Close is not enough for Vikes |

Close is not enough for Vikes

The South Tahoe High swim team came as close as it has all season to winning a dual meet as the Vikings fell to the Douglas Tigers 147-133 for the girls and 121-103 for the boys Friday afternoon in South Lake Tahoe.

“Some kids swam a little tired, but we expected that at this point in the season with all the tough workouts,” Viking coach Dale Bogard said.

A pair of Vikings qualified for the zone meet with superb swimming. Erin Quandt finished second in the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 26.37 seconds, about .37 seconds faster than the 1:26.69 needed and Megan Meagher was also second in the 500 frestyle (7:10.09), just under the necessary 7:10.39.

Jeff Koeck continued his strong season with a second place in the 200 free and a first in the 500 free, while Zach Powers turned in seconds in the 100 butterfly (1:08.56) and 50 free (25.75).

On the girls’ side, Melissa Anstett was first in the 100 back (1:11.15) and second in the 200 free, Caitlin Robinson was second in the 50 free and Jessica Tinlin was also second in the 100 free.

Erin Quandt finished second in 100 breast with a time of 1:26.37.

The Vikings have a week off before hitting the pool again on April 28 against the Carson Senators.

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