Truckee swimming: Girls, boys record top-three finishes at Sierra League Championships
CARSON CITY, Nev. ” Truckee’s boys and girls swim teams each finished runner-up out of seven schools in the Sierra League Championships this past weekend.
The girls took second place with 415 points to the Damonte Ranch girls’ 479; the boys finished second with 344 points to Wooster’s 368.
Individually, sophomore Cara Silvas captured first place in both the 500-yard freestyle and the 200 free to lead the Truckee girls.
Silvas ” the only female swimmer to represent the Wolverines in last year’s state championship ” posted a winning time of 5 minutes, 21.63 seconds in the 500 free, beating Damonte’s Megan Hahl (5:37.18) by almost 16 seconds. Silvas won the 200 free with a time of 2:03.34, again finishing ahead of Hahl (2:07.90). Truckee freshman Sarah Westmoreland finished third in the race.
The Wolverines posted a number of top finishes on the boys’ side, as Truckee swimmers swept the top three spots in the 100-yard fly ” with Ryan Kasten winning with a time of 1:04.85, Dustin McQuarry (1:11.65) taking second and Zeke Vandehei (1:11.89) third.
McQuarry raced to a first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, posting a time of 2:31.38, while teammate Andreas Barth finished second in 2:42.40.
Barth won the 100 breast with a time of 1:19.08, and Truckee’s Justin Ondry won the 500 free with a time of 5:57.29.
The Truckee boys did not stop there, as the Wolverines’ 200 medley and 400 free relay teams also posted first-place finishes. The 200 medley team is made up of Ondry, Barth, Kasten and Vandehei, and the 400 free team McQuarry, Ondry, Vandehei and Kasten.
Vandehei also took second place in the 200 free and Ondry second place in the 100 back, while Kyle Jorgensen was third in the 500 free.
Truckee’s girls finished second in three different relays ” the 200 medley (Braighlee Silvera, Silvas, Molly Ingalls and Sophie Aaron), the 200 free (Rebecca Alcaraz, Westmoreland, Silvera and Michelle Hoehn) and 400 free (Aaron, Westmoreland, Hoehn and Silvas).
Individually, Westmoreland placed second in the 100 fly, while Silvera took second in the 100 back and third in the 200 IM. Aaron was third in the 50 free and Hoehn third in the 100 free.
1 Damonte, 479
2 Truckee, 415
3 Sparks, 235
4 Fernley, 186
5 Wooster, 184
6 Incline, 151
7 Hug, 23
1 Wooster, 368
2 Truckee, 344
3 Sparks, 239
4 Incline, 159
5 Damonte, 148
6 Hug, 121
7 Fernley, 40
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