Hilltoppers Sweep District I Swimming Championships

Hilltopper Max Reidys competes at the District 1 Championships Friday and Saturday. Photo by Doug Wedman

HILLTOPPER News:

The Los Alamos High School swimming teams captured both the girls’ and boys’ District 1 team titles at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday. 

The girls’ team scored 491 points to outpace St. Michael’s (356.5 points) and Farmington’s (307points). 

Jessica Moore in the heat of competition. Photo by Doug Wedman

The boys’ team amassed 489 points, ahead of Piedra Vista’s (227points) and Farmington’s (226 points).  St. Michael’s, whom the Hilltopper boys edged by two points last year, slipped to seventh with 189 points.

The Hilltoppers took first place honors in 18 of the meet’s 24 events. Los Alamos swimmers also claimed eight of the 10 new district records.

Sophomore Jessica Moore touched first in the 200 individual medley in a district-record setting 2:16.37.  The old record of 2:17.03 was set by Hilltopper Jennifer Mooday in 2010.  It was Moore’s first entry in the event this season. 

Moore later won the 100 breast stroke in a personal best of 1:08.88, a time which moves her up to the sixth performer on the All-Time Hilltoppers list. It also bested the district record set of 1:12.03 set by her sister, Natalia Moore, in 2010.

Sophomore Niamh Short doubled in the 50 and 100 freestyles, winning in state-meet-qualifying speeds of 26.02 and 56.08, respectively.

Caemlyn Tripp with her medal for her performace in the 500 freestyle. Photo by Doug Wedman

Sophomore Caemlyn Tripp topped the field in the 500 freestyle, grabbing a spot in the high school state championships. Tripp, who had earlier sung the national anthem to open the district meet, led the field from the start and achieved personal bests in the 100 and 200 freestyles.

The Hilltopper boys 200 freestyle relay team, composed of all seniors, finished their district careers in style by breaking the district record. The quartet of Chris Rohlev, Max Reidys, Nick Torres and Michael Moore sliced through the course in 1:34.60, crushing the old mark of 1:38.18 set by St. Michael’s in 2009.

Moore continued his unbeaten streak, taking first in the 200 and 500 freestyles by wide margins.  Moore, a senior distance specialist, has now won 10 straight individual races this season in five different events. Both his 200 and 500 times eclipsed district records; he lopped nearly 24 seconds off the previous 500 mark.

Isabelle Runde outpaced the field in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.96. The versatile junior later teamed up with Short, Jesse Liechty and Moore to break the district record in the meet’s final event, the 400 freestyle relay.

Freshman Alana Goodwin qualified for the state meet with a personal best of 1:05.81 in her specialty, the 100 backstroke, after placing second to Runde. 

Max Reidys edged Farmington’s Trenton Grossheim in the 100 butterfly stroke by a tenth of a second.  The Toppers’ Chris Rohlev picked up a state standard in finishing a close third.

Sophomore Kaan Unal captured the 100 freestyle for the Toppers, just ahead of teammate Alex Jaegers.

Senior Madeleine Le Scouarnec sprang to the one meter diving win with 396.05 points.

Senior Connor Schultz, a five-year letterman for the Hilltoppers, presented seniors from all the district teams with Valentine’s Day roses as they closed out their high school swimming careers.

The state high school swimming and diving championships will be held Feb. 20-21 in Albuquerque. A team of 15 girls and 10 boys will represent the Hilltoppers.

District Event Winners/Top Toppers (SQ) = State Meet Qualifying

Girls

200 Medley Relay: 1) St Michael’s 2:03.72, 2) Los Alamos 2:03.78 (Alana Goodwin, Jesse Liechty, Sydney Schoonover, Riana Foley)

200 Free: 1) Kirsten Sweers STMI 2:09.01, 3) Caemlyn Tripp LAHS 2:18.85, 6) Onnolee Englert-Erickson LAHS 2:30.07

200 IM: 1) Jessica Moore LAHS 2:16.37 (district record, old 2:17.03 Jennifer Mooday LAHS 2010), 2) Alana Goodwin LAHS 2:25.03, 3) Jesse Liechty LAHS 2:29.87

50 Free: 1) Niamh Short LAHS 26.02 (SQ), 4) Riana Foley LAHS 29.02, 18) Mykayla Hanawalt LAHS 32.56, 29) Ally Lakis LAHS 34.62

1 m dive: 1) Madeleine Le Scouarnec LAHS 396.05, 4) Annika Bronkhurst LAHS 339.10, 7) Michelle Penderson LAHS 256.60

