Swimmers split road meets, state looms over ailing team
The Tahoe-Truckee High School swim team came away with a win and a loss in meets against South Tahoe and Hug this last Saturday.
Against South Tahoe, the Vikings won with 87 points to Truckee’s 82.
“We just lost by five and that’s very close,” said Truckee coach Levonna Butz. “But we still did very well because they had twice as many swimmers as we did.”
To add to this, the Truckee team has been plagued with sinus infections and other maladies which have kept several swimmers away from practice as zones and state near.
The following are individual results from the meet vs. South Tahoe:
— 200-meter medley relay: Truckee team finished second; Megan Harter, Jessica McGovern, Sandy Theil and Tess Lannoy; in 2:03. The Truckee B team finished third in 2:18.44
— 200 freestyle: Harter, first in 2:10.48, a personal best
— 200 IM: McGovern, second in 2:24.43. Tessie Boreen, third in 2:54.83
— 50 freestyle: Lannoy, first in 27.56. Chrissy Working and Stephanie Bundy tied for third in 29.63
— 100 butterfly: Theil, first in 1:02.37
— 100 freestyle: Theil, second in 1:02.09. Bundy, third in 1:08.88, Robin More, fourth in 1:11.12
— 500 freestyle: Lannoy, first in 6:06.59. Tammy Gardner, third in 7:39.43
— 200 free relay: Truckee team consisting of: Working, More, Boreen and Bundy, first in 2:01.75. B team consisting of: Gardner, Vanessa Lewis, Rachel Bohn and Desi Panella, fourth in 2:18.73
— 100 backstroke: Harter, second in 1:09.96. Gardner, fourth in 1:22.06
— 100 breaststroke: McGovern, second in 1:13.47. Boreen, third in 1:28.37
— 400 freestyle relay: Truckee team consisting of Theil, Lannoy, McGovern and Harter, second in 4:04.94
Using the same finish times, the team was matched against Hug, with Truckee winning 113-30.
The following are individual finishes. (See South Tahoe meet listings for times).
— 200 medley relay: Truckee A, first. Truckee B, second
— 200 free: Harter, first; Working, second; Gardner, third
— 200 IM: McGovern, first; Boreen, second
— 50 free: Lannoy, first; Working, second; Bundy, third; Panella, fourth
— 100 butterfly: Theil, first
— 100 free: Theil, first; Bundy, second; More, third; Lewis, fourth; Bohn, fifth
— 500 free: Lannoy, first; Gardner, second
— 200 free relay: A team, second; B team, third
— 100 backstroke: Harter, first; Gardner, second; Panella, third
— 100 breaststroke: McGovern, first; Boreen, second; More, third
— 400 freestyle relay: Truckee A team, first
Rest of the season
There is one more regular dual meet against Churchill at Northwestern in Reno Saturday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m.
On Monday, May 11, there is an end-of-the-season invitational at Northwestern, which will be followed shortly by zone trials, Friday, May 15, and finals Saturday, May 16, at the UNR pool.
The state championships are Saturday, May 23, at UNR.
Butz said four swimmers, Lannoy, McGovern, Harter and Theil, might qualify for state, but that it could be difficult, considering the recent ailments and resulting lack of practice time.
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