Lowry swimmers faring well against stiff competition in the pool

Lowry swimmers faring well against stiff competition in the pool

By Miranda Buttram Posted April 28, 2010

Since the Lowry swim team’s season began, the team has been competing well in the Zephyr League.

On April 24 the swimmers competed in a league meet and several had outstanding days. Andrew Stephen finished second in four events (50-Free, 100-Fly, 100-Free, 100-Breast) and third in another (100-Back). On the girl’s side, Johana Christensen placed second (50-Free), third (100-Back) and fourth (100-Free).

In their first meet, they competed against Reed. Lowry High School’s girls suffered a narrow loss by six points 121-127, while the boys won 121.5-110.5. At the meet, the team claimed a combined 13 first-place finishes.

The following weekend LHS faced off against Manogue and North Valley. Lowry’s girls defeated Manogue, 145-116, and North Valley, 170-100. However, the boys lost to Manogue, 123-109, and North Valley, 120-118.

On March 27, the swim team traveled to Minden to compete against Douglas. Hopes were high and several members of Lowry claimed first in their races, such as seniors Mckenzie Gray and Stephen. With several first-place wins, Lowry lost to Douglas 165-123.

At the April 17 meet, the boy’s team beat Truckee 117-86, while the girls fell 123-56. However, Lowry girls’ 500-yard medley relay took first as did their 200-yard free relay. In addition, the boy’s 200-yard free relay also took first against Truckee.

Lowry will be back in the pool for Zone on May 8.

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