Swim team off to solid start
A massive 91 to 37 win over Wooster kicked off the swim season for the Wolverine ladies last weekend.
Taking first in all three relays, the Truckee water queens stirred up a wave that left the Colts reeling.
“What a great way to begin the season,” said Coach Amy Anderson.
Senior and zone qualifier Lisa Kucera helped to bring victory to the Wolverines with first and second place finishes for the day. Kucera also swam her personal best in the 100 m backstroke.
Thanks to the combined efforts of Leslie Ajari, Lauren Browning, Robyn Moore, Kucera, Kate Rose, Natasha Heckendorn, Haley Long and Jasmine Eisenberg, three key relay wins were deposited in the Wolverine bank, placing Truckee in strong standing as the season kicks into high gear.
Erin Padgett, who helped the ladies earn a third place in the Medley Relay, also delivered a third place in the 50 freestyle. First-time swimmer Mandy Sandau had a great meet as well, laying the groundwork for a solid season of personal records.
Ajari, Browning, Eisenberg and Kucera all placed first in at least one of their individual events.
“I am extremely impressed with the effort and dedication displayed by our team. The season looks very promising,” said Assistant Coach Carey Parlette.
Losing by a slight margin of three points, the boys’ team also put on a strong showing in their first meet of the season. Though small in number, the boys took a first place in the 200 Medley Relay and nearly broke the school record in this event.
Junior Wesley Ajari and senior Nikolai Travis both placed first in their individual events, with a 200 IM personal best time for Travis of 2:20.53. Senior Joe Dahlen also took home a first place in the 200 freestyle and a second in the 100 freestyle, racing in for a personal best in the latter event.
Aaron Browning garnered two solid second place finishes in his first high school race, keeping the boys’ team afloat. The Wolverines will take on Hug this Saturday at Northwest at 3 p.m.
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