100 Fly: 1) Kirsten Sweers STMI 1:02.08 (SQ), 2) Sydney Schoonover LAHS 1:06.69 (SQ), 6) Sonyia Williams LAHS 1:17.99

100 Free: 1) Niamh Short LAHS 56.08 (SQ), 3) Izzy Runde LAHS 57.29 (SQ), 4) Sydney Schoonover LAHS 57.58 (SQ)

500 Free: 1) Caemlyn Tripp LAHS 6:01.30 (SQ), 3) Jesse Liechty LAHS 6:13.02, 4) Onnolee Englert-Erickson LAHS 6:36.00, 7) Riana Foley LAHS 6:53.42

200 Free Relay: 1) Los Alamos 1:43.69 (Niamh Short 26.20, Izzy Runde 26.42, Sydney Schoonover 26.20, Jessica Moore 24.87) (district record, old 1:47.09 Los Alamos 2012)

100 Back: 1) Izzy Runde LAHS 1:03.96 (SQ), 2) Alana Goodwin LAHS 1:05.81 (SQ), 8) Mykayla Hanawalt LAHS 1:19.49

100 Breast: 1) Jessica Moore LAHS 1:08.88 (district record, old 1:12.13 N Moore 2010), 6) Sonyia Williams LAHS 1:21.53

400 Free Relay: 1) Los Alamos 3:55.26 (Niamh Short 57.05, Izzy Runde 58.09, Jesse Liechty 1:03.08, Jessica Moore 57.04) (district record, old 3:56.03 Los Alamos 2012)

Boys

200 Medley Relay: 1) Los Alamos 1:48.40 (Alex Jaegers 27.68, Jake Hollis 30.99, Chris Rohlev 25.48, Nick Torres 24.25), 2) Farmington 1:48.80

200 Free: 1) Michael Moore LAHS 1:46.04 (district record, old 1:53.11 J Stoer 2012), 5) Justin Lemke LAHS 2:08.61, 7) Neil Wilkerson LAHS 2:18.63

200 IM: 1) Max Reidys LAHS 2:08.09 (SQ), 3) Jake Hollis LAHS 2:25.72

50 Free: 1) Riley Kinlaw SFPR 22.83 (district record, old 22.99 H Zhang LAHS 2010), 4) Nick Torres LAHS 24.75, 5) Mark Torres LAHS 25.00, 11) Neil Wilkerson LAHS 26.35

1 m dive: 1) Mason Hurlacker SFPR 390.45, 9) Mychael Garcia LAHS 194.10

100 Fly: 1) Max Reidys LAHS 57.67 (SQ), 3) Chris Rohlev LAHS 57.89 (SQ), 6) Ben Reidys LAHS 1:03.23, 7) Dylan Ma LAHS 1:03.56, 8) Justin Lemke LAHS 1:05.20, 11) Reagan Hall LAHS 1:19.45

100 Free: 1) Kaan Unal LAHS 51.53 (SQ), 2) Alex Jaegers LAHS 51.62 (SQ), 6) Nathan Scrimshaw LAHS 56.60, 7) Nick Torres LAHS 56.77, 27) Zephram Tripp LAHS 1:09.11

500 Free: 1) Michael Moore LAHS 4:56.34 (district record, old 5:20.00 D. Fant 2009), 2) Kaan Unal LAHS 5:28.10 (SQ), 4) Ben Reidys LAHS 5:59.09

200 Free Relay: Los Alamos 1:34.60 (Chris Rohlev 23.91, Max Reidys 23.84, Nick Torres 24.30, Michael Moore 22.55) (district record, old 1:38.18 St Michael’s 2009)

100 Back: 1) Alex Jaegers LAHS 58.20 (SQ), 2) Justin Milner STMI 59.54, 5) Mark Torres LAHS 1:04.18, 14) Caleb Hatler LAHS 1:17.02, 15) Zephram Tripp LAHS 1:20.09

100 Breast: 1) Nathan Isaacson FARM 1:07.11 (SQ), 2) Jake Hollis LAHS 1:08.61, 7) Jack Whitacre LAHS 1:20.33

400 Free Relay: 1) Los Alamos 3:26.95 (Chris Rohlev 53.46, Alex Jaegers 51.78, Max Reidys 52.55, Michael Moore 49.16) (district record, old 3:27.79 Farmington 2009)

Team Scores

Girls: Los Alamos (LAHS) 491, St Michael’s (STMI) 356.5, Farmington (FARM) 307, Santa Fe (SFHS) 209, Piedra Vista (PIVI) 184.5, Desert Academy (DESA) 167, Taos (TAOS) 152, Santa Fe Prep (SFPR) 122, Miyamura (MIYA) 47, Academy for Technology and the Classics (ATC) 46, Gallup (GALL) 26

Boys: Los Alamos (LAHS) 489, Piedra Vista (PIVI) 227, Farmington (FARM) 226, Miyamura (MIYA) 210, Santa Fe Prep (SFPR) 203, Santa Fe (SFHS) 198, St Michael’s (STMI) 189, Taos (TAOS) 86, Academy for Technology and the Classics (ATC) 59, Desert Academy (DESA) 57, Gallup (GALL) 30

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