D’back swim drops two to Cosumnes Oaks
UNION MINE'S Grady Lynch, pictured against El Dorado, won the 100 and 200 meter freestyle races against Cosumnes Oaks Wednesday. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
EL DORADO — Host Union Mine fell to Cosumnes Oak last Wednesday in a Sierra Valley Conference swim meet. The Lady Diamondbacks lost 89-81 while the boys were defeated 105-65.
Swimming season-best times in her races, Union Mine freshman Caffrey Lynch took first in the 200 freestyle (2:14.67) and 100 backstroke (1:09.55).
“She swam very well and posted a new section cut in the 100 back,” D’back coach Steve Skidmore said of Lynch.
Other winning times came from Lauren Sanew in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:31.09. The 400 free relay team of Kaitlin Watkins, Brionna Schafer, Lynch and Olivia Verbitsky finished first with a time of 4:22.49.
On the boy’s side, Grady Lynch swam to wins and season-best times in his events (200 free, 1:56.23) and 100 free (49.84). Jason Williams was a double-event winner in the 200 Individual Medley (2:15.54) and swam a lifetime best in the 100 butterfly (56.25).
The day ended with a very exciting 400 free relay race. The team of Lynch, Williams, Dominic Sanquinetti and Wyatt Hasemeier were out-touched at the finish by just a tenth of a second to conclude the meet against the Elk Grove area squad.