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Swimming washes away district competition

On his last turn of the 100 butterfly, sophomore Amechi Nwaeze pushes off the wall.

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On his last turn of the 100 butterfly, sophomore Amechi Nwaeze pushes off the wall.

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

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This past Saturday the varsity swim team swept away district competition with both the girls and boys swim squads finishing first place for their fourth and fifth consecutive seasons, respectively..

Virginia swim commit Konnar Klinksiek led the way for the squad as he broke two of his own district records for the 50-yard freestyle (20.82) and 100-yard butterfly swim (50.57). The senior also contributed heavily in the district champion 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay.

“I really want to leave a great legacy for us,” Klinksiek said. “I want to be able to break all the records and set a new, higher standard for everybody. I want to give them new goals to push for in the upcoming years.”

Junior Joe Hunt soared with multiple victories in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.71) and 100-yard backstroke (52.06) while also contributing on the relay teams. Up and coming sophomore Carter Hill blew away district opponents with at time of 59.68 seconds to win the 100-yard breaststroke.

Freshman Laney Skrobanek won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.17 seconds.

 

District 25-6A Results

TEAM FINISHES

GIRLS 1ST PLACE (5TH CONSECUTIVE TITLE)

BOYS 1ST PLACE (4TH CONSECUTIVE TITLE)

 

*TOP SIX finishers advance to Regional competition

REGIONAL Meet at Josh Davis Natatorium (Blossom Athletic Center)

Thursday – Diving at 2 p.m.

Friday – Prelims at 10 a.m.

Saturday – Finals at 10 a.m.

 

RESULTS

1 METER DIVING 

GIRLS
Morgan Price (third)

BOYS
Cody Robinson (first place), Harrison Taylor (second place), Dalan Wenner (third place), Silas East (fourth place)

 

200 MEDLEY RELAY

GIRLS
Second place –  (Laney Skrobanek, Jordan Auld, Jacquelyne Howell, Mackenzie Hamlett)

BOYS
First place* –  (Joe Hunt, Carter Hill, Konnar Klinksiek, Amechi Nwaeze)

*set district record

 

200 FREESTYLE RELAY

GIRLS
First place –  (Maggie Sturm, Kayleigh Klinksiek, Jacquelyne Howell, Mackenzie Hamlett)

BOYS

First place* –   (Shaun Besch, Carter Hill, Amechi Nwaeze,
Konnar Klinksiek)

*set district record

 

400 FREESTYLE RELAY

BOYS
Third place (Shaun Besch, Chris Mickelson, Carter Hill, Joe Hunt)

 

200 FREESTYLE

GIRLS
Mackenzie Hamlett (third place)

BOYS
Joe Hunt (first place), Ethan Pyle (third place), Kendal Peter (fourth place)

 

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

GIRLS
Madison McAllister (second place), Sofia Henderson (fourth place)

BOYS
Chris Mickelson (third place)

 

50 FREESTYLE

GIRLS
Maggie Sturm (second place)

BOYS
Konnar Klinksiek*(first place), Amechi Nwaeze (third place),*set district record

 

100 BUTTERFLY

GIRLS
Jacquelyne Howell (second place), Brinna Houlahan (fourth place)


BOYS

Konnar Klinksiek* (first place), Shaun Besch  (second
place), Chris Mickelson (fourth place)

*set district record

 

100 FREESTYLE

GIRLS
 Laney Skrobanek (second place), Maggie Sturm (third place)

BOYS
Amechi Nwaeze (second place), Carter Hill (third place)

 

500 FREESTYLE

GIRLS
 Lauren Lozano (seventh place)

BOYS
 Kendal Peter (sixth place)

 

100 BACKSTROKE

GIRLS
Laney Skrobanek (first place), Kayleigh Klinksiek (third place), Madison McAllister  (fourth)


BOYS Joe Hunt* (first), Ayden Correa (third), Grant Nelson
(fifth), Hayden May (sixth)

*set district record

 

100 BREASTSTROKE

GIRLS
Jacquelyne Howell (second), Jordan Auld (fourth), Sofia Henderson (fifth), Leila Masalihit (sixth)


BOYS

Carter Hill (first), Shaun Besch (fourth)

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Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

Hi, my name is Wyatt Tomallo. I am a senior and the sports editor for the Valley Ventana. I play lacrosse for the high school.

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