Incline’s Bilotti wins title at regional swim meet; Girls relay qualifies for state

Staff Report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village High School is sending five swimmers to the state meet this weekend in Las Vegas, including a regional champion.

Andrew Bilotti

Highlander senior Andrew Bilotti and the girls relay team of Ava Winter, Shannon Hugar, Ava Hane and Madison Racich will all compete Saturday, May 21, at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Class 3A Swimming Championships at Pavilion Center Pool.

Bilotti blew away the field in the 500-yard freestyle and won by more than 7 seconds in a time of 4 minutes, 55.51 seconds.

Bilotti wasn’t finished and also qualified with a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke.

The Highlander boys, including freshman William Arrison, finished ninth as a team on the strength of Bilotti’s finishes. Arrison finished sixth in the 500 free.

The girls relay team will compete in two events, the 200 medley and 400 free. The Highlanders finished fourth in each event earning the last state qualifying spot.

Individually, Hane, a freshman, also qualified in the 100 back by finishing in second place, just .28 seconds behind the race winner.

The Incline girls relay team of Ava Winter, Shannon Hugar, Ava Hane and Madison Racich will compete at state this weekend.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.