Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimmers opened their 2019-20 campaign with the annual Green Gold intrasquad meet Nov. 2 at Larry Walkup Aquatic Center.
Gold narrowly edged out Green, 340-334, in the combined scores. Green beat Gold in the boys’ tally, 148 to 143, while Gold won the girls’ competition, 197-186, over the Green team.
Several personal bests were achieved, and many swimmers beat their times from last year’s intrasquad meet. Rookies gained confidence in preparation for future meets.
Four swimmers – Matias Rougier, Max Corliss, Takuma Shiina and Andy Corliss – unofficially eclipsed five state meet qualifying standards, indicated in the results below by SQT.
Four swimmers won two or more individual events each for their squads.
Senior Ian Jaegers (Gold) won the 200 freestyle, the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Juniors Max Corliss and Katherine Elton each took the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke for the Green teams. Sophomore Julia Chen captured the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke for her Gold team.
Two girls who just wrapped up their seasons in other sports for the Hilltoppers posted quick results despite not much swimming-specific training this season.
The Hilltoppers travel Nov. 16 to Academy for the Barney Relays.
LAHS Hilltoppers Swimming Green-Gold Intrasquad
11/2/2019 Walkup Aquatic Center Los Alamos, NM SQT = State Qualifying Time