STHS girls stroke to second win of season
South Tahoe High’s girls swimming team won its second dual meet of the season behind a strong relay team effort and big days from Jessica Tinlin, Kristi Collins and Denise Bogard on Friday in South Lake Tahoe.
Despite losing 19 points to Galena in the diving department, the Vikings squeaked out a 152-150 triumph over the Grizzlies at the Recreation Center.
“This was a great win. Galena has a strong swim program,” said Vikings coach Dale Bogard said. “It was definitely a team effort.”
The quartet of Lisa Anton, Denise Bogard, Collins and Tinlin won the 200 medley and 200-yard free relays. The Vikings also picked up priceless second-place points from its B relay team of Rachel Hankoff, Tiffany Carter, Samantha Crosson and Caitlin Robinson in the 200 free relay and Shaina Willen, Crosson, Ashley Larmore and Carter in the 400 free relay.
Collins won the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, Denise Bogard was tops in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke and Tinlin won gold medals in the 50 and 100 freestyle races.
Other top-four performances for the Vikings were Robinson, fourth, 50 and 200 freestyle; Anton, third, 200 individual medley; Hankoff, third, 100 butterfly; Lisa Borges, third, 500 freestyle; and Larmore, fourth, 100 backstroke.
The STHS boys didn’t win an event, but still almost defeated the Grizzlies, losing 126-112.
In defeat, the Vikings picked up two more zone qualifiers as Ian Antoine made the cutoff in the 50 free and Jon Jones did so in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
STHS’s Jordan Hardy and Scott Miller each finished second in two events. Hardy was runner-up in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle, while Miller was second in the 100 and 200 freestyles.
Second-place points also came from the 200 medley relay (Jeff Koeck, Hardy, Conor Robinson and Miller) ; 200 free relay (Miller, Shane Anderson, Antoine and Conor Robinson); and 400 free relay (Hardy, Anderson, Jones and Koeck).
The Vikings also had many other individual contributors, including Anderson, third, 200 freestyle; Antoine, fourth, 50 freestyle; Koeck, third, 100 butterfly; Jones, third, 100 freestyle; David Quandt, third, 500 freestyle and fourth, 100 backstroke; and Conor Robinson, fourth, 100 breaststroke.
South Tahoe’s next dual stop is with Incline on May 6 at Northwest Pool in Reno.
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