South Tahoe swim wraps up season at Div. I-A State championships; boys place 6th, girls 7th
LAS VEGAS — The South Tahoe swim team finished its 2016 campaign on the big stage Saturday, May 21. Twelve Vikings competed in the Div. I-A State championships in the Buchanan Natatorium on the campus of University of Nevada Las Vegas, and both the boys and girls finished in the middle of the pack.
At the state meet, South Tahoe’s boys finished sixth with 31 points while the girls took seventh with 24 points. Boulder City (Nev.) swept the state championships for the fourth straight season and fifth time in six years.
The Vikings found competition tough in Las Vegas, unable to finish higher than fifth in any event Saturday. The two individual fifth-place efforts came on the boys side — senior Brady McIntyre in the 100 butterfly (55.22) and junior Temugen Enkhbayar in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.20).
McIntyre and Enkhbayar also competed in the 200 freestyle for South Tahoe at state. The senior led the way with a sixth-place finish (1:49.51) in the event while the junior took eighth (2:18.57).
Junior Louis Marin competed in two events Saturday, finishing seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:05.89) and eighth in the 100 freestyle (54.99). Freshman Tristan Klasko also swam twice, with an eighth-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:06.15) and sixth-place effort in the 500 freestyle (5:57.37). Junior Charlie Filce was seventh (6:00.41) in the long-distance race.
In the relays, the Vikings’ quartet of Marin, Enkhbayar, McIntyre and Filce finished sixth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:46.17) and eighth in the 200 medley relay (1:55.92). In the 400 freestyle relay, Klasko teamed with junior Andrew Herrera, sophomore Tevan Martorana and freshman Luke Allen to place eighth (4:13.50).
On the girls side, senior Ally Swain led the way Saturday with a pair of sixth-place finishes. Swain swam a 2:32.92 in the 200 individual medley and a 6:17.91 in the 500 freestyle.
Senior Kylee Lyons also competed in two events, finishing eighth in both the 100 freestyle (1:05.88) and 200 freestyle (2:28.82). Stewart was the Vikings’ only other individual qualifier at state, swimming to a seventh-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:15.52).
Swain, Lyons, Stewart and junior Maia Smith swam in two relay races for the Vikings at state. The foursome finished fifth in the 200 medley relay by swimming a 2:09.92 and sixth in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:55.88.