. Valencia won the boys 50 free with a winning time of 23.79, Cooper took second in 25.64, Tommy Guidici was fifth in 29.23, Holmes placed sixth in 29.58, Wesley Bryan was seventh at 31.23 and Vital was eighth in 32.24.

Arellano won the girls 100 fly with a time of 1:13.44. Petersen won the boys event in 1:05.62 and Moises Garcia took third in 1:38.92.  In the girls 100 free, Corria took fifth place with a time of 1:16.56. Valencia won the boys event in 52.54, Montgomery MacMahon took fifth in 1:09.43, Eithyn Mello placed sixth in 1:12.53 and Vital was seventh at 1:14.87. Spalding took third place in the girls 500 free with a time of 7:11.54. Lopez took first in the boys event with a time of 5:45.77 and Roberts placed second in 5:46.30.

The girls 200 free relay team of Soya Kangvanwanich, Corria, Baker and Jiminez took fourth place with a time of 2:21.42. The boys team of Mello, Lopez, Cooper and Petersen took first place with a time of 1:50.89.

Wirth took third place in the girls 100 backstroke with a time of 1:27.48. Guidici took second place in the boys 100 backstroke in 1:23.46. Arellano took second place in the girls 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:22.40. MacMahon took second place in the boys 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:27.25, Holmes took third place in 1:27.68, Mello placed fifth in 1:30.99 and Bryan placed sixth in 1:33.71.

Winters won both the boys and girls 400 free relay with the girls team of Wirth, Spalding, Baker and Arellano clocking a winning time of 4:49.86, while the boys team of Petersen, Cooper, Valencia and Roberts won in 3:53.50.

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