LAHS Swimmers Earn Several Wins At APS Year End Invitational Saturday

Sophomore Jake Hollis wins the 100 meter breaststroke in 1:06.33, qualifying for his first-ever state meet swim. Courtesy photo

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The Los Alamos High School swimming teams earned top scores at the APS Year End Invitational Saturday at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque.

The Hilltoppers won the boys team title over Albuquerque High by a 525 to 435 count, while the girls got second to the state champ Eldorado Eagles, 641-508.

The meet was a last tune-up before the Hilltoppers host the District I Swimming and Diving Championships at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday. Senior Michael Moore remains undefeated in individual events this season in his final campaign for the Hilltoppers. He captured both the 100 butterfly (53.26) and the 200 freestyle (1:44.91), ahead of teammates Kaan Unal and Senior Co-Captain Max Reidys. Moore’s time in the 200 free moves him up to third on the All-Time Hilltoppers list.

Freshman Alana Goodwin, Sophomore Jesse Liechty and Sophomore Caemlyn Tripp swept the top three spots in the 500 free. Goodwin’s clocking of 5:46.75 qualified her for the state championships to be held Feb. 20-21 at Albuquerque Academy.

Sophomore Jake Hollis had a big drop from his personal best to win the 100 meter breast stroke in 1:06.33 and qualify for his first-ever state meet swim. The Hilltoppers also won the girls 100 breast when Sophmore Kaitlin Bennett touched first in 1:12.91. Earlier in the meet, her second place time in the 50 free (25.45) moved her into the top 10 All-Time Hilltoppers list for the first time.

Sophmore Jessica Moore edged down her 100 free seasonal best with a 56.93 winning effort. Junior Nathan Scrimshaw, a hurdler-turned-sprinter, continued his rapid ascent in the 50 free despite a wrist injury. Co-Captain Izzy Runde, normally a backstroker, shrugged off a sore shoulder to pick up a third place in the breaststroke.

Other Topper qualifiers for the state meet included Unal (200 free) and Alex Jaegers (50 free). Senior Michelle Penderson became the third Topper to qualify for the one-meter diving on Friday night.

Girls Team Scores:

  • Eldorado 641, Los Alamos 508, Albuquerque 371, Sandia 320, Hope Christian 171, Miyamura 55, Gallup 15

Boys Teams Scores:

  • Los Alamos 525, Albuquerque 435, Eldorado 384, Sandia 344, Hope Christian 172, Miyamura 154, Gallup 47

Results (first place, top Hilltoppers): SQ = Toppers State Meet Qualifying

Girls

  • 200 Medley Relay: 1) Eldorado 1:56.71, 4) Los Alamos (Goodwin, J Bennett, Short, Runde) 2:05.26 (SQ)
  • 200 Free: 1) Lauren Burckel ELDO 2:03.69, 3) Caemlyn Tripp LAHS 2:24.99
  • 200 Individual Medley: 1) Sydney Hanks ELDO 2:02.34, 5) Jillian Bennett LAHS 2:35.20
  • 50 Free: 1) Cassaundra Pino ALBQ 24.62, 2) Kaitlin Bennett 25.45 (SQ)
  • 1M dive: 1) Lauren Martinez ELDO 281.10, 3) Madeleine Le Scouarnec LAHS 233.55 (SQ), 4) Annika Bronkhurst LAHS 209.85 (SQ), 7) Michelle Penderson LAHS 150.65 (SQ)
  • 100 Fly: 1) Tyler Wickesberg ELDO 59.82, 3) Jessica Moore LAHS 1:03.85 (SQ)
  • 100 Free: 1) Jessica Moore LAHS 56.93 (SQ)
  • 500 Free: 1) Alana Goodwin LAHS 5:46.75 (SQ), 2) Jesse Liechty LAHS 6:03.19, 3) Caemlyn Tripp LAHS 6:10.64
  • 200 Free Relay: 1) Los Alamos (Short, Runde, K Bennett, Moore) 1:46.61 (SQ)
  • 100 Back: 1) Lauren Burckel ELDO 1:03.98, 3) Alana Goodwin LAHS 1:10.46
  • 100 Breast: 1) Kaitlin Bennett LAHS 1:12.91 (SQ), 3) Isabelle Runde LAHS 1:16.95
  • 400 Free Relay: Los Alamos (K Bennett, Goodwin, J Bennett, Moore) 4:08.56 (SQ)

Boys

  • 200 Medley Relay: 1) Los Alamos (Jaegers, M Reidys, Rohlev, Unal) 1:50.10 (SQ)
  • 200 Free: 1) Michael Moore LAHS 1:44.91 (SQ), 2) Kaan Unal LAHS 1:55.79 (SQ), 3) Max Reidys LAHS 1:59.09
  • 200 Individual Medley: 1) Lee Moffett SAND 2:02.21, 2) Max Reidys LAHS 2:12.81 (SQ)
  • 50 Free: 1) Alex Jaegers LAHS 23.25 (SQ), 9) Nathan Scrimshaw LAHS 25.10
  • 1M dive: 1) DuWuan Parham ELDO 261.35, 3) Mychael Garcia LAHS 139.80
  • 100 Fly: 1) Michael Moore LAHS 53.26 (SQ), 4) Chris Rohlev LAHS 59.03
  • 100 Free: 1) Alex Jaegers LAHS 51.81, 8) Nick Torres LAHS 57.97
  • 500 Free: 1) Hank Gullick ELDO 5:15.66, 2) Kaan Unal LAHS 5:25.04, 7) Ben Reidys LAHS 6:07.16
  • 200 Free Relay: 1) Sandia 1:32.36, 2) Los Alamos (Jaegers, N Torres, Moore, Unal) 1:35.62 (SQ)
  • 100 Back: 1) Kenny Oostman HOPE 58.23, 8) Dylan Ma LAHS 1:07.80
  • 100 Breast: 1) Jake Hollis LAHS 1:06.33 (SQ)
  • 400 Free Relay: 1) Los Alamos (Moore, Rohlev, M Reidys, N Torres) 3:33.94 (SQ)
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