South Tahoe swimmers win nine of 11 races against Douglas
April 1, 2009
South Tahoe High junior Evan Rabbetts won two races and was part of two first-place relay teams Tuesday in the Vikings’ dual swimming meet with Douglas at the recreation center.
Rabbetts won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.32 seconds, nearly a second faster than the nearest Douglas competitor. He also was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.95). Rabbetts swam the opening leg of the 200 free relay team. Joe Stanton, Luca Genasci and David Wise also swam legs as the Vikings won in 1:36.87, .42 faster than the Tigers’ quartet. The same group of Vikings also won the 200 medley relay in 1:50.20.
Wise and freshman Francisco Marin each delivered two first-place performances. Marin was first in the 200 individual medley (2:17.71) and 100 backstroke (1:03.12), while Wise took first in the 500 freestyle (5:39.75) and 200 freestyle (1:59.76).
Genasci produced the Vikings’ seventh individual victory by winning the 100 freestyle by nearly six seconds with his clocking of 52.67. Stanton, a senior, was runner-up in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly.
For the STHS girls, Hanna Bratton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.78 and the 100 backstroke in 1:05.13.
Teammate Clara Stewart won the 500 freestyle in 6:10.28 and was third in the 200 individual medley (2:34.81). The Vikings recorded two first-place finishes in relay races. South Tahoe’s 200 free relay team of Alexis Smith, Rachael Higginbotham, Amy Wilson and Sierra York-Tolen was first with their time of 2:11.03. Bratton, Casey Delacruz, Cheldon Rabbetts and Stewart came in first in the 400 free relay at 4:17.27.
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Official team scores were not available on Wednesday. Scores won’t become final until after the diving event is completed on Saturday.
The Vikings will compete against Lowry on April 9 in Fernley.