South Tahoe’s Otomo dominates Aqua 5 swim meet
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Tahoe’s Alexandra Otomo competed against some of the best swimmers in Northern Nevada this past weekend and dominated.
The junior took first in four events and added a second place finish in another Saturday, April 6, to win the overall title at the Aqua 5 swim meet in Carson City.
The Aqua 5 is an individual meet where swimmers can swim five events and accumulate points and compete for the overall crown.
Otomo claimed first in the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and took second in the 100 breaststroke and scored 97 out of a possible 100 points. In all five races she improved on her best times.
Her total combined time in all five events was 4 minutes, 47.02 seconds, over 12 seconds ahead of second place and 35 other swimmers that competed in the pentathlon at the Carson Aquatic Facility. There were up to 53 competitors in individual events.
Otomo this year in six events has recorded the fastest, or second fastest, time in Northern Nevada.
She’s the fastest in the 100 free and 100 back and second in 50 free, 200 free, 500 free and 100 fly.
“She is in great form at the halfway point of the season,” said South Tahoe coach Will Davenport. “Alex wanted to finish high at this meet since she first competed as a freshman and placed in the top 10 two years ago. The meet was canceled for snow last year, so she made the most of her opportunity this year. To win the overall title against so many great high school swimmers is a big deal. I am very proud of her performance and look forward to a great second half of the season.”
South Tahoe had nine total swimmers compete in all five events and qualify for times in the pentathlon score, Otomo, Alexis Haven, Madelynn Evans, Hannah Trew, Elizabeth Nakamoto, Darby Creegan, Tristan Klasko, Luke Allen and Sam Evans.
Haven, a freshman, finished in 11th in the pentathlon in 5:23.50 and Klasko was 11th (4:50.15) on the boys side.