South Tahoe swim battles Fallon, Sparks in the pool; boys produce sweep
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe swim team hosted its second meet of the season last Wednesday, April 6, and the Vikings boys continued their winning ways. South Tahoe’s boys swept Fallon and Sparks in a three-team Div. I-A Northern League meet at South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Complex.
South Tahoe beat Fallon 112-90 and took all 11 events against Sparks in a 123-35 victory. The Vikings delivered the top times in nine events Wednesday, including victories from senior Brady McIntyre in the 50 freestyle (24.45) and 100 butterfly (1:03.73).
The Vikings delivered the top performances in each of the relays against the Greenwave and Railroaders. South Tahoe led off the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. McIntyre joined juniors Louis Marin, Temugen Enkhbayar and Charlie Filce to swim a 2:00.90 to win by nearly 10 seconds.
In the 200 freestyle relay, the quartet of Marin, freshman Tristan Klasko, freshman Luke Allen and McIntyre swam a 1:47.61 to place first. Juniors Luke Borchers and Tevan Martorana teamed with Enkhbayar and Filce to punctuate South Tahoe’s sweep with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay (4:48.51).
Four other South Tahoe swimmers won individual events last Wednesday. Marin placed first in the 100 backstroke (1:09.80) to go along with a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle (25.78).
Filce won the 500 freestyle with a swim of 6:40.58 and placed second in the 100 freestyle (1:02.54). Enkhbayar won the 100 breaststroke (1:14.92) by a near 10-second margin while Klasko touched first in the 200 freestyle (2:13.99).
On the girls side, South Tahoe split with Sparks and Fallon. The Vikings took all 11 events in a 143-39 victory over the Railroaders and fell 117-105 against the Greenwave.
South Tahoe led off the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay, and swam to second-place finishes in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay. In the 200 medley relay, the team of junior Kamren Gronwold, junior Maia Smith, sophomore Sophie Stewart and senior Kylee Lyons finished first by swimming a 2:17.19.
Lyons won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:41.58, finishing one-two in the event with freshman teammate Hannah Bellairs (2:45.66). The senior also swam to a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:29.90).
The Vikings won two additional individual events last Wednesday. Smith took first in the 50 freestyle (28.27) while Stewart won the 200 individual medley (2:55.10). Both swimmers finished in the top three in the 100 freestyle, with Smith in second (1:05.15) and Stewart in third (1:08.08).
South Tahoe hit the road five days earlier for a meet at Truckee, and the Vikings’ boys team led the way with a 125-83 victory over the Wolverines. STHS’ girls split with Truckee and North Tahoe, downing the Lakers 127-68.
The Vikings return to action April 23 for a league meet at Fernley. The contest is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.