South Tahoe swim sweeps Sage Ridge in regular season finale
The South Tahoe swim team closed out its regular season on a successful note in its home pool Friday, May 6. The Vikings swept Sage Ridge as part of a three-team league meet at SLT Recreation and Swim Complex, its last contest prior to the Div. I-A Northern Region Championships.
In Friday’s regular season finale, South Tahoe’s boys team delivered a 102-95 victory while the Vikings’ girls team downed the Scorpions 129-50. The Div. I-A Northern League meet also included Lowry.
The Vikings’ boys continued their winning ways by a slim margin Friday. South Tahoe took first overall in three events, with junior Louis Marin winning the 100 breaststroke (1:12.54) and 500 freestyle (6:19.30), and senior Brady McIntyre finishing first in the 200 freestyle (1:57.69).
The Vikings beat Sage Ridge in the 200 medley relay Friday, and finished with the meet’s second-best time. The team of Marin, McIntyre, junior Temugen Enkhbayar and junior Charlie Filce swam a 1:56.18 in the event.
In the 400 freestyle relay, Marin, Enkhbayar and Filce teamed with freshman Tristan Klasko to swim a 4:10.90. That time was second overall for the afternoon.
Marin led a one-two finish in the 500 free, with Enkhbayar swimming a 6:23.64 to place second. In the 100 breaststroke, Marin was followed by Enkhbayar in third (1:14.90) and freshman Luke Allen in fourth (1:27.38).
In the 200 freestyle, McIntyre finished one-two with Filce (2:17.97). The senior also took third in the 50 freestyle (24.68). Klasko was South Tahoe’s top finisher in the 100 freestyle, taking third with a time of 58.73.
On the girls side, South Tahoe delivered the top time in seven of 11 events en route to a lopsided win over Sage Ridge. Senior Kylee Lyons and sophomore Sophie Stewart each won two individual events, senior Ally Swain delivered a victory and the Vikings won two relay events.
Lyons took first in both the 100 freestyle (1:04.95) and 200 freestyle (2:31.72). In the 100 freestyle, Lyons was one of four Vikings to place in the top five along with junior Maia Smith in second (1:05.41), junior Sydney Bucholz in fourth (1:19.90) and freshman Summer Furrer in fifth (1:25.25).
In the 200 freestyle, Lyons led a South Tahoe sweep of the Scorpions. Freshman Hannah Bellairs took third overall (2:48.46) and junior Kamren Gronwold finished fourth (2:55.10), results that were one-two-three against Sage Ridge.
Stewart won the 100 backstroke (1:16.23) and 100 butterfly (1:19.20) with the meet’s fastest time in each event. In the 100 backstroke, she finished one-two along with Smith (1:20.00).
Swain delivered South Tahoe’s other individual victory in its regular season finale, swimming the 50 freestyle in 28.48. She also produced the Vikings’ fastest swim in the 100 breaststroke, taking second overall with a 1:23.07. Freshman Izzy Preston placed fourth in the event with a time of 1:46.61.
In the 200 medley relay, the foursome of Stewart, Smith, Swain and Lyons led off the meet with a victory after swimming a 2:11.20. The Vikings’ team of Gronwold, Preston, Bellairs and sophomore Jessie Brown took third in the event with a time of 2:38.27.
The Vikings capped Friday’s meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. The quartet of Swain, Stewart, Lyons and Smith swam a 4:32.10 to finish first.
South Tahoe returns to action Saturday, May 14, in the Div. I-A Northern Region Championships at Carson Aquatic Facility in Carson City, Nevada. The Div. I-A State Championships are scheduled for Saturday, May 21, in Las Vegas.