LAHS Senior Kaitlin Bennett Leads Hilltoppers At Lubbock Swim Invitational

LAHS Senior Kaitlin Bennett takes first in the 50 free and 100 free.

 SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams competed Jan. 6-7 at the Lubbock High School Swimming and Diving Invitational at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center in Lubbock, Texas.  

The invitational was a very competitive high school meet, drawing 500 swimmers and divers from across Texas, with teams from greater Dallas, Midland and El Paso.

The Hilltoppers finished 8th among 20 teams in the girls and 11th among 21 teams in the boys.

Four individual Hilltoppers and two relays finished in the top 8:

Senior Kaitlin Bennett bested a large field to capture first place in the 50 free (24.79) and 100 free (54.04).

Senior Alex Jaegers finished 6th in the 100 back (56.32).

Senior diver Liz Lockhart got 7th on the 1m springboard (263.15).

Sophomore Jillian Bennett placed 5th in the 100 breast (1:09.45).

The girls medley relay team of Kaitlin Bennett, Jillian Bennett, Jessica Moore and Sophie Schmidt tied for 5th with 1:57.45, while the Hilltoppers’ 200 freestyle quartet of Jillian Bennett, Jessica Moore, Sophie Schmidt and Kaitlin Bennett finished 7th in 1:45.45. These clockings were season bests for the Hilltoppers.

Senior captain Kaan Unal picked up a state meet standard for the 100 free, leading off the 400 free relay with a 51.68.

Kaitlin Bennett, Jillian Bennett, Liz Lockhart and Alex Jaegers are currently ranked among the league leaders in New Mexico high school swimming and diving.

The Los Alamos Swimming and Diving teams will compete next on January 13-14 at the 19th Annual Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

Team Scores from Lubbock Invitational:

Girls: 1) Southlake Carroll – Green 1270, 2) Atascocita 601, 3) Lubbock 500, 4) El Paso Coronado 420, 5) Eastwood 407, 6) Southlake Carroll 405, 7) San Angelo Central 357, 8) Los Alamos 355, 9) Coronado 308, 10) Midland 223, 11) Mansfield Lake Ridge 218, 12) Mansfield Legacy 148, 13) Mansfield 121, 14) Americas 103, 15) San Angelo Central – Blue 63, 16) Monterey 59, 16) Trinity 59, 18) Socorro 29, 19) El Dorado 27, 20) Atascocita Red 24

Boys: 1) Southlake Carroll – Green 1318, 2) Eastwood 522, 3) San Angelo Central 491, 4) Mansfield Legacy 432, 5) Lubbock 424, 6) Mansfield Lake Ridge 383, 7) Atascocita 328, 8) Southlake Carroll 322, 9) Monterey 317, 10) El Paso Coronado 283, 11) Los Alamos 190, 12) Coronado 165, 13) Midland 113, 14) Americas 88, 15) Montwood 83, 16) Trinity 82, 17) Robert E. Lee 65, 18) San Angelo Central – Blue 64, 19) Mansfield 58, 20) El Dorado 4, 21) Lubbock Gold 2.

